EIN 68-0200138

Summer Search

IRS 501(c) type
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To help low-income teenagers transform what they believe is possible for themselves and develop the skills they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities.
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Program areas at Summer Search

SUMMER PLACEMENT AND MENTORING: Each student receives two full scholarships to life-changing summer experiential education programs, including wilderness leadership expeditions, academic enrichment programs, community service, and internships. These programs provide opportunities for growth and connection through concentrated experiences that challenge and empower students. Through mentoring students build supportive and sustained relationships with full-time professional staff mentors and peers to reflect on life experiences, actions, identities, and communities.
Post-secondary success: Summer Search knows that it is not enough to get students to college, but it is important to support them so they can attain a Bachelor's degree and are set up for future success. The first few years of college can be extremely challenging, particularly for first generation college students. For this reason, Summer Search supports students through this transition, and offers professional development and career readiness services so they graduate with the network, skills and experiences necessary to competitively enter the workforce. Our post-secondary success staff supports students throughout their post-secondary education, especially in their first two years of college (when risk of drop offs is highest), to ensure they are progressing academically, securing financial aid, engaging on campus, and adopting effectively.
Staff training and development: Summer Search conducts a strong training effort to teach the uniquely effective interview process that identifies students that have leadership potential through an original youth development model that identifies three character metrics that it hopes to cultivate in young people: resiliency, altruism, and performance. The Organization provides a comprehensive training to staff in order to develop and improve mentoring skills which can help students develop relational, leadership and resiliency skills. Training is conducted year-round through a series of intensive workshops delivered in person by highly-trained staff and youth development experts.

Who funds Summer Search

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)For General Operating Support. for General Operating Funds. for General Support. in Support of Ny and Bay Area Programs. for General Support. To Support Summer Search, Silicon Valley. for General Operating Support. for General Support From Hellman-Friedman Event$1,555,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$809,200
Schwab Charitable FundHuman Services$550,210
...and 97 more grants received totalling $7,782,274

Personnel at Summer Search

Marc SpencerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$323,031
Nick HutchinsonInterim Chief Executive Officer$180,522
Hermese VelasquezExecutive Director , Boston / Chief of Staff
Ching TaoVice President of Finance and Treasurer$154,120
Liz HurstVice President Marketing$177,047
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for Summer Search

RevenuesFYE 09/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,892,746
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$209,362
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$73,843
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$12,807
Total revenues$20,188,758

Form 990s for Summer Search

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-22990View PDF
2018-092019-11-08990View PDF
2017-092018-11-15990View PDF
2016-092017-06-08990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 29 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from Fidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation
July 16, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
March 30, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 50 new grant, including a grant for $1,555,000 from San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsYouth development programsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationHuman servicesChildrenJobs and employment
Fundraising eventsNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
101 Howard St Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94105
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Website URL
(415) 362-5225
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
O50: Youth Development Programs, Other
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
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