EIN 68-0200138

Summer Search

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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.
Alumni Program: An array of alumni services supports graduates to be successful in the world after the post-secondary years through networking events with other alumni and donors and professional development services such as career workshops, internships, and volunteer leadership opportunities.
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.
Post-secondary access and success services: The Organization provides students support to towards their education and long-term goals. The Post-Secondary Program supports a broad set of mid and long-term outcomes for its participants: educational attainment, career readiness, integrated identity, sense of purpose, and financial well-being. The Organization's redesigned Post-Secondary Program will include the implementation of a three-part service model, which will offer more in-depth matriculation and transition assistance, greater access to social capital through alumni and corporate partners, and increased hands-on career and financial resources.

Who funds Summer Search

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$1,070,500
Schwab Charitable FundHuman Services$818,350
Marin Community FoundationGeneral Operating Support$618,750
...and 94 more grants received totalling $7,282,053

Personnel at Summer Search

Marc SpencerChief Executive Officer and President$327,043
Nick HutchinsonCofo$199,560
Megan SussmanVice President of Development$176,209
Eunice DunhamVice President of Talent$169,632
Margaret GreeneVice President of Program$155,646
...and 17 more key personnel

Financials for Summer Search

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$26,269,015
Program services$213,895
Investment income and dividends$146,536
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-46,443
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$71
Total revenues$26,583,074

Form 990s for Summer Search

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-06990View PDF
2021-092022-08-15990View PDF
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-22990View PDF
2018-092019-11-08990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Data update history
September 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
September 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
July 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 79 new grant, including a grant for $618,750 from Marin Community Foundation
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 5, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 12 new vendors, including , , , , , , , , , , , and
Nonprofit Types
Employment organizationsSchoolsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationHuman servicesJobs and employment
Fundraising eventsNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
304 12th St Suite 4a
Oakland, CA 94607
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Alameda County, CA
Website URL
(415) 362-5225
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
J20: Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training
NAICS code, primary
6116: Other Schools and Instruction
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