EIN 27-0524692

Teen Kitchen Project

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The Boomerang Foundation has the following broad goals: 1) Help teens build self-confidence as they see that their individual and collective community service projects can have a positive, direct impact on communities; 2) Raise awareness among teens a...
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Program areas at Teen Kitchen Project

The mission of Teen Kitchen Project (TKP) is to build healthy communities through food. We accomplish this through our Medically Tailored Meal (MTM) Delivery Program and teaching cooking classes to children, teens, and adults. TKPs MTM Program. is designed by our Executive Chef with guidance from our Registered Dietitian to support the nutritional needs of individuals and families who are impacted by life threatening illness like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and several other critical and chronic illnesses. Meals are prepared by young people between the ages of 14-18 who join professional chefs in our commercial kitchen in Soquel, California. Meals are delivered by volunteer Delivery Angels who are predominantly members of our retiree community and includes volunteers up to age 75.All of our clients reside in Santa Cruz County and most are low income, lack a support network of family or friends, or do not receive another free meal delivery service. The program also meets the needs of teens by providing them with valuable life skills, employment, and the opportunity to give back to their community.Our MTM program is supplemented by income from classes that are taught throughout the year to children, teens and adults.FY 20-21 saw a few irregularities largely resulting from decision made unique to the pandemic. In late FY 19-20, TKP received a $325,000capital grant that was for the building or renovation of a commercial kitchen. In early FYI 20-21, we began the process to design the kitchen renovations but cancelled those plans due to the uncertainty in how the pandemic may impact predictability of income. As such, in FY 20-21 we returned $252,173 of the unused grant, which resulted in an overall loss for the organization of $49,858. The organization was able to withstand any negative impact of the returned grant funds as we strive to maintain between 4-6 months of reserved cash to help manage through seasonal fluctuations in revenue. This reserve allowed us to repay the grant funds and continue meal delivery without any interruption of service to our community members in need.Removing the impact of the return of the $252,173 from our FY 19-20 Revenue, TKP would have realized revenue in FY 19-20 of $856,262 vs. FY 20-21 of $896,655 or gain in revenue of $40,393 year over year. Similarly, removing the impact from Income, TKP would have realized income in FY 19-20 of $233,760 vs. FY 20-21 of $202,315, a decline of $31,445. The decline in income was the result of an increase in food and delivery materials caused by supply chain issues from the pandemic.

Who funds Teen Kitchen Project

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Del E Webb FoundationBuild Commercial Kitchen$325,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$62,200
Dignity HealthCommunity Health$40,000
...and 14 more grants received

Personnel at Teen Kitchen Project

Angela FarleyFounder and Executive Director$87,190
Rachel LintottDirector of Operations and Programs
Yesenia Gomez-CarrilloClient Services Manager
Tyler ReinerKitchen Manager
Lisa Finkelman SmithCurrent Board President$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for Teen Kitchen Project

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$537,260
Program services$321,070
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$38,325
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$896,655

Form 990s for Teen Kitchen Project

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-062022-02-08990View PDF
2020-062021-06-25990View PDF
2019-062020-01-31990View PDF
2018-062019-12-09990View PDF
2017-062017-12-15990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 16, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 13, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $325,000 from Del E Webb Foundation
July 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $40,000 from Dignity Health
Nonprofit Types
Youth development programsCharities
EducationHuman servicesChildren
Partially liquidatedFundraising eventsReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 1853
Soquel, CA 95073
Metro area
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
Santa Cruz County, CA
Website URL
(831) 316-4540
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
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