Youth Development

Youth on Course

aka NCGA Foundation

Pebble Beach, CA

Mission

Providing youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Our core purpose is to provide youth with access to life changing opportunities through golf. We do this by providing golf for $5 or less at hundreds of courses, offering high school internships and meaningful employment through our Caddie Academy, and providing access to college scholarship awards.

Since inception, Youth on Course has expanded to eight states/regions with plans to continue expansion nationwide. We partner with courses, regional golf associations and The First Tee Home Office to provide opportunities to more than 12,000 youth members.

Youth on Course is funded by private & corporate donations, and grants, including $500,000 in in-kind support from the Northern California Golf Association, where Youth on Course began.

Ruling Year

1994

Executive Director

Adam Heieck

Main Address

3200 Lopez Road

Pebble Beach, CA 93953 USA

Keywords

California

EIN

94-3108575

 Number

4308416418

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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Caddie Academy

Subsidized Golf

College Scholarships

Internship Program

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Number of clients placed in internships

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Internship Program

Context notes

Number of Youth on Course members placed into a paid internship with a partner golf course.

Total number of organization members

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Subsidized Golf

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Total members involved in Youth on Course

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Subsidized Golf

Context notes

In 2014, Youth on Course decided to expand beyond Northern California. Since then, 14 state and regional golf associations have signed on as partners to expand the program nationwide.

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Goals for 2016 Include:
Expand the subsidized round program to to 5 new markets
Increase Caddie Academy presence to 10 participating clubs
Subsidize 77,000 total rounds
Increase number of participating courses to 300+
Hire 35-45 interns
Increase number of participants to 11,000+ in Northern California region
Increase number of participants to 15,000 total (all participating regions)
Increase monthly donation donor base
Revamp Country Club Enrollment donation program
Increase brand awareness throughout participating and nonparticipating markets
Land major donor or sponsorship
Launch new, more nationally branded, website
Award 25+ scholarships ranging from $4,000 - $20,000

We have hired Buffalo Communications group to help increase our brand awareness in all markets
We are meeting with key stakeholders in major markets early in the year to identify areas for expansion
We are reaching out to new courses daily to increase the overall amount of participating facilities
Our Board of Directors is on a "Give or Get" basis - looking to increase donations and land key club enrollments
We are increasing awareness of our Scholarship and high school employment opportunities by reaching out to local schools, coaches, First Tee Chapters and community volunteers through email blasts
We have hired Fifty & Fifty design group to create our new website (projected launch date - May)
We have applied for large grants and are awaiting results
Reaching out to numerous clubs to onboard for Caddie Academy and Internship Program
Already sorting through hundreds of scholarship applications to narrow down award recipients for 2016 - the money to fund the scholarship program is already 83% funded.

We have an amazing and motivated staff that pushes each day to make strides toward our goals. Our Board of Directors is motivated by a "Give or Get" policy to fundraise for our program needs. We have great people in place to make some pretty big asks for 2016. With the increase in media communications through Buffalo Communications, we have been causing a stir in the industry that has people asking important questions and showing interest in supporting and growing with our organization. We have budgeted well for increase in staff if needed in 2016, and will bring on a college graduate intern in the spring. Youth on Course is largely supported by the Northern California Golf Association - which covers overhead for staff and contributes office space and IT and Accounting support.

We have weekly, quarterly, and biannual check points where we asses our progress against our goals - both financial and programatic. We are constantly looking through financials - and are open book with our staff and Board of Directors. We utilize our online donor base management system to do weekly checks as to donation inputs. Our programs director updates the staff weekly as to where we are lacking on program costs and when we are not meeting projections for the year. Our goals for the year are lofty - but obtainable - so if we are reaching or exceeding our goals we know that we are making positive progress. We also compare each year financial statements across year to date and year to date plan so we can consistently measure growth or deficit on assets, gifts and contributions and programatic costs.

Youth on Course has successfully developed a model for expansion that can be adopted easily, quickly and affordably in varying markets. We have expanded from one market to 8 - which at one point would have been not have been considered possible. We have set ourselves up for success by identifying key targets for partnerships, audiences, donors and corporate sponsorships. We still have a ways to go in terms of making critical connections with other state and regional golf associations that may adopt the program. We also hope to partner with one of the "Big 5" in golf - the PGA, LPGA, WGF, or USGA - and have developed relationships with these entities but have yet to capture critical partnership from one of these entities.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

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