Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates

aka Marin CASA   |   SAN RAFAEL, CA   |
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Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates

EIN: 81-5047208


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) provide consistency and support for children in the Marin County Juvenile Court System who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Without compromise CASAs speak up for the best interests of their children in the courtroom and the Child Welfare System to ensure that they are safe and their needs are being met.

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Executive Director

Maegan Mattock

Main address



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Subject area info


Abuse prevention

Child advocacy

Child welfare

Population served info

Children and youth


Foster and adoptive children

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Marin CASA Advocacy

CASAs are ordinary citizens, like you, doing extraordinary work. We have men and women with a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. They work full-time, part-time, are retired and are students. CASAs must be 21 years or older to volunteer and all CASAs make a minimum commitment of at least 2 years to the program. On average, CASA volunteers work 8-20 hours per month on their case(s). All volunteers undergo a thorough background and screening process and complete 36 hours of initial training. CASA volunteers work alongside dedicated professionals who are all working to help children and families reunify. Because of the unique nature of this advocacy work and the personal connection to a child, many volunteers find their experience as a CASA the experience of a lifetime.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive children
Children and youth

Where we work


Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Marin CASA 990 2020 Marin CASA 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 23.81 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14.7 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $146,642 $180,244 $142,853 -$32,857 $40,216
As % of expenses 39.3% 44.0% 45.5% -6.7% 6.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $144,327 $177,929 $140,538 -$35,172 $39,251
As % of expenses 38.5% 43.2% 44.4% -7.1% 5.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $501,893 $587,014 $453,790 $470,857 $898,622
Total revenue, % change over prior year 15.3% 17.0% -22.7% 3.8% 90.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.8% 0.7% 0.1% 0.4%
Government grants 24.7% 23.7% 44.7% 46.1% 47.9%
All other grants and contributions 75.3% 75.4% 54.6% 53.8% 51.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $372,941 $409,344 $314,240 $490,855 $673,707
Total expenses, % change over prior year 57.8% 9.8% -23.2% 56.2% 37.3%
Personnel 69.6% 65.8% 65.0% 62.6% 60.6%
Professional fees 5.0% 11.7% 8.3% 18.4% 19.2%
Occupancy 14.4% 13.5% 18.4% 12.1% 10.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 11.0% 9.0% 8.4% 6.8% 10.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $375,256 $411,659 $316,555 $493,170 $674,672
One month of savings $31,078 $34,112 $26,187 $40,905 $56,142
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $10,225 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $416,559 $445,771 $342,742 $534,075 $730,814

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 10.3 13.8 25.9 15.7 12.2
Months of cash and investments 10.3 13.8 25.9 15.7 12.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.8 15.1 25.2 15.3 11.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $320,184 $469,222 $678,890 $641,160 $685,910
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $66,030 $99,713 $83,987 $92,504 $216,170
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $11,575 $11,575 $11,575 $11,575 $11,575
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 31.7% 51.7% 71.7% 91.7% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.6% 3.4% 9.9% 9.3% 11.1%
Unrestricted net assets $343,910 $521,839 $662,377 $627,205 $666,456
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $40,713 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $40,713 $38,139 $34,836 $47,695 $232,394
Total net assets $384,623 $559,978 $697,213 $674,900 $898,850

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Maegan Mattock

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 08/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

John Botti

Board co-chair

Richard Bernstein

Kimberly Best

Janet Epstein

Stephanie Hill

Mickey Sobel

Brittney Edmondson

Nick Stamos

Denise Thomas

Sally Newson

Katie Moore

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.