aka PCF   |   Milpitas, CA   |
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EIN: 26-4293269


To assist low-income, underserved and often overlooked first-generation \r\ncollege students from the Mid-Peninsula in their quest to graduate, and \r\nto help them achieve their education and career goals.

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Executive Director

Christina Mireles

Main address

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Milpitas 526 Valley Way

Milpitas, CA 95035 USA

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Subject area info


Undergraduate education

Population served info

Low-income people



NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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?

College Scholarships

We provide scholars with a scholarship of $3,000 for all four years of college

Population(s) Served

We provide each student with a one-to-one adult mentor throughout their college career.

Population(s) Served

We offer each scholar access to summer internships to broaden their perspective and provide valuable employment experience.  We also offer a limited number of stipends to allow them to pursue meaningful unpaid internship opportunities.

Population(s) Served

We provide on-going and in-depth workshops and other resources to give our scholars the tools to succeed in college and beyond.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Non-Profit of the Year 2022

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations

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  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2021 2021 Financial Statement 2019
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 0.87 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PENINSULA COLLEGE FUND’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 $83,468 -$164,399 -$227,115 $378,793 $1,426,749
As % of expenses 7.9% -13.3% -13.0% 21.0% 46.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $81,135 -$166,817 -$230,560 $365,421 $1,408,558
As % of expenses 7.7% -13.5% -13.1% 20.1% 45.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,320,381 $972,699 $1,500,305 $1,589,008 $7,638,756
Total revenue, % change over prior year 19.4% -26.3% 54.2% 5.9% 380.7%
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 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.1% 2.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 91.5% 96.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 1.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,053,513 $1,235,698 $1,752,520 $1,804,622 $3,083,905
Total expenses, % change over prior year 20.5% 17.3% 41.8% 3.0% 70.9%
Personnel 44.3% 45.9% 41.6% 47.1% 35.8%
Professional fees 5.4% 3.9% 2.9% 5.9% 10.6%
Occupancy 1.3% 3.5% 3.3% 0.0% 0.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 40.0% 38.1% 45.0% 38.3% 32.1%
All other expenses 9.0% 8.5% 7.3% 8.7% 21.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,055,846 $1,238,116 $1,755,965 $1,817,994 $3,102,096
One month of savings $87,793 $102,975 $146,043 $150,385 $256,992
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $150,855
Fixed asset additions $0 $5,385 $4,323 $16,706 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,143,639 $1,346,476 $1,906,331 $1,985,085 $3,509,943

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.6 8.3 7.9 9.9 16.0
Months of cash and investments 8.6 8.3 7.9 9.9 16.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.0 0.1 -1.5 0.9 6.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $757,713 $851,673 $1,155,954 $1,495,267 $4,122,013
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,047,671 $816,468 $754,683 $513,117 $2,884,575
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $2,967 $5,319 $11,359 $11,359
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 27.7% 36.8% 56.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 52.1% 64.1% 82.0% 69.3% 26.6%
Unrestricted net assets $177,225 $10,408 -$220,152 $145,269 $1,553,827
Temporarily restricted net assets $695,400 $596,800 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $695,400 $596,800 $571,700 $485,169 $3,613,271
Total net assets $872,625 $607,208 $351,548 $630,438 $5,167,098

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

Christina Mireles

Christina grew up in San Jose, CA and attended Harker Academy (grades 3-8; now known as The Harker School) and Presentation High School (9-12) on academic- and need-based scholarships. She then went on to Tufts University where she earned a BA in Political Science with thesis honors, followed by a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University. Prior to joining PCF, Christina served as Deputy Director at Escuela Popular, a K-12 charter school in East San Jose that serves a predominantly Latino student population, many of whom are recent immigrants. \n\nFor nearly nine years, she spearheaded Escuela Popular’s operations – strategy, HR, compliance, legal, finance, and board relations. Christina entered the charter school landscape through Ed Tec, a mission-driven for-profit company providing back-office services to charter schools throughout the United States. Christina began her career nearly 20 years ago as an attorney with Crowell & Mo

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Charles Schmuck

Presentation High School

Board co-chair

Eric Hartwig

Charles Schmuck

Asha Guha

Eric Hartwig

Dani Gaspirini

Karen Canty

Bob Couch

Lydia Kearney

Michael Pope

Charles Schaff

Erica M. Torres

Jo Volkert

Pat Clements

Jackee Bruno

Elisabeth Magaña

Scott Rash

Michelle Soto

Danny Winschuh

Anne Wong

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2023

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