BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation

No One Left Behind

aka BORP   |   Berkeley, CA   |
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BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation

EIN: 94-2324340


BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation was founded in 1976 to to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities of all ages through sports, recreation and fitness programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are under new leadership as of mid-2023 and currently operating under a short-term (2-3 years) strategic plan to shore up funding and build Board and staff for a significant expansion of our operational footprint. One of the major barriers to accessibility for many Bay Area people with disabilities is having to travel. We aim to push our programming out to be more geographically proximate to people with disabilities across the Bay Area. At the same time, the field of Adaptive Sports is fractured and under-resourced. BORP aims to become the go-to organization for any hospital, physical therapist, school, parent, or individual who is seeking information on adaptive sports and recreation in the Bay Area, which will facilitate more investment in programs of all types.

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Executive Director

Ms. Emily Seelenfreund

Main address

3075 Adeline Street Suite 200

Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

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Formerly known as

Berkeley Outreach & Recreation Progam



Subject area info


Adaptive sports


Youth development

Independent living for people with disabilities

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Population served info

Children and youth


People with physical disabilities

People with vision impairments


NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to create hubs for adaptive sports and recreation in other locations in the Bay Area region Each location will be shaped by and created in partnership with existing programs and organizations in the region, with BORP providing the communication, outreach, and admin support that will allow these programs to be sustainable and to grow. With consistent branding and staffing, BORP will become the one-stop-shop for anyone in the Bay Area seeking access to adaptive sports. Through this growth, BORP will then have the capacity to undertake a capital campaign for the construction of an accessible fitness facility, that can be utilized by all the hubs. This will cement BORPs place as one of the nations premier providers of adaptive recreation.

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?

Children and Youth Sports & Recreation Program

Children and Youth Sports Program offers year-round recreational and competitive activities including wheelchair basketball, power soccer (for youth using motorized wheelchairs), sled hockey, and hand cycling. Youth teams travel to local and national tournaments and sporting events. Through team participation, youth build strength and fitness, and learn sportsmanship, responsibility, commitment and teamwork. They also get the opportunity to connect with peers, to develop self-confidence and leadership skills and as a result are more likely to finish school, to go on to college, and to find productive careers.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Children and youth

Adult Sports Program offers wheelchair basketball, power soccer, and goalball, a unique sport for individuals with visual impairments. Activities are offered on a recreational and competitive basis and adult teams have opportunities to compete in local, regional, and national tournaments. This program provides a structured sports environment for graduating youth program participants, as well as opportunities for disabled adults trying to sports for the first time, and enables participants to establish a regular fitness routine. Activities are offered three evenings a week year-round.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

Adventures and Outings Program provides disabled children, adults, and their families with access to many recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer in a supportive environment. This program also offers a wide variety of weekly activities appealing to people of all ages and abilities, and creates opportunities for families to participate in recreational activities together. Urban outings as well as more adventurous outdoor excursions are offered, including museum tours and theater outings, guided natures hikes on local accessible trails, adaptive skiing trips, kayaking, rafting, and whale watching.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

Adaptive Cycling Program is an integrated program serving people with disabilities of all ages and their families and friends at out state-of-the-art adaptive cycling center at Aquatic Park in Berkeley. This year-round program utilizes a fleet of over 100 adaptive cycles, trikes, hand-cycles, recumbent cycles and tandems (side-by-side and front-and-back to offer people with a wide range of physical disabilities and visual impairments the opportunity to get on a cycle. We organize group rides. People also cycle on their own, or with family and friends. With the support of our knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers, cyclists of all ability levels explore local Bay Area biking trails. The program offers open hours 3 days a week as well as organized weekly youth and family rides, veterans' rides, tandem rides, and away rides in local nature areas.

We provide a cycling program for students with disabilities at nearby schools. In 2024, we'll open a sister program in San Francisco.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

BORPs fitness program makes exercise accessible and fun for everyone, regardless of disability. Our virtual classes are accessible from anywhere with an internet connection and engage people who are otherwise very isolated (for example in rural areas).
Classes match a wide range of interests and include:
Sit Fit - led by Nathan Perkins, a certified inclusive fitness instructor and former Paralympic athlete.
Seated Tai Chi for Blind and Visually Impaired - led by Sifu Ralf Somack
Magic Monday - Every week is a different theme chosen and led by a different participant.
Move to the Beats! - a high-energy seated dance class introduces easy-to-follow choreography to Latin and Club dance music, led by JanpiStar
Seated Pilates and Breathwork - Led by : Liz Ann Kudrna, certified Pilates Instructor and SCI thriver, teaches breathing strategies for deepening your understanding of mind-body"
Rumba with Tina - an upbeat and incredibly fun seated dance workout class for all ages.

Population(s) Served

The BORP Adaptive Kayaking Program in Berkeley provides safe flatwater kayaking for people with disabilities and their companions. Were happy to serve both new and experienced paddlers. We work with paddlers to fine-tune the best set up for each person to maximize their safety and independence on the water. With know-how, adaptive tools, and a gorgeous location, we help make kayaking a great experience for everyone. Whether you want to exercise, bird watch, or just try something new, BORP Kayaking is happy to help.

The Adaptive Kayaking Center features:
- A wheelchair accessible dock with adaptive kayak launch a short distance from parking
- A number of tools to assist transferring into and out of kayaks including: a transfer slide bench, transfer chairs of varying heights, and a motorized lift
- Onsite accessible restrooms
- A fleet of stable kayaks, including pedal-kayaks
- Stabilizing outriggers
- Adaptive mitts and paddles

Population(s) Served
Chronically ill people
Chronically ill people

BORP Adaptive Climbing offers harnesses and coaching and a community of climbers with disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments
Economically disadvantaged people
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments
Economically disadvantaged people
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percentage of participants who report increased self-confidence and self-esteem

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

"Total" is percentage of all BORP program participants.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At BORP, we believe that sports and recreation provide a path to greater achievement to which all people should have access, and we continually strive to make this a reality. BORP aims to make adaptive sports and recreation to all individuals with physical disabilities and vision impairments.

BORP offers year-round sports and recreation programs serving a wide variety of ages, interests and abilities. We serve people with many different types of physical disabilities including, but not limited to: amputations, paraplegia, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, head injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, strokes, sensory and visual impairments. Our activities incorporate volunteers with and without disabilities and are offered on a low-cost, no-cost, or sliding scale basis as appropriate. Transportation to many program activities is provided, as we have found that this is a critical barrier to participation for many people and contributes to the success of our programs. BORP also provides financial assistance to low-income participants and families to help cover sports equipment and tournament travel costs.

BORP is headquartered in Berkeley, California and is the leading provider and promoter of accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to our high quality innovative sports and recreation programs, our expert staff provides advocacy, trainings, referrals and consultation services and have helped initiate adaptive sports programs in several other cities across the state. BORP also conducts disability awareness trainings and adaptive sports exhibitions for a variety of community agencies and serves as a valuable resource to physical therapists, rehabilitation hospitals, parks and recreation departments and related organizations.

BORP serves over 900 individuals with disabilities annually. We continue to try and increase this number through on-going outreach efforts. In addition, BORP is working on the development of a adaptive recreation facility that can serve as home base and attract an increased number of individuals to programming.

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.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, we are planning to shift our feedback loop to be more participant-centered for more actionable data

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 BORP_6.3.2022_Final Audit Report 2017 BORP Audit Report FY2017.pdf
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 5.01 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation

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 BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation’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 -$80,408 $42,234 $40,054 $271,371 -$50,058
As % of expenses -8.0% 4.1% 3.7% 29.7% -4.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$130,634 -$957 -$2,725 $232,226 -$103,583
As % of expenses -12.4% -0.1% -0.2% 24.4% -9.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $876,744 $1,016,328 $1,089,209 $1,297,467 $1,066,742
Total revenue, % change over prior year -45.8% 15.9% 7.2% 19.1% -17.8%
Program services revenue 8.8% 12.1% 13.4% 1.5% 4.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.0% 1.7% 1.3% 1.0% 1.8%
Government grants 28.9% 23.0% 24.6% 21.7% 29.3%
All other grants and contributions 59.1% 61.5% 57.4% 52.2% 62.6%
Other revenue 2.2% 1.7% 3.3% 23.6% 1.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,005,107 $1,030,887 $1,073,847 $913,298 $1,081,018
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.3% 2.6% 4.2% -15.0% 18.4%
Personnel 67.4% 64.6% 69.0% 74.1% 64.6%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 32.6% 35.4% 31.0% 25.9% 35.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,055,333 $1,074,078 $1,116,626 $952,443 $1,134,543
One month of savings $83,759 $85,907 $89,487 $76,108 $90,085
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $48,960 $0 $105,909 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,139,092 $1,208,945 $1,206,113 $1,134,460 $1,224,628

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.8 2.7 3.5 3.4 1.6
Months of cash and investments 0.8 8.8 9.6 15.9 11.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.9 8.6 8.3 11.9 9.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $64,935 $231,093 $311,115 $257,182 $141,324
Investments $0 $523,117 $546,459 $956,679 $908,143
Receivables $122,356 $127,823 $94,387 $81,986 $154,644
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $679,958 $704,076 $722,022 $789,733 $784,093
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 83.6% 83.3% 84.4% 77.3% 80.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.0% 8.1% 15.0% 13.0% 15.5%
Unrestricted net assets $859,055 $858,098 $855,373 $1,087,599 $984,016
Temporarily restricted net assets $132,325 $90,978 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $132,325 $90,978 $81,111 $211,557 $183,086
Total net assets $991,380 $949,076 $936,484 $1,299,156 $1,167,102

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

Ms. Emily Seelenfreund

Since 2012 Rick has served as the Executive Director of Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities through the provision of adaptive sports and recreation. His 40 years of experience includes numerous senior management and consulting roles with nonprofit organizations and grant makers. As a consultant from 1998 - 2012 Rick focused his practice on change and transition management. During this time he served as the Interim CEO for 20 nonprofit organizations. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at U.C. Berkeley in the Department of Social Welfare.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Board of directors
as of 12/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Dr. Steve Lau

Summit Medical Center

Term: 2023 - 2021

Jason Harris

Ridgecrest Partners

Elizabeth Thomas


Steve Lau

Sutter Medical Health

Charles LaRoche

Kaiser Permanente

Kathi Pugh


Mina Sun

Scientist, President of Paths to Accessibility

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 12/21/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/21/2023

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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.