Early Care Educators of San Francisco

Early Care Educators Building Our Collective Power

San Francisco, CA   |
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Early Care Educators of San Francisco

EIN: 47-2219433


Early Care Educators of San Francisco's mission is to work for the highest quality early care and education and quality of life for all of San Francisco’s diverse young children, families, and caregivers by recognizing and strengthening the influence and expertise of early care educators and building unity with families and community allies to access needed resources.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Sara Hicks-Kilday

Co Principal Officer

Anna Wolde-Yohannes

Main address

445 Church St

San Francisco, CA 94114 USA

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Subject area info

Equal opportunity in education

Education services

Early childhood education

Labor rights

Diversity and intergroup relations

Population served info

Infants and toddlers



Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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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What we aim to solve

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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?

Early Care Educators of San Francisco

ECESF recognizes that children’s joy of learning and success in life depends on their caregivers’ quality of life—including their parents, guardians, and educators. With ECESF’s mission at our core, we work to strengthen the ECE community by bringing educators together, providing an opportunity to deepen our understanding of issues and policies facing us, identify priorities, and build a vision prioritizing caregiving and caregivers.

ECESF holds regular meetings, get-togethers, and special events to support educators personal and workplace well-being; promote leadership; network with other educators; and include early educator voices in ongoing discussions which impact educator work and livelihood. Special events include topical workshops, guest speakers, collaborative initiatives, or an event on a topic you would like to introduce. Educator perspectives brought to these gatherings help inform San Francisco and statewide policy discussions.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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, 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


Early Care Educators of San Francisco
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.73 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Early Care Educators of San Francisco

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Early Care Educators of San Francisco

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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Early Care Educators of San Francisco

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Early Care Educators of San Francisco’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 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,561 $2,709 $4,753
As % of expenses 0.8% 1.5% 2.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,561 $2,709 $4,753
As % of expenses 0.8% 1.5% 2.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $206,836 $185,221 $240,706
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -10.5% 30.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 99.2% 99.7% 98.9%
All other grants and contributions 0.8% 0.3% 1.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $205,275 $182,512 $238,953
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -11.1% 30.9%
Personnel 65.3% 80.9% 66.4%
Professional fees 17.1% 10.9% 3.6%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 17.6% 8.2% 29.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $205,275 $182,512 $238,953
One month of savings $17,106 $15,209 $19,913
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $222,381 $197,721 $258,866

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 6.8 5.3 2.2
Months of cash and investments 6.8 5.3 2.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.0 4.6 3.8
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022 2023
Cash $115,737 $81,199 $43,317
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $3,340 $9,637 $55,549
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 48.4% 33.0% 33.9%
Unrestricted net assets $67,597 $70,306 $75,059
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $3,000 $3,000 $0
Total net assets $70,597 $73,306 $75,059

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Sara Hicks-Kilday

Co Principal Officer

Anna Wolde-Yohannes

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Early Care Educators of San Francisco

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Early Care Educators of San Francisco

Board of directors
as of 08/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Patricia Sullivan


Board co-chair

Suzy Yu

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/15/2023

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
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/15/2023

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.