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The Zones, Inc.

High-quality youth enrichment since 1949

Santa Rosa, CA   |  www.thezonesyouth.org
GuideStar Charity Check

The Zones, Inc.

EIN: 94-1498233


Mission

To inspire and engage youth through community-based educational and social enrichment programs in a purpose-driven, positive environment.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our organization was founded in 1949 as the Santa Rosa Boys Club, later changed to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa. In January of 2023, we disassociated from the national organization, The Boys & Girls Club of America, establishing The Zones. Over 74 years of service, we learned that we have the biggest impact when we adapt our programming to what is affecting youth in our local community. As The Zones, we have greater flexibility and autonomy to adapt, modify, and build programs and activities that have the greatest impact on and produce the best possible outcomes for the youth and families we serve.

Ruling year info

1954

Chief Executive Officer

Amber Heidtke

Main address

PO Box 2392

Santa Rosa, CA 95405 USA

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EIN

94-1498233

Subject area info

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

Girls

Boys

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

After school programs have a proven track record of boosting academic performance, reducing unsafe behavior, promoting physical health and providing a safe, structured environment for children of working parents.

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?

Enrichment and Education

We provide after-school and summer camp programming emphasizing self-discovery through experiential learning based on five “zones” of enrichment: Academics, Athletics, Health & Wellness, Life Skills & Workforce Readiness, and Creative Arts. Each zone provides members of all abilities with high-impact curricula and engaging activities proven to increase academic performance and self-confidence including STEM, multi-media, rock climbing, gardening, art, music, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

Total number of free admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed knowledge about occupations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Since 1949, Santa Rosa’s children have been coming to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Santa Rosa. It is truly a positive place for kids, a place they can go to have fun, learn something new and meet positive role models. By donating through this secure on-line form, your support enables us to ensure that this positive place reaches more of Santa Rosa’s youth.

We want our Club Members to develop the capacity to engage in positive behaviors. We empower youth to nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. We focus on building self-esteem and decision-making skills to help members make well informed choices.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Santa Rosa creates great futures for the next generation of our leaders through encouraging education, engaging youth in leadership programs, athletics and more.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s research shows that young people who attend a Club regularly tend to do better than their peers nationally. For instance:

68% of Club 12th graders volunteer at least once per month, while 39% of 12th graders nationally do so.
91% of Club ninth graders report abstaining from alcohol, compared to 77% of ninth graders nationally.
91% of Club ninth graders report abstaining from marijuana use vs. 85% of ninth graders nationally.
27% of Club girls in middle school are physically active each day, compared with 23% of middle-school girls nationally. 42% of Club boys in middle school exercise daily, while 37% of middle-school boys nationally do so.
73% of low-income Club members ages 12 to 17 who attend the Club regularly report receiving mostly As and Bs, compared to 69% of their peers nationally.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

The Zones, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

104.15

Average of 33.94 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.7

Average of 5.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Zones, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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The Zones, Inc.

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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The Zones, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Zones, Inc.’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,364,928 $112,945 $298,849 $513,843 -$561,769
As % of expenses 380.0% 15.9% 42.6% 82.3% -80.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $2,355,133 $93,265 $276,149 $488,347 -$561,769
As % of expenses 372.6% 12.7% 38.1% 75.1% -80.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,039,848 $754,400 $988,042 $884,770 $837,527
Total revenue, % change over prior year 113.4% -27.5% 31.0% -10.5% -5.3%
Program services revenue 34.7% 49.7% 48.5% 26.0% 52.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 9.0% 13.9% 5.5% 10.3% 11.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.3% 10.8%
All other grants and contributions 9.7% 33.5% 34.0% 26.9% 16.4%
Other revenue 46.6% 2.9% 11.9% 25.5% 9.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $622,303 $711,833 $701,415 $624,336 $694,268
Total expenses, % change over prior year -1.1% 14.4% -1.5% -11.0% 11.2%
Personnel 64.4% 65.8% 67.9% 67.6% 54.0%
Professional fees 16.4% 15.1% 10.7% 9.9% 13.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 5.6% 6.0% 4.6% 7.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 19.2% 13.0% 15.3% 17.9% 25.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $632,098 $731,513 $724,115 $649,832 $694,268
One month of savings $51,859 $59,319 $58,451 $52,028 $57,856
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $4,284 $4,501 $4,714
Fixed asset additions $44,245 $63,417 $115,936 $33,813 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $728,202 $854,249 $902,786 $740,174 $756,838

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.7 6.0 8.4 4.7 3.7
Months of cash and investments 63.2 54.2 59.6 75.9 57.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 60.5 54.0 57.9 74.2 57.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $294,937 $355,662 $490,034 $246,251 $215,880
Investments $2,980,287 $2,862,385 $2,994,020 $3,705,021 $3,123,327
Receivables $8,842 $21,466 $0 $22,453 $10,048
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $661,502 $721,919 $837,855 $872,283 $862,724
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 72.9% 69.1% 62.2% 62.8% 66.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.2% 1.6% 3.0% 3.0% 0.9%
Unrestricted net assets $3,316,472 $3,409,737 $3,685,886 $4,174,233 $3,612,464
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $3,316,472 $3,409,737 $3,685,886 $4,174,233 $3,612,464

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Amber Heidtke

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

The Zones, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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The Zones, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Casey Williams

John Ghigliazza

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Casey Williams

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Manny Baldenegro

Zach Bressick

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Nate Andreassen

Bank of Marin

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 6/22/2023

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2023

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

Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.