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United Irish Cultural Center Inc

aka UNITED IRISH CULTURAL CENTER   |   San Francisco, CA   |  http://www.irishcentersf.org
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United Irish Cultural Center Inc

EIN: 26-0610341


Mission

The mission of the United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco is to celebrate and promote the rich culture and heritage of the collective local, regional and national culture of Ireland for future generations to enjoy and conserve. We foster cultural awareness through education, arts, and social events and chronicle the valued historical contributions of dedicated Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ruling year info

2008

President

Liam Reidy

Co Principal Officer

Anne Cassidy Carew

Main address

2700 45th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94116 USA

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EIN

26-0610341

Subject area info

Cultural awareness

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Parents

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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

Communication

Programs and results

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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?

UICC Leo Walsh Scholarship Program

Since 1994, the UCCC Leo Walsh Scholarship Program has awarded more than 500 scholarships to eighth graders and high school seniors entering the next level of their education. Through the hard work of volunteers, especially its founder Leo Walsh, the program has grown immensely over the years.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Parents

The Patrick J. Dowling library on the ground floor of the UICC has over 3,000 titles covering various subjects related to Ireland and Irish America, including archaeology, architecture, art, biography, cooking, crafts, genealogy, history (ancient and modern), immigration, literature, music, mythology, folklore, religion, sports, and travel. It also houses books in the Irish language.

The library also closely collaborates with the UICCs History-Heritage Committee, which aligns with its mission to promote Irish history and culture. The committee envisions the library as the future core of a Heritage Center at the UICC and currently sponsors historical and cultural events and exhibits.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Activists

Keepers of the Steps (KOTS) is a program that is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Irish step dance in the San Francisco Bay Area, dating back to the Gold Rush era. We collect stories, memorabilia, and ephemera, emphasizing the urgency of capturing oral traditions and personal accounts. The program includes exhibitions, pop-up events, and collaborations with support from the Irish Government and grants. Volunteers play a vital role, and alumni are encouraged to donate old Irish dance costumes and related items.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of European descent
Artists and performers
Adults
People of European descent
Artists and performers

The Irish Camp at The Irish Center in San Francisco is an exciting summer program for kids aged 8-16. Each June, the camp offers three weeks of enriching cultural and artistic experiences. With professional instructors, participants can explore Irish music, dance, drama, and language in a safe and supportive environment. The camp culminates in a family-oriented performance, allowing every child to showcase their talents. It's a quality program that fosters personal growth, confidence, and camaraderie. Irish Camp's mission is to provide a warm, inclusive space for children to learn, grow, and build lasting memories.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

The UICC's Irish music education program offers opportunities for individuals of all ages, from 6 to 18 years and beginning adult players, to immerse themselves in traditional Irish music. Our comprehensive instruction covers various instruments, including tin whistles, fiddles, bodhrn, banjos, flutes, concertinas, accordions, drums, and bagpipes. Our introductory Irish session music classes are all held at the United Irish Cultural Centera dynamic hub for musical exploration and skill development. To further support our community's musical journey, our Youth Music Program collaborates with the Cooley Keegan Comhaltas Branch, offering Music Scholarships to ease the cost of tuition.

Population(s) Served

The United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) is dedicated to preserving and celebrating Irish heritage. We recognize the importance of providing ongoing education and support to individuals of Irish descent, helping them connect meaningfully with their ancestry and culture through our community. Our classes are a testament to this commitment, offering opportunities to explore Irish genealogy and language. Our Genealogy classes delve into Irish ancestry and early San Francisco immigrants, sharing invaluable tips and resources from the Patrick J. Dowling Library. The UICC also provides Irish Language and Set Dancing Classes that continue to nurture the rich tapestry of Irish heritage at the UICC.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of campers enrolled

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Irish Summer Camp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Irish Center seeks to grow enrollment of campers, particularly low-income children, by 20% each year.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The UICC is dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and preserving Irish culture and heritage, fostering cultural awareness through education, arts, and social events, and honoring the historical contributions of the Irish in the area. It aims to serve as a cultural bridge between Ireland and the U.S. West Coast, enhancing cultural bonds through gatherings, festivals, and diverse cultural programming, including music, theater, literature, and language. The center strives to be a vibrant community hub for expressing Irish culture in the Bay Area through a wide array of activities, events, and programs.

The UICC is dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and preserving Irish culture and heritage, fostering cultural awareness through education, arts, and social events, and honoring the historical contributions of the Irish in the area. It aims to serve as a cultural bridge between Ireland and the U.S. West Coast, enhancing cultural bonds through gatherings, festivals, and diverse cultural programming including music, theater, literature, and language. The center strives to be a vibrant community hub for expressing Irish culture in the Bay Area through a wide array of activities, events, and programs.

To achieve its goals, the UICC employs a comprehensive strategy that includes educational programming, entertainment options, maintaining a rich non-circulating library of Irish works, and offering versatile event spaces. It engages in collaborations with other Irish-related organizations, individual artists, performers, educational, and cultural institutions to promote Irish culture. The center is a vibrant hub for the performing arts, hosting a wide array of musical and dance performances that showcase the rich tapestry of Irish culture, such as the Summer Fleadh-Rock the Gates, which featured multiple bands, pipers, dancers, and performances by Irish dance schools.

The UICC's strategic plan involves tactical implementations, including the use of polls and surveys to tailor programming to community interests, effective messaging and content creation to amplify cultural initiatives, and strategic public relations efforts to elevate the profile of the UICC's cultural programming. The organization's digital platforms, including its website and CRM systems, are critical in promoting events, managing participant information, and analyzing engagement trends, enabling continuous refinement of cultural offerings and marketing strategies.

Additionally, the center plans to utilize digital gallery areas for dynamic exhibition spaces, showcasing Irish history through videos, virtual reality experiences, and other cultural audio and video experiences, further enriching the cultural offerings. This comprehensive approach to promoting Irish culture through music, dance, and digital innovation underscores the UICC's role as a cornerstone of cultural preservation and education in the Bay Area.

By integrating these strategic elements, the UICC effectively leverages musicians and performing arts as key components of its mission to celebrate, promote, and preserve Irish culture, thereby fostering a deeper connection with the community and enriching the cultural landscape of the Bay Area.

The UICC's capabilities are highlighted by its enthusiastic volunteer base, robust financial backing from the Irish government, and a longstanding history of community involvement. The center boasts significant infrastructure, with plans for substantial renovations and expansions, including flexible offices, a genealogy center, classrooms, restaurants, a gym, an aquatics center, museums, galleries, and an active roof garden. Modern design elements like glass floors and Kilkenny limestone will be integrated to reflect Irish heritage with a contemporary flair, enhancing the center's appeal and functionality.

The UICC has successfully engaged the community and executed a range of cultural programs, gaining substantial support from both the community and the government. The future vision for the center has been articulated by a renowned San Francisco architecture and design firm, with the planned state-of-the-art facility expected to draw a wide audience and serve as a community cornerstone. Having navigated city planning procedures, the blueprint for reconstruction has been officially approved, marking a crucial milestone towards the new center's realization. These achievements underscore the center's ongoing commitment to its mission and the exciting developments on the horizon.

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Financials

United Irish Cultural Center Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Audited Financials 2022 2021 Audited Financials 2021
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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

13.86

Average of 5.74 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

22.4

Average of 16.9 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 8% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

United Irish Cultural Center Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $358,134 $103,523 $220,001 $714,600 $531,636
As % of expenses 280.8% 12.3% 32.3% 99.2% 53.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $351,642 $44,728 $168,502 $664,446 $481,587
As % of expenses 262.4% 5.0% 23.0% 86.2% 45.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $485,657 $1,028,109 $914,389 $2,771,153 $1,532,953
Total revenue, % change over prior year 124.4% 111.7% -11.1% 203.1% -44.7%
Program services revenue 1.2% 66.0% 42.7% 20.1% 68.1%
Membership dues 32.2% 12.6% 15.3% 6.7% 10.4%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 4.6% 5.4% 4.5%
All other grants and contributions 61.5% 13.9% 28.2% 62.1% 16.1%
Other revenue 5.1% 7.5% 9.2% 5.6% 0.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $127,523 $841,896 $681,610 $720,552 $1,001,317
Total expenses, % change over prior year 46.5% 560.2% -19.0% 5.7% 39.0%
Personnel 0.0% 26.0% 32.3% 28.8% 29.8%
Professional fees 10.2% 4.5% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 26.4% 6.1% 6.1% 6.5% 4.7%
All other expenses 62.2% 63.4% 60.9% 64.7% 65.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $134,015 $900,691 $733,109 $770,706 $1,051,366
One month of savings $10,627 $70,158 $56,801 $60,046 $83,443
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $374,336 $0 $0 $308,056 $618,446
Total full costs (estimated) $518,978 $970,849 $789,910 $1,138,808 $1,753,255

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 20.8 5.8 9.7 26.8 22.4
Months of cash and investments 20.8 5.8 9.7 26.8 22.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 15.4 3.4 7.4 13.8 8.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $220,823 $405,284 $549,649 $1,610,344 $1,872,165
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $14,799 $0 $725,134 $368,588
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,747,557 $2,757,027 $2,784,028 $3,083,198 $3,690,890
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 85.8% 87.0% 87.7% 80.5% 68.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.7% 25.6% 13.6% 5.7% 4.6%
Unrestricted net assets $551,978 $596,706 $765,208 $1,429,654 $1,911,241
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $62,439 $75,217 $1,411,218 $1,411,218
Total net assets $551,978 $659,145 $840,425 $2,840,872 $3,322,459

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
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Liam Reidy

Liam Reidy joined the UICC Board in early 2019, and has been the Board President since December 2020. Liam leads the boards strategic planning, design, and implementation of Irish Cultural and Heritage programming, events, and activities, from museum exhibitions to youth Irish music, singing, dance and summer camp programs. He also coordinates and provides support for events throughout the Irish American and Sunset community to provide a welcoming space for cross cultural community engagement. Liam also leads the Boards 2025 Project, which will see the current Irish Center rebuilt in a new facility on the same site. A native of Limerick, Ireland, Liam holds a PhD from UC Berkeley. He works and lives with his wife and family in the Sunset District.

Co Principal Officer

Anne Cassidy Carew

Anne Cassidy Carew's mother and father were born and raised in Sligo and Cavan. She has grown up with Irish music, lilt and laughter. The Cassidy family has been a part of the United Irish Cultural Center community since the beginning. She and her husband, Ed had their reception at the UICC in 1995. She worked for a short time as a banquet waitress and her dad has been a board member and committee member since 1975. She is a proud Irish American woman who is now the Vice President of the UICC and is proud to support this wonderful relic of Irish history and legacy.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

United Irish Cultural Center Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/18/2024
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Board co-chair

Liam Reidy

United Irish Cultural Center, Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2025


Board co-chair

Anne Cassidy Carew

United Irish Cultural Center, Inc.

Term: 2015 - 2024

Maggie Overbay

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Shannon McAuliffe

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Josephine Brogan

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Tony Bucher

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Mark Conroe

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Leo Cassidy

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Mark Gorman

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Rebecca Harrington

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Redmond Lyons

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Shannon McAuliffe

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Kathleen McKeon

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Paige O'Keeffe

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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 3/18/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability