Solar Youth
53 Wayfarer St
New Haven CT 06515
Contact Information
Address 53 Wayfarer St
New Haven, CT 06515-
Telephone (203) 387-4189 x
Fax 203-859-5312
E-mail info@solaryouth.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Solar Youth provides opportunities for young people to develop a positive sense of self and connection and commitment to others through programs that incorporate environmental exploration, leadership and community service.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2000
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Joanne Sciulli
Board Chair Joe DeNicola
Board Chair Company Affiliation Managing Director, GE Energy Financial Services
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $708,000.00
Projected Expenses $708,000.00
Statements
Mission
Solar Youth provides opportunities for young people to develop a positive sense of self and connection and commitment to others through programs that incorporate environmental exploration, leadership and community service.
Background
Solar Youth, Inc. was founded in the fall of 2000 to 1) address the tremendous need for positive youth development opportunities in New Haven’s low-income neighborhoods, and (2) connect New Haven’s youth to the incredible wealth of natural resources in the City.
 
After graduating from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, founder Joanne Sciulli saw the amazing potential of the natural and cultural resources of New Haven to be used for education, community service and leadership opportunities. With the help of a Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship from the Echoing Green Foundation, she and a group of young people developed the mission and program model (Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!) that ultimately became the basis for Solar Youth.
 
Since then, Solar Youth has strived to help youth attain critical Developmental Assets using environmental education and exploration as our primary tool. All Solar Youth programs are based on our unique program model for urban environmental education:  Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!  Following this model, also developed by founding youth, youth investigate the local ecology of their community (Kids Explore!), identify environmental issues that affect the health of people and the natural environment, and seek solutions through a process of problem-solving and youth led action (Kids Do!), then teach what they have learned and accomplished to others through public education projects (Kids Teach!).
Impact
  • Since our founding, our programs have served more than 2,000 individual youth with the average youth participating in 3 to 4 season-long programs.
  • Nearly 300 teenagers have been trained and hired through paid internships 
  • Participants have completed over 350 youth-led community service action projects...
  • ...and 220 youth-led public education projects. 
  • Today, Solar Youth serves approximately 450 youth annually
  • In 2011, Solar Youth was named Organization of the Year by the Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association. 
In 2014-2015, we aim to grow our program budget by nearly 18%, and return our Green Jobs for Youth program to full-time status.  We aim to increase our enrollment in the four neighborhoods we currently work in, and further extend the cycle of stewardship with our youth so we can increase their likelihood of long-term success.
Needs

  1. Unrestricted Funds: Solar Youth relies on the contributions of FOSY (Friends of Solar Youth) to run its programs. We raise our budget from $0 each year and maintain minimal reserves. Please support Solar Youth!

 2. Business Sponsorships: The support of local businesses provides a huge boost to Solar Youth's work. There are many sponsorship opportunities available, including events, trips and Community Service Action Projects (C-SAPs). And we have many positive experiences working in partnership with local businesses - in fact, Solar Youth and Start Community Bank were awarded the 2012 Nonprofit Partnership Award by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. We would be thrilled to promote businesses that support our youth!

 3. Volunteers: Solar Youth seeks committed volunteers to 1) provide support for staff and Interns during program hours and weekend trips; 2) support implementation of youth-led Community Service Action Projects (C-SAPs); 3) help coordinate fundraising events, including our annual benefit party; and 4) help with myriad administrative tasks (data entry, filing, painting, etc.). 

 4. Community Support: Our kids are always thrilled to receive positive messages from New Haven community members. Please take a moment to visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/solaryouth) to learn about the great work our youth are doing and leave some words of encouragement while you're there!!

 

CEO Statement

While a single season of Solar Youth is certainly a positive experience, it is unlikely to have the life-changing impact that we seek. To achieve that type of impact, we know that our Stewards must participate in Solar Youth programs season after season, year after year. 

That is why we created the Cycle of Stewardship. By providing Stewards the opportunity to be part of Solar Youth from as young as age four all the way to high school graduation and beyond, we can offer the  emotional, motivational and strategic support youth need to nurture within themselves the confidence, leadership abilities and problem-solving skills required to be successful in life.

We rely on partners to help us — from Clifford Beers Clinic’s mental health services, to Community Mediation’s trainings on nonviolent communication, to Start Community Bank’s Intern workshops on financial management.  We are so grateful for their partnership.

Our ultimate goal is for Solar Youth to become one safe, loving, positive place that is woven into the fabric of each of our young people's often chaotic lives.

Board Chair Statement

My name is Joe DeNicola and I have served on Solar Youth’s board of directors since 2007. I have served as board chair since 2011.

Prior to joining the board, I had reconnected with Joanne, a Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies classmate, to explore how I might help with Solar Youth outdoor programming. At the time, I had recently concluded several board assignments and had no interest in joining the board of another non-profit. As I learned more about the Solar Youth programs and their positive impact on the lives of the most disadvantaged New Haven youth, however, my perspective changed. In particular, I was impressed by the relationships established with the youth, and the potential presented for effecting positive change. These relationships are the result of the hard work and dedication of the staff, but also, very importantly, of a core concept behind Solar Youth – the maintenance of a consistent neighborhood presence. This is a tremendously powerful model. When an offer to join the board was eventually made, I readily accepted.

There is a common misconception that Solar Youth is simply an environmental education organization. What I have come to understand since serving on its board is that Solar Youth is much more than that. I’ve listened to parents, community members and youth themselves describe Solar Youth’s impact on their lives, and a picture emerges: that, through environmental exploration, leadership development activities and community service, Solar Youth’s kids have an opportunity, season after season and year after year, to truly grow up with a safe and caring place where they develop the character skills that matter most in life. After hearing these stories, the importance of our presence in the lives of some of New Haven’s most vulnerable young people is undeniable. Improving the environment, while important on its own, in the hands of Solar Youth educators becomes a vehicle for learning much broader life lessons.

And yet the challenges these young people face and need for these types of services in New Haven are so great, it is surprising and disappointing to me that there isn’t more public support for programs like Solar Youth. Solar Youth and its Board have identified programs expansion and refinements that will address many of these needs. I am convinced that if each child in New Haven had access to programs such as those offered and planned by Solar Youth, many more youth would see lifetime success and our entire community would be the beneficiary.

Unfortunately, in 2014, this isn’t likely to happen. But Solar Youth has adapted to this era of limited public support for youth programs and other social services. We are steadfast in our commitment to maximize our impact using the scarce resources at our disposal, through constant program refinements, new partnerships with the many wonderful service providers in the area, and the continuous cultivation of an organizational culture that puts kids first.

 

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Secondary Organization Category Environment / Environmental Education
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community Service Clubs
Areas Served
New Haven
Solar Youth serves youth who live in New Haven's low income communities, in Westville Manor, West Hills and Newhallville.  We also offer school-based programs at John Martinez and Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet and a Summer Camp that's open to youth from throughout New Haven.
Programs
Description Steward Teams is after-school program hosted by a school or neighborhood that follows our program model, Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach! Youth learn about their local environment then develop a Community Service Action Project (C-SAP) to address an issue they define, and a Public Education Project (PEP) to teach what they learned and accomplished to others.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / At-Risk Populations / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
1) Improvements in youth's acquisition of Developmental Assets.
2) Increases in youths' Environmental Knowledge and Stewardship (the extent to which a person believes that humans need to engage in understanding, preventing and solving).
3) Development of Intern's professional skills 
4) Impact on youth's communities and environment through youth-led Community Service Action Projects and Public Education Projects.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Pre/Post Surveys
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Select quotes/testimonials from 2011-2012:

From Youth:

“[Because of Solar Youth], I know I can clean the world. - Tabiaz Moore

“I learned that it is important to keep the environment clean because if we don’t, it can harm us and the animals.” - Zhane Simmons

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I have a lot of friends.” - Cherish Burruss

 “[Because of Solar Youth ,I am a better person and know more about my community.” - Talizha Jones

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I’ve made new friends and gone new places.” - Jordan Wilson

 “The hike up East Rock was the best day of my life!  Solar Youth is the best after-school ever!” - Jaylin Davis

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I love the Earth more.” - Rebecca Diaz

 “[My favorite part of Solar Youth] was the first day I met my friends.” - Michael Manning 

From Interns:

 “[Because of Solar Youth], I'm a great, smart, outgoing young lady that can do anything I put my mind to.” - Jamesha Rumley

 "[Because of Solar Youth], I get respect in my neighborhood.” -  Royshon Ferguson 

“[My favorite part of the program] is the staff. They understand me and they are always there when I need them. They make this season so much better. The staff motivated me and made me feel as part of the program.” - Nelson Adorno

 “[My favorite part of the program] was getting to know the new interns and educators and developing better friendships with the ones I already knew.” - Kayla Sanders

“Solar Youth has helped me become a better person in school, home and in the community.” - Isa Hyatt

"[Because of Solar Youth], I have been able to influence people around me, like friends and family.  I teach my sisters what I learn at work and try and get them to do the same things." - Andy Juarez

Description In Citycology, teenagers are trained as environmental educators to teach younger children ecology and stewardship using hands-on experiential lessons.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
1) Improvements in youth's acquisition of Developmental Assets.
2) Increases in youths' Environmental Knowledge and Stewardship (the extent to which a person believes that humans need to engage in understanding, preventing and solving).
3) Development of Intern's professional skills 
4) Impact on youth's communities and environment through youth-led Community Service Action Projects and Public Education Projects.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Quotes and Testimonials

Citycology Parents:

 “I love this program for my children. It keeps them in a positive place and out of harm’s way. Thank you.”

 “Since my child joined Solar Youth, he is more interactive with other children his age.”

 “My child wants to heal the world, she likes to recycle and clean the yard, feed the birds, take out the trash, make bird feeders. She likes to sing songs, talk nicely about others and talks about the trips and the teachers and all the fun they have.”

 “My child teaches me about bugs and cleaning up the community. He is learning about the city he lives in and how to keep it clean.”

 “Since joining Solar Youth, my child has learned to get along with other kids and play together instead of by himself. He has also learned to share with other kids.”

 “Since joining Solar Youth, my child is much happier.”

 Citycology Participants:

“My favorite part of Solar Youth was when we did the bake sale.”

 “At Solar Youth, I learned we could be kind to people.”

  “I’m so happy. I love being here.”

 Educator: “What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned in Solar Youth this season?”Participant: “Everything!”

 “I picked up trash and watered the plants.”

 “My favorite trip was when we found a frog and we ate some marshmallows with crackers.”

 “I liked the fire and marshmallow trip.”

 Interns:

“Because of Solar Youth I have become more responsible and more aware of the feelings of other people around me.”

 “Because of Solar Youth I am a more mature person who cares about children and the environment and different ways I can learn and teach others.”

 “Because of Solar Youth I’m a great, smart, outgoing young lady that can do anything I put my mind to.”

 “In Solar Youth I learned more about the environment and I am more aware of my surroundings.”

Description Our newest program, through which teenagers work together as Green Jobs Interns to help design and implement projects sustainability projects and neighborhood beautification.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / At-Risk Populations
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

1) Youth will better understanding best principles and practices of planning, implementation, and evaluation of Community Service Action Projects;

2) Youth will develop professional skills, such as timeliness, preparation skills, public speaking, personal financial management, work ethic and a commitment to excellence;

3) Youth will improve their physical health as a result of participation in outdoor adventures;

4) Youth will better understanding the issues and concepts affecting the environment;

5) Youth will increase their commitment to environmental stewardship; and

6) The neighborhoods where GJYD takes place will benefit as a result of the stewardship projects conducted by GJYD participants.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Pre/Post Surveys
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Green Jobs Parents:

 “I think this program is good for teenagers and small children, they get to see new things and a new way of thinking.”

“Thank you for giving the opportunity to my child working with you in Solar Youth and helping others. God bless you.”

“[Martineesha] is more interested in planting flowers in our backyard and she tries to convince me to condition the backyard and go buy certain plants.”

 

Green Jobs Interns:

“I learned that helping is a better way to learn.”

 “[Because of Solar Youth] I am a more responsible person. Also, it gave me a better experience managing my time skills.”

“[Because of Solar Youth] I got to have a fun job experience to be prepared for the real world.”

“I [would] not be a better student or person without Sam and Chisom, because they are good people and it made me a better person and worker.”

 “[Because of Solar Youth] I learned to communicate.”

“[Because of Solar Youth] I have made new friends and have explored new places. I am a little more social.”

“[Because of Solar Youth] I learned more about kind[ness] and [being] respectful to others.”

Description LIT is a leadership training program for older youth (ages 11 to 14) focusing on  team-building, leadership styles, conflict resolution, communication, time management, public speaking, and more.
Population Served At-Risk Populations / K-12 (5-19 years) / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
1) Improvements in youth's acquisition of Developmental Assets.
2) Increases in youths' Environmental Knowledge and Stewardship (the extent to which a person believes that humans need to engage in understanding, preventing and solving).
3) Development of LIT's professional skills 
4) Impact on youth's communities and environment through youth-led Community Service Action Projects and Public Education Projects.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

A sample of quotes and testimonials: 

“Solar Youth makes learning so easy.” – Leticia during a lesson about brain development in children

After stating that he was moving, Janoah was asked if that meant that he wouldn’t be in Solar Youth anymore.  He said, “Of course not.  I’ll do anything to be an LIT.”

“I want everyone to be safe.  Even if I don’t like them, I want them to be happy and safe.”  - Damaris, on why she wanted to choose Violence as a problem to tackle for her Team's Community Service Action Project.

During the Fall 2012 season, four youth have acted as Solar Youth ambassadors and spoken in front of groups of 40 people or more.

Attendance during the Fall 2012 season has been consistently at 90% or higher.

Description Summer Camp is an intensive program that brings together youth from around the city to learn about the city’s ecology, and develop Community Service Action Projects (C-SAPs) and Public Education Projects (PEPs) that cross neighborhood boundaries.  This program is split into Citycology and Steward Teams and is supported by Teen Interns. 
Population Served At-Risk Populations / K-12 (5-19 years) / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
1) Improvements in youth's acquisition of Developmental Assets.
2) Increases in youths' Environmental Knowledge and Stewardship (the extent to which a person believes that humans need to engage in understanding, preventing and solving).
3) Development of Intern's professional skills 
4) Impact on youth's communities and environment through youth-led Community Service Action Projects and Public Education Projects.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Youth become happy and healthy stewards of their communities and own lives who are prepared and motivated to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Youth Feedback Forms
Parent Feedback Forms
Community Feedback Forms
Project outputs and outcomes
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Quotes and Testimonials

 Steward Parents:

“I love all of the staff! Young and old they are friendly and fun."

“Alexandra is excited about learning and doing and taking an active part in a group."

"It means a lot to have a camp with such high standards for campers and staff. You will always be one of my first choices in camps."

"I love the variety of daily events that take place, as well as the building of social skills during times where the campers work as a team."

 

Steward Participants:

[Because of Solar Youth] “I’m a better person."

[From doing my C-SAP I learned] “That the earth is valuable."

[Because of Solar Youth] “I want to take more leadership and I enjoy learning."

“I am a happy kid!"

 

Interns:

“The most valuable part of the internship was learning different ways of behavior management. Once this skill is acquired and you have patience, everything can be accomplished”

[From working at Solar Youth] “I learned how to communicate compassionately with the children instead of yelling. Also I learned new skills and how to interact with children of different ages.”

[My experience working as an intern with Solar Youth has] “made me realize my full potential as a person and an intern. Also it has made me more responsible and aware of peoples’ feelings.”

CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Joanne Sciulli
Term Start Jan 1998
Email joanne@solaryouth.org
Experience

Joanne has a Bachelor's degree from Barnard College (1992), and a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (1996). She is the recipient of Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship (1997-2000). She has also completed Advancing Youth Development training through New Haven's Youth Development and Training Resource Center (YDTRC). Joanne currently teaches a course in Youth Development at Southern Connecticut State University.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 8
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 50%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2014
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Senior Staff
Title Steward Team Coordinator
Experience/Biography Associate degree from Dominica State College, 2004; YDTRC's Advancing Youth Development training, 2005; YDTRC Youth Development Supervisor's Course, 2009. Gameliel came to Solar Youth as an AmeriCorps volunteer through Public Allies of Connecticut. Originally from the island of Dominica, Gammy has risen to the role of primary trainer and staff developer. He is currently earning is Bachelors degree from Gateway Community College. In addition, he is developing a series of educational songs about the environment.
Title Director of Programs
Title Operations Manager
Title Director of External Relations
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Collaborations
Solar Youth utilizes partnerships to provide wrap-around services for our youth, including mental health services from Clifford Beers Clinic, conflict resolution from Community Mediation, college planning from Higher Heights and New Haven Promise, and financial education from START Community Bank. 
 
Solar Youth also depends on the contributions of partners to facilitate outdoor explorations. For example, the AMC's Youth Opportunities Program provides outdoor equipment and training and hosts Solar Youth Interns during their pre-season retreats at facilities around New England. The New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees hosts nature workshops and canoe trips and allows Solar Youth to use their facilities for camping trips and campfires.
 
Other local groups assist youth in the design and implementation of service projects. For instance, the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and New Haven Land Trust support youth-led conservation efforts in Pond Lily Nature Preserve in West Hills. 
 
Solar Youth also has relationships with New Haven Public Schools, Housing Authority of New Haven and St. Andrews Episcopal Church, which provide in-kind space for Solar Youth programs. 
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Environmental Education Organization of the YearConnecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association2011
Morris Wessel PrizeMorris Wessel Fund2011
Nonprofit Partnership AwardGreater New Haven Chamber of Commerce2012
Cedar Tree FoundationCedar Tree Foundation2013
Cedar Tree FoundationCedar Tree Foundation2014
Connecticut State Department Social ServicesConnecticut State Department Social Services2013
Connecticut State Department Social ServicesConnecticut State Department Social Services2014
Liberty Bank FoundationLiberty Bank Foundation2014
Environmental Protection AgencyEnvironmental Protection Agency2013
National Fish and Wildlife FoundationNational Fish and Wildlife Foundation2014
Board Chair
Joe DeNicola
Company Affiliation Managing Director, GE Energy Financial Services
Term Apr 2013 to Apr 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Angel Gomez The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Jennifer Milikowsky Graduate Student, Yale University
Amanda Nugent Carmody & Torrance LLP
Joanne Sciulli Executive Director, Solar Youth
Kenaya Streater Student, Wilbur Cross High School
Mariann Van Buren
Steve Winkel Director, Organizational Development & Training, Survey Sampling International
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $708,000.00
Projected Expenses $708,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$327,944$300,511$358,297
Government Contributions$245,640$179,271$158,750
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$245,640$179,271$158,750
Individual Contributions------
------
$5,645$2,110$1,330
Investment Income, Net of Losses$482$158$1,021
Membership Dues------
Special Events$13,775$8,600$22,097
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$19,525$15,099$7,801
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$426,854$402,883$488,286
Administration Expense$90,894$91,992$65,047
Fundraising Expense$54,739$57,458$55,385
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.070.920.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%73%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%12%10%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$313,058$288,685$261,780
Current Assets$309,261$287,721$258,806
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$84,208$100,359$26,870
Total Net Assets$228,850$188,326$234,910
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCedar Tree Foundation $100,000Cedar Tree Foundation $100,000Cedar Tree Foundation $100,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of New Haven $55,375CT Dept. of Social Services $72,000CT Dept. of Social Services $75,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Dept. of Social Services $72,657New Haven Public Schools $65,500New Haven Public Schools $73,250
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.672.879.63
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
 
Organization changed their fiscal year in 2007 so FY 2007 was only a 6 month period. FY was changed to match the State of CT. fiscal year.
 
Address 53 Wayfarer St
New Haven, CT 06515
Primary Phone 203 387-4189
Contact Email info@solaryouth.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Joanne Sciulli
Board Chair Joe DeNicola
Board Chair Company Affiliation Managing Director, GE Energy Financial Services

 

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