Big Brothers Big Sisters (Santa Ana, CA)


  • Name:Eighteen Chase
  • Title:Grants Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Address:1801 E. Edinger Avenue
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:714-544-7773

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  • Mission:
  • The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire (BBBSOCIE) is to help children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.

    The mission is carried out by:
    •providing youth ages 6-18 (Littles) with a friendship that is consistent, ongoing, supportive, educational, safe and fun;
    •supplying mentors (Bigs) with the training, resources and support they need to be effective mentors to at-risk youth; and
    •enhancing ongoing relationships (Match) between a Big and a Little with enrichment and asset-building activities.
    Each year, BBBSOCIE reaches approximately 3,339 youth with one-to-one peer or adult mentoring. Without these mentors, the children in our program will be missing a consistent relationship which provides an experience of trust, friendship, and opportunities that would otherwise not be on their radar.

  • Overview:
  • We have two models of mentoring programs:
    1) Community-Based Mentoring - This is our traditional program whereby an adult volunteer mentor is matched to a child from a community close to them based on common interests, the needs of the child, preferences of the parent and assets of the volunteer. This "Match” is a minimum of a year commitment and sees each other 2-4 times monthly, engaging in activities in the community that are fun, enriching and help to serve as a foundation for a lasting friendship and potiential self-reliance.
    2) School-Based Mentoring - High School Bigs was established in 2004 allowing us to partner with elementary and high schools in our service area to facilitate mentoring matches between elementary (mentees) and high school (mentors) students. This dual impact structured program takes place weekly during the school year at the elementary school sites, and offers a greater
    focus on academics and enrichment curriculum designed by our professional staff.
    Our programs place youth in safe, quality relationships with role models that help them become empowered by:
    •diminishing the negative impact of an absent mother or father on their well-being,
    •improving self-esteem, self-confidence, motivation and their sense of future,
    •decreasing problematic, high-risk behaviors,
    •becoming more accepting and respectful of authority figures,
    •learning how to take initiative and ask others for help,
    •developing a positive attitude toward school and learning; and
    •improving relationships with family, peers and other adults.

  • History:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is recognized as one of the most well-known and well-respected organizations dedicated to providing one-to-one mentoring for youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) has developed a brand that is widely recognized across the nation, and implements a highly structured and sophisticated model for matching mentors to mentees.

    In addition to carefully screening and matching its mentors and mentees, BBBS provides ongoing professional staff to support volunteers, youth and parents/guardians throughout the course of their entire match to keep the relationship safe and strong (i.e. from 1 year to 10 years support). As a result of the professional support, the organization is backed by independent research that finds participants are more likely to achieve in school; avoid risky/delinquent behaviors and have higher self-esteem and aspirations.

    In a needs assessment survey, BBBSA concluded an affiliate agency would be highly beneficial to the needs of children in the Inland Empire. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire (BBBSIE) formed through the expansion of service area by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (BBBSOC), which has been in operation for over 60 years. BBBSOC, having close relationships with donors, community organizations, law enforcement and education agencies in the region, began replicating programs in 2013, and formed BBBSIE. The two agencies combined serve over 3,339 youth annually. The organization is governed by a 44 member Board of Directors who are key business and community leaders throughout the county, and the Inland Empire is represented by three regional advisory councils which have a total of 42 members. Melissa Beck is CEO and Jennifer O' Farrell serves as the Executive Director of the Inland Empire region.

  • Year established:1958
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:95-1992702

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:951992702
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1801 E EDINGER AVE STE 101
  • Organization City:SANTA ANA
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92705-4763
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1962
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):059, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other school related activities, Other youth organization or activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$13,725,742
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$6,584,710
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$5,797,380
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:19:07 pm

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.