SJC Open Space and San Juan Cares. Round up the usual Suspects.

SJC Open Space 2011 non profit tax return 990
SJC Open Space 2011 non profit tax return 990

The San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization who files a 990. They are tax exempt. In 2009 a 30 million dollar open space bond measure was passed. They are listed at a charitable organization. The following corporations have been listed as sponsors who support the  San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation which includes the Dr. Cortese Dog Park and Reata Park. They are: listed below.  


Capistrano CARE, Animal Rescue effort

J & M Concrete Contractors

O’Connell Landscape Maintenance

Greenstone Materials, Inc. Recycled green building

Urban Village Development Company

CR&R Environmental

Olsen Paving Stone Inc.

Gillibrand Co. Inc. Aggregates, Reata Park

Skycraft Roofing, Reata Park

Krudwig Masonry, Brick and stone, Reata Park.

Donna Fleming February 02, 2014 at 11:23 PM
List of Officers - SJC Open Space - Tax record. Form 990, 2011. Matt Gaffney- Director Brad Gates- President Tim Neely Interim Secretary Mark Nielsen - Director Tom Ostensen - Director Dick Paulsen - Vice President Mike Barth - Dir Mike Evans - Dir Greg Dillion- Dir Ginny Kerr - Treasurer Al King
Sunshine February 03, 2014 at 02:51 AM
I believe Care Foundation donated money to the San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation. That would be money going from one non profit to another. Is that legal?
Donna Fleming February 03, 2014 at 02:57 AM
Sunshine...I don't think so.
Donna Fleming February 03, 2014 at 03:46 AM
These two non profit organizations have different mission statements. In order for it to be legal, for CARE to donate to SJC Open Space Foundation, they would need to have the same mission statements. People raising money for CARE, pets and people developing an events park, as for a wedding, or rodeo is not the same mission.
Tornado Johnson February 03, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Ny research shows " that some donors would not approve of their money, in principle, going to another charity they did not choose, no matter how it fits or how worthy." As all the previous posters have mentioned, this is a big, big problem for CARES and Matt Gaffney.
melissa kaffen February 06, 2014 at 07:41 PM
Terms like "Open Space" & "Global Warming" tend to camouflage taxpayer rip offs. IF SDG&E is contributing then the $$$ will likely help finances a couple of "friendly" Council seats to rubber stamp their big wattage & rate increase plans.


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