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So many topics, so little time.   Such a world.  One thing is becoming clearer to me as I spend the hours looking up /looking for one piece of information or another:

 

Access to information is class & money-based.  It’s a clear message to the citizens of California that the Secretary of State does not expect plebians to be researching local corporations, not really — to find out if who is doing business with our counties, cities, etc.  (did I mention courts?) is actually a legal corporation, an actual nonprofit (as their websites declare) or is not. And whether this is a pattern or not.

 

Consider how many fields you can sort on in the “Business Entitites site.”  Like, ONE — the business name.

There is no way to look up by EIN# which is THE most common # among corporations, LLCS, for profits and nonprofits.  They need an EIN#.

One cannot search by active or inactive (guess that would require keeping up with the database entry on more fields).  One cannot search by registration agent, for example, to find out how many corporations are registered under C T Corporation (on seventh street in Los Angeles), in order to educate the public faster, and better

Where we are going

Today, the IACP has over 4,000 members from twenty four countries around the world. We are dedicated to educating the public about the Collaborative alternative. We are committed to fostering professional excellence in conflict resolution through Collaborative Practice. We invite you to peruse this site to learn more about IACP, our services and initiatives.

or

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2887391 06/26/2006 ACTIVE COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE CALIFORNIA DAVID A. FINK
C3289178 03/15/2010 ACTIVE COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE OF SAN MATEO COUNTY TIMOTHY D MARTIN
C3157118 07/31/2008 ACTIVE NAPA COUNTY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP COLLEEN CLARK
C2544482 07/08/2003 ACTIVE SACRAMENTO COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP HAL BARTHOLOMEW

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2233795 04/24/2000 ACTIVE COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAWYERS MARK A. NELSON
C2897092 06/14/2006 DISSOLVED COLLABORATIVE WELLNESS MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY INC GEORGE FREDERICK CENKNER
C2126626 11/20/1998 ACTIVE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER COLLABORATIVE OF THE EAST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY BRUCE W WADDELL
C3241857 02/01/2010 ACTIVE KERN COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW SOLUTIONS STEPHEN C KLINK
C2507710 03/21/2003 ACTIVE LOS ANGELES COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATION (LACFLA) FREDERICK J. GLASSMAN

or whether it’s a special speedy incorporation specializing in helping lawyers get set up not to pay taxes:

Entity Name: MILPITAS STATION (SAN JOSE) VENTURE, L. L.L.P.
Entity Number: 200924000007
Date Filed: 08/28/2009
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: DELAWARE
Entity Address: 923 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE
Entity City, State, Zip: WINTER PARK FL 32789
Agent for Service of Process: CT CORPORATION SYSTEM (C0168406)
Agent Address: *
Agent City, State, Zip: *

(I don’t know who this one is…)

Venture Capital

New businesses that need money often rely on investors who specialize in loaning money to start-up businesses. Venture capital attorneys help negotiate and document the terms of the investment, including what the investors get for their money, and how the business will be run after the investment. The investors usually want shares in the business and the right to have some input into the company’s business strategies. Structuring this kind of deal can be very complicated; venture capital lawyers know what terms are standard and what terms are negotiable. If you are starting a business and need financing, a venture capital lawyer will provide advice about how to attract and negotiate with venture capital investors.

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C3037060 03/14/2008 SUSPENDED ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COACH, INC. ANGELA D SHAW
C2135935 04/06/1999 SUSPENDED ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DESIGN GROUP INC. JENNIFER L ALTER
C3328113 10/19/2010 ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION JOHN L BAILEY
C2459829 03/05/2003 DISSOLVED ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, INCORPORATED THOMAS MALIZIA
C2447616 09/19/2002 SUSPENDED CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EDUCATION, INC. STANLEY LAWRENCE REISCH

And when it got suspended (or why):

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2730281 12/30/2004 DISSOLVED SAFE PASSAGE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. SEAN J HOGAN
C2596845 08/29/2006 SUSPENDED SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY (SDNC) LATINO MARRIAGE & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER MARLENE SANCHEZ
C2298809 10/09/2003 SUSPENDED SOMALI FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ASHA M. MOHIDIN
C0732414 03/13/1975 ACTIVE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER DELICIA SPEES
C3057594 12/06/2007 ACTIVE SOUTH OF MARKET FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER NOUSHIN MOFAKHAM
C2204812 12/06/1999 SUSPENDED SOUTHSIDE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. JAMES MC DONALD
C2946570 03/26/2007 SUSPENDED TENDERLOIN COMMUNITY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ALTAMARA TAMI MINIX
C2288894 04/29/2002 SUSPENDED THE AFRICAN IMMIGRANT YOUTH AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. HALIMO RAAGE
C2759654 07/18/2005 SUSPENDED THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PHILIP RODRIGUEZ
C2577801 12/05/2003 SUSPENDED THE HUMMINGBIRD FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. JENNIFER O VIERECK


You can only view 10 records at a time, which is fairly unique in databases throughout the land, including SOS ones.  I don’t know why — since there’s very little data (only 5 fields) showing.  You also can’t sort by date of incorporation or incorporator, which to me is just insane.

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2434045 05/05/2003 SUSPENDED THE MARSHA L. KYER FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER HAROLD KYER JR
C1868602 10/14/1993 SUSPENDED THE OPEN DOOR FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SARAH A ZELINKA
C1933964 05/05/1995 DISSOLVED THE TAHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER QUENTIN BARTER
C3320980 10/05/2010 ACTIVE THE U.S. MILITARY VETERAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. THOMAS K PORTA
C2563209 11/03/2003 SUSPENDED THOMAS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. SHARON THOMAS
C1648989 09/05/1989 SUSPENDED TRINITY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER CORALEE STUART
C3142231 04/02/2009 ACTIVE VICTOR VALLEY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER CHRISTOPHER GREEN
C1992325 10/25/1996 ACTIVE WARMLINE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER JOSEPH ANDROVICH
C2914455 03/12/2007 SUSPENDED WATTS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER LOTTIE CLEVELAND
C2856161 03/03/2006 ACTIVE WYNSPRING FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER DE J KOVILL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

and the last one listed is still active….

Entity Name: YOLO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Entity Number: C2378624
Date Filed: 02/28/2002
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 828 COURT ST
Entity City, State, Zip: WOODLAND CA 95695
Agent for Service of Process: ROBERT EKSTROM
Agent Address: 828 COURT ST
Agent City, State, Zip: WOODLAND CA 95695

If we could sort by DATE, we could anticipate what the next phase of AFCC phrases to provide the final solution to family custody disputes coming at us would be, and know (if we have an open case) to ditch whatever profession

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C3045607 08/27/2007 SUSPENDED ASSERTIVE MEDIATION & FAMILY FINDING SERVICES, INC. VERONICA I OFORLEA
C1237179 01/23/1984 SUSPENDED CALIFORNIA FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICE, INC.
C1172847 04/05/1983 SUSPENDED CARMEL FAMILY LAW MEDIATION CENTER, INC. ADRIAN M CANTOR
C2388410 01/14/2002 SUSPENDED COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY LAW MEDIATION, INC. MICHAEL L KOSLOFF ESQ
C1774193 12/12/1995 DISSOLVED FAMILY LAW MEDIATION CENTER WILLIAM W. BLOCH
C0989514 07/21/1980 SUSPENDED FAMILY MEDIATION CENTER, INC. INGRID KEPLER-MAY
C1041123 04/08/1981 DISSOLVED ORANGE COUNTY FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICE, INC. JERRY SCHIPPER
C2022399 12/08/1997 DISSOLVED ROTH MEDIATION CENTER, A FAMILY COUNSELING CORP. RUTH ROTH

al we are consulting currently that is using old-fashioned, tedious-titled,

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2746103 04/11/2005 ACTIVE ABC FAMILY SOLUTIONS A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER CORPORATION ANN MCFARLAND
C1686245 05/08/1991 SUSPENDED ALLIANCE FOR FAMILY SOLUTIONS ROBERT WILSON
C3285929 03/16/2010 ACTIVE BELL FAMILY THERAPY AND HEALTH SOLUTIONS, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION SPIEGEL & UTRERA, P.A., WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS SPIEGEL & UTRERA, P.C.
C3055777 11/15/2007 SURRENDER BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS, INC. CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS CSC – LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE**
C3217306 07/07/2009 DISSOLVED EAST BAY FAMILY SOLUTIONS, LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS, PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION JONATHAN CHARLES SLOVES
C2552041 09/15/2003 SUSPENDED EMMETT FAMILY SOLUTIONS, INC EMERY BALDRY
C3165843 10/21/2008 DISSOLVED FAMILY CARE SOLUTIONS INC. SEAN O’LEARY
C2747624 04/25/2005 DISSOLVED FAMILY FINANCE SOLUTIONS, INC. JOON CHANG
C2536660 05/16/2003 FORFEITED FAMILY FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC. NATIONAL REGISTERED AGENTS, INC.
C2968542 01/19/2007 ACTIVE FAMILY FIRST SOLUTIONS, INC. CHRISTINA M. HELWIG
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commonplace, familiar phrases (or, attached to companies which users — or the secretary of state personnel — have figured out are worthless and/or scams….):

 

CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS CSC – LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE

(at least 3 companies beginning with “C” at this address in Delaware under which Corporation Service Company is itself registered)

C1592199 07/31/1987 ACTIVE CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS CSC – LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE UNITED STATES CORPORATION COMPANY

Entity Name: BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS, INC.
Entity Number: C3055777
Date Filed: 11/15/2007
Status: SURRENDER
Jurisdiction: DELAWARE
Entity Address: 200 TALCOTT AVE S
Entity City, State, Zip: WATERTOWN MA 02472
Agent for Service of Process: CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS CSC – LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE
Agent Address: 2730 GATEWAY OAKS DR STE 100
Agent City, State, Zip: SACRAMENTO CA 95833

Delaware incorporation, Massachusetts registered agent, doing business in California.

Probably still . . . . (this one I think is more child-care related)

World Headquarters

Bright Horizons Family Solutions 
200 Talcott Avenue, South
Watertown, MA 02472
phone: (617) 673 8000
fax: (617) 673 8001

(also found overseas, the UK & Ireland, and apparently still in California?)

United States Regional Offices

California Regional Office
Bright Horizons Family Solutions 
880 Apollo Street, Suite 315
El Segundo, CA 90245
phone: (310) 640 2400

fax: (310) 640 0900

(or, maybe not….)

Burud & Associates, Inc.
880 Apollo Street  Suite 315 
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 310-796-8258
Map: Google  Yahoo
SIC: 8742
Sales: $10-25 Million
Employees: 100 – 249
Industry:
Services
Engineering and Management Services
Management consulting services.
So, I gather that we are to leave it to the professionals (?) to find out whether the sites receiving grants and contracts from our local counties, or court-referred business, or simply child care business, etc. — are indeed properly registered, and if nonprofits, they are acting like nonprofits ought to, i.e., in an upright manner, giving the tax perks they are getting.   Employed individuals that acted like some of the nonprofits did, for too long, would probably be fired, and if caught embezzling or in tax fraud, do some jail time or lose their homes.  Maybe…
Now about my main topic — it’s LABOR DAY — and I’m not going to labor too hard on this one today (every blogger deserves a break, right?)

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2211149 02/01/2000 ACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION DAVID G OPPENHEIM


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By year of incorporation we can see that this got set up around the time California and the rest of the country was switching to, or should have by then switched to, “SDU” model (Statewide Distribution Unite) of child support enforcement, a.k.a., how to promote marriage, parenting, and fatherhood — including “abstinence” (programs, that is) after threatening the noncustodial parent with jail if they didn’t produce.    In fact, how to set up an ever-evolving system.  And if you don’t understand that “ever-evolving/expanding” thing yet, you haven’t read the materials.  Unlike many of the groups above, it has not gone belly-up.
Possibly because the fees for the organization come primarily (right?) from local counties, who pay the membership, pay the salaries of the people who get to be members (i.e., child support directors), and also apparently pay training fees/travel expenses to get to the trainings…  Judging from SF.

Entity Name: CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
Entity Number: C2211149
Date Filed: 02/01/2000
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 925 L STREET, SUITE 1402
Entity City, State, Zip: SACRAMENTO CA 95814
Agent for Service of Process: DAVID G OPPENHEIM
Agent Address: 925 L STREET SUITE 1402
Agent City, State, Zip: SACRAMENTO CA 95814
This group in turn belongs to another membership organization, the California State Association of Counties, to help keep everything organized:
California State Association of Counties
{“Results of search for ” CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES ” returned no entity records.”}
California Counties

Affiliates

CSAC Affiliate Members – 2011

CSAC currently has nearly 40 diverse Affiliate Members that have a common goal: working on behalf of California’s 58 counties to improve the quality of life for all our residents.

Affiliate Members represent a host of elected and appointed county staff leaders, who – through independent associations or organizations – represent the needs of various county service-delivery personnel, as well as the valuable public services they provide.

Affiliate members can play a significant role in statewide policy development and implementation through their voting membership on CSAC policy committees. Affiliate members are encouraged to provide advice to the CSAC Board of Directors through active participation on policy committees, as well as to be involved in other CSAC activities and programs.

(Affiliates are listed by general policy area, but many have relationships and interactions with multiple policy committees.)

(Affiliates also include the California Judges Association, which would be another post — but which is also in the City & County of SF budget)
California Judges Association
Keith D. Davis, President
San Bernardino County
Stanley Bissey, Executive Director
88 Kearny Street, Suite 1850
San Francisco, CA 94108-5523
(415) 263-4600, (415) 263-4605 Fax
Email: kddavis@sb-court.org
Web site:  www.caljudges.org
Anyone who types “Association of Counties” into a 990 finder will realize that California has fallen behind:  because these states DO have 990-registered associations of counties:
Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico (not NY, not Ohio),Texas, and Washington, plus there is a National organization also with $32 million in assets (or is it, revenues?), not including a National Research Foundation one (separate EIN#)

National Association of Counties DC 2009 $32,578,273 990O 40 53-0190321
National Association of Counties DC 2008 $28,042,648 990O 42 53-0190321
National Association of Counties DC 2007 $29,920,791 990O 43 53-0190321
National Association of Counties DC 2006 $25,181,530 990O 51 53-0190321
National Association of Counties Research Foundation DC 2009 $1,080,951 990 43 53-0241255
NACo
 So I guess the California one is a figment of my imagination, website notwithstanding…  In large part, the national one is to help county employees augment their
retirements with deferred compensation programs, and claims to have assets of $9 billion for over 360,000 employees in 1,700 counties.  (you can read the 990).
Although NACO says they exist, on its website, under “State Associations” as do associations from several other states that the 990 finder didn’t find (Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Maryland, etc.),  Oh well.
California
California State Association of Counties
Paul McIntosh
Executive Director
1100 K Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95814-3932
Phone: (916)327-7500       Fax: (916)441-5507
Email: pmcintosh@counties.org

But back to the CSDA — the Child Support Directors Association:

CSDA | Child Support Directors Association of California

CSDA Home

ABOUT CSDA

The Association

The Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA) was established in 2000 as a non-profit association to represent the local child support directors of California’s 58 counties. The association strives to be of service to local child support agencies (LCSA) in their effort to provide children and families with the financial, medical, and emotional support required to be productive and healthy citizen in our society.

Mission

CSDA promotes and supports the county child support agencies in their efforts to provide for the economic well-being of the children and families served by California’s Child Support Program.

This charity actually does exist (per California) AS a charity, and runs lots of raffles, I believe at its conferences, and gives the proceeds to one organization or another it chooses.   This is the first of four pages of raffle results, and (if you started the search from scratch) which records how much was collected per raffle:

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-2006 Raffle Expired SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-2006-1 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340 Raffle Registered SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION EX552080 Charity Exempt – Active SACRAMENTO CA Charity Registration Charity
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-09-1 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-1 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-2 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-6 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-3 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-4 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-5 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-7 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-8 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-9 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-10 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-11 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-12 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-13 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-14 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-15 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-16 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-17 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-18 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-19 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-20 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-21 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-22 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-23 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-24 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-25 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-26 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-27 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-28 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-29 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-30 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-31 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-32 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-33 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-34 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 4340-10-35 Raffle Complete SACRAMENTO CA Raffle Report Raffle
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Sometimes the money is raised for itself, sometimes for another group  For example (from the year 2010 series, top row):
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Raffle Event Data
Raffle Report Year: 2009
Raffle Start Date: 09-JUL-09
Raffle Location City: SACRAMENTO
Raffle Location County: SACRAMENTO
Total Funds Received from Sale of Raffle Tickets: $3,661.00
Were some or all of the Funds used for the Benefit of another Eligible Organization? Y
Name of Recipient Organization: CHILDREN’S FUND- HUMAN SERV. AGENCY, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
Recipient Org. Street Address: 400 HARBOR BLVD.
Recipient Org. City: BELMONT
Recipient Org. State: CA
Recipient Org. Zip: 94002
Amount of Proceeds to Recipient Organization: $3,661.00
Contact Person for Recipient Organization:
Recipient Org. Phone Number:
Total Expenses for Conducting the Raffle: $150.00
Children’s Fund
(not quite sure why the address also lists a “Family Law Svc“) a Youth & Family Svc (suite B), Child Welfare Services (county list), etc.  So who is The Children’s Fund of this just-south of San Francisco county?
In 2008 they raised money for ”

CHILDREN’S FUND IN THE INLAND EMPIRE
 825 EAST HOSPITALITY LANE, 2ND FLOOR
San Bernadino
same as this group, presumably
The Children’s Funds are at least one, also a nonprofit running raffles:

Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
CHILDREN’S FUND – ARTISTS’ AGAINST APARTHEID, INC. 071807 Charity Delinquent LOS ANGELES CA Charity Registration Charity
CHILDREN’S FUND (9767548) 111107 Charity Current BELL CA Charity Registration Charity
CHILDREN’S FUND OF THE BAY AREA 087852 Charity Dissolution Pending FREMONT CA Charity Registration Charity
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2007 Raffle Expired SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2006 Raffle Expired SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2002 Raffle Expired SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2003 Raffle Expired SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2004 Raffle Expired SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2005 Raffle Expired SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2002-1 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2005-10 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2005-11 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2006-12 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2002-2 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2004-13 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2002-3 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2004-14 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2003-4 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2003-5 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2003-6 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2004-7 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2005-8 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-2004-9 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421 Raffle Registered SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Registration Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-08-15 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 421-07-16 Raffle Complete SAN BERNERDINO CA Raffle Report Raffle
CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED 062080 Charity Current SAN BERNERDINO CA Charity Registration Charity
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This one (not that someone can spell “San BernArdino” right) incorporated in 2006, same address as CSDA was raising money for, above:

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Registrant Information
Full Name: CHILDREN’S FUND, INCORPORATED FEIN: 330193286
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 1383946
Registration Number: 062080
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: 6/30/2006 Renewal Due Date: 11/15/2011
Registration Status: Current Date This Status: 11/13/2007
Date of Last Renewal: 1/14/2011
Address Information
Address Line 1: 825 E HOSPITALITY LN 2ND FL Phone:
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: SAN BERNERDINO CA 92415
Annual Renewal Information
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-01
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-02
Total Assets: $2,210,576.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $2,572,683.00
RRF Received: 18-FEB-03
Returned Date:
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
The founding documents of this group go back a ways (1991) and show an incorporator (I think the first?) was a Juvenile Court employee, and that 70% of the funding came from the County; it was a contract between the county and this organization . . ..

III. INITIAL AGENT FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS

The name of the Corporation’s initial agent for service of process is Patrick J. Morris, whose address is San Bernardino

County Juvenile Court, Dept. 1, 900 East Gilbert Street, San Bernardino, California 92415

It originally had a different name, “First Fund of Children’s Resources” and the application for exemption shows 1986….
Description of finances (on the 1986 form on-line here):

The organization will receive its f:inancia1 support, fran the Countyof San Bernardino, agOVenl!reIltaulnit(hereinafter”County”),andfranthegeneralpublic.’!hesupport fran the Countyis received pursuant to the terms of a contract entered into between the Countyand the organization, September29, 1986 (hereinafter “Contract”). A coW of the Contract is attached hereto as EKhibit 3. Sl.Iptx:>frrtan the general public will be generated through direct fund raising activities. It is anticipated that the sup- port fram the Countywill initially, represent approximately 70%of the total SupfOrt, with the balance fran the general pub1ic~ It is anticipated that after three to four years, that the supfOrt fxan the general public will equal or exceed that fran the County.

If you want to read a clearer copy, can do so on-line.   Sounds to me that, like ACJFCJ, it is a nonprofit for purposes of fundraising, but in effect supported by a contract with the county.  The CSDA — also itself supported by counties across California, for membership, is then also supporting this group.
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I think it’s important to help children, but I can’t help wondering how come abuse AND poverty hasn’t been eradicated by now with all these powerful helpers, both government, corporate, and associates that run raffles to raise money for them.  Look at the URL for the Inland Empire Children’s Fund — amazing clout and support.
I also would like to know why the 990 finder isn’t picking up on the California State Association of Counties, and just a few more things.  You should too.
That’s all for now, just suggesting a look.  Again, CSDA in EVERY county has a child support director who most likely pays dues to partake.  Then someone will be flown to the east coast USA for the “NCSEA” and there they will hear from fatherhood proponents, probably Ron Haskins and others, who will again push THEIR nonprofit programs to fix the world.  It would be a good exercise to find ONE individual (or a few) from EVERY United STates County (or, I’ll take one state — mine) and have them look up the finances of ONE association at a time.  As the CSDA here controls a lot of money, representing child support enforcement — and Richard Fine was finding that $14 million sitting in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s control that should’ve gone to kids — and I don’t know it’s much better after the statewide distribution units (supported by what kind of local salaries also) and so forth
I recommend you/we — take a little time to investigate.
I didn’t mention the regional conferences either.  Also check where your groups are led, staffed, or consulting with the Children’s Rights Council affiliates, including the one in California who isn’t registered (?) we saw yesterday (Patricia Gehlen, formerly of Arizona).
Aren’t you glad I made it almost all the way through a post without bringing up AFCC?
I thought so. Happy  Labor Day.
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Written by Let's Get Honest

September 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

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