Golden Gate Geographic Society in Hillsborough, California (CA)

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Golden Gate Geographic Society
Employer Identification Number (EIN)237358535
Name of OrganizationGolden Gate Geographic Society
In Care of NameKenneth S Armstrong
Address880 Black Mountain Road, Hillsborough, CA 94010
Activities"Unspecified"
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date06/1977
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period2009
Assets$1 to $9,999
Income$1 to $9,999
Filing Requirement990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year
Asset Amount$3,775
Amount of Income$9,617
Form 990 Revenue Amount$9,617
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification: Natural Resources Conservation and Protection


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Amount of income in 2009: $9,617
This organization: 

 $9,617
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $186,835

Assets in 2009: $3,775
Golden Gate Geographic Society: 

 $3,775
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $258,815

Expenses in 2007: $134,000
This organization: 

 $134,000
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $152,641

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 0.5
Golden Gate Geographic Society: 

 0.5
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.2

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 98.9%
Golden Gate Geographic Society: 

 98.9%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 80.5%

Number of employees in 2007: 1
This organization: 

 1
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 3

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2007: 0.0%
This organization: 

 0.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 11.1%

Grants share in income in 2007: 8.2%
Golden Gate Geographic Society: 

 8.2%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 24.8%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$225,955$199,607$306,644$167,313$187,718$124,732$154,067$68,468
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$1,375$0$13,130$12,647$3,700$5,397$41,802$5,593
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$1,375$0$13,130$12,647$3,700$5,397$41,802$5,593
Indirect public support$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$220,341$197,289$138,974$154,043$183,442$118,530$111,395$62,095
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$4,239$2,318$1,168$618$576$0$0$780
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0$5$0$805$870$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$153,372$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$245,399$207,064$164,712$174,896$191,238$137,235$146,571$134,000
Program services$240,527$202,353$163,472$174,177$190,316$136,193$145,739$132,567
Management and general$4,872$4,711$1,240$719$922$1,042$832$1,433
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$101,242$93,785$82,345$74,762$71,242$58,739$66,235$703
Excess or (deficit) for the year$-19,444$-7,457$141,932$-7,583$-3,520$-12,503$7,496$-65,532
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$120,686$101,242$93,785$82,345$74,762$71,242$58,739$66,235
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$-153,372$0$0$0$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$134,000$132,567$1,433$0
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$0$0$0$0
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$0$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$901$811$90$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$1,874$1,687$187$0
Telephone$729$656$73$0
Postage and shipping$7,958$7,162$796$0
Occupancy$6,100$6,100$0$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$12,959$12,959$0$0
Travel$7,767$7,767$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$39$35$4$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$0$0$0$0
Other expenses not covered above$95,673$95,390$283$0
Balance Sheets
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total assets$112,686$98,759$100,748$98,762$76,202$82,303$76,380$11,215
Cash - non-interest-bearing$1,253$290$290$790$400$400$0$8,815
Savings and temporary cash investments$109,033$96,069$98,058$95,572$73,402$79,503$73,980$0
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$0$0
Investments - other securities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other assets, including program-related investments$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,400
Total liabilities$11,444$4,974$18,403$24,000$4,960$23,564$10,145$10,512
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$0$0$2,956$105$1,248$7,775$2,725$2,832
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$4,974$15,447$23,895$3,712$15,789$7,420$7,680
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other liabilities$11,444$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$112,686$98,759$100,748$98,762$76,202$82,303$76,380$11,215
Total net assets or fund balances$101,242$93,785$82,345$74,762$71,242$58,739$66,235$703
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings5
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?No
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?No
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?Yes
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20061
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$2,714$0$60,161
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1Travel arrangement and reservation services$2,71400$0$0
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$59,381
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$000$0$780
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
The total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
The aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
The total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
The aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that normally receives: less than 1/3 of its support from gross investment income and unrelated taxable business income and more than 1/3 of its support from contribution, membership fees
Support Schedule
19992000200120022003200420052006
Total$301,800$171,831$163,873$113,822$0$143,013$103,480$106,999
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$1,050$1,375$0$13,130$0$3,700$5,397$41,802
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$316,459$214,192$179,601$133,573$0$167,028$108,885$92,765
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$5,082$4,239$2,318$1,168$0$576$805$870
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$-20,791$-47,975$-18,046$-34,049$0$-28,292$-11,607$-28,438
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Unrelated Trade or Business Income (for 2008)
IncomeExpensesNet
Total$0$0$2,714
Gross receipts or sales less returns and allowances$2,714$0$0
Cost of goods sold$0$0$0
Gross profit$0$0$0
Capital gain net income$0$0$0
Net gain$0$0$0
Capital loss deduction for trusts$0$0$0
Income (loss) from partnerships and S corporations$0$0$0
Rent income$0$0$0
Unrelated debt-financed income$0$0$0
Interest, annuities, royalties, and rents from controlled organizations$0$0$0
Investment income of a section 501(c)(7), (9), or (17) organization$0$0$0
Exploited exempt activity income$0$0$0
Advertising income$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0
Deductions Not Taken Elsewhere (for 2008)
Total deductions$12,771
Compensation of officers, directors, and trustees$0
Salaries and wages$0
Repairs and maintenance$0
Bad debts$0
Interest$0
Taxes and licenses$155
Charitable contributions$0
Depreciation$0
Depletion$0
Contributions to deferred compensation plans$0
Employee benefit programs$0
Excess exempt expenses$0
Excess readership costs$0
Other deductions$12,614
Unrelated business taxable income$10,057
Unrelated business taxable income before net operating loss deduction$100,571
Net operating loss deduction$0
Unrelated business taxable income before specific deduction$10,057
Specific deduction$0
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Arkansas6
Arizona9
California42
Colorado12
Connecticut8
District of Columbia5
Delaware2
Florida24
Georgia9
Hawaii7
Iowa20
Idaho8
Illinois15
Indiana20
Kansas9
Kentucky6
Louisiana4
Massachusetts17
Maryland12
Maine13
Michigan21
Minnesota18
Missouri6
Mississippi2
Montana12
North Carolina14
North Dakota6
Nebraska10
New Hampshire9
New Jersey6
New Mexico7
Nevada1
New York38
Ohio16
Oklahoma6
Oregon11
Pennsylvania29
Rhode Island6
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Tennessee10
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