Fields & Futures Foundation
7001 NW 164th St
Edmond OK 73013-8928
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Fields & Futures
Mission Statement
IGNITING SUCCESS -- one field, one coach, one student at a time
  
Our mission is to serve Oklahoma City Public Schools Athletics by providing improved facilities, resources and support to maximize the number of students participating in interscholastic sports. 
 
In order to grow participation in sports to levels consistent with national averages, we have adopted strategies to increase roster sizes, reduce turnover in coaching positions and promote opportunities for students to participate in interscholastic sports. 
 
To support these strategies, Fields & Futures has designed programs to improve outdoor athletic facilities, provide professional development to coaches, and inspire students to join and stay committed to their teams. 
 
We believe that sports can be a powerful motivator for a student in the classroom; leading to improved attendance, higher academic performance, greater education completion, and, ultimately, a better quality of life.  
 
Contact Information
Contact Name Jill Anderson
Contact email Jill@fieldsandfutures.org
Address 7001 NW 164th St
Edmond, OK 73013 8928
Phone (512) 673-0912
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://fieldsandfutures.org/donate.php
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/fldfut/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
If you would like to learn more about opportunities to volunteer at the schools and neighborhoods we serve, please send an to info@fieldsandfutures.org. A member of our team will respond within 24 hours. 
 
We're always looking for donated sports equipment, team practice aids and field maintenance equipment. We will help connect you with the sports program most in need.  
 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@fieldsfutures) to keep current with all the incredible things taking place within Oklahoma City Public Schools. Help us promote and inspire students by becoming their biggest fan! 
 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $3,237,500.00
Projected Expenses $2,905,537.00
History and Background
Year Founded 2012
IRS Ruling Year 2014
State Registration Expiration Dec 2015
Statements
Mission
IGNITING SUCCESS -- one field, one coach, one student at a time
  
Our mission is to serve Oklahoma City Public Schools Athletics by providing improved facilities, resources and support to maximize the number of students participating in interscholastic sports. 
 
In order to grow participation in sports to levels consistent with national averages, we have adopted strategies to increase roster sizes, reduce turnover in coaching positions and promote opportunities for students to participate in interscholastic sports. 
 
To support these strategies, Fields & Futures has designed programs to improve outdoor athletic facilities, provide professional development to coaches, and inspire students to join and stay committed to their teams. 
 
We believe that sports can be a powerful motivator for a student in the classroom; leading to improved attendance, higher academic performance, greater education completion, and, ultimately, a better quality of life.  
 
Background
Fields & Futures was founded in 2012 as a sponsored program of Greater OKC Youth Association, a previously existing 501(c)(3) charity founded by Oklahoma City residents Liz and Tim McLaughlin with a mission to serve at-risk youth by supporting opportunities for participation in sports. 
 
During a van tour hosted by the Wes Welker Foundation in early 2012, Tim and Liz were introduced to the campus of Jefferson Middle School. Tim recalls being in disbelief when he was told that he was standing on the practice field. He was surrounded by broken glass, rocks and dirt holes. Shortly after the van tour, Tim and Liz reached out to Keith Sinor, the district's new athletic director and informed him that they would direct their efforts and resources to help build a new practice field for Jefferson Middle School. 
 
During the initial phases of construction at Jefferson Middle School, Tim and Liz were able to secure additional donations from friends and family to also build the baseball and softball field. The project was an amazing success.  
 
Once Tim and Liz witnessed firsthand the positive impact that the improved fields at Jefferson Middle School had on the students, families and surrounding neighborhoods, they both knew that their efforts could not stop at just one campus. 
 
By adopting a shared vision with Keith Sinor, Tim and Liz agreed to found a new, stand-alone organization to scale to such a size to ensure that every campus within the district received the support and resources needed to realize the same outcomes as first witnessed at Jefferson Middle School. Fields & Futures was born. 
 
Effective January 1, 2014, Fields & Futures Foundation was officially recognized as a tax exempt organization and all Fields & Futures activity previously administered underneath Greater OKC Youth Association was transferred over. 
Impact
Since fall 2012, when the organization completed its first field renovation project at Jefferson Middle School in South Oklahoma City, Fields & Futures has completed field renovations at Webster Middle School (2013), Capitol Hill High School (2014), Taft Middle School (2015), Roosevelt Middle School (2016), Northwest Classen High School (2016) and Star Spencer High School (2016).  Going into 2017 the organization is on track to have completed 20 athletic fields- leaving 24 left to go.
 
Each renovation to date has included a multi-purpose practice field (used for soccer and football), fenced baseball field and fenced softball field. 
The outcomes realized from our early efforts have been swift and dramatic. Participation in tryouts has skyrocketed. Attendance from parents and families have increased now that games can be played on campuses. And school pride in the schools' hallways and neighborhoods are at all time highs.
 
The infrastructure that we're providing to communities is allowing for other non-profit organizations and agencies to expand and reinvest back into after-school programs. Public access to renovated fields is also helping to improve the health and wellness of citizens living nearby, providing them an outlet for physical exercise.
 
Needs
We are in need of donations to fund the following programs: 
 
BUILD - the reconstruction and continual maintenance of outdoor athletic fields throughout the OKCPS district.
 
EMPOWER - the underwriting and organization of two coaching clinics and two district banquets each year, and programs designed to help deliver resources to the 265 coaches throughout the district.
 
INSPIRE - the development of programs which inspire and motivate students to join teams and participate in interscholastic sports. 
 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Educational Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Youth Development/Youth Development Programs
Programs
Description
A commitment to rebuild 44 outdoor athletic fields at 15 different school campuses throughout the Oklahoma City Public School District.
 
Beyond the renovation of fields, we also provide continual field maintenance to ensure that the playing surfaces remain in service and attract use of the facilities year round by students, community organizations and citizens within the community. 
 
To provide a campus a field is to tell the students in a tangible way that we care about you. In order to drive participation in sports, we have to provide the basic resources needed -- nothing is more basic than a field to call home.  
 
 
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Upon completion of our program goal to rebuild and transform all 44 outdoor athletic fields at 15 different middle school and high school campuses, we hope to realize the following outcomes: 
 
- Increase student participation in sports from 20% to 50%. 
- Reduce turnover in coaching positions from 35% to 15%. 
- Allow for campus athletic programs to attract more fans to games and double their event revenues. 
 
We're confident in our ability to sustain and support dramatic growth in rosters due to the perpetual field maintenance programs that we will finance and implement at each respective completed project. 
  
These desired outcomes will ultimately support the following benefits:
 
- increased attenance rates
- fewer out of school suspensions
- higher standardized test scores
- fewer dropouts 
- stronger connections to campuses 
- greater aspirations for college 
- more attempts by students to take the ACT
- more-skilled workforce
- higher self-esteem
- fewer teenage pregnancies
- healthier communities
- greater education completion 
Description
A commitment to provide programs that distribute resources and information to the 265 coaches with the OKCPS district. In our efforts to reduce the turnover rate of coaching positions, the organization has developed programs to aid in the professional development of coaches.
 
Since 2013, the organization has underwritten and organized three coaching clinics per year; covering fall, winter and spring sports. Outside of skilled clinicians teaching advanced lessons to coaches, the coaching clinics provide a platform for community partners and agencies to participate in break-out sessions to share critical information not always accessible on the respective campuses. 
 
In addition to coaching clinics, we also underwrite and organize the district's two banquets to recognize, honor and celebrate the coaches, student-athletes, and programs within the district. 
 
As an organization, we greatly value our investment in coaching. After all, who is coaching the coaches? Coaches impact more lives in a year than most people in a lifetime. Within the socio-economic condition of the communities we serve, many coaches serve in roles beyond just their title; many have to be prepared at any moment to act as a parent, mentor, or friend. 
Strategy
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Description
A commitment to develop programs which provide motivation, support and inspiration for the student-athletes, students and communities throughout the district. 
 
In 2014, we successfully piloted the 'Champion Event Pass' program at Centennial Mid High School. The program allowed for us to distribute two event passes to every student-athlete to be able to award to two individuals important to them in their life. The event passes allowed for free access to all home games.
 
We recognized that a financial barrier existed that prevented households and siblings from  further investing in their childrens' extracurricular activities and goals. The Champion Event Pass program removed that obstacle entirely and dramatically increased attendance from family members, guardians and mentors.
 
The school great benefited as well as their concession revenues increased and the program provided an up-front donation to secure the ticket inventory utilized via the distribution of the event passes. 
  
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Tim McLaughlin
Start Date Jan 2012
Email tim@fieldsandfutures.org
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Jill AndersonDevelopment Director
Mandi DotsonCommunications Director
Lisa ReedGrant Writing Specialist
Dot RhyneMarketing & Sponsorships
Marshall StockdellController
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 20
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 5
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
ONE AwardsOklahoma Center For Non-Profits2017
Perfect Partner AwardFoundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools2013
Visionary Impact AwardOklahoma Center For Non-Profits2014
Community AwardMarch of Dimes2015
Community Impact AwardOKC Beautiful2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Tim McLaughlin
Company Affiliation Self Employed, Investor
Term Jan 2012 to Dec 2020
Email tim@fieldsandfutures.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
David Griffin Griffin Communications, Inc.Voting
Stacy McDaniel Voting
Tim McLaughlin Voting
David McLaughlin McLaughlin Family FoundationExofficio
Jeff Segell Classen Tag AgencyVoting
Keith Sinor OKCPSExofficio
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 5
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 1
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016-Dec 31, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $3,237,500
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,905,537
Financial Documents
Audit2015
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe 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 Year201520142013
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$348,016$1,584,734--
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal----
State----
Local----
Unspecified----
Individual Contributions$436,124$1,985,944--
------
$14,084$787--
Investment Income, Net of Losses$29,511$935--
Unrealized Gain/Loss($42,252)$110,696--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$157,833$86,140--
Revenue In-Kind--$750,006--
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,438,155$669,690--
Administration Expense$265,655$66,551--
Fundraising Expense$189,869$146,796--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.505.12--
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%76%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue20%4%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,060,847$3,769,154--
Current Assets$732,071$1,786,981--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$379,918$137,862--
Total Net Assets$2,680,929$3,631,292$0
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.9312.96--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $436,124Individuals $1,985,944--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $348,016Foundation & Corporations $1,584,734--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $157,833Revenue In-Kind $750,006--
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
On January 1, 2014, Fields & Futures Foundation received a large transfer ($797,262) from Greater OKC Youth Association, which had previously sponsored all Fields & Futures activities in 2012 and 2013. This transfer served as a liquidation distribution to move all financial activity and accumulated net asset balances associated to the Fields & Futures program. Effective January 1, 2014, Fields & Futures Foundation became the sole entity managing all aspects of Fields & Futures' programs, staff, intellectual property, and restricted gift obligations.

In calendar year 2014, this transfer was reported as contributions on Fields & Futures Foundation tax return and financial statements. The board is providing this disclosure to help audiences perform their due diligence and understand why contributions received from foundations may be disportionately higher in 2014 when compared to future periods.

Secondly, at December 31, 2015, as part of the total temporarily restricted net asset balance ($2,505,365), the organization managed two large gift categories: one for future athletic field maintenance ($972,576) and a second for future administrative overhead expenses ($772,570). The organization will always strive to manage the necessary cash liquidity to provide perpetual field maintenance services at fields reconstructed by the organization.
Foundation Staff Comments
Prior year financials for FY2015 is from the audited financials and FY2014 is from the Amended IRS Form 990's.  Prior to these changes, their financials were based on compilations provided by the organization which can be viewed on the Other Documents tab.
 
FYI:  Fields & Futures maintains high unrestricted net asset balances to ensure that future field maintenance liabilities can be funded.  
 
The Audited Financials excludes Revenue In-Kind donations and they are presented on a "Modified Cash Basis."   However, the amount can be located in the IRS Form 990's.
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
 
 
Address 7001 NW 164th St
Edmond, OK 73013 8928
Primary Phone 512 673-0912
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/fldfut/
CEO/Executive Director Tim McLaughlin
Board Chair Mr. Tim McLaughlin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Self Employed, Investor