International Bipolar Foundation
International Bipolar Foundation
8895 Towne Centere Drive Suite 105-360
San Diego CA 92122
Contact Information
Address International Bipolar Foundation
8895 Towne Centere Drive Suite 105-360
San Diego, CA 92122
Telephone (858) 764-2496
Fax 858 764-2491
Web and Social Media
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2007
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $400,000.00
Projected Expenses $340,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $400,000.00 (2014)

· Our live lectures in La Jolla, CA are offered free of charge 4 times a year. Lecturers cover a wide range of topics relating to Bipolar Disorder including Successful Aging, Youth Suicide Prevention, and Stem Cells and Pharmacology. All of the lectures are professionally videotaped and archived on our website.

· Our webinars occur 3-5 times per month. They are free, globally accessible, and include renowned speakers from around the world. As with the lectures, all are taped and archived. They can be viewed here:

Budget 36000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities, K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
Double attendance of webinars from about 50 to 100 viewers.
Double attendance of lectures from 75 to 150.  
Long term Success
Increased attendance by featuring well known speakers on popular topics.
Improve the lives of our viewers by educating them about different topics relating to bipolar disorder.  
Program Success Monitored By
Measuring attendance and comparing to previous attendance. 
Feedback from viewers about level of interest in topics presented, quality of presentation, and impact on daily life.  
Examples of Program Success Higher attendance, hearing testimonies about how individual's lives were improved based on what they learned. 

This program is an 8-week series of healthy behavior workshops. The goals include:

To give girls reliable, useful information about the health issues they face today, as they become young 21st-century women; to provide knowledge on successful relationships with family and friends, at school and at home; to emphasize peer-to-peer support and role-modeling, where girls work together to achieve healthier lifestyles in an all-girl environment; to build strong support networks; to develop strong self esteem; and to discuss mental health issues and increase awareness.
Budget 6,000-12,000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Females
Short Term Success 150 Girl Scouts from San Diego complete the workshop.
Long term Success Extending the program to the rest of Southern California and then throughout the country. We would like this to become a model program that the Girl Scouts can offer on a national basis.
Program Success Monitored By
  • Project Managers will provide feedback at the end of each week
  • Updates on activities and experiences will be posted on an online blog
  • We seek 20 Media outlets to cover the story of the Program
  • We shall follow-up with participants in six (6) months to discuss any changes in behavior, feelings, interactions with stigma, etc.
Examples of Program Success
Positive changes in the girls' attitudes toward mental health and stigma. Hearing from the girls about how what they learned has helped them at school, for example dealing with bullying.
Consistently increasing the number of girls that complete the workshop and/or earn the patch.  

This book, written by experts in the field, is available free to our global stakeholders and comes in hard copy, a PDF downloadable version, and at a reduced rate of $1.99 on Kindle. The book has been translated into several languages and has “country-specific” chapters dealing with how bipolar disorder is treated medically and culturally. 

Budget 25,000-50,000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities, Adults, K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
Update the book from the 2012 version. 
Print more hard copies of the book.  
Translate the book to at least one an additional language and write at least 2 more country-specific chapters.  
Long term Success
Have the book translated into every major language, and a country-specific chapter for each country. 
Update the book yearly for changes in statistics, medication, and cultural information. 
Program Success Monitored By
Number of books given out, number of languages available, number of country-specific chapters available. 
Feedback on how the book was helpful or ways it can be improved.  
Examples of Program Success
Adding a new translation or chapter. 
Distributing the book to another 1,000 people.  
Mission Statement

International Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.

Background Statement The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, CA by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder causes for patients and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.
Impact Statement International Bipolar Foundation is the world's most valued authority on Bipolar Disorder and envisions a world in which Bipolar Disorder is prevented and cured.
Needs Statement
1. Updating and printing our free book, Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder:  $25,000-52,000
2. Girl Scouts Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Workshop Program: $5,700- 23,800
3. Lecture and Webinar Series: 36,000
4. New programs targeting stigma at the high school and college levels - amount unknown 
5. Overhead - amount unknown
Service Categories
Mental Health Associations - Multipurpose
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Throughout the United States
CA - San Diego County All
We are based in San Diego, CA and have reached consumers in over 150 countries. Our programs are established in the North County of San Diego, but have been started in other US cities and some international cities. We have volunteers on every continent. We offer a free book called Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder that has been translated into 5 languages and has 8 country-specific chapters. We hope to one day offer the book in every major language with a chapter for each country. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government?
Board Chair
Board Chair Muffy Walker
Board Members
Susan Berger Community VolunteerVoting
Alisa Bernard Community VolunteerVoting
Jayson Blair Goose Creek ConsultingVoting
Jay de Groot Morrison & FoersterVoting
Lynn Hart Muto Community VolunteerVoting
Tiffany Hunter Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Thomas Jensen Private Practice - PsychiatryNonVoting
Peter Mossy Mossy Auto GroupVoting
Robin Nordhoff Community VolunteerVoting
Keith O'Neil Community VolunteerVoting
Karen Sheffres Community VolunteerVoting
Muffy Walker Community VolunteerVoting
Maggie Watkins BABC LawVoting
Lisa Weinreb San Diego District Attorney’s OfficeVoting
Lonna Williams Ridge DiagnosticsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ashley Jacobs
Term Start May 2011
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2014
Projected Revenue $400,000.00
Projected Expenses $340,000.00
Endowment Value $27,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter of Determination of Tax Exempt Status
Determination Letter
Detail Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$149,787$13,363$51,235
Administration Expense$44,669$120,985$55,171
Fundraising Expense$7,485$79,769$181,979
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.451.001.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%6%18%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%46%81%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$244,649$162,852$206,423
Current Assets$244,649$162,852$206,423
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$13,844$0$44,192
Total Net Assets$230,765$162,852$162,231
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities17.67--4.67
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Nonprofit International Bipolar Foundation
Address International Bipolar Foundation
8895 Towne Centere Drive Suite 105-360
San Diego, CA 92122
Primary Phone 858 764-2496
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ashley Jacobs
Board Chair Muffy Walker
Year of Incorporation 2007


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