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)

Webinars are online presentations that go in depth on current topics related to bipolar disorder. They are held live about once a week, and are recorded and posted to our website.

Topics include emerging research trends, new types of therapy, self-help tools, and personal stories. The presentations are directed at both patients, caregivers, and professionals. Certain topics will apply to some groups more than others.  

Budget 10000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mood Disorders
Population Served Adults, US& International, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Short Term Success


· Increase viewer registration and participation by 50%

· 75% of viewers find the video helpful and learn something new

Long term Success
 25% of viewers incorporate something they’ve learned into their lifestyle or practice
Program Success Monitored By

Survey after webinar to assess if the viewer:

o Learned something

o Found the video helpful

o Would recommend the video to their friends

Quarterly surveys to measure:

o How many viewers have incorporated something they have learned into their lifestyle or practice (health care professionals)

o Survey results will be separated out by topic

Staff will record webinar activity such as which videos are played most often and who is in the audience

Staff will monitor results and make adjustments to program content when needed
Examples of Program Success Higher attendance, hearing testimonies about how individual's lives were improved based on what they learned. 

An overview of everything a person should know about living with bipolar disorder, organized into one book. Chapters include: Children and Adolescents, College, Family Life and Relationships, Pregnancy, The Workplace, Travel, Aging, Nutrition, Substance Abuse, Medication, Natural Treatments, the Caregiver, and more.

The book is designed for both patients, caregivers, and professionals looking for a general overview of the different aspects of living with bipolar disorder.

10 country specific chapters and 5 translations are available, many more are in progress.
Budget 35000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mood Disorders
Population Served People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities, Adults, K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

100% of readers learn something from reading the book

75% of readers would recommend the book

Complete 3 more languages and 5 country chapters (for 2015)

Increase number of PDFs sent out by 25%

Long term Success

25% of readers regularly refer back to the book

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

Quarterly surveys will be sent out to recipients of the book to determine:

o If they are a consumer, caregiver, or professional

o What they learned and what chapters were most helpful

o If they incorporated something they learned into their lifestyle or practice

o If they regularly refer back to the book

o If they would recommend it to someone

Results will be separated by chapter
Examples of Program Success
The book has been distributed to 7,000 people. The 2nd Edition is now available. 

Girls earn the patch by completing activities to learn about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Activities vary by age group and include making brain structures with clay or beads, learning mental illness facts and myths, observing how the media portrays mental health, reading about famous achievers who have a mental illness, and discovering local resources.

Once earned, the patch is mailed for free.
Budget 3000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Females, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Short Term Success

75% of participants will be aware of local resources to get help

50% of participants will be more likely to openly discuss mental health

Long term Success

75% of participants will not be afraid to get help when needed

25% of participants will be more active in their community regarding mental health issues 
Program Success Monitored By

After completing the required activities, the leaders and girl scouts will answer a survey to assess if the girls:

Understood the material

Will get help for self or someone else when needed

Are aware of available resources

Are more likely to openly discuss mental health

Are more likely to be active in community regarding mental health issues
Examples of Program Success Quotes from leaders of troops that have earned the patch: 

"What an absolutely amazing program this is!! The dialogue it opened with my girls was so amazing!! Thank you so much!”

"It’s amazing to see the girls once they've connected the dots of everyday life and family members with some of these issues and they get clued in as to what's going on in their lives. I would go as far to say this journey made them a little bit closer to one another. This booklet was very informative. I was able to even use it for my workplace. Thanks!”

"What a wonderful time we had completing the Mental Health patch. One of our leaders was a psychology professor and she brought an actual brain for the girls to look at. We also spent a lot of time doing the role play (great activity) and talking about what mental health really means. Fit in perfectly with a weekend dedicated to taking a pledge to be kind to each other!"

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

2014 Accomplishments

· We distributed over 4,000 free PDF copies of our book, Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder

· 500 Girl Scouts earned our Mental Health Awareness Patch

· We hosted 32 webinars that were viewed by over 1000 people

· We hosted 10 events in Southern California including educational lectures, our first annual 5K, and first annual conference.

· Our Say It Forward Anti Stigma Campaign reached over 4 million people online

2015 Goals

· Increase the number of Healthy Living books distributed, Girl Scout patches earned, and webinar viewers all by 150%

· Reach more people with limited access to health care

· Reach more health care professionals with up to date information about bipolar disorder and new treatment developments

· Increase our presence in other countries

Needs Statement

2015 Needs

· Funding for our Healthy Living book so that we can provide hard copies for free to consumers (Currently PDF is available for free and hard copy is $35). $17,000 would cover the non-personnel costs of 500 hard copies. 

· Funding for our Girl Scout patch so that we can reach more girls and continue to provide the patches for free. $1,000 would cover the materials expenses for 500 patches.

· Funding for website and other online expenses. $4,000 would cover all web expenses for one year.

· Funding or volunteers to translate our Healthy Living book and other materials

· Funding and volunteers to host events in other countries

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 Year201320122011
Program Expense$168,205$149,787$13,363
Administration Expense$40,107$44,669$120,985
Fundraising Expense$53,200$7,485$79,769
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.481.451.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses64%74%6%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%3%46%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$408,362$244,649$162,852
Current Assets$272,730$244,649$162,852
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$46,244$13,844$0
Total Net Assets$362,118$230,765$162,852
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.9017.67--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
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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