Occidental College

Occidental College Overview

Occidental College is located in Los Angeles, CA. The organization was established in 1934. According to its NTEE Classification (B42) the organization is classified as: Undergraduate Colleges, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Occidental College employed 2,737 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Occidental College generated $193.7m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 3.6% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $178.4m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 1.0% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2014, Occidental College has awarded 63 individual grants totaling $1,166,935. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A TOTAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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SEE SCHEDULE OACADEMIC PROGRAM: AS A PRIVATE, CO-EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE SEEKS TO PROVIDE ITS STUDENTS WITH A TOTAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY ONE THAT PREPARES THEM FOR LEADERSHIP IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPLEX, INTERDEPENDENT AND PLURALISTIC WORLD. FOUNDED IN LOS ANGELES IN 1887, OCCIDENTAL WAS ONE OF THE FIRST LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA AND TODAY IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S FEW LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES IN AN URBAN SETTING. OCCIDENTAL OFFERS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES IN A WIDE RANGE OF DISCIPLINES AND A MASTER'S DEGREE IN MARINE BIOLOGY. ITS 2,072 STUDENTS, DRAWN FROM 49 STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C. AND 64 COUNTRIES, CHOOSE FROM 45 MAJORS AND MINORS TAUGHT BY 201 FULLTIME AND 29 PART-TIME FACULTY. COURSE WORK IS INTEGRATED WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S TOP UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMS, STUDY IN DOZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND THE COUNTRY'S ONLY CAMPAIGN SEMESTER AND RESIDENTIAL UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES. SINCE PRODUCING ITS FIRST RHODES SCHOLAR IN 1907, OCCIDENTAL HAS CONSISTENTLY WON NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. THE COLLEGE HAS BEEN ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING PRODUCERS OF STUDENT FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS FOR 15 YEARS, ACCORDING TO THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE AND EQUITY, OCCIDENTAL ALSO IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST ECONOMICALLY DIVERSE CAMPUSES, ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES. SOME 75 PERCENT OF OXY STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL AID; 19 PERCENT ARE PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS; AND 13 PERCENT ARE THE FIRST IN THEIR FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE.


SEE SCHEDULE OCO-CURRICULAR: OCCIDENTAL OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS, FROM THE STUDENT-RUN BLYTH FUND, WHICH OVERSEES A SIX-FIGURE INVESTMENT FUND, TO THE INTERNSHIPS AND CAREER COUNSELING SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE HAMEETMAN CAREER CENTER. THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS AN ONLINE RADIO STATION, AWARD-WINNING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, AND LITERARY MAGAZINE. AS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, OCCIDENTAL OFFERS 21 VARSITY SPORTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN, AS WELL AS SEVERAL CLUB SPORTS AND INTRAMURAL PROGRAMS FOR MEN AND WOMEN.


SEE SCHEDULE OPUBLIC SERVICE: OCCIDENTAL WAS ONE OF THE FIRST LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES SELECTED AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS BY THE CARNEGIE FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TEACHING AND HAS REPEATEDLY BEEN NAMED TO THE PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL FOR ITS EXEMPLARY SERVICE EFFORTS. OCCIDENTAL'S TRADITION OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH DATES BACK TO 1963, WHEN THE COLLEGE'S COMMUNITY LITERACY CENTER WAS FOUNDED TO PROVIDE ONE-ON-ONE READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR LOCAL K-6 CHILDREN. IT ALSO IS HOME TO ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S OLDEST, LARGEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL UPWARD BOUND PROGRAMS. OCCIDENTAL HAS INTEGRATED COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTO ITS CURRICULUM, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ITS LOCATION IN LOS ANGELES. THREE LINKED PROGRAMS THE OFFICE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING, AND THE URBAN & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INSTITUTE CONNECT CURRICULUM, CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, AND RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY-BASED EFFORTS.


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Occidental College Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Del Amo Construction Inc
Construction And Project Management
$7,023,976
Jorgensen-reeve Builders Inc
General Contractors
$1,008,162
O'melveny & Myers Llp
Attorneys
$850,033
Cambridge Associates
Investment Advisors
$558,000
Pacific National Group
General Contractors
$5,683,185
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $7,843,826
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$24,693,425
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $547,754
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$32,537,251
Total Program Service Revenue$143,108,092
Investment income $5,602,225
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $12,413,829
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $193,661,397

Occidental College Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Occidental College has awarded $150,091 in support to 7 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

SILENT SPRING INSTITUTE

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Newton, MA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH PARTNER ASSISTING WITH STUDY DESIGN OF IN-HOME ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCT USE, SURVEYS, AND FOCUS GROUPS TO ENSURE STUDY PROTOCOLS CAPTURE DATA ADEQUATELY. LEAD ANALYSES ON EXPOSURES TO PRODUCTS.

$40,659

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

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Albany, NY

PURPOSE: CONDUCT RESEARCH ON QUANTITIVE AFM INVESTIGATIONS OF ADHESION OF A PLANKTONIC BACTERIAL PREDATOR TO BIOFILM PREY AND WORK CLOSELY WITH SEVERAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS ASSISTING IN CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH.

$38,337

WELLESLEY COLLEGE

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Wellesley, MA

PURPOSE: CONDUCT RESEARCH ON QUANTITIVE AFM INVESTIGATIONS OF ADHESION OF A PLANKTONIC BACTERIAL PREDATOR TO BIOFILM PREY AND WORK CLOSELY WITH SEVERAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS ASSISTING IN CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH.

$36,995

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

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Ashburn, VA

PURPOSE: BRING TOGETHER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN AN IMMERSIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE THAT WILL SUPPORT THEM IN BECOMING FUTURE MATHEMATICIANS. STUDENTS WILL LEAVE THE EXPERIENCE HAVING MADE BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS.

$15,161

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE

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Decatur, GA

PURPOSE: RESEARCH PARTNER ASSISTING WITH CONDUCTING STUDY PROTOCOLS FOR IN-HOME PRODUCT USE, DEVELOPING SURVEY INSTRUMENT FOCUS GROUP MATERIALS, DATA ANALYSIS, CONDUCTING ANALYTICAL TESTING OF PRODUCTS, AND PREPARING PEER-REVIEW MANUSCRIPTS.

$8,461

BELLEVUE COLLEGE

PURPOSE: BRING TOGETHER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN AN IMMERSIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE THAT WILL SUPPORT THEM IN BECOMING FUTURE MATHEMATICIANS. STUDENTS WILL LEAVE THE EXPERIENCE HAVING MADE BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS.

$5,250
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Occidental College Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 31 grants that Occidental College has recieved totaling $559,910.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Paul K Richter Memorial Fund

Providence, RI

PURPOSE: UNRESTRICTED GENERAL

$210,000
Mckinnon Family Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: EDUCATION

$100,000
$49,550
The William And Elizabeth Kahane Family Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL USE OF THE DONEE

$30,000
The William And Elizabeth Kahane Family Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL USE OF THE DONEE

$30,000
Wild Wisdom Foundation Inc

La Jolla, CA

PURPOSE: SAGE GARDEN PROGRAM

$15,815
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$448,094,636
Earnings-$5,462,767
Admin Expense$672,899
Net Contributions$18,571,934
Other Expense$11,502,626
Grants$9,938,869
Ending Balance$439,089,409

Occidental College Peer Organizations

Organization NameAssets
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
$388,271,468
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
$268,454,382
Lewis And Clark College
Portland, OR
$193,317,851
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
$193,661,397
Claremont Mckenna College
Claremont, CA
$321,560,955
Art Center College Of Design
Pasadena, CA
$136,246,273
Reed Institute
Portland, OR
$130,106,013
California College Of The Arts
San Francisco, CA
$118,675,549
Linfield University
Mcminnville, OR
$107,455,893
Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
$99,172,732
Scripps College
Claremont, CA
$98,616,217
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
$92,164,752

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