The County of San Bernardino Human Services (HS) invite qualified nonprofit organizations to participate in the HS Community Base Organization (CBO) Program for the distribution of surplus property. Qualified nonprofit organizations (tax-exempt nonprofit corporations and foundations which provide social services to San Bernardino County residents) may acquire surplus items at no cost to the organization. Examples of some of the surplus items that can be acquired include desks, bookcases, file cabinets, computers, printers, and tables.
In order to qualify, organizations must demonstrate services are provided to San Bernardino County residents at a facility within San Bernardino County and maintain a tax exempt status through the IRS and the State of California. Nonprofit organizations interested in participating in the HS CBO Program for the current program year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020), must submit the following documentation:
- Completed CBO Program Application
- Copy of IRS tax exempt letter
- Copy of State Franchise Tax Board exempt letter
- Copy of Articles of Incorporation
- Brochure, pamphlet, or documentation of the services provided to San Bernardino County residents
A new application is required each program year and accepted on a first come, first served basis. The HS reserves the right to cease accepting new applications once program limits have been met for the program year.
As a reminder: Please RETAIN your CBO account identification card at the end of each program year as qualified CBOs will maintain the same account number.
Important Notice: Surplus items received by the nonprofit organization must not leave San Bernardino County nor be sold for profitable gain.
For questions regarding the CBO Program procedures or regulations, contact Human Services Administration, Attention: Kelly Tobin, Staff Analyst II, firstname.lastname@example.org, (909) 387-3312.
Community Based Organizations (CBO) Program – Contact Information
Completed and signed application with supporting documentation may be submitted by:
Mail: County of San Bernardino
Attn: CBO Program
150 S. Lena Rd.
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0515
Fax: (909) 388-0182
Attn: CBO Program
Please contact Kelly Tobin at (909) 387-3312 or via email: HSCBOSurplusProperty@hss.sbcounty.gov.
Community Based Organizations (CBO) Program – Surplus Warehouse
County of San Bernardino
Purchasing Department – Surplus Warehouse
777 E. Rialto Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Please call for an appointment: (909) 387-2039
Open: Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed: Weekends and Holidays