Profiles

Community Foundation of Teton Valley

Post Office Box 1523
Driggs, Idaho 83422
United States

Mission

To improve the quality of life in Teton Valley by bringing people together through philanthropic leadership

Most Meaningful Change

Our signature philanthropic event, the Tin Cup Challenge, has raised nearly $6 million for nonprofit organizations in Teton Valley over the past six years. The Tin Cup Challenge matches a nonprofit’s designated gifts, making their fundraising efforts go further at no expense to them. The event simplifies and streamlines giving for donors, and brings our community together to celebrate philanthropy with a competitive run, fun run, nonprofit booths, and a day of fun in the park. In addition, the foundation is filling gaps in health and human services by providing an online resource directory (www.tetonvalleyresourcedirectory.com) and convening providers and community leaders to work together to improve communication and services for our valley’s residents.

2007 Year Founded
$900,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

 Suggest an Update


This profile is 98% complete

Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

9,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Teton Valley
Address 1Post Office Box 1523
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownDriggs
State / RegionIdaho
ZIP / Postal Code83422
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)175 North Main Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Driggs
Map State / Region (If Different)Idaho
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)83422
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone208.354.0230
Emailktrotter@cftetonvalley.org
Websitewww.cftetonvalley.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Kim Trotter, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameKim Trotter
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2007
Mission StatementTo improve the quality of life in Teton Valley by bringing people together through philanthropic leadership
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced9,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Board Members14
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,100,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$200,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$900,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo and do not intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversitySlightly important
Building an endowmentSlightly important
Serving donor needsSlightly important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentSlightly important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLittle
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLittle
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur signature philanthropic event, the Tin Cup Challenge, has raised nearly $6 million for nonprofit organizations in Teton Valley over the past six years. The Tin Cup Challenge matches a nonprofit’s designated gifts, making their fundraising efforts go further at no expense to them. The event simplifies and streamlines giving for donors, and brings our community together to celebrate philanthropy with a competitive run, fun run, nonprofit booths, and a day of fun in the park. In addition, the foundation is filling gaps in health and human services by providing an online resource directory (www.tetonvalleyresourcedirectory.com) and convening providers and community leaders to work together to improve communication and services for our valley’s residents.
 

Suggest an Update

Submit any additional information, updates or changes to your profile. Completed sections are indicated with a green check mark. Submissions will be emailed to your foundation’s contact email for approval before being published. Thank you for taking time to suggest an update!

Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

×