Profiles

Sonora Area Foundation

362 South Stewart Street
Sonora, California 95370
United States

Mission

The foundation assists donors, makes grants and provides community leadership. Primary areas of interest include human services, education, arts, culture and humanities, health, public and society benefit, and environment and animals.

Most Meaningful Change

The level at which we positively impact the youth of our area, whether through program support for at-risk youth, scholarships to local students or broader support for youth through the arts, health or human services.

1989 Year Founded
$44,076,675 Endowment Value
$2,008,131 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 11.05.14

Population Area Served

55,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationSonora Area Foundation
Address 1362 South Stewart Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownSonora
State / RegionCalifornia
ZIP / Postal Code95370
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone(209) 533-2596
Emailedwyllie@sonora-area.org
Websitewww.sonora-area.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Jim Johnson, President
Primary Contact’s NameEd Wyllie
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1989
Mission StatementThe foundation assists donors, makes grants and provides community leadership. Primary areas of interest include human services, education, arts, culture and humanities, health, public and society benefit, and environment and animals.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced55,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members9
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,872,152
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$2,640,275
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$2,008,131
Does Organization Have an Endowment
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$44,076,675
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three Years
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingDid not answer
Having local people as leaders in the organizationDid not answer
Seeking local donationsDid not answer
Having a gender balance in the organizationDid not answer
Board reflective of community diversityDid not answer
Building an endowmentDid not answer
Serving donor needsDid not answer
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityDid not answer
Building inclusion and trust in the communityDid not answer
Pursuing equityDid not answer
Accountability to local peopleDid not answer
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyDid not answer
Community developmentDid not answer
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
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
ChildrenFair amount
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 concernDid not answer
Promote collaboration between granteesDid not answer
Promote understanding of public policyDid not answer
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsDid not answer
AdvocacyDid not answer
Loaned staffDid not answer
ResearchDid not answer
Community needs assessmentDid not answer
Leadership developmentDid not answer
InternshipsDid not answer
Providing space for local organizationsDid not answer
Access to information technologyDid not answer
Publishing/knowledge sharingDid not answer
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsDid not answer
Informal associations of citizensDid not answer
Non-governmental organizationsDid not answer
Local governmentDid not answer
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesDid not answer
SchoolsDid not answer
BusinessesDid not answer
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationN/A
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
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 doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
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 fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentUnimportant
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceUnimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe level at which we positively impact the youth of our area, whether through program support for at-risk youth, scholarships to local students or broader support for youth through the arts, health or human services.
 

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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

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