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Olympic View Community Foundation

720 East Washington Street, Suite 111
Sequim, Washington 98382
United States

Mission

To improve our community by connecting people who care with causes that matter

Most Meaningful Change

For the past 10 years, the foundation languished due to the passive nature of being run by an all-volunteer board in a very rural, low-population community. However, due to an unusual partnership with a local bank whereby 1% of all purchases made on their community credit card is returned to the community through our organization in the form of small grants, we have had a low profile among local nonprofits. We received a grant in the last quarter of 2012 to fund a staff position to rebuild and renew the organization in terms of infrastructure and operations. We are coming into the second year of that grant and feel we are making headway. We are in discussion with the city regarding a public/private partnership to rehabilitate a small community center. Our five-year strategy is to undertake this rather large, high-profile project and others that will help our community and simultaneously raise the foundation’s profile, which should result in growth of our endowment assets.

2000 Year Founded
$141,137 Endowment Value
$5,850 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

33,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationOlympic View Community Foundation
Address 1720 East Washington Street, Suite 111
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownSequim
State / RegionWashington
ZIP / Postal Code98382
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
Phone360-797-1338
Emailsueellen@ov-cf.org
Websitewww.ov-cf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Sue Ellen Riesau, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameSue Riesau
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2000
Mission StatementTo improve our community by connecting people who care with causes that matter
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced33,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$40,225
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$15,243
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$16,453
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$5,850
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$141,137
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 an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed an important role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodNone
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 organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
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
HealthDid not answer
Human and social servicesDid not answer
Human rightsDid not answer
International relationsDid not answer
ReligionDid not answer
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityDid not answer
Information technologyDid not answer
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingDid not answer
ChildrenDid not answer
WaterDid not answer
Alternative energyDid not answer
Disaster reliefDid not answer
Advocacy with authoritiesDid not answer
Job trainingDid not answer
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting much better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small 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 communityA few small achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesDid not answer
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
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 organizationN/A
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 doesNo
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 environmentImportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsFor the past 10 years, the foundation languished due to the passive nature of being run by an all-volunteer board in a very rural, low-population community. However, due to an unusual partnership with a local bank whereby 1% of all purchases made on their community credit card is returned to the community through our organization in the form of small grants, we have had a low profile among local nonprofits. We received a grant in the last quarter of 2012 to fund a staff position to rebuild and renew the organization in terms of infrastructure and operations. We are coming into the second year of that grant and feel we are making headway. We are in discussion with the city regarding a public/private partnership to rehabilitate a small community center. Our five-year strategy is to undertake this rather large, high-profile project and others that will help our community and simultaneously raise the foundation’s profile, which should result in growth of our endowment assets.
 

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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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