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Stanislaus Community Foundation

1029 16th Street
Modesto, California 95354
United States

Mission

To enhance the quality of life of all Stanislaus County residents by transforming community resources into community good, in order to encourage philanthropy, provide services to donors and assist those who work to meet community needs

Most Meaningful Change

We have experienced significant organizational change in the last fiscal year with the hire of a new CEO and the creation of a program officer position. Although the foundation has acted as a trusted steward of community assets for over ten years, our visibility in the community has remained low. As we transition from primarily a “transactional” to a “transformational” community foundation, our main focus is to increase our organization’s visibility, to learn about and understand the community to inform our grantmaking, and to develop stronger relationships with public agencies and community organizations. In the past year, we have made large strides in reaching these goals through the implementation of a strategic marketing plan, participation in key community collaboratives around education and health, conducting nonprofit site visits and interviews, and the development of a new discretionary grant cycle. Consequently, these tactical activities have helped to forge stronger ties with new and existing fund holders, which has led to increased charitable giving in our community.

2001 Year Founded
$3,000,000 Endowment Value
$100,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

520,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationStanislaus Community Foundation
Address 11029 16th Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownModesto
State / RegionCalifornia
ZIP / Postal Code95354
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
Phone209.576.1608
Emailaghughes@stanislauscf.org
Websitewww.stanislauscf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Marian Kaanon, CEO
Primary Contact’s NameAmanda Hughes
Primary Contact’s PositionProgram Officer
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2001
Mission StatementTo enhance the quality of life of all Stanislaus County residents by transforming community resources into community good, in order to encourage philanthropy, provide services to donors and assist those who work to meet community needs
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced520,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members16
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,239,758
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,555,742
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,187,819
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$100,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$3,000,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight 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 fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
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 diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
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 cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityFair amount
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingLittle
ChildrenLot
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting much worse
CrimeGetting much worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting much worse
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 equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting 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
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
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 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 environmentImportant
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingVery important
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 YearsWe have experienced significant organizational change in the last fiscal year with the hire of a new CEO and the creation of a program officer position. Although the foundation has acted as a trusted steward of community assets for over ten years, our visibility in the community has remained low. As we transition from primarily a “transactional” to a “transformational” community foundation, our main focus is to increase our organization’s visibility, to learn about and understand the community to inform our grantmaking, and to develop stronger relationships with public agencies and community organizations. In the past year, we have made large strides in reaching these goals through the implementation of a strategic marketing plan, participation in key community collaboratives around education and health, conducting nonprofit site visits and interviews, and the development of a new discretionary grant cycle. Consequently, these tactical activities have helped to forge stronger ties with new and existing fund holders, which has led to increased charitable giving in our community.
 

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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

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