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Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Post Office Box 67
Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0
Canada

Mission

A regional community organization that works with all communities in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Region. We help build local capacity in education, sustainable development, ecosystem science and cultural preservation with financial and logistical support.

Most Meaningful Change

Joining the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and producing a “Vital Signs” indicator report has really helped position us in our community. The CFC has provided us with many tools and resources to strengthen our programs as we look to develop more endowments.

2000 Year Founded
$13,439,927 Endowment Value
$120,967 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.22.14

Population Area Served

5,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationClayoquot Biosphere Trust
Address 1Post Office Box 67
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownTofino
State / RegionBritish Columbia
ZIP / Postal CodeV0R 2Z0
CountryCanada
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)316 Main Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Tofino
Map State / Region (If Different)British Columbia
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)V0R 2Z0
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone250-725-2219
Emailrebecca@clayoquotbiosphere.org
Websitewww.clayoquotbiosphere.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Rebecca Hurwitz, Managing Director
Primary Contact’s NameRebecca Hurwitz
Primary Contact’s PositionManaging Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2000
Mission StatementA regional community organization that works with all communities in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Region. We help build local capacity in education, sustainable development, ecosystem science and cultural preservation with financial and logistical support.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced5,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members10
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$931,101
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$774,745
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$120,967
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$13,439,927
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 an important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodNone
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsSlightly important
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsN/A
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equityN/A
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
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
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLittle
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
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesNever
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
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 better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentNo change
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
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
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 problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important 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 citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationHelpful
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 fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentUnimportant
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyN/A
More responsive authoritiesN/A
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsJoining the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and producing a “Vital Signs” indicator report has really helped position us in our community. The CFC has provided us with many tools and resources to strengthen our programs as we look to develop more endowments.
 

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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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