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REGIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/03/2014: REGIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: REGIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION

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Oakland, CA
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REGIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/03/2014: REGIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: REGIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION

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Physical Address: Oakland, CA 94620 
EIN: 23-7011877
Web URL: www.RegionalParksFoundation.org 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C11 Single Organization Support
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C34 Land Resources Conservation
Ruling Year: 1969 


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Mission Statement

The Regional Parks Foundation was established in 1969 to support the East Bay Regional Park District. The Foundation’s mission is to support our Regional Parks through fundraising that provides broader public access, resource protection and preservation, education and recreational programs, and the acquisition of parklands. One of the top priorities is to ensure that underserved populations have equal access to the East Bay Regional Park District’s parks, trails, programs, and services.     * Access for All *

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $2,046,355
Total Expenses $1,901,031

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Ms. Carol Johnson

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Because of the Regional Parks Foundation’s special relationship with the East Bay Regional Park District, the Foundation shares staff with the District’s department of Public Affairs. Accordingly, the Assistant General Manager of Public Affairs, Carol Johnson, serves as Executive Director of the Foundation. Overseeing the Foundation’s day-to-day work is the Regional Parks Foundation’s Director of Operations, Programs & Development, Nancy S. Baglietto. Nancy, a graduate of University of California at Davis, earned her MSW from San Jose State University. After 13 years of experience in the non-profit arena, she joined the Regional Parks Foundation in 2002.

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Budget:
$250,000
Category:
Youth Development
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

While retaining flexibility to serve the East Bay Regional Park District as needed, the Foundation annually raises funds to provide support for a group of core program initiatives. One of the core programs is Campershialso known as "Camperships," offer a one-of-a-kind experience in the Regional Parks to at-risk and disabled youth who otherwise would not be able to attend camp during the summer or participate in outdoor environmental education during the academic school year. The goal of the overall Campership Program is to provide an equal opportunity for our East Bay residents to participate in Park District programs and activities so that no one is turned away due to limited financial resources.

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Budget:
$25,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
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Program Description:

While retaining flexibility to serve the East Bay Regional Park District as needed, the Foundation annually raises funds to provide support for a group of core program initiatives. One of the core programs is Environmental Restoration and Habitat Enhancement. You can help keep healthy, thriving wildlife populations in your parklands by supporting one or all of the projects listed below: Amphibian Ambassador - pond restoration projects to help the region's "moist-skinned" treasures (frogs) "leap" into the future Black Rail Habitat Enhancement - restoring nesting habitat for the State threatened California Black Rail Breeding Bird Biologist - restoration and research projects to conserve and manage riparian woodland and wetland-dependent nesting birds Burrowing Owl Buddies - conservation projects that build new "owl outposts" in which these "flying mouse traps" raise their young Covey Conservationist - habitat enhancement projects to preserve and protect our state bird, the California Quail Forest of the Future - helping acorn eating wildlife through the planting and tending of oak woodlands Habitat Helpers - landscape ecology efforts to remove "green aliens" (non-native plants) and restore native, wildlife friendly plants It's Your Tern - managing the nesting habitat for the endangered California Least Tern Lizard Legionnaire - reptile research and grassland management efforts to conserve our region's web of life Restoration Rangers - crafting critter condos (wood duck, tree swallow, and western grebe), then planting vegetation to benefit wildlife

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

At the Regional Parks Foundation, we share a vision that everyone -- regardless of economic status, cultural background, or physical ability -- can enjoy the East Bay Regional Parks and the abundance of activities and programs offered by the East Bay Regional Park District. Our vision includes an environment where trails and animal habitats can be preserved and restored for our pleasure today and for the enjoyment of our grandchildren and great-grandchildren tomorrow.We believe that when people connect with nature, their lives are touched and the impact ripples through the whole community. Busy people find ways to relax and recharge. Families cherish time together hiking, swimming, and camping -- living healthy and creating memories that last a lifetime. And when new generations learn to care about plants, animals, and open spaces, they can carry on our work to preserve recreational areas for their own families and wild land that sustains native populations of deer, mountain lions, and other species.
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