Benicia Tree Foundation

BENICIA, CA   |  www.beniciatrees.org

Mission

To strengthen community by promoting and supporting tree planting, maintenance and education.

Ruling year info

2010

Secretary, Board of Directors

Mr. Steven Leslie Goetz

Main address

PO BOX 1877

BENICIA, CA 94510 USA

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EIN

27-1218587

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Support California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Since 2010, we have planted 953 trees that will sequester 18,000 metric tons of CO2 during their lifetime. Educate our youth on the value of community service. The Foundation has planted trees on every public school campus in the city, which represent 53% of the trees we have planted. In 2020, one-third of our volunteers were under 18 years of age. Educate the community on the value of trees and how to plant and maintain them. In 2020, we attracted 259 individuals to 20 events where they learned how to plant the right tree in the right place, how to maintain trees, and the benefits trees provide to the community. Sustain an all-volunteer local non-profit organization. The Foundation had a part-time executive director until December 31, 2015. Since that time we have operated as an all-volunteer organization. In 2020, we generated 1,134 volunteer hours, 66% more than in 2017.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tree Care Days

Tree Care Days are typically organized on Second Saturday and Third Thursdays through most of the year, where volunteers can help plant, maintain, or learn about trees at one of our project sites.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Tree Keeper program provides assistance to property owners who want to plant trees on their property. The cost of the trees planted are paid by the property owner, or through grants.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Solano Community Foundation, Non-Profit Partnership Program 2021

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To attract $5,000 in donations for 2022.

To plant 47 trees in 2022, which will bring a cumulative total of 1000 trees planted since 2010.

To generate 1500 volunteer house in 2022.

In 2019, we joined the NonProfit Partnership Program which is a support group for local non-profit organizations sponsored by the Solano Community Foundation (SCF).

We will outreach to more property owners in Benicia to host tree planting projects.

We will send Letters of Introduction to prospective grantors. SCF, a Funding Information Network (FIN) partner of the Foundation Center since March of 2006, has three computer workstations and printers with dedicated access to Foundation Center resources (FDO, GTIO, Maps and GrantSpace). Access to the office has been limited due to COVID-19, but we will monitor its availability.

The Foundation maintains a website, a Roundcube account for email service, a facebook account, a twitter account, a constant contact account with 394 contacts, a paypal account, and a Vonage account for phone service.

Two new members have been added to the Foundation's Board of Directors in 2021.

$5780 in donations were received in 2021.

19 trees were planted in 2021.

892 volunteer hours were generated by 190 volunteers in 2021.

See "Goals" section for what's next.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Benicia Tree Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Alison Fleck

Simply Perfect Gardens

Term: 2015 -

Steven Goetz

Contract Planner

Barbara Wood

Retired

Jackson Udy

Valero Refining

Braden Begbie

College Student

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/28/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.