Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Benicia Tree Foundation

BENICIA, CA

Mission

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

Ruling Year

2010

Secretary, Board of Directors

Mr. Steven Leslie Goetz

Main Address

PO BOX 1877

BENICIA, CA 94510 USA

Keywords

sustainability, green infrastructure, education, k-12, community, civic

EIN

27-1218587

 Number

5015935284

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Support California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Since 2010, we have planted 834 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 2019, over 27% of our volunteers have been under 18 years of age. Educate the community on the value of trees and how to plant and maintain them. In 2019, 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 2019, we attracted 259 volunteers and generated 976 volunteer hours, 71% more than in 2016.

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To attract $5,000 in donations for 2020. To plant 166 trees in 2020, which will bring a cumulative total of 1000 trees planted since 2010. To generate 1000 volunteer house in 2020.

We have attended four training sessions through Solano Community Foundation and the Rose Foundation in 2019 to increase our capacity to attract more donations and volunteers. In 2019, we joined the NonProfit Partnership Program which is a support group for local non-profit organizations sponsored by the Solano Community Foundation. 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). Our FIN work center also houses a modest collection of books, publications, and nonprofit literature.

The Foundation maintains a website, a Go-Daddy account for email service, a facebook account, a twitter account, a constant contact account with 378 contacts, a paypal account, and a Vonage account for phone service. Two new members have been added to the Foundation's Board of Directors.

We maintain databases to track our volunteers, volunteer hours, number of trees planted, expenses and revenues.

$4,295 in donations were received in 2019. 96 trees were planted in 2019. 976 volunteer hours were generated by 259 volunteers in 2019. See "Goals" section for what's next.

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Benicia Tree Foundation

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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