CORE FOUNDATION

"Be the change you want to see in the world" (Ghandi)

Reston, VA   |  www.corefoundation.org

Mission

We work with social entrepreneurs and small organizations to help them achieve their goals and objectives. We provide counsel and resources to help individuals and organizations plan, build and execute on their vision.

Ruling year info

2007

Founder & Chair

Mr. Doug Bushée

Main address

PO Box 3631

Reston, VA 20195 USA

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EIN

20-5997764

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (T02)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Management & Technical Assistance (W02)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At CORE Foundation, we help social entrepreneurs and small organizations achieve their goals. We provide counsel and resources to help individuals and organizations plan, build, and execute their visions.

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?

Reson Sprint Triathlon

The largest sprint triathlon in Virginia, the Reston Sprint Triathlon hosts 1000 athletes and raises $30,000 a year. The money goes to Cornerstones, an organization that shelters and feeds the homeless and works with those in need to help them achieve independence.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Be AMYazing! Reston Youth Triathlon was founded by youth, for youth. It is a unique student-inspired, student-led event.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

An annual golf tournament that raises money for our wounded veterans.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

A USA Triathlon sanctioned event focused on introducing multi-sports to youth athletes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Reson Sprint Triathlon

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

As of 2017, CORE Foundation raised over $350,000 for CornerstonesVA since RST was founded in 2007. Another $30,000 was donated in both 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Reson Sprint Triathlon

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Hundreds of Volunteers are involved in RST. In 2020, the event converted to virtual so the number of in-person volunteers decreased.

Number of stakeholders/stakeholder groups with whom communication has been achieved and expectations shared

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Reson Sprint Triathlon

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Stakeholders from across the spectrum share the expectations and enjoy the achievements of CORE Foundation - charitable sponsors, directors, volunteers, athletes, participants, and benefactors.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

CORE Foundation helps social entrepreneurs and small charity minded organizations identify support for their plans, contributes resources to get them started, helps them market their initiatives, and provides an infrastructure that improves the individual or organization's chances of success.

We know the challenges people have doing good work. From getting projects off the ground to executing on a plan, we improve the chances of a project's success. After receiving a request for support, we set up a meeting to understand the vision of the individual or the issue the organization faces. Once the CORE Foundation reviews and selects the individual or organization, we develop a plan to help them achieve their goals.

From insurance to banking to tax reporting, our focus is on the back-office support organizations and social entrepreneurs need to get things going. We build relationships with organizations that are happy to contribute directly to those in need.

CORE Foundation has enjoyed much success in attaining the goal of helping social entrepreneurs and small charity minded organizations to make a positive change on the world. Here are several examples of our accomplishments:

The Reston Sprint Triathlon hosts 1000 athletes annually and has raised over $350,000 for Cornerstones since the race was founded in 2007. Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.

Amy's Amigos Youth Triathlon benefits the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation. Amy's Amigos have raised over $150,000 for the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation since the race was founded in 2011.

Radford University Sig Ep Brothers by the Wayside hosts an annual events to raise money for those that need temporary help due to an unforeseen illness or personal tragedy.

Helping Hungry Kits provides thousands of weekend food bags every year for school kids with food insecurity.

Off the Charts Club aims to comfort and empower children with cancer through the leadership of their peers. Their ultimate goal is to help kids escape their medical charts and experience a childhood that is "off the charts" enjoyable.

Desks for Distance, Essentials for Education, and Woodworking with a Purpose help kids in need overcome the obstacles they face with distance learning. These three groups build and/or distribute desks and other educational items.

CORE Foundation will continue embracing these missions and empowering the social entrepreneurs to do their good work by providing them with back office support and guidance. We currently have twenty active projects and will onboard another eight in 2021.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In March 2020, COVID-19 forced changes to the plans for the Reston Sprint Triathlon in-person charity event scheduled for May 31st. The almost 1,100 athletes were emailed a survey to help us determine what changes would best serve them. About 750 responded and the majority of responses favored a virtual event. Although we had never ventured into virtual, we quickly pivoted and managed to produce an event so successful that we converted our two kids events as well. Three virtual races are planned for 2021.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 2/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Doug Bushée

Gartner

Term: 2020 - 2022

Cheryl Fyock

Deloitte

Lee Bergstrom

Lockheed

Phil Vera

Xmedius

Dave Hurley

National Park Service

Brian Fyock

Crowell Mooring

Jennifer Harper

Publisher

Gina Healey

Portum Trust

Brett Fox

Hopecam

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/01/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.