CALIFORNIA FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION

aka CA FFA Foundation   |   Galt, CA   |  https://calaged.org/support/ffa-foundation

Mission

The mission of the California FFA Foundation is to promote, aid, and assist, financially or otherwise the California FFA to ensure success of agriculture education by preparing tomorrows agricultural leaders today. Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Mr. Matt Patton

Main address

PO Box 186

Galt, CA 95632 USA

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EIN

23-7166263

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (K11)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Agricultural Education envisions a world where ALL people value and understand the vital role of agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems in advancing personal and global well-being. California FFA Foundation works to support that vision financially or otherwise.

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?

Programs

The major operating programs for the California FFA Foundation include leadership conferences, career development events, proficiency award recognition, and the FFA Center campaign.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

The mission of the California FFA Foundation is to promote, aid, and assist, financially or otherwise, California FFA to ensure the success of Agricultural Education by preparing tomorrow's agricultural leaders, today.

The Foundation provides award recognition for student projects, competitive team events, leadership development events, as well as leadership training conferences.

California FFA Foundation's Board Members each have substantial agricultural industry connections. They are ambassadors to those industry connections to build long-term relationships, with financial commitments to multi-year pledges.

Grants are sought for program developments or restructure. The size and diversity of California FFA membership, over 95,000 in 2020, means grant dollars are well-invested, and broad-reaching.

Fundraising activities for programs, specific and general, occur throughout the year as well, even in a virtual capacity.

Individual donors receive monthly e-newsletters and quarterly printed newsletters, updating them with student leadership activities, successes, and donor stories. These communications provide a way to dontate, online or by mail.

A full-time Fund Development Director works with California FFA Foundation board members, agricultural education staff members, and California FFA student leadership to identify funding needs and strategies, build relationships with new donors, and develop marketing strategies to increase donations to the Foundation. Staff at California FFA in Galt, California totals 7 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. One other employee supports California FFA Foundation activities on a part-time basis.

California FFA Foundation is fiscally sound and can weather financial crisis. Assets include the land and building for California FFA and California FFA Foundation, financial investments, and cash, totaling over $6million.

California FFA Foundation assumed fiscal responsibility for the building in Galt, California in the last year, 2019-2020. The commitment demonstrates financial well-being of the organization.

COVID-19 and ensuing restrictions, canceled leadership conferences, agricultural experiences and classroom learning beginning in March 2020. In spite of the complete cessation of in-person activities, the organization has found ways to keep agricultural students engaged and moving through the agricultural education curriculum. The increased participation of students in the virtual format has broadened inclusiveness and availability. Staff at California FFA have kept decisions student-centered and California FFA Foundation board members have strongly endorsed the decisions.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The California FFA Foundation serves the California Association FFA and the California Department of Education.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    California FFA and California FFA Foundation each have separate boards. California FFA Association Board decided not to charge students for virtual attendance to a State Leadership Conference that is usually held in person. The participation by students was greatly increased as a result. From there, California FFA has worked to build on the increased inclusiveness for students, while explaining to donors of the California FFA Foundation how the virtual platform serves student needs and increases awareness by students of donors and the agricultural industry as a career path.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually,

  • 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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CALIFORNIA FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 8/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Toosje Koll

CPA/Ag Industry

Term: 2020 - 2022

Dennis Albiani

California Advocates Inc.

Mike Albiani

Agricultural Teacher

Michael Bradley

MHB Productions

Louie Brown

Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLC

Jake Dunn

Agricultural Teacher/CATA

George Gomes

Ag Industry

Jeana Hultquist

American Ag Credit

Joseph Martinez

Martinez Ranches, Inc.

Kristann Mattes

Agricultural Teacher/Past State FFA officer

Wayne Zipser

Stanislaus County Farm Bureau

Jay Colombini

Farmers & Merchants Bank

Emily Rooney

Agricultural Council of California

Matt Angell

US Water Well

Tyler Blagg

Peterson & Co Real Estate Services

Beau Williamson

Greater Potential Leadership/Adisseo

Jake Parnell

Cattlemen's Livestock/Parnell Dickerson

Toni Lindeleaf

Ag Industry

Renee Rianda

The Morning Star Packing Co.

Jim Houston

California Farm Bureau Federation

Ray Prock, Jr.

Ray-Lin Dairy

Brad Scott

Scott Bros. Dairy

Board leadership practices

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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 ? 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data