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SAN GERONIMO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

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San Geronimo, CA   |  https://www.sgvcc.org

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Mission

To foster healthy communities within the San Geronimo Valley and Nicasio by providing an inclusive, diverse, and dynamic center for locally based human services, arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and community building. Since its founding in 1969, the Community Center has served the four villages of the San Geronimo Valley Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls and Lagunitas and Nicasio, and the surrounding communities in western Marin County. The Center has become a focal point for programs in the arts, youth programming and human services, as well as community events and activities.

Ruling year info

1974

Principal Officer

Alexa Davidson

Main address

PO Box 194 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

San Geronimo, CA 94963 USA

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EIN

23-7172128

NTEE code info

forming Arts Centers) (APe)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Community Center exists to address and works tirelessly every day to solve many issues affecting our community, including but not limited to; affordable child care, food insecurity, affordable housing and housing equity, youth after school tutoring, youth wellness, Elder care and isolation, community connection, arts and creative community engagement, and disaster preparedness to name just a few. Our strategic plan looks to address ways of shoring up our organization and aging facilities to support a strong and resilient staff and board to better serve our community well into the 21st century.

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?

Senior Congregate Meal Program

We offer a weekly Senior congregate meal program for people over the age of 60. This is a place for people to gather for socialization and to share a healthy meal.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Young adults
Children and youth
Multiracial people

VAST is our award-winning after school tutoring program.

Population(s) Served

We offer a weekly community food pantry in partnership with the SF/Marin Food Bank for the residents of West Marin that serves hundreds of people a week.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
Adults

Over 60 children age 0-5 participate in our twice-weekly bilingual play group.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Infants and toddlers

We offer TK-8th graders fun and affordable after school childcare.

Population(s) Served
Children
Children
Children
Children
Adolescents

In collaboration with West Marin Community Services and and Marin County Public Health we provide vaccine clinics, health fairs, and coordinated emergency response in times of disaster. We are a shelter location for people displaced by disasters.

Population(s) Served

We host a legendary annual Gala, the Mcquilkin Family Music Hour, a Golf Tournament, the Valley Games, a famous local open micKate's Cafe, a Summer Music Series, An Annual Car Show, an annual Peace Festival, an Annual Spring Arts Show, and numerous visual, performing, and literary arts events throughout the year!

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
Families
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Non Profit of the Year from CVNL 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Weekly Community Food Bank

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of households coming through our community food bank every week.

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 safely and securely continue to serve our community at the highest level with a strong highly professional and resilient staff and board.
-To improve our facilities to better support service in our core areas (Senior programs, Arts & Events, Food Insecurity, Child care, youth programs and disaster preparedness).
-Act as a trusted partner within our extended
c o m m u n i t y .

*Enhance innovation and collaboration through partnerships.
*Increase thought leadership and guidance on key issues facing our community.
Model leadership on environmental/sustainability issues and practices impacting our community.
Strengthen resilience in times of crisis as t h e trusted community hub.
*Sustain and grow t h e financial health of t h e organization through increased fund development capacity.
*Enhance fiscal transparency w i t h governance.


-Conducting community surveys and needs assessments
-Working with board to clarify strategic plan, communicate top initiatives, and gather feedback/input
-Meeting with professional consultants and community partners to learn best practices regarding implementation
-Communicating priority initiatives and activating staff
-Implementing staff & leadership development
-Hiring additional staff to expand development to financially support top initiatives
-Researching and writing appropriate grants that are in alignment with strategic plan

In the past three years we have hired five new staff members to expand communications, arts and events and development. With some key legacy gifts and a strong fundraising development plan we have been able to implement this growth sustainably.

In 2022-2023 we celebrated Dave Cort's 32 years of dedicated service as executive director handing the baton to our new executive director Alexa Davidson. In the two years navigating this transition we have accomplished the following:

-Fully recovered from the challenges and on-going effects of the global pandemic
-Completed a massive courtyard renovation including new stage for outdoor public events
-Expanded our Senior services with a new Elders Advisory Council based on a community needs assessment
-Expanded community health fairs vaccine and test clinics, as well as covid test distribution
-Celebrated hundreds of tutoring sessions at our award-winning VAST Tutoring Center
-Expanded opportunities for our Nicasio community members to access an array of community center programs
-Youth Job Training program celebrated almost 70 middle and high-school aged kids interning with local businesses
-Our legendary Food Bank served more than 220 households each week this past year
-so much more!

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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SAN GERONIMO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Bernard

Liora Soliday

Jayli Clothing, Inc

Bonny White

Retired

Brandon Johnson

Marin Promise.org

Alexander McQuilkin

John Beckerley

SFFD Fire (retired)

Owen Clapp

Marin County Library

Amy Waterhouse

BioMarin

Carolina Balazs

Sarah Brewster

Matthew Brockley

Zachary Goodman

Architect

Wyatt Miceli

Realtor

Buddy Faure

Kelly Lawson

Finance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 4/10/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.