Oregon Coast Boating Safety and Education Foundation

aka Oregon Boating Foundation   |   Newport, OR   |  https://oregonboatingfoundation.org

Mission

Our mission is to get you out on the water safely.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Brian Getting

Main address

PO Box 701

Newport, OR 97365 USA

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EIN

26-2469712

NTEE code info

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Swimming, Water Recreation (N67)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Recreational boating safety is an important consideration nationwide. In 2016, fatalities and injuries associated with recreational boating increased 12% and 11.1% respectively. 83% of drowning victims were not wearing life jackets, and the observed life jacket wear rate was only 21.6%. As the popularity of recreational boating grows, so does the demand for boating safety education.

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?

Youth Sailing Camp

Our Sailing Camp provides a safe and enjoyable Summer sailing experience! Designed for youth between 10 and 18 years old, young sailors will learn boating safety, knot tying, points of sail and other sailing-related skills in our small, one-person Optimist sailboats.

Drop-off and pick-up at the Port of Toledo Marina in Toledo, Oregon at 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Our one-day sea kayak classes – primarily for adults – help build the skills you need to confidently enjoy kayaking on your own. These affordable classes taught by American Canoe Association certified instructors meet from 9am until 4pm, and we provide the boats and related equipment needed to participate.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Run by the Port of Toledo, these free events provide an opportunity for your whole family to try sailing, kayaking, and other paddlecraft in a safe and supervised environment.

We make our sailboats available to help ensure that people in our community – particularly young people – have the opportunity to experience getting out on the water.

Simply show up to the Waterfront Recreation and Education Center at the Port of Toledo Marina in Toledo, Oregon 3pm - 6pm on Thursdays and 12pm - 4pm on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Designed for youths ages 10 to 18 years of age, participants will learn basic kayak strokes, rescues, and related skills in our Beginner Kayak Camp. Our Intermediate Kayak Camp introduces the concept of kayak touring, and includes an overnight camping trip. Finally, our Advanced Kayak Camp teaches group management, navigation, and leadership skills and culminates with an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Being on the water is a way of life in our community, and our vision is to ensure that everyone has access to safe boating opportunities and education regardless of socio-economic status, age, or representation in society.

Our support of the Free Family Boating programs allows us to help expose people to boating for the first time in a way that is safe and free. The program is a great starting point for those who may want to explore boating but don't know where to begin, may not have the resources to get started, or know where to gain the knowledge they need to boat confidently and safely.

Our youth camps provide a great opportunity for young people to learn kayaking and sailing in a fun, safe environment. Our goal with our youth camps is to provide a curriculum not only for young people to get started with kayaking and sailing, but to pursue it further if they decide they like it. Those that complete all our youth kayak camps emerge qualified to seek employment as kayak guides. Those that complete our youth sailing camps emerge in a position to participate in high school or college level sailing programs.

Our adult classes allow anyone to get a quick introduction to kayaking and sailing. Our goal is to provide basic safety instruction that will help people gain confidence to go boating on their own, with their family and friends, and to pursue the sport further.

Our guided kayak tour program provides a way for visitors, tourists, and casual boaters to get out on the water and experience kayaking in Yaquina Bay. It's a great opportunity for people to have a short experience that may inform them that they want to learn more. Most importantly, our guided kayak tours provide employment opportunities for young people that have completed our kayak program that instill leadership skills.

With an average age of over 50 (and rising), and more than 21% of the youth living below the poverty line, there is a need for affordable youth programs in Lincoln County, Oregon. There is also a need for employment opportunities (even if they are seasonal) for young people in our area.

We have highly skilled and certified instructors who are dedicated to building skills and instilling a culture of safety. Our core competency is to provide safe, affordable instruction. We have generous donors that contribute to our scholarship fund to ensure that anyone can participate in our programs, regardless of their financial situation.

We also partner with other organizations to help us expand our capabilities for achieving our goals, such as the Port of Toledo, the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation, the Oregon State University and Portland State University sailing clubs, the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, and many more.

We understand that Lincoln County is economically distressed relative to other areas, and recognize that boating can seem like an expensive and intimidating endeavor. While the number of program participants and event attendees is an important metric, the primary measure of success is the Organization's ability to offer affordable programs that are accessible to everyone in our community.

During our 2021 season, we welcomed more than 1,000 people out on the water with us. We have grown to offer three levels of youth kayak camps (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), two levels of youth sailing camps (beginner, intermediate), and adult sailing and kayaking classes. We gave away nearly $2,500 in scholarships to make sure anyone can attend our programs, and created 8 seasonal jobs in our community. We have expanded our partnerships and see opportunities to grow our programs into more locations.

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 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, 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, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Oregon Coast Boating Safety and Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Getting

Jennie Scarborough

Lincoln County School District

Aja Burke

Englund Marine

Charlie Plybon

Surfrider Foundation

Jutta Pearce

Dan Van Calcar

Soderstrom Architects

Laura Ireland

Lorna Davis

Port of Toledo

Jessica Holliday

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Brian Getting

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 ? No
  • 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 5/4/2021

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2021

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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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.