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Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation

We are All In for support of our healthcare partners

aka Winesong   |   Fort Bragg, CA   |  http://www.mchfoundation.org/

Mission

The Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation supports organizations that care for the health and wellness of our community.

Notes from the nonprofit

THE MENDOCINO COAST HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT CARE FOR THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF OUR COMMUNITY. MCH FOUNDATION PROVIDES CRITICAL AND TIMELY SUPPORT THROUGH DIRECT GRANTS, GRANT FACILITATION AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM THAT DIRECTLY AID THE MISSION AND NEEDS OF OUR CLINICS, HOSPITAL, VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS AGENCIES. EACH YEAR WE PROVIDE GRANTS OR FACILITATE GRANTS TO TRUSTED NONPROFITS THAT SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS, THE HOUSELESS, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES AT OUR HOSPITAL, AND FAMILIES AND YOUTH IN OUR UNDERSERVED, RURAL COMMUNITY.

Ruling year info

1984

Board President

Terry Ramos

Main address

130 N. Main Street

Fort Bragg, CA 95437 USA

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Formerly known as

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

EIN

68-0041554

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation has invested in our community by funding essential healthcare initiatives that rural hospitals and clinics struggle to provide. Our families and friends have deeply benefited by the Foundation's support - whether through new ambulances, imaging equipment or helping those diagnosed with critical illnesses pay for their treatments. The Foundation has built a reputation for funding projects that bring comfort and respite to patients and their families as well as bringing to the Coast technology that provides the best for our practitioners. After decades of focused initiatives within the Mendocino Coast District Hospital, the Foundation has expanded our efforts by developing partnerships with other healthcare non-profits and coastal clinics so we can support their ability to provide expanded care and address core needs to make the Mendocino Coast a place of health and wellness for everyone.

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?

Mendocino Coast Healthcare Initiatives

MCHF partners with local and regional healthcare partners to provide funding for services the enhance the health and wellness opportunities for residents and visitors of our beautiful Mendocino Coast.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people

Gifts to the Elwin Cox Memorial Cancer Care Fund will be used to assist cancer patients in our community challenged by the high costs of cancer-related treatment and services.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Health

Raise money to periodically purchase new ambulance to replace aging ambulances.

Population(s) Served
Health

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 organizations applying for grants

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Mendocino Coast Healthcare Initiatives

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCHF has expanded it's awards and grants to include specific funding for nurses, nursing education and education support. Our goal is to eradicate the nursing shortage seen in our community.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Mendocino Coast Healthcare Initiatives

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

USDA Grant Awards for Partnering Agencies: $1,6 million Hospital Imaging Drive $250,000 Other Healthcare Nonprofits: $170,000 Nursing Scholarships and Awards: $95,000 USDA Matching Funds $73,000

Total number of grants awarded

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

Adults

Related Program

Mendocino Coast Healthcare Initiatives

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

For nearly 40 years this community of supporters has upheld the health and well-being of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. You have seen the Hospital through some tough times and now, thanks to its recent acquisition from Adventist Health, MCHF is better positioned to adapt to changing and unforeseen health needs such as the recent COVID pandemic. In recent months, the Foundation responded nimbly by funding:

- Ventilators and scopes that treat COVID patients in the Hospital’s ICU
- A new ambulance as well as upgraded PPE and diagnostic equipment for the Coast’s bravest and finest – our First Responders
- Critical technology and equipment in response to the Shelter-In-Place orders, allowing patients to remotely communicate with their healthcare providers, case managers and therapists for continuity of care
- Desperately needed support to uninsured/underinsured patients who’ve lost jobs and benefits due to COVID while in the throes of battling cancer

Additionally, MCHF has strengthened local partnerships in the launch of a grants initiative that is providing emergency funding to local programs such as the Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County to ensure that those battling cancer on the Coast have the support they need while undergoing cancer treatment.

Since 1985, our community of supporters have contributed over $10 million to the Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation (MCHF) to safeguard the health and well-being of the Mendocino Coast community for both residents and visitors alike.

The support of our community is a testament to that extraordinary connection to this incredible place. Through virtual tasting experiences, live and online auctions, and generous contributions to our Fund-A-Need we raised on average over $300,000 annually that will make an immediate impact on our healthcare community. This beautiful Mendocino Coast will continue to be our destination to find respite, breathe freely, and celebrate life.

Impact Numbers:
Over $10 million provided for healthcare needs
Over $300,000 disbursed in 2022
Facilitated over $3.8 million in USDA grants for health and wellness organizations in our service region
Over 500 Foundation Supporters

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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 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

  • 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting 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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Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terry Ramos

Susan Warner

Charlene McAllister

Paula Hudson

Bill Knapp

Kathy Wylie

Dr. William Miller

Terry Ramos

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2024

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/30/2022

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 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.