WOODBURY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Connecting You to Causes that Matter

Woodbury, MN   |  www.woodburyfoundation.org

Mission

The Woodbury Community Foundation is a charitable foundation that assures that our city is a premier and caring place to live and work for all. We inspire collaboration by connecting individuals and businesses with causes that matter, making a real impact within our community and producing real, measurable results.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Matthew Johnson

Main address

724 Bielenberg Drive Suite #129

Woodbury, MN 55125 USA

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EIN

72-1592506

NTEE code info

lic Foundations) (PPu)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Woodbury Thrives

Woodbury Thrives connects our community to inspire health and well-being for everyone! We are a grassroots collaborative with 60+ regular volunteers and 90+ organizations involved in our development.

Health is more than a lab score or a doctor visit. About 80% of your health is determined outside the doctor’s office – from your physical environment to your education to your access to nutrition to your engagement in the community.

For our community to be healthy, we need everyone in our community to have access to the things that make us healthier.

Our three main areas of focus are:
Healthy Lifestyles – focusing on physical activity and healthier eating.
Mental Well-being – focusing on reducing the stigma of mental illness for youth.
Social Connectedness – ensuring residents feel connected to the community and to each other.
Woodbury Thrives first launched in 2016 with a series of conversations with community members. In 2017 we finalized our 3 areas of focus.

We believe:
We are a community where business, government, non-profits, and individuals work together to foster good health for the entire community.
Every person in Woodbury should have access to the programs and services needed to support well-being.
Our Vision:
Woodbury is a diverse, integrated, and thriving community.
Health and well-being are considered in all planning and program development in our community.
The health of those who live, work, and play in

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

This program is a 5-week service learning, leadership development and entrepreneurial program. It’s designed to give students who are incoming seniors (grade 12) opportunities to develop critical skills necessary for increased community engagement. In the program they will also acquire real world skills to succeed in the business environment and explore entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

Students successfully completing the program and submitting the required essay are eligible to earn a scholarship!

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The Woodbury Anti-Racism Fund and Initiative is a collaborative approach to identifying and dismantling institutional and systemic racism in Woodbury. The initiative will specifically focus on action-oriented projects that influence individuals, systems and organizations in Woodbury to make meaningful changes addressing racial equity and find measurable solutions. We believe by taking action to build and engage white ally-ship in anti-racist work, we can remove barriers that contribute to inequality and prevent inclusion among our current and future residents of color.

As a Community Foundation, we are in a unique position to facilitate cross-cultural collaborations, maximize training and outreach efforts, and evaluate and refine ongoing efforts to ensure that our racial equity work can be successful over time. Our ability to coordinate and amplify community efforts is key to reducing silos and help us all move forward with greater long-term and measurable impact.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

The Woodbury Community Academy is an eight-week program that engages citizens in their community through knowledge and volunteerism. The Citizens’ Academy develops future leaders who are so important to assuring a strong, robust Woodbury well into the future. It expands the knowledge of our citizens in a way that encourages more involvement in our community. Planned by a team of community members, each weekly session is focused on a different topic, including:

Government
Economic Development
Woodbury History
Cultural Competency and Diversity
Public Safety
Media and Communications
City Works
Education
Volunteerism

Each session provides front line exposure to how local public, private and nonprofit sectors work in their respective areas, as well as how, in unison, they make Woodbury an exceptional place to live and work.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2020

Woodbury Chamber of Commerce

Financials

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

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WOODBURY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 08/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matthew Johnson

Jack Clinton

Jodi Ritacca-Carlini

Christie Denson

Matthew Johnson

Eric Rislove

Anne Burt

Paul Parnell

Margaret Wachholz

Jacques Peulen

John Lehman

Jim Stevenson

Lucilla Davilla

Ezra King

Manali Shah

Kimberly Alwin

Philip Eviston

Kevin Gilboe

Kathy Saltzman

Zuleika Dewan

Noah Yehalashet

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/10/2022

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/10/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.