COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Improving the quality of life in the Coastal Bend

Corpus Christi, TX   |  http://www.cbcfoundation.org/

Mission

The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

Notes from the nonprofit

Since CBCF was established in 1981, CBCF’s assets have grown to over $97.6 million in 312 funds. CBCF has assisted its donors in awarding over $138 million in grants to nonprofits and scholarships to individuals to help Coastal Bend residents improve their lives and the lives of people around them. Our most prominent event is the Coastal Bend Day of Giving. Established in 2009 to address the human needs caused by the 2008 recession, the Coastal Bend has embraced this event to lift up nonprofits assisting the neediest of our neighbors. The Day of Giving has achieved remarkable growth; funds raised have increased from $410,000 at inception to almost $3.34 million in 2020. Since 2009 the event has put $20 million to work in our community aiding those who are least able to help themselves, and with no administrative fees taken from the matching funds or the individual donations by CBCF.

Ruling year info

1981

President & CEO

Mrs. Karen W. Selim

Main address

555 N. Carancahua, Suite 900

Corpus Christi, TX 78401 USA

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EIN

74-2190039

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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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?

Coastal Bend Grants

Helps meet the charitable needs of and enhances the quality of life in the Coastal Bend of Texas through grants to charitable organizations. Grants are awarded annually through a competitive process and focus on the areas of: arts and culture, education, environment, families and children, health, human services and public good. Funding is available in CBCF's seven county service area of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors and current college students for both CBCF and Outside scholarships. A single online application considers students for over 70 CBCF scholarships. Outside scholarships use an application process specific to the organization or donor. Students must live in the CBCF seven county service area of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Community Foundations National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations- Accredited 2009

Community Foundations National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations- Re-accredited 2015

Community Foundations National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations- Re-accredited 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Council on Foundations 2020

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Grant Reports,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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

Mrs. Jennifer Vogt

No Affiliation

Term: 2019 -

Mike Carrell

Jennifer Vogt

Pamela Brower

Omar Leal

Bill Maxwell

Richard Scanio

Michelle Unda

Sarah Fisher

Richard Leshin

Hon. John Martinez

Karen O'Conner Urban

Paula Dean

Amanda Kellar

Betty Stiles

Laura Fischer

Kirkby Townsend

Hon. Karin Knolle

David Towler

Ricki Cunningham

Jonathan Hornblower

Brad Womack

Louise Aduddell

Nan Linney

Wes Hoskins

Irene Irey

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/01/2021

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2021

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Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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.