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BAKERSFIELD NORTH ROTARY FOUNDATION

Creating a Brighter Future

Bakersfield, CA   |  http://www.bakersfieldnorthrotary.org/

Mission

THE MISSION OF BAKERSFIELD NORTH ROTARY FOUNDATION IS TO SUPPORT CHARITIES IN THE GREATER BAKERSFIELD AREA, PARTICULARLY THOSE SERVING CHILDREN AND YOUTH, AND TO SUPPORT THE CLUB-SPONSORED INTERACT AND ROTARACT CLUBS. OUR FOUNDATION IS ONE OF THE WAYS BAKERS FI ELD NORTH ROTARIANS SUPPORT THE IDEALS OF ROTARY, INCLUDING THE ROTARY MOTTO--SERVICE ABOVE SELF.

Ruling year info

1992

Foundation President

David Dobbs

Main address

Po Box 1027

Bakersfield, CA 93302 USA

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EIN

77-0300931

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Foundation was organized to allow the members of Bakersfield North Rotary (a member club of Rotary International) to practice "Service Above Self" on a local level. Our members actively support our foundation so that we can make scholarship gifts to deserving high school students and so that we can support organizations that serve youth and the underprivileged in the "North of the River" area of Greater Bakersfield, CA. We work collectively to raise funds and then work collectively to determine which organizations should benefit from our labors and gifts.

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?

BNR Interact Scholarships

Scholarships for high school seniors who are members of Interact at either Frontier High School or North High School.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our Foundation supports various local youth organizations and organizations that serve the underprivileged, primarily in the "North of the River" area of Greater Bakersfield, CA.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Unemployed people

Our Foundation assembles and delivers 300 Thanksgiving Dinner baskets to underprivileged families living in the Oildale area of Greater Bakersfield, CA. The baskets contain a full Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey and pie, enough to feed a family of at least 6 people.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Unemployed people

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.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

Young adults

Related Program

BNR Interact Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Thanksgiving Baskets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of grassroots organizations supported

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Donations to local nonprofit agencies serving children and the disadvantaged

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Donations to local nonprofit agencies serving children and the disadvantaged

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over the last three years, donations have dropped because of Covid-19 and the economic downturn, which each reduced our income. Our grants are a percentage of our income.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

BNR Foundation is not a large foundation. It is funded entirely by the members of Bakersfield North Rotary, and through its fundraisers--Dinner at the Derby and Wine Mafia.

In 2017-2018, our Foundation exceeded $500,000 in assets--which was a major hurdle. At the fiscal year end of June 2022, our Foundation exceeded $652,000. We only give away 70 percent of our income each year so that we can continue growing the foundation, allowing for continued investment growth.

We proudly support those organizations who are "boots on the ground" serving the poor and disenfranchised in our community with food, clothing, and educational opportunities. We focus on youth in our region and so prioritize those organizations who seek to serve and educate youth. We seek to increase opportunities and so we support programs that allow poor students to do unique things, including attending a live symphony concert or taking art classes, for example.

We continue to build our fundraising events so we can increase our endowment and reach more children.

This year, the efforts of Bakersfield North Rotarians will contribute well over $150,000 in value to local charities, considering the actual giving and the volunteerism at events.

We have helped at least 20 students each year (this year it is anticipated to be 22) to achieve another year of college education through our scholarship program. Students who are first-generation college attendees, in particular, are supported financially and emotionally by their association with North Rotarians. We've fed at least 350 families each year for over 10 years at Thanksgiving in addition to supporting organizations that feed people every week. And we help the Bakersfield Symphony and Bakersfield Museum of Art assure that kids who cannot afford it can still receive an arts education.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BAKERSFIELD NORTH ROTARY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 08/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Dobbs

Imbibe Wine and Spirits

Term: 2022 - 2023

Zane Smith

Boys and Girls Club of Kern County

Catherine Bennett

Klein DeNatale Goldner

Darrell Atkinson

Atkinson Consulting Services

Teresa Ford

LeBeau Thelen, LLP

David Dobbs

Imbibe Wine

Carlos Baldovinos

The Mission at Kern County

Marvin Fuller

M&S Security

Patrick Hoffman

Barbich, Hooper, King et al.

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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