DRILLER TO DRILLER FOUNDATION

Driller to Driller Foundation

aka Bakersfield Scholarship Project   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  https://drillertodrillerfoundation.org/

Mission

Rewarding youth academic achievement by providing financial assistance to students who have been overlooked by traditional scholarship programs and who are limited by their financial status.

Many children that perform at high academic levels are stopped short of fulfilling their potential because of their financial situation.
Driller to Driller Foundation provides scholarship opportunities to these students enabling them to complete their education and earn a degree. These students are then able to benefit themselves and society in ways that would have been impossible without our program. Our program improves quality of life, supports aspirations, and a change in attitude for future generations.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director, President

Mrs. Jami Anderson

Executive Director, Vice President

Mr. Marshall B. Dillard

Main address

202 Oakbank Road

Bakersfield, CA 93304 USA

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Formerly known as

Bakersfield Scholarlship Project DBADriller to Driller Foundation

EIN

81-0996533

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is aiming to help end poverty in Kern County by educating our youth. Our 5 year goal is to include the original 7 high schools by 2023 to be granting scholarships at (North, South, East, West, Highland, & Foothill along with BHS. These schools have the highest poverty levels in Bakersfield. What's different about our foundation is we follow the children we serve, by assisting, mentoring, and supporting them through college. We actually reached our 5 year goal 3 years ahead of schedule with the Bakersfield Scholarship Project UPDATE: We are ahead of our goal. We have added a committee Bakersfield Scholarship project (North, South, East, West, Highland, & Foothill along with BHS).

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?

Perseverance Scholarship (2)

Must be a Bakersfield High School senior
Going to attend Community College, 4 year university or tech or trade school
Financial need
Driven to succeed
Good citizenship
Complete application form
Attach high school transcript
Provide letter of recommendation
Submit a paragraph about yourself & your aspirations

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adolescents

Must be a senior with GPA of 3.0 and higher
Going to attend Community College, 4 year university or tech or trade school
Participate in Community Service
Complete application form
Attach high school transcript
Provide letter of recommendation
Submit a paragraph about yourself & your aspirations

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Must be high school senior with GPA of 3.2 or higher (with PE)
Must have lettered in 2 varsity sports
Must have taken the SAT or ACT score irrelevant
Participate in Community Service
Going to attend Community College, 4 year university or tech or trade school
Complete application form
Attach high school transcript
Provide letter of recommendation
Submit a paragraph about yourself & your aspirations

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Academics

Must be a senior with GPA of 3.0 and higher
Going to attend Community College, 4 year university or tech or trade school
Participate in Community Service
2 years of sports participation
Complete application form
Attach high school transcript
Submit a paragraph about yourself & your aspirations

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Must be a Bakersfield High School senior for available scholarships
Going to attend Community College, 4 year university or tech or trade school
2 years of sports participation. *Preference: Driller Baseball, but not mandatory
Financial Need
Provide letter of recommendation
Submit a essay describing yourself and future aspirations
Complete application form
Attach high school transcript

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Must be a Bakersfield High School senior for available scholarships
Going to attend Community College, 4 year university or tech or trade school
2 years of sports participation. *Preference: Driller Baseball, but not mandatory
Financial Need
Provide letter of recommendation
Submit a essay describing yourself and future aspirations
Complete application form
Attach high school transcript

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Must be a Bakersfield High School senior for available scholarships
Going to attend Community College, 4 year university or tech or trade school
Financial need
Driven to succeed
Good citizenship
Complete application form
provide letter of recommendation
submit a paragraph about yourself & your aspirations
Attach high school transcript

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

These schools choose a sytudent in need who has overcone adversity and is driven to succeed

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Jacob Matthew Mendiola Memorial Scholarship - West High
Chosen by staff at West High

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

In Need

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged 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.

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

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

Adolescents, At-risk youth, Students

Related Program

Perseverance Scholarship (2)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to funds to obtain a higher education

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

Adults, Adolescents, Students

Related Program

Joe Suarez Memorial Scholarship (1 or 2 )

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021-2022 granting 14 Scholarships

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our goal is to assist students with the high cost of a college education. By granting scholarship opportunities for these students it will help prepare them for a better future while obtaining the skills they need to lessoning the gap of poverty. We reached our goal last year by adding North, South, East, West, Highland & Foothill

It's simple, fundraise annually by bringing past graduates and friends together to celebrate life and friendship while raising money for the students we serve as well as future generations. We visited other high schools and included the career center to include a student they see would benefit from our program.

We meet monthly and discuss new and exciting ideas for events and activities to raise awareness and funds for each school year. We follow and mentor the kids we serve and have added North, South, East, West, Highland & Foothill High Schools.

As we grow and expand we're hoping to reload all our scholarships each year. To do this we must continue to follow the students we serve. As they graduate it's our hope they too will give back creating a network to help our youth bridge the poverty gap in Kern County.

Financials

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Operations

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

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DRILLER TO DRILLER FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 03/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Rick Van Horne

Driller to Driller Foundation Board Chair

Term: 2016 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mrs. Jana Olivieri

Olivieri Commercial Group

Term: 2016 - 2024

Jana Olivieri

Olivieri Commercial Group

Rick Van Horne

Kern High School District, EBHS

Marshall Dillard

Principal, Willaim Penn Elementary School

Jami Anderson

Driller to Driller Foundation

Rowena Odom

Kern High School District, BHS

Kim Courson - Johns

Office Manager Primier

Elaine Suarez

BHS Parent

Joseph Couglin

Event Specialist

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 1/14/2020

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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
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/16/2019

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Data
  • 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 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.