West Valley-Mission Community College District Foundation

Building Silicon Valley's future - One student at a time.

SARATOGA, CA   |  http://www.wvm.edu/foundation

Mission

The Foundation raises funds to support scholarships and programs for students of West Valley-Mission Community College District. The District has two open access colleges serving the ever-changing educational and economic development needs of Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley in a competitive world economy. The colleges provide transfer, degree, and certificate programs in lower division arts and sciences; community, career, and vocational education; and educational opportunities in basic skills and English as a Second Language. The District strives to provide the most advanced academic and technological resources, comprehensive student services, and enriching experiences to help students succeed and to participate in a democratic society. The Foundation supports this effort.

Ruling year info

1995

Board Chairperson

Bill Cooper

Main address

14000 FRUITVALE AVE

SARATOGA, CA 95070 USA

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EIN

77-0396330

NTEE code info

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Attract high school students who might not otherwise attend college and individuals who need skills to reenter the workforce to the West Valley and Mission college campuses; and provide scholarships to help them complete their degree or certificate program.

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?

Student Assistance and Scholarships

West Valley-Mission's programs and successes are the transfers to four-year institutions, educational innovations, economic development programs and workforce development.

Population(s) Served
Students
Economically disadvantaged people

Raise funds to develop educational programs and facilities beyond those supported by tax and bond dollars

Population(s) Served
Students

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

Students

Related Program

Student Assistance and Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Program Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Student Assistance and Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Provide scholarships to increase the total number students on our campuses. Provide scholarship funds to help students reenter college or stay enrolled in their classes or programs. Accept donations and in-kind gifts to benefit specific college programs.

Engage and encourage support of the Foundation through personal engagement, mailings, outreach programs, and fund-raising events.

Our Board of Directors works closely with the District’s Advancement Office to conduct community outreach and annual activities to support the Foundation's mission.

We have made great strides over the past few years to engage and create awareness of the need for scholarships to support students at West Valley and Mission community colleges. We are working to deepen our individual, corporate, and alumni connections so we can increase the amount of money we raise for the District's students and programs. During the 2021-22 school year, we provided approximately $560,000 in scholarships and acquired over $400,000 in promises to give.

Financials

West Valley-Mission Community College District Foundation
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Operations

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

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West Valley-Mission Community College District Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bill Cooper

Frank Jewett II

Bill McFarland

Keith Balch

Jackie Costanzo

Brad Davis

Len Duncan

Mike Foulkes

Stephanie Kashima

Dave Sandretto

Dan Schettler

Mark Waxman

Bill Allman

Seher Awan

Alison Davis

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? 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 10/26/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/06/2020

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Policies and processes
  • 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.