Forest Grove Foundation Inc

Administering to other community groups for the betterment of our community

Forest Grove, OR   |  https://forestgrovefoundation.org

Mission

The Forest Grove Foundation administers to other community groups for the betterment of our community. The Foundation provides fiduciary support for organizations seeking a fiscal sponsor for charitable and community-building efforts in lieu of forming a nonprofit.

Ruling year info

1995

Board President

Mr Brian Schimmel

Main address

2417 Pacific Ave

Forest Grove, OR 97116 USA

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EIN

93-1140249

NTEE code info

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

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Charitable and community-building efforts, particularly in rural communities, have limited resources to maximize their impact in the community or the fiduciary knowledge to administer objectives effectively. They are unfamiliar with the advantages of a fiscal sponsor and may apply for 501(c)(3) status prematurely without understanding the financial costs and legal/administrative requirements.

Our programs

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

Community Connection

Community Connection joins efforts already serving the most vulnerable in our community; non-profit organizations that are working together to serve the needs of youth, families and adults experiencing social and economic hardship.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

Our mission is administering to other community groups for the betterment of our community. The Foundation does this by providing fiduciary support for organizations seeking a fiscal sponsor for charitable and community-building efforts in our community in lieu of forming a nonprofit. We intend to engage organizations that are thinking about starting, or have recently started, a nonprofit or community project and have not previously navigated the processes of applying for 501(c)(3) status. And in the process, educate organizations about the advantages of seeking a fiscal sponsor in lieu of forming a nonprofit, and support them through the journey.

Series of proposed strategies: be visible and valued as essential contributors to our community; increase impactful giving in rural communities (Western Washington County, Oregon); inspire innovative ways to maximize public & private resources; provide a framework for charitable causes to onboard seamlessly; be a purveyor of nonprofit development & capacity building; and foster a platform for community problem-solving & collaboration.

A refresh of the Foundation's strategic plan will follow (in 2020) to affirm strategies and a game plan.

The Foundation's strategic plan refresh will identify organizational capabilities to effectively achieve its strategies. Currently, we have two working board members administering financials and civic engagement, and an Encore Fellow (corporate retiree) serving as an Executive Administrator. We enjoy partnerships with local municipalities, the Chamber of Commerce and Pacific University that provide advocacy, grants, administrative services and human resources to support our mission. Our key partner, Community Connection, serves as an instrument for bolstering local service organizations, including fundraising, project management and advocacy.

Since 2019, a relatively new board of directors has been appointed with the professional and cultural diversity to support our mission, and an aspiration to reinvigorate its impact in the community. An operating procedure was established that outlines functional protocols - e.g., how new partners are evaluated, advising the type of donations and how distributions are administered. Next, the board will refresh its strategic plan to ensure we are effective in fulfilling our goals and supporting the emerging needs in the communities we serve. We will continue to recruit board members that represent areas of professional and cultural diversity that could strengthen our capabilities and address racial disparity in charitable causes.

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?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Added to the cultural and professional diversity of our Board of Directors. Adopted the Logic Model to assist charitable and community building causes to articulate goals, activities and outcomes. Followed through on resources requested by six local food distribution programs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Forest Grove Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/31/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Brian Schimmel


Board co-chair

Mr Don Schweitzer

Julie Grandstaff

CFA, retired

Don Schweitzer

PhD, Pacific University

Ray Arell

CEO, nuAgility

Laura Thompson-Aue

Thrivent Finacial

Lupe Hernandez

Adelante Mujeres

Deb Mohr

President, WSC Insurance

Howard Sullivan

Educator, retired

Jeff Duyck

Business owner

Jennifer Webber

Philanthropy

Organizational demographics

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