Oregon Cascades West Senior Services Foundation

aka Ocw Senior Services Foundation   |   Albany, OR   |  www.ISupportSeniors.org

Mission

To enrich the lives of older adults by raising and providing financial support for critical senior services.

Notes from the nonprofit

Since its inception in 1996, Oregon Cascades West Senior Services Foundation has been raising funds to support programs that assist the elderly and disabled to stay in their homes as long as possible, decreasing the emotional and financial stress that moving into group living facilities creates. In 2013-14, the Foundation raised over $30k in designated donations for programs in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties to provide senior services, plus an additional $16k+ in undesignated monies which we distributed as grants to the programs we support who applied. We also enabled these programs to successfully apply for grants totaling $14,290 through our non-profit Foundation.

Ruling year info

1997

President, Board of Directors

Ms. Sarah J Giboney

Vice President

Mr. Steve Parrott

Main address

1400 Queen Avenue SE, Ste. 206

Albany, OR 97322 USA

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EIN

93-1213218

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Private Independent Foundations (T22)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Meals on Wheels / Senior Meals Program

Volunteer drivers deliver hot, nutritious noontime meals. While the meal is important, the personal contact also brings great comfort and acts as a safety and wellness check. Senior Meals also provides noontime meals for seniors at any of the 13 different community dining sites in the counties served.

Population(s) Served

Basic in-home assistance (shopping, light housekeeping, personal care, etc.). This care may mean the difference of a senior remaining in their own home or moving to a group living arrangement.

Population(s) Served

Local low-income seniors help other seniors with rides to medical appoints, assist with shopping, prove camaraderie, share meals, etc., in exchange for a small stipend.

Population(s) Served

Seniors providing assistance to other seniors, using their life experience and skills to answer the call of their neighbors in need, whether it be filling out tax or insurance forms or connecting older adults with medical or other community services and programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

*Increase annual grant assistance to currently-supported senior service programs to $50,000.

*Grow the endowment fund to $2 million by 2020 to allow the annual grant disbursement of an additional $100,000 for senior services.

*Secure funding for the implementation of at least one new program considering priorities identified by the Senior Services Advisory Council.

*Communicate senior service assistance opportunities and needs.

Enhance overall fundraising efforts.

Increase number of donors, frequency of donations, and size of donations.

Grow the endowment fund in order to meet future funding deficiencies/needs.

Increase areas of service through support of new programs.

The Foundation is supported by the resources of the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), an organization comprised of 25 members (3 counties, 20 cities, a port authority and a confederated tribe). OCWCOG provides nearly $100,000 in annual in-kind support through staffing and other resources.

Our donor database is comprised of approximately 1100 donors, with access to another 2100 donors from one of the programs we directly support. We are constantly seeking new ways to expand this donor pool, to maximize our fundraising efforts in support of senior programs.

Currently, the Board of the Foundation is comprised of members with extensive community relationships and many with fundraising background. Board members also have accounting and investment expertise, as well as leadership skills with many community-based organizations.

As of 10/1/14, we have designed and implemented a new logo/brand, developed a strategic plan, created a brand new website with an online giving portal (through Network for Good), developed a social media presence, increased our donor and potential donor database, and developed donor stewardship plans. Our Board of Directors is also receiving additional fundraising guidance and our Board President has been attending countless events, webinars and other training opportunities, working closely in collaboration with the Development Coordinator.

We are working on increasing the frequency of communications with donors, having sent our first official 4-page newsletter in the Fall of 2014, planning a Thank-a-Thon calling event to donors, and preparing our year-end and subsequent campaigns.

Financials

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Oregon Cascades West Senior Services Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Steve Uerlings

Senior Services Foundation

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017


Board co-chair

Ms. Suzette Boydston

Senior Services Foundation

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

Bill Hall Secretary

Biff Traber Treasurer

Bob Elliott

Sarah Giboney

Sharon Konopa

Anne Schuster

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? Yes