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PORTOLA AND CASTLE ROCK FOUNDATION

Inspire Protection of Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods State Parks

aka PCR Foundation   |   Santa Clara, CA   |  www.portolaandcastlerockfound.org

Mission

Inspire Protection of Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods State Parks Through Quality Educational Experiences and Infrastructure Improvements

Ruling year info

1992

Board Member and President

Mr. Mujtaba Ghouse

Board Member and Treasuer

Ms. Becky Rivera

Main address

59 Washington St #107

Santa Clara, CA 95050 USA

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Formerly known as

Volunteers inPortola

EIN

94-3151586

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (N12)

Environmental Beautification (C50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Y12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide financial support to California State Parks specifically to fund maintenance and interpretation needs for Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods State Parks.

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?

Interpretive Welcome Panels

INTERPRETIVE SERVICES: INTERPRETIVE PANELS at both Catle Rock and Portola Redwoods

Population(s) Served
Adults

Train volunteers in conjunction with State Parks. Volunteers walk the trails, meet visitors, work in the visitor center store. By doing so they free the State Park Rangers to patrol the Parks.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Support State Park backpacking trips around Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods State Parks.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide supplies, and occasionally volunteers, to remove graffiti at Castle Rock State Park

Population(s) Served
Adults

Retrofit comfort stations (bathrooms, some with showers)
Remove interior lead paint, paint interios, replace old roofs, replace fixtures

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Improvements to Portola Redwoods Visitor Center
New metal roof, new tongue and groove ceiling, replace single pane wood windows with double pane wood windows, upgrade electrical and lighting, rodent proof interior space

Population(s) Served

Replace Trail Signs in Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods State Parks
Funded replacement of trail posts. Now we are funding replacement of the signs on trails throughout both state parks.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Assist in funding maintenance and interpretation needs of Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods State Parks to enhance the visitor experience.

We work closely with Parks to understand what needs to be funded based on their priorities.
We raise funds from donations and from selling merchandise at the Visitor Center store to enable us to provide funds for interpretation expenses and park maintenance.

We have board members that volunteer as cashiers in the Visitor Center Store.
We created a trail crew to assist with ongoing trail maintenance needs.
We employee various fundraising strategies, including a membership program to generate donations.

In 2023, we had two record breaking merchandise sales periods.
The trail crew continues to make progress on trail maintenance every month.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PORTOLA AND CASTLE ROCK FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 09/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mujtaba Ghouse

Eric Schmidt

Doug Brown

Julie Zack

Tracy Schwartz

Michele vanZuiden

Mujtaba Ghouse

Becky Rivera

Karl Mosgofian

Matt Cortez

James Rauen

Eric Polnoff

Sarah Viaggi

Kai Brown

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 9/13/2023

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Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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