SAN MATEO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION FOUNDATION

SupportParks.org

aka SAN MATEO COUNTY PARKS FOUNDATION   |   San Mateo, CA   |  http://www.SupportParks.org

Mission

The San Mateo County Parks Foundation inspires people to care for, learn about, and enjoy our parks. We are committed to conserving and improving the quality of our County Parks for current and future generations to enjoy.

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Michele Beasley

Main address

1701 Coyote Point Drive

San Mateo, CA 94401 USA

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EIN

94-3306697

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

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

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Overview

Sine 1999, the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation has raised almost $9 million in contributions to support a variety of programs and projects in San Mateo County Parks. $2 million was raised to help purchase the coast bluff, Mirada Surf, to allow the California Coastal Trail segment be completed. To further community involvement in the parks, we provide an annual grant to support the volunteer and interpretive programs. Supporting improvements for the youth facilities, grants were provided for playgrounds and improvements at a day-camp site. We also funded new recycling stations in the County Parks and improvements to the Sanchez Adobe Historic Site. Recognizing the importance of native habitats, funds are continually granted for efforts to remove non-native invasive weeds, replant and restore areas and restore fish habitat. Environmental education is a high priority for the community, so we fund a program to provide a teacher's resource guide to the County Parks and supporting materials such as field guides. A major focus for the Foundation is establishing interpretive centers to support the on-going programs in Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Other efforts this year include working with the community to secure a long-term funding source for all parks in San Mateo County.

Population(s) Served

There are schools, after school programs and non-profits serving low-income youth that want to take their youth to the parks. However, they usually have a lack of funding for the transportation to the parks. We step in and cover that cost and connect the schools and programs with docents.

Population(s) Served

Since 2007, the Parks Foundation has been working with a team of scientists and volunteers and our partners, San Mateo County Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Native Plant Society, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, on a comprehensive effort to restore native plant habitat and re-introduce the butterfly to its former home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Every Sunday, 4 miles of Cañada Road is closed to car traffic and opened up to cyclists, runners and roller-bladers who may enjoy a safe and beautiful location in which to partake in some non-motorized fun!

Population(s) Served

To support upgrades to the historic Sanchez Adobe by improving landscaping and ADA pathways

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Where we work

Financials

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SAN MATEO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Katy Coonan-Rhoades

formerly, San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities

Term: 2019 - 2023

Justin Knowles

Oracle

Korrine Skinner

Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District

Susan Eliot Briggs

Benetech

Jorge Laguna

Adobe Systems

Joe Pfeister

Workato

Amy Jensen

POST

Michael Turzanski

EducationSuperHighway

Bev Talbott

Retired - Apple

Panah Stauffer

EPA

Adriana Fernandez

Nuestra Casa

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 ? 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 07/02/2021

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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
Person without a disability

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