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USATF Pacific Foundation

aka Pacific Association USATF Foundation   |   Folsom, CA   |  USATFPacificFoundation.org
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USATF Pacific Foundation

EIN: 45-3074566


Mission

Charity for the sport of track and field, cross country running, long distance running, and race walking, in the Pacific Association region of USA Track & Field, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Ruling year info

2011

President/CEO

John Shirey

Treasurer/CFO

Michelle La Sala

Main address

120 Ponderosa Court

Folsom, CA 95630 USA

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Formerly known as

Pacific Association USATF Foundation, 2011-2018

EIN

45-3074566

Subject area info

Adult education

Sports and recreation

Olympics

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Olympics Committees and Related International Competitions (N71)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (N12)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many athletes and coaches in the USATF Pacific region lack sufficient finances to perform at the level of their ability and aspirations. The sports that the Foundation supports are not well-paid, except at the very top. NOTE: Our Foundation works only within the USATF Pacific region of Northern California and Northwestern Nevada. See the correct map of the USATF Pacific region under our "Annual Report" and "Other Documents". (The GuideStar map program only allows us to show the two entire states.)

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?

Athletes Grants (Northern California, NW Nevada)

Rising young athletes with Olympic potential who need financial support

Population(s) Served
Adults

Track & Field Coaches in Northern California and Northwest Nevada

Population(s) Served
Adults

For recruitment and training of USATF Pacific Association Officials.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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We want to continue providing (1) support to rising young athletes with Olympic potential but with little or no financial support, and (2) tuition and similar help to coaches in our communities for specialized event training. We want the USATF Pacific region to remain a "center of excellence" in bringing forth top-flight Olympic athletes and for coaches who can give young people a good start. With our new goal of attracting sponsors with public recognition on our website, we want to enlarge and better sustain our athletes and coaches grant programs.

For athletes, after their collegiate competition ends, there is a "make-or-break" funding gap between professional athletes with commercial athletic contracts and those who are on the cusp of of competing at the same level. Sometimes the modest funding for an extra week of training , travel to a meet, or entry fees can "make" an athlete. The cost to reach their potential is greater than than they can afford. For coaches, our youth depends on them for sports training in many specialty events. Yet coaches in our communities are typically not well paid. Keeping up with advances in the many track & field events, both for training and equipment, is often beyond a school district's or club's means.

We work closely with the USATF Pacific Association, and we seek donors and sponsors who understand the constraints that "unsupported" rising young athletes and community coaches face. Our athletes grant contains reporting requirements to help us spread the word through social media about our programs. We also require their participation in local meets so that our region can become familiar with our grant recipients.

The Board of Directors of USATF Pacific Foundation is made up of USATF Pacific athletes, coaches, and officials. The athletes on the board, including Olympians, understand the challenges facing rising young athletes. The board also understands how coaches in our communities and schools need continuing education to provide the best for their youth, and also how to reach out to Olympic hopefuls who are not well supported. The officials on the board are generalists with experience across the region and with grant program management. We all have the ability to connecting with athletes, coaches, meet directors, and others in the USATF Pacific region. Some of us have experience with fundraising, finance, computers and social media, and publicity. We also reach out beyond the board for USATF Pacific members to participate in recruiting and vetting of grant applicants.

USATF Pacific Foundation was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2011, and started making grants a few years later. Since 2015, the Foundation has provided 31 grants to coaches (through 2019) and 26 grants to athletes (through 2018). Our 2019 Athletes grant program will begin in February/March 2019. As shown on our website, five of our grant recipients or board members have been Olympians. With the passing of George Kleeman in April 2018, the Foundation lost one of its key founders and its long-time leader. George Kleeland was also a major contributor to the Foundation, and a separate program to recruit and train USATF Officials has been funded in his memory. With fresh leadership, a largely new board, an outreach to both donors and sponsors, a new corporate name, and new website and social media presence, the Foundation is focused on preparing rising young athletes, community coaches, volunteer officials, and sport fans in the USATF Pacific region for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. To reach the next level, the Foundation is aiming to at least double our resources over the next two years. Please join us as a donor or sponsor, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Financials

USATF Pacific Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

USATF Pacific Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/CEO

John Shirey

Jay's retained only as an example for John Shirey Track & Field: USATF Pacific, Master Official Career: Natural Resource Economist, Energy/Environmental Project Manager, retired in 2012. Forty years experience on energy, water, and infrastructure projects. Leader of industry and government teams on major project assignments. Education: University of California, MS Resource Economics Johns Hopkins University, BA Social/Behavioral Sciences

Treasurer/CFO

Michelle La Sala

USATF Pacific Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Compensation
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USATF Pacific Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/15/2023
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Board chair

John Shirey

Rick Berman

USATF Pacific Official

Kim Conley

US Olympic team, 2012 London, 2016 Rio

John Shirey

USATF Pacific Official

Stephanie Brown Trafton

US Olympic Gold Medalist, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, 2012 London

Steven Crow

Emeritus

Kendall Spencer

USATF Athlete, Attorney

Michelle La Sala

Running Industry Executive

Lisa Bauduin

Coach

David Sander

City Executive

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 ? 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 10/27/2020

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2020

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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 engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.