Educational Institutions

College of the Sequoias Foundation

  • Visalia, CA
  • http://www.cos.edu/About/Foundation/Pages/default.aspx

Mission Statement

Foundation volunteers and staff cultivate and direct community resources to COS in the areas that matter most to the communities for which COS serves.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships to COS Students
  2. Foundation Project Funding to COS Programs

ruling year

1985

Foundation Director since 2013

Self-reported

Tim Foster

Notes from the Nonprofit

The COS Foundation an independent nonprofit organization led by volunteer community members within the COS District that are supportive of COS and its positive impact on students and their communities. Foundation volunteers and staff cultivate and direct community resources to COS in the areas that matter most to the communities for which COS serves. Primarily through direct gifts, special events, and planned giving, these raised resources are invested or immediately spent for the direct benefit of COS students and programs. Some recent uses include student scholarships, educational equipment purchases, and capital improvements.​

​Gifts to the Foundation assist COS in providing quality education at an affordable ​cost, ensuring that College of the Sequoias will continue to graduate well trained, competent men and women who will take their places in the business, industry and service occupations of the San Joaquin Valley. Donations can be given in a number of ways: cash, stock, real property, deferred gifts, memorials, matching gifts, scholarships and in-kind donations.

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EIN

77-0071634

Physical Address

Sequoia Building Room 3 915 S Mooney Blvd

Visalia, CA 93277

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Scholarships to COS Students

The COS Foundation raises donations, commits investment earnings and facilitates other contributions to provide scholarships to incoming, continuing and transferring COS Students.

Category

Student Financial Aid

Population(s) Served

Adults

Hispanics

None

Budget

$278,000.00

Program 2

Foundation Project Funding to COS Programs

The COS Foundation raises resources to fund special projects for the College of the Sequoias Community College District. District staff submit an application for funding special projects that are generally unsupported by state funding. Projects must be well-aligned to the district's strategic objectives as their evaluation scores depend on it.

Category

Fundraising, Grants & Financial Support

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$247,000.00

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Financials

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College of the Sequoias Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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College of the Sequoias Foundation

Leadership

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Foundation Director

Tim Foster

BIO

• Born and raised in Visalia
• Wife of 21+ years, Norma
• Two daughters
• Transferred from COS to CSU-Fresno where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration
• Chief Executive Officer of the Golden State YMCA for 15 years
• Generated tens of millions in campaign, capital, event, and grant funds
• Developing a comprehensive financial development plan for the Foundation
• Work with 4 different volunteer governing boards on a regular basis
• When not at work he spends time with my family (usually supporting the girls’ sports teams), play around on the computer, play racquetball, and go see live music in small venues with friends
• He and his wife, love to follow and attend Indy Car races. We intend to got to eventually attend a race at every venue

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sherrie Bell

College of the Sequoias Foundation

Term: July 2013 - June 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

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?