PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Working with people to protect their natural environment

aka PRCF   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.prcfoundation.org

Mission

To conserve biodiversity, ecosystem services, and local cultural identities through participatory solutions that protect and promotes the wise use of natural resources, supports socioeconomic development of communities, and enables adaptation to climate change

Ruling year info

1996

President Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Fernando Potess

Main address

1801 Century Park East, 24th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA

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EIN

75-2641707

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

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Programs and results

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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?

Community-based conservation initiatives

Strengthen measures for local people to participate in sustainable management of natural resources.  Improve collaboration between local communities and government officials for conservation of natural resources.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Ethnic and racial groups

Strengthen conservation and management capacities of protected areas. Increase awareness for habitat and species conservation in greater protected area landscapes.  Work with local communities and government agencies to further conservation of natural resources and biodiversity.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Ethnic and racial groups

Working with women weavers in Indonesia (Dayak) and Myanmar (Chin) to restore cultural weaving arts and in turn help support their livelihoods income needs.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of projects showing an upward trend in the number of conservation actions at site

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Sustainable management and use of natural resources

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Progress in achieving the biodiversity conservation and community involvement objectives of the PRCF program (collection of projects at a site).

Number of conservation areas with evidence that illegal activities causing key threats have declined or stabilized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We can affirm to this through the results of regular patrolling and population assessments at the sites.

Number of community-based biodiversity conservation and management initiatives promoted by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Sustainable management and use of natural resources

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Strong stakeholder community involvement in planning, implementation, and monitoring of project/ program activities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

A state of biodiversity conservation that supports ecosystem functions and enables a sustained form of resource utilization, promoted by self-reliant local communities who have attained stable socioeconomic conditions and maintained their cultural identities.

The organisation holds a 2016-2020 General Strategy. Strategic items to strengthen governance and solidify management are as follows:

1- Strengthen board of directors governance of the organization by promoting their involvement in decision-making and direction

2- Build from present relations with donors and develop additional partnerships that are in line with PRCF mission and objectives

3-Incorporate innovation for project development and conceptualization of proposals into all non-temporary country program technical staff contracts

4-Raise discretional funds not bound to project implementation, and seek and secure other funding sources such as from private philanthropists and corporate sponsorships

5-No expansion into other country programs until present programs have a minimum of six months of secured funding and liquidity for its programmed core expenses

6-Encapsulate all country programs whereby a minimum of 80% of non-discretional incoming funds remains to finance programmed activities and sourcing grant projects  

7-Reduce expenses that are not directly associated with project implementation or financial management, with corporate governance remaining an a pro bono basis

8-Produce quarter and annual general and country program ledgers that specify income, expenditures, discretional funds, and liquidity. Summaries to the Board of Directors

9-Tighten financial governance to ensure diligence, transparency, and appropriate financial accountabilities

Strong and supportive members of the Board of Directors

Dedicated and technically strong President Director, doubling as Chief Executive Officer, who is present in the field and working closely with country program officers.

Dedicated, technically competent, and efficient country program managers and directors.

Most of the items in the strategy to strengthen governance and management of the organisation are ongoing and advancing. The one items the has been difficult to secure is to:

Raise discretional funds not bound to project implementation, and seek and secure other funding sources such as from private philanthropists and corporate sponsorships

Financials

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Operations

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

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PEOPLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Fernando Potess

PRCF

Term: 1995 - 2030

Patrick Durst

Dai Peters

Mering Ngo

Arnoud Steeman

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? Yes
  • 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 07/17/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/17/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.