The Town of Yountville Community Foundation
was created in 2017 with the purpose of promoting and raising funds to support community-based programming that will benefit and serve the residents of the Town. The programming could include but it not limited to:
- Youth recreation and education programs
- Community based wellness and enrichment programs
- Senior recreation, leisure, education programs and support services
- Parks and facilities improvements
- Cultural arts programs such as the Public Art Walk, the Gallery at the Community Hall, literary programs, and arts programs.
- Initiatives for events and programs staffed by community volunteers
- Potential for other community organizations to partner with the foundation subject to development of a partnership agreement and approval by the Foundation Board of Directors of the partnership agreement as outlined herein.
The TOYCF is intended to operate as an administrative organization providing the financial and administrative support for various areas of specified interest, such as the Yountville Arts Fund and the Youth Subsidy Fund. The TOYCF will serve to facilitate local fund-raising and provide a structure for collection and distribution of funds consistent with the provisions of these Bylaws.
Board of Directors
The Foundation Board is made up of no less than five (5) and no more than nine (9) members. One (1) Director, providing there is a willing applicant, should be a member of the Town of Yountville Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. One (1) Director, providing there is a willing applicant, should be a member of the Yountville Arts Commission. One (1) Director, providing there is a willing applicant, should be a member of the Yountville Chamber of Commerce. One (1) Director, providing there is a willing applicant, should be member from each community partner organizations that may enter into a partnership agreement with the TOYCF. Nothing shall prohibit additional representatives from such programs also being Directors. The balance of the remaining Directors shall be residents of the Town of Yountville.
2017 - 2020
CHAIR: SHANNON MCDERMOTT VICE CHAIR: JESSICA PENMAN
SECRETARY: SAMANTHA HOLLAND TREASURER: STEVE ROGERS
BILLIE HEWITT SANDRA FAGAN RONDA SCHAER PAMELA ZEIDELL ERIC KNIGHT
GIVING TO THE FOUNDATION
The TOYCF has a fund system to accept donations. Those funds are currently:
- Youth Subsidy Fund - Senior Subsidy Fund
- Yountville Arts Fund - Community Fund
Youth Subsidy Fund
The Town of Yountville Parks and Recreation staff have historically fund raised for this fund which provided scholarships for low income families to participate in Parks and Recreation programs. The funds must be used for this purpose. The department will submit an annual fundraising and expenditure plan to the Board annually for approval. The initial transfer of funds will come from the designated Youth Subsidy Fund that was held in the Town of Yountville’s General Fund until fiscal year 2018-19.
Yountville Arts Fund
The members of the Yountville Arts Commission are responsible for the fundraising efforts for this fund. The funds must be used for Art related activities. The Commission will submit an annual fundraising and expenditure plan to the Board annually for approval in order to be eligible for the use of the TOYCG nonprofit 501c(3) status. The initial transfer of funds will come from the designated Art Fund that was held in the Town of Yountville’s General Fund until fiscal year 2018-19.
Senior Subsidy Fund
The Town of Yountville has accepted donations from the community to establish a Senior Subsidy fund which will provide scholarships for low income seniors to participate in Parks and Recreation programs. The Parks and Recreation Department will be further developing this program in 2018 and will submit a fundraising and expenditure plan to the Board for 2018-19. The initial transfer of funds will come from the designated Senior Subsidy Fund that was held in the Town of Yountville’s General Fund until fiscal year 2018-19.
This fund will be established for general donations and bequests received for the TOYCF that are not designated for one area or project. The Board will determine based on requests and need, how this money is spent. This fund is unrestricted and can be used for any approved project, event or service approved by the Board of Directors.
All other projects or requests to gift funds outside of these established funds will be subject to approval by the Board.
REPORTING AND AUDITING
At each TOYCF meeting, the treasurer or their designee will present a quarterly report to the Board for review and filing. Click here to find our Agenda's and Minutes.
The TOYCF will public an annual report each year. This report will detail the activities of the previous fiscal year including but not limited to grants awarded, gifts received, new funds established and any significant accomplishments. (2018 Report will be published in March 2019)
All financial reports will be audited annually and will be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
By Phone: (707) 948-2627
By Email: TOYCF@yville.com
BY Mail: TOYCF 6550 Yount Street Yountville, Ca 94599