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Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation | Community Fund 2012 Annual Report

In understanding each other’s paths, we learn how to support each other and give to each other in the ways that matter.

Partners in Philanthropy

Dear Neighbors and Partners, For thousands of years, the Capay Valley has been the homeland of the Yocha Dehe Wintun people. We have raised our families, hunted and harvested our food, built and governed our community, and preserved our existence here for millennia. We have shared and traded with our neighbors through a sense of community that goes well beyond our tribal boundaries. Over the centuries there have been many changes for us here. This land supported us well during good times and we tended it carefully and sustainably, caring for life in our villages. In the 19th and 20th centuries, we suffered greatly and our people barely survived the encroachment of settlers and hostile government policies. But we are strong and determined, and like many other tribes, the people of Yocha Dehe have clung to our cultural roots and we are reclaiming our heritage and our future. Through the careful exercise of our tribal sovereignty, we have prospered in recent years, and this has enabled us to rise from impoverished conditions to a self-determined community. In our cultural tradition, we can again reach out to share with those around us. Now, in this 13th year of the Yocha Dehe Community Fund, we are honored to stand with you in the great work you do every day. In understanding each other’s paths, we learn how to support each other and give to each other in the ways that matter. The Native American tradition of ‘giving away’ is really a demonstration of understanding where there is need, and sharing whatever is possible. We thank you for your commitment to building stronger communities and joining us as Partners in Philanthropy. Wile bo,

Marshall McKay Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman


A Tradition of Giving The Yocha Dehe Community Fund is dedicated to creating a healthy community through engaged philanthropy, deep community knowledge and awareness, and active leadership. Focusing on six core areas, the Community Fund uses philanthropy in ways that can effectively build a high quality of life for Yolo County residents and Native people wherever they live. The tradition of giving and sharing is practiced in many ways among Native American tribes, all of them reaching back through centuries of honoring community members and sharing wealth and resources in a spirit of generosity. In many tribal cultures, giving away possessions is part of an entire way of life – one that creates powerful social bonds. When we are held in a web of trust and connection, we can give generously, knowing that when it is our turn we will be supported. The traditional values of giving, sharing and managing resources in a thoughtful way is nowhere more apparent than in the foundation and operation of the Yocha Dehe Community Fund. This philanthropic fund has created a remarkable demonstration of partnership with the community and region. The Community Fund is recognized as one of the first to be established formally by a Native American tribe in California and is a leader in local charitable giving. The Fund exists wholly independently from the Tribe’s obligations with Yolo County, and the Tribe receives no tax advantage for making these charitable contributions. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund provides philanthropic support to a variety of organizations with the overarching goal of building a better quality of life for Yolo County residents and Native people. The Tribe works in partnership with their neighbors and the wider community to ensure that their philanthropic contributions are strategically targeted to those organizations that are most likely to engender sustainable outcomes. Such strategic investments require significant levels of leadership, community engagement, knowledge and awareness.


Winters Combined Parent Teacher Association Promoting academic excellence and enriching the learning environment for students at Waggoner Elementary School and Shirley Rominger Elementary School is the Winters Combined Parent Teacher Association’s (Winters Combined PTA) primary mission. Most recently, in partnership with Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a grant was approved to purchase new computer technology and equipment, including interactive whiteboards, projectors and laptops to support a digital literacy initiative. This program serves more than 700 students, including 24 elementary school classrooms, and is transforming the ways of teaching and learning.

Since 2000, the Fund has contributed more than 20 million dollars in financial support to organizations involved in education, community health, arts and culture, environment, community development and social services. While Community Fund contributions are made to a variety of organizations throughout the region, state and nation, there is a significant focus on Yolo County programs.



Partnering with Our Community The Yocha Dehe Community Fund is governed by a Board of Directors made up of tribal members and supported by government staff. The Board meets monthly to review requests for support, and to evaluate applications from organizations that have met the general requirements. Board members are actively involved in the funding process, participating in site visits and reviewing the progress and outcomes of funded partners. Consistent with its mission, the Board strives to develop strategic partnerships that will result in long-lasting community impacts.

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Heyday Into California As an independent, nonprofit publisher, Heyday into California has been promoting Native American cultural awareness through its publications for more than 40 years. Its latest venture, the Berkeley Roundhouse, will continue this work by creating and devoting an exclusive program to California Native American culture. For centuries, the roundhouse has been used as a place to gather, exchange ideas, celebrate, tell stories and enhance cultural beliefs.



The long-term vision of this new program is to serve Native communities and share accurate information among Native Americans and the general public.

Allocation of Funding for 2012


1 Helping People Help Themselves

$ 1,530,665

2 Education

$ 650,535

3 Native Rights and Tribal Sovereignty

$ 542,500

4 Native Arts and Culture

$ 171,264

5 Steward the Natural Environment

$ 130,509

6 Native Health and Wellness

$ 12,500


Areas of Giving Focusing on six core areas, the Community Fund uses philanthropy in ways that can effectively build a high quality of life for Yolo County residents and Native American people. Education Access to quality education is critical to personal advancement and the escape from poverty and other difficult circumstances. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund supports organizations that improve the quality of learning and community access to education. Securing education for succeeding generations of our people is of paramount importance. Helping People Help Themselves It is important for people to take an active role in improving their own circumstances. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund supports organizations helping people make a difference in their own lives, whether this takes the form of job skills training, temporary economic assistance or facilitating access to information services. Native Arts and Culture Language and the arts are necessary components of cultural identity. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund supports organizations that nurture the arts as expressions of culture. The Tribe is committed to the preservation and protection of Native art and culture, and to ensuring that languages of Native people be preserved and taught. Native Health and Wellness Native health and wellness is central to the survival and well-being of Native communities. The Fund is dedicated to working to improve the health of Native people, especially in the areas of diabetes, obesity and stroke, including the promotion of improved nutrition and access to healthy food options. Supporting nutrition education and better access to fresh, healthy food is of prime concern.


Kid’s Farmers Market, Food Bank of Yolo County The Kid’s Farmers Market program is a weekly afterschool program that brings a market of local fresh fruits and vegetables to schoolyards of our county’s hungriest children. The market targets schools with high free-and reduced-price meal participation rates. Over the course of an hour, volunteers help distribute produce, offer nutritional tips so kids can begin to make their own healthy choices and incorporate physical activity. In this creative food distribution event, kids sample the fruits and vegetables of the week and experience a real-live market by using “funny money” to purchase up to five pounds of fresh produce to take home.

Native Rights and Tribal Sovereignty Tribal sovereignty is essential for Native communities to thrive. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund supports organizations that allow tribes to exercise their inherent right to maintain distinct identities, traditions, laws and human rights. The broader public is generally unaware of the issues surrounding Native rights and sovereignty and a critical part of education is capturing and disseminating the history of tribal governmental relations. Steward the Natural Environment All people should strive to be in harmony with the earth. The Fund supports efforts to promote better environmental stewardship, reduced and more effective use of natural resources, and planning that explicitly includes the interests of succeeding generations. Exposing children to natural beauty and stewardship of the environment will result in greater levels of awareness and responsibility in future generations of adults.



2012 Award Recipients Tahtimihn Award

Food Bank of Yolo County The Tahtimihn Award, which means “star” in our Patwin language is given to an outstanding partner agency. Historically, hunger has been a priority issue for the Community Fund and based on its measurable successes and countywide impact, we are proud to name the Food Bank of Yolo County as our 2012 Tahtimihn awardee. CASE STUDY

Native American Rights Fund


For more than 40 years, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has been the oldest and largest national Native rights nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the rights of tribes and individuals nationwide.

Yocha Dehe Community Fund supports organizations that nurture the arts as an expression of culture. This 2012 Partnership Award is given to YoloArts for its continuous commitment and dedication to the advancement of arts education in our public schools.

NARF’s mission focuses on applying existing laws and treaties to insure issues of tribal sovereignty, natural resources and human rights do not get overlooked or pushed aside by local, state and federal governments. Empowering tribes so they can continue to live according to their ancestral traditions, while educating the public about Native issues, NARF has represented more than 250 tribes in 31 states.


Partnership Award

Partnership Award

Yolo Family Service Agency This 2012 Partnership Award is given to the Yolo Family Service Agency, a long-term partner providing therapeutic counseling services for youth and their families. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund is committed to empowering people who take an active role in strengthening their own circumstances.


2012 Community Fund Grantees

A Touch of Understanding provides disability awareness programs designed to educate new generations to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s disease, and their families, to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. American Indian Film Institute established itself as the premiere Native film festival in North America, fostering understanding of the culture, traditions and issues of contemporary Native Americans. Ark Preschool is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides tuition-free, balanced and hands-on education for children of very low-income families to enable them to thrive in kindergarten. Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association works to empower Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation and leadership development. Assistance League of Sacramento is an all-volunteer organization that serves specific needs of children and adults in the greater Sacramento area utilizing the visions and talents of members engaged in community service that embraces commitment, integrity, leadership, accountability and respect. Audubon California is dedicated to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and biological diversity. B Street Theatre promotes education, literacy, social interaction and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the highest quality theatre arts and playwriting.

Cache Creek Conservancy was created to preserve, restore, enhance and promote the stewardship of the stream environment along Cache Creek through restoration, education and outreach. California Indian Basketweavers Association works to preserve, promote and perpetuate California Indian basketweaving traditions while providing a healthy physical, social, spiritual and economic environment for basketweavers. California Indian Conference is an annual event for the exchange of perspectives and knowledge concerning the First Peoples of the place now known as California, past to present. California Indian Heritage Foundation honors the diversity and history of California Indian people by preserving cultural and tribal traditions, nurturing contemporary expressions, and facilitating research and education for California, the nation and the world. California Indian Manpower Consortium focuses on offering training, recruitment and other activities designed to meet the employment needs of Native Americans living in its service area. Capay Valley Vision was created to enhance ongoing communication within the diverse community of the Capay Valley, reflecting all opinions and searching for common ground on the vision for the Valley’s future. Catching the Dream strives to assist Native American tribes, communities and tribal organizations with improving the quality of life in Indian communities through higher education.


Audubon California Through the Land Stewardship Program, Audubon California has made great strides in conserving and restoring habitat on farms and ranches in Yolo County for more than ten years. Working collaboratively with conservation groups, area agencies and local landowners, including Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Audubon California has been successful in implementing practical changes in the management of rangelands and riparian zones to local habitat restoration projects. Most recently, Audubon California is working with three local landowners to restore 2,000 feet of historic slough on agricultural land. This effort is part of a long-term goal of reconnecting the riparian and oak woodland habitat of the Coast Range foothills to the valley floor in Yolo County.

Center for Land-Based Learning seeks to inspire and motivate people of all ages, especially youth, to promote a healthy interplay between agriculture, nature and society through their own actions and as leaders in their communities. Clean and Sober Recovery Systems provides a comprehensive program to establish a solid foundation for real and lasting sobriety.

Bring Me A Book is devoted to strengthening the language and emerging literacy skills of the growing number of California’s underserved children.



2012 Community Fund Grantees

Cristo Rey High School engages students in a unique workstudy program that allows each student to earn the majority of their tuition while learning valuable real world work experiences and taking ownership of a quality college preparatory education. Davis Community Meals supports low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, food and human services to help them rebuild their lives. Davis Farm to School seeks to create an educational and cultural environment in the community’s schools that connects food choices with personal health, community, farms and land. Dixon Fire Department serves to protect the citizens of the City of Dixon from all disasters, natural or man-made. Elk Grove Unified School District provides a learning community that challenges all students to realize their greatest potential. Esparto High School Football and Cheer Programs prepare students to be life-long learners and become community-minded, responsible citizens who participate in and contribute to society. Esparto Junior Spartans provides the local youth an opportunity to play an organized team sport that promotes physical fitness, camaraderie and a sense of being part of something bigger than themselves. Esparto PTA works to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Families First ensures the success of children in jeopardy by empowering and strengthening families. Families for Early Autism Treatment is dedicated to providing best outcome education, advocacy and support for the Northern California autism community. Firefighters Burn Institute was founded for the purpose of establishing a local burn treatment facility, providing recovery programs for survivors, providing fire and burn prevention through public education, funding education and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research. 12

Food Bank of Yolo County is dedicated to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County by coordinating the solicitation, storage and distribution of food from an established network of growers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and grocery stores. Gender Health Center focuses on providing an accessible therapy and counseling program for the gender variant community. Heyday into California promotes widespread awareness and celebration of California’s many cultures, landscapes and boundary-breaking ideas through well-crafted books, public events and innovative outreach programs. Independent Order of Odd Fellows join together for mutual aid and conviviality, providing social and practical support for members and their communities in every way possible. Indian Heritage Foundation Honored Elders Day recognizes the keepers of the traditions for their role in passing down the important history and culture of Native California people. International Indian Treaty Council focuses on dissemination, networking, coalition building, technical assistance, and organizing and facilitating the effective participation of traditional peoples in local, regional, national and international forums, events and gatherings.


Rural Innovations in Social Economics The only nonprofit social service agency serving the Madison, Esparto, Winters and Capay Valley communities, Rural Innovations in Social Economics (RISE) plays a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life and opportunity for those in need. Its strength is engaging the working poor in active selfdetermination and motivated self-sufficiency. RISE fulfills that mission by collaborating with agencies to provide resources and a variety of programs targeting specific needs, including providing services for pre-school and afterschool programs, job placement, clinicians, emergency food and clothing, and senior programs. With its main location in Esparto and a satellite location in Winters, having these resources as a one-stop shop assures those in need have an easier time obtaining assistance.

Junior Achievement of Sacramento seeks to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Kiwanis Family House provides temporary housing and support to families of seriously ill or injured children and adults being treated at University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento. KVIE Public Television strives to educate, enrich, enlighten and inspire diverse audiences and individuals with high quality television programming and related services that enhance the quality of life for people throughout Northern California. Make a Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. 13

2012 Community Fund Grantees

Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County provides scholarships and other assistance to promising low and moderate income students, and provides assistance to low income families in need. Mutual Housing California (formerly Sacramento Yolo Mutual Housing Association) develops and operates permanently affordable housing that builds strong and stable communities through resident participation and leadership development. Native American Rights Fund is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Native American tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Native Americans in Philanthropy holds a vision of healthy and sustainable communities enhanced by the Native spirit of generosity. NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing strives to empower, educate and advocate for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in our society. Northern California Children’s Therapy Center provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and child development services to children aged birth through adolescence with disabilities, regardless of their ability to pay. Pence Gallery educates and inspires the community by offering high caliber art exhibits by local and regional artists and providing education programs for all ages. Planned Parenthood Mar Monte improves the lives of women, men and children through reproductive and general health services, youth development and education programs and advocacy initiatives. Round Valley Summer Youth Camp keeps the culture of dance, beading and basketry alive in the community. Rural Innovations in Social Economics (RISE) serves the rural community to enhance the quality of life and opportunity for self-sufficiency.


Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce works to strengthen underserved, diverse communities through leadership, educational and workforce development programs. Sacramento Children’s Home is committed to helping build strong families, opening doors to the future, maximizing potential and ending the cycle of child abuse. Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau represents the resources of the greater Sacramento region to foster travel and tourism opportunities. Sacramento Loaves and Fishes, in a spirit of love and hospitality, feeds the hungry and shelters the homeless by providing an oasis of welcome, safety and cleanliness for homeless men, women and children seeking survival services. Sacramento Zoological Society focuses on inspiring appreciation, understanding and respect for all living things through stimulating education, wholesome recreation and innovative species management. Senior Gleaners delivers food to 135 charitable organizations in Sacramento County and the outlying areas helping to feed over 3.5 million needy people. Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center provides crisis intervention services to battered women and sexual assault victims in Yolo County. Sierra Forever Families believes that every child needs and deserves a permanent, loving family and focuses on finding and nurturing permanent families for children living in foster care. Special Olympics Northern California provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. St. John’s Retirement Village honors its residents’ dignity, independence and spirituality by providing them with a safe, supportive and caring environment in which to live. St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children supports homeless women and children in advancing from a point of crisis to a position of self-sufficiency.

Stanford American Indian Organization Pow Wow seeks to improve the recruitment and retention of American Indian and Alaska Native students, staff and faculty while institutionalizing culturally relevant curriculum and establishing a community center and theme house. Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County provides crisis prevention, intervention, education and community outreach services to the residents of Yolo County. Summer House offers living options and support for adults with developmental disabilities that respect their individual dignity and human worth, and enhance their self-reliance, self-esteem, safety and involvement in the local community. Supported Life Institute focuses on educational and training opportunities to assist individuals and organizations in the work of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. Taylor Family Foundation preserves the wellness and enhances the quality of life for children in Northern California living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth-at-risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. Tower of Youth is dedicated to organizing and promoting digital literacy, a world class media workforce, and economic and community development through its training, partnerships, networking and media showcase programs. Tribal Economic and Social Solutions Agency serves as a licensed foster family agency for American Indian and Alaska Native families, with culturally relevant foster placement and support systems, to assist families in the reunification process. Tribal Law and Policy Institute designs and delivers education, research, training and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian Country and the health, well-being and cultures of Native peoples. UC Davis – American Indian Science and Engineering Society works to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and related technology disciplines.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento provides programs and services that improve the independence, productivity and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Vacaville High School Grad Nite 2012 provides students with a safe environment to celebrate the important milestone of graduation. Volunteer Center of Sacramento works to strengthen the Sacramento community by connecting volunteers with opportunities to serve. Walking Shield works closely with tribal leaders to provide a variety of services to American Indian families that include shelter, healthcare, community development, educational assistance and humanitarian aid. West Sacramento Fire Department protects life, environment and property within the City of West Sacramento and surrounding areas as well as provides mutual aid when needed. West Sacramento Historical Society preserves the history of West Sacramento and provides an opportunity to learn about the rich history of the area. Winters Combined Parent Teacher Association actively supports enrichment curriculum at Waggoner and Rominger schools in Winters, CA. Winters Fire Department serves to protect the citizens of the City of Winters and the Winters Fire District from all disasters, natural or man-made, as well as provides mutual aid when needed. Wolfskill Continuation High School offers its students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma by meeting their unique personal and educational needs. Women’s Empowerment educates and empowers women who are homeless with the skills and confidence necessary to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children.


2012 Community Fund Grantees

Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care provides education and training for care providers of children and youth in out-of-home care to meet the child’s educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs. Woodland Joint Unified School District – C.E. Dingle Elementary School is committed to providing a positive learning environment for students at school, encouraging its continuation at home, with a goal to promote enthusiasm and purpose of learning. Woodland Joint Unified School District – Early Mental Health Initiative addresses the social and emotional needs of young children and facilitates their positive adjustment to school. Woodland Joint Unified School District – Gibson Elementary School strives to create an atmosphere with high academic and social expectations for each student. Woodland Joint Unified School District – Prairie Elementary School provides a safe, peaceful, productive learning environment where instruction resonates with both child and family. Woodland Volunteer Food Closet offers basic social services to individuals and families in need. Yolo Ag and Food Alliance works to insure agricultural prosperity in Yolo County and advocates on a variety of issues including climate, food access, health and water. Yolo County Arson K-9, Magnum, a yellow Labrador, provides support to the Woodland Fire Department by detecting ignitable liquids, searching burned structures and tracking people. Yolo County Children’s Alliance works to strengthen and support the continuum of prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation services and resources for children, youth and their families. Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer to monitor cases involving children in foster care.


Community Fund Recipients / 2000 to Present

Yolo County Firefighters Association provides its membership opportunities in education, training and community involvement while protecting the residents and businesses of the region. Yolo County Resource Conservation District is committed to protect, improve and sustain the natural resources of Yolo County. Yolo County Veterans Coalition works to coordinate and support veterans and veterans organizations county-wide. Yolo Creek and Community Partnership addresses environmental restoration through streamside habitat restoration, youth education and community involvement. Yolo Family Service Agency strives to provide high quality and affordable counseling, educational and community services that support children, help individuals and strengthen families. Yolo Wayfarer Center pledges to feed, clothe and shelter those in need, to share the love of Jesus Christ in word and in action. YoloArts works to cultivate and advocate for support for all the arts, to participate in advancement in arts education in our schools and community, and to foster communication among artists, businesses, education, government and residents of Yolo County.

A Touch of Understanding Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival African American Prostate Cancer Initiative Agency for Hearing ALS Association American Indian Film Institute Ark Preschool Arthritis Foundation of NE California Arts Exchange Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association Asian Pacific Rim Foundation Assistance League of Sacramento Association of California Symphony Orchestras Audubon California Autry National Center B Street Theatre Backpacks for Kids Beamer Elementary School, WJUSD Best of Broadway Beyond the Proscenium Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area Blood Source Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento Bread of Life Center Bring Me A Book Cache Creek Conservancy Cache Creek High School Cache Creek Lodge California Consultancy for Arts Education, Inc. California Fire Exploring Scholarship Fund California Health Collaborative California Indian Basketweavers Association California Indian Conference California Indian Heritage Foundation California Indian Manpower Consortium California Lawyers for the Arts California Military Museum California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CalStar) California State Library Foundation California State University of Sacramento

California State University, Dr. Hankins Research California Waterfowl Capay Valley - American Youth Soccer Organization Capay Valley Vision Catching the Dream C.E. Dingle Elementary School, WJUSD Center for Fathers and Families Center for Land-Based Learning Center for Multicultural Cooperation Center for Youth Citizenship Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Children’s Receiving Home Citizens for Education Citizens Who Care City of Winters Clean and Sober Recovery Systems Communicare Health Centers Community Action Substance Abuse Center Community Assistance for the Retarded and Handicapped Cortina Environmental Protection Agency Cristo Rey High School Crocker Art Museum Dancing Earth Creations Davis Art Center Davis Bridge Education Foundation Davis Community Meals Davis Farm to School Connection Davis Farmers Market Davis Musical Theater Company Davis Odd Fellows-Haiti Disaster Relief Davis Police Department Diabetes Society of Solano County Diogenes Youth Services Disabled Sports USA Far West Dixon Fire Department Dunnigan Fire Protection District Eagle Vision Educational Network Einstein Education School Elderly Nutrition Program Elk Grove Unified School District Esparto District Chamber of Commerce 17

Community Fund Recipients / 2000 to Present

Esparto Elementary School Esparto Future Farmers of America Esparto High School Esparto Junior Spartans Esparto Parent Teacher Association Esparto Volunteer Fire Department Explorit Science Center Families First, Inc. Families for Early Autism Treatment Families in Self Help, Inc. Firefighters Burn Institute First 5 Yolo County Folklorico Latino de Woodland Food Bank of Yolo County Francis House Friends of ECOS - Environmental Council of Sacramento Friends of Esparto Regional Library Friends of NAACP Sacramento Friends of the Mission Friends of the Woodland Library Friends of Yolo Adult Day Health Care Gender Health Care Get a Brick Foundation Gibson Elementary School, WJUSD Girl Scouts of Tierra del Oro Gold Rush Park Foundation Goodwill Industries Grafton Elementary School, WJUSD Habitat for Humanity Heidrick Ag History Center Heyday into California Hoes Down Harvest Festival Hoopa Valley Tribe Independent Order of Odd Fellows Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. Indian Heritage Foundation Honored Elders Day Indian Youth of America Institute for Advancing Unity International Indian Treaty Council Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame Junior Achievement of Sacramento 18

Juvenile Diabetes Karuk Tribe Kiwanis Family House Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods Knight’s Landing Children’s Center KVIE Public Television La Raza Galleria Posada Land Trust of Napa County Lee Middle School, WJUSD LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Linkage to Education Los Rios Community College Los Rios Foundation Madison Community Service District Madison Fire Protection District Make a Wish Foundation Maxwell Elementary School, WJUSD McClatchy Music McClellan Aviation Museum Mercy Perinatal Recovery Network Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County Mutual Housing California My Sister’s House Native American College Motivation Day Native American Heritage Foundation Native American Rights Fund Native Americans in Philanthropy Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. New Seasons Development Corporation Nonprofit Resource Center NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Northern California Children’s Therapy Center Oak Park Preschool Para Transit Pence Gallery People Reaching Out, Inc. Pinoleville Pomo Nation Plainfield Elementary School, WJUSD Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Prairie Elementary School, WJUSD

Progress Ranch Putah Creek Council Rebuilding Together Resources for Indian Student Education, Inc. River City Community Service River Delta Unified School District River Oak Center for Children Roberts Family Development Ronald McDonald House Charities Round Valley Summer Youth Camp Rudolph Steiner College Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Inc. (RISE) Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Sacramento Ballet Sacramento Children’s Home Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Sacramento Construction Management Education Foundation Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau Sacramento Court Appointed Special Advocates Program Sacramento Crisis Nursery Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee Sacramento Loaves & Fishes Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. Sacramento News & Review Sacramento Opera Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Sacramento Theater Company Sacramento Tree Foundation Sacramento Urban Indian Health, Inc. Sacramento Youth Symphony Sacramento Zoological Society Safety Center, Inc. Samaritan Center Say Golf Senior Center of Davis Senior Gleaners, Inc. Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center

Short Term Emergency Aid Committee - STEAC Sierra 2 Center Sierra Adoption Services Sierra Forever Families Sierra Service Project Society for Ethnobiology Society for the Blind Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum Southwest Youth Services Special Olympics Northern California SPIRIT - Strategic Positive Intent to Restore Native Tradition St. Hope Academy St. John’s Retirement Village St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children Stanford American Indian Organization Pow Wow Stanford Home for Children / Stanford Family V.O.I.C.E. Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center Stop the Violence Coalition, Inc. Studios for the Performing Arts Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County Summer Bridge Summer House, Inc. Supported Life Institute Sutter Medical Center Foundation Taylor Family Foundation The California Museum The Effort, Inc. The First Tee Tower of Youth Tree Davis Tribal Economic and Social Solutions Agency - TESSA Tribal Law and Policy Institute Tuleyome UC Berkeley UC Davis American Indian Science and Engineering Society UC Davis Children’s Hospital UC Davis Foundation UC Davis Medical Center UC Davis Native American Studies UC Davis Performing Arts UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 19

Community Fund Recipients / 2000 to Present

UC Davis University Advancement UC Irvine UC Regents United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento United Christian Center Vacaville High School Grad Nite 2012 Volunteer Center of Sacramento Volunteer Connection Volunteers of America VSA Arts of California Walking Shield, Inc. Water Environmental Protection Agency West Sacramento Fire Department West Sacramento Historical Society Whitehead Elementary School, WJUSD Williams Fire Protection Authority Wind Youth Services Winters Center for the Arts Winters Combined PTA Winters Fire Department Winters Friends of the Library Winters Healthcare Foundation Winters High School Winters Participation Gallery Wolfskill Continuation High School Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) Women’s Empowerment Wonder, Inc. Woodland Chamber Singers Woodland Community Care Car Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Woodland Healthcare Foundation Woodland High School Healthy Start Woodland Joint Unified School District Woodland Joint Unified School District, Early Mental Health Initiative Woodland Literacy Council Woodland Little League Woodland Opera House Woodland Parent Teacher Association Woodland Professional Police Employees Association 20

Woodland Public Library Literacy Service Woodland Recreation Foundation Woodland Senior Center Computer Club Woodland Toy Library Woodland Volunteer Food Closet Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization Yolo Adult Day Health Care Yolo Ag and Food Alliance Yolo Ag Futures Alliance Yolo Basin Foundation Yolo Children’s Fund Yolo Community Care Yolo Connections Yolo County American Red Cross Yolo County Arson K-9 Yolo County Children’s Alliance Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates Yolo County Firefighters Association Yolo County Historical Museum Yolo County Resource Conservation District Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association Yolo County Veterans Coalition Yolo County YMCA Yolo Creek and Community Partnership Yolo Employment Services Yolo Family Resource Center Yolo Family Service Agency Yolo Hospice Children’s Bereavement Program Yolo Solano Building Teachers Support Yolo Wayfarer Center YoloArts Young Leaders Program Youth Development Network Youth in Focus Zamora Elementary School, WJUSD

Yocha Dehe Community Fund

Yocha Dehe Community Fund

Community Fund Board of Directors

Kristine Stanfill, Director

Marshall McKay, Chair Matthew Lowell, Jr., Vice Chair Matthew Lowell, Sr., Secretary Anthony Roberts, Treasurer Josh Avila Alisha Byrd Cynthia Clarke Mia Durham Yolanda Gonzalez James Kinter Lorena Lopez Raul Lorenzo Jasper Lowell Monique Lowell Yvonne Perkins

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation P.O. Box 18 Brooks, CA 95606 530.796.3400

2012 Yocha Dehe Community Fund Annual Report  
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