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OC Human Relations

 1801 E. Edinger Ave, #115
 Santa Ana, CA 92705
[P] (714) 480-6570
[F] (714) 202-0498
www.ochumanrelations.org
www.facebook.com/ochumanrelations
[email protected]
Alison Edwards
FOUNDED: 1991
INCORPORATED: 1991
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Organization DBA OC Human Relations
OC Human Relations Council
Orange County Human Relations
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0438086 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.
 
OC Human Relations is dedicated to creating a future where we, as a community, are made stronger by our diversity rather than being broken into antagonistic factions based upon our differences. We envision a community where all people feel valued and included, and we are about the business of creating the model programs that can bring life to that vision.
 
To realize our vision, we provide proactive, inter-group relations and violence prevention programs in schools and communities throughout Orange County. These programs are provided in partnerships with individuals, corporations, schools, cities and foundations. The goal is to eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. The programs provided by OC Human Relations include:
 
- Community Building; Community Capacity Building through community organizing; Living Room Dialogues, diversity training and tracking and reporting Hate Crime for the County of Orange
 
- Mediation, including community, family and court based multi-lingual dispute resolution services and Mediation Certification Training
 
- BRIDGES Safe & Respectful School Program, Summer BRIDGES Youth Leadership Camp, Walk In My Shoes Youth Leadership Symposiums, Restorative Practices / Restorative Justice Program, Connected Classrooms Teacher Training and Parent Leadership Institutes for non-English speaking parents

Mission Statement

To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.
 
OC Human Relations is dedicated to creating a future where we, as a community, are made stronger by our diversity rather than being broken into antagonistic factions based upon our differences. We envision a community where all people feel valued and included, and we are about the business of creating the model programs that can bring life to that vision.
 
To realize our vision, we provide proactive, inter-group relations and violence prevention programs in schools and communities throughout Orange County. These programs are provided in partnerships with individuals, corporations, schools, cities and foundations. The goal is to eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. The programs provided by OC Human Relations include:
 
- Community Building; Community Capacity Building through community organizing; Living Room Dialogues, diversity training and tracking and reporting Hate Crime for the County of Orange
 
- Mediation, including community, family and court based multi-lingual dispute resolution services and Mediation Certification Training
 
- BRIDGES Safe & Respectful School Program, Summer BRIDGES Youth Leadership Camp, Walk In My Shoes Youth Leadership Symposiums, Restorative Practices / Restorative Justice Program, Connected Classrooms Teacher Training and Parent Leadership Institutes for non-English speaking parents

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $2,046,729.00
Projected Revenue $2,046,729.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Community Building Program
  • BRIDGES School Intergroup Relations and Violence Prevention Program
  • Dispute Resolution Program

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Overview


Mission Statement

To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.
 
OC Human Relations is dedicated to creating a future where we, as a community, are made stronger by our diversity rather than being broken into antagonistic factions based upon our differences. We envision a community where all people feel valued and included, and we are about the business of creating the model programs that can bring life to that vision.
 
To realize our vision, we provide proactive, inter-group relations and violence prevention programs in schools and communities throughout Orange County. These programs are provided in partnerships with individuals, corporations, schools, cities and foundations. The goal is to eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. The programs provided by OC Human Relations include:
 
- Community Building; Community Capacity Building through community organizing; Living Room Dialogues, diversity training and tracking and reporting Hate Crime for the County of Orange
 
- Mediation, including community, family and court based multi-lingual dispute resolution services and Mediation Certification Training
 
- BRIDGES Safe & Respectful School Program, Summer BRIDGES Youth Leadership Camp, Walk In My Shoes Youth Leadership Symposiums, Restorative Practices / Restorative Justice Program, Connected Classrooms Teacher Training and Parent Leadership Institutes for non-English speaking parents

Background Statement

In 1989, when white student leaders at a local high school performed at a pep rally in black face, founders of OC Human Relations Council was contacted to help rebuild a sense of community that had been torn apart. We brought together stakeholders and leaders from across the campus community to repair harm and rebuild relationships on campus. The process worked so well that we were called back and called upon by other schools.  Within two years, our non-profit was established and we began to expand programs to support our mission of fostering mutual understanding among residents in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business. The non-profit Orange County Human Relations Council was formally established in 1991 to expand the scope and programs of the Orange County Human Relations Commission. The Commission was established by the County of Orange Board of Supervisors in 1971 to address tensions and bring together Orange County's increasingly diverse communities.    
 
OC Human Relations Council is dedicated to creating a future where we, as a community, are made stronger by our diversity rather than being broken into antagonistic factions based upon our differences. We envision a community where all people feel valued and included, and we are about the business of creating the model programs that can bring life to that vision.
 
To realize our vision, we provide proactive, inter-group relations and violence prevention programs in schools and communities throughout Orange County. These programs are provided in partnerships with individuals, corporations, schools, cities and foundations. The goal is to eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. The programs provided by OC Human Relations Council include:
 
- Community Building; Community Capacity Building through community organizing; Living Room Dialogues, diversity training and tracking and reporting Hate Crime for the County of Orange
 
- Mediation, including community, family and court based multi-lingual dispute resolution services and Mediation Certification Training
 
- BRIDGES Safe & Respectful School Program, Summer BRIDGES Youth Leadership Camp, Walk In My Shoes Youth Leadership Symposiums, Restorative Practices /Justice Program, Connected Classrooms Teacher Training and Parent Leadership Institutes for non-English speaking parents.

OC Human Relations also contracts with the County of Orange to provide support to the OC Board of Supervisors regarding human relations issues and responds as needed to human relations crisis situations as they occur.

OC Human Relations currently is committed to empowering a full-spectrum of residents to take responsibility for identifying and addressing the unique human relations issues in their communities and schools and giving them the tools and leadership skills to effectively address those issues.  
 

Impact Statement

Our community impact in July 2017 to June 2018:

· Brought together more than 30,832 students, staff, administrators, parents and community members in partnership with 16 schools from all over Orange County.

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Provided 16 presentations to bring awareness and educate the community on hate crime prevention strategies and resources available for victims.

· Resolved 82% of cases through the Restorative Schools Program currently implemented in four schools.

· Provided 280 new police recruits training on cultural sensitivity and more than 190 County, nonprofit, and education professionals on the topic of Implicit Bias.

· Educated 7,220 people through Dispute Resolution Program Presentations and Educational Workshops.

· Trained 172 mediators in basic and advanced mediation workshops.

· Provided free mediation services to more than 2,374 residents.

· Engaged 122 volunteers in over 7,243 hours of service of Dispute Resolution work.


Needs Statement

OC Human Relations must raise about $2 million annually to operate its programs. 
 
Funding is needed for our BRIDGES Safe & Respectful Schools Program that addresses bullying, inequity, social justice, conflict resolution, and student leadership by training student leaders who take responsibility for creating a safe, inclusive, respectful school climate where everyone is welcome and succeed academically.  We need to raise at least $15,000 per year school per year. Currently serving 17 Orange County schools from elementary to high school. Several schools remain on our waiting list in need.
 
Walk In My Shoes Youth Leadership Conference is an all-day student symposium that brings together more than 500 middle and high school students to learn about best practices for creating safe, inclusive schools as well as about current issues such as cyber-bullying, student violence, gender issues, etc. Each Walk In My Shoes Symposium costs $35,000.
 
Other programs and services include hate crime education, reporting and victim support; alternative dispute resolution; police/community relations; and, community building initiatives to empower disenfranchised, underrepresented residents to participate in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.
 
OC Human Relations is the only organization providing these specialized services to Orange County residents. The nonprofit has many long lasting, diverse community partnerships, subject-matter expertise and passionate staff. The organization becomes stronger and better able to respond to our community’s needs with everyone’s support.   

CEO Statement

Now is the time to stand up for respect. You can keep up to date with the wide-ranging human relations issues and concerns in our community on our blog at www.ochumanrelations.org/blog.
 
Now is the time for the good people of our community to stand together and create a future where all people are valued and included, where bigotry is not accepted, and where prejudice and discrimination are ended.
 
OC Human Relations is charting such a course: Building understanding and respect; Developing the diverse leaders of tomorrow; Creating safe inclusive schools and neighborhoods; Mediating conflict.
 
Make a difference today and join with us as we provide nationally-recognized model programs that work to create safe, respectful and welcoming communities for everyone.
 

Board Chair Statement

 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

To donate online, or learn how to get involved, please visit www.ochumanrelations.org/makeadifference. To donate by check, please make it payable to OC Human Relations and mail to:OC Human Relations 1801 E. Edinger Ave Suite 115 Santa Ana, CA 92705 If you would like to sponsor a table at our annual AWARDS event that honors local heroes in Orange County, or if you have questions about making a gift of any kind, including cash, planned giving, in-kind donations or to become an annual member, please contact Khushbindar Sood, Director of Development, at [email protected] or 714-480-6582. We welcome inquiries from community members interested in serving on our Board of Directors, as well as from those interested in volunteering or interning with our organization to support our annual fundraising event, our Dispute Resolution Program or other program support. 

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
West Orange County
Our programming focuses on the millions of residents of Orange County California, but we also have materials, training and consultant services that we can provide all over the United States.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Intergroup/Race Relations
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.

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Programs


Community Building Program

OC Human Relations' Community Building Program collaborates with diverse organizations, institutions and community leaders to build understanding and respect, develop diverse leaders, advocate for justice and build community capacity.

Specific Programs include: Community Dialogues, Listening Sessions, Hate Crime Education and Response, Human Relations Education/Training, Community Capacity Building, Advocacy and Resident and Parent Leadership Development.

We develop diverse community leaders who learn to engage in important decision-making processes with institutions that affect their lives. Residents become empowered to address human relations issues in their communities. We lead community dialogues and circles, education programs, advocacy work, capacity-building, and leadership programming.

We also customize human relations trainings upon request.

Budget  $570,254
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Ethnic Groups' Rights & Racial Equality
Population Served Minorities Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Families
Program Short-Term Success 

Our Community Building impact in July 2017 to June 2018:

· Provided 16 presentations to bring awareness and educate the community on hate crime prevention strategies and resources available for victims.

· Provided 280 new police recruits training on cultural sensitivity and more than 190 County, nonprofit, and education professionals on the topic of Implicit Bias.


Program Long-Term Success  All the programs encompassed within the Community Building area have a common goals of creating an Orange County where all people can live free of discrimination, harassment and violence.  We do this by empowering residents to get involved in their local communities and schools and ultimately become problem solvers that can make positive change in their neighborhoods and cities.
Program Success Monitored By 
Success monitored by a variety of sources including internal tracking and documenting of outputs, tracking incidents of reports and hate crimes (and comparing over time) and feedback from residents, community leaders and law enforcement. 
Examples of Program Success  --

BRIDGES School Intergroup Relations and Violence Prevention Program

BRIDGES develops a diverse group of students into leaders who have the skills, knowledge and tools to create, advocate for and sustain a safe, inclusive school environment where all students feel welcomed, are treated with respect and can succeed academically.
 
OC Human Relations staff are at school sites for the whole school year to train and coach students, teachers and parents in skills such as facilitation, conflict resolution and the foundations of human relations including empathy, respect for differences through personal connections and dialogue, and opens up communication on a variety of topics such as bullying, name calling and school violence BRIDGES works throughout the school year to empower students, teachers and administrators to sustain a more positive, safe and inclusive campus.

Teachers are introduced to a variety of classroom materials, curriculum and lesson plans. Students are empowered to take action through positive leadership roles, public speaking and project organizing. In addition, each school is asked to commit to the BRIDGES program for a minimum of three years in order to see changes in the school climate integrated into the school’s culture.

Within the BRIDGES Programs, we recently launched the Restorative Practices for Schools Programs that seeks to address the ineffectiveness and disproportionality that arises in more traditional school discipline systems by bringing a Restorative Justice perspective to the school setting. This project improves school climate by collaboratively working with school community stakeholders to embed Restorative Practices (a combination of community-building and restorative justice techniques).
Budget  $646,500
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 

Our community impact in July 2017 to June 2018:

· Brought together more than 30,832 students, staff, administrators, parents and community members in partnership with 16 schools from all over Orange County.

· Resolved 82% of cases through the Restorative Schools Program currently implemented in four schools.

Program Long-Term Success 
BRIDGES works to create positive school climate in schools by reducing violence, prejudice and discrimination and creating an increased sense of connection and cohesion among students, staff and parents.  Progress is tracked via annual interviews with school leadership. In the 2011-2012 academic year 72% (13) of participant schools found that BRIDGES did make some changes in attitudes and behavior and is beginning to address the underlying issues of safety, inclusion and equity. 
Program Success Monitored By 
Each year schools and students are surveyed to gather information about program effectiveness at the school and individual level.
Examples of Program Success  --

Dispute Resolution Program

The Dispute Resolution Program provides a broad spectrum of mediation, conciliation, negotiation and facilitated dialogue programs to resolve conflicts.  The mediation programs offer a positive approach and utilize dialogue as an alternative to violence and litigation. We can help resolve neighbor-to-neighbor, landlord-tenant, employer-employee, child custody, divorce, and small claims conflicts. We train and certify court, community, family law, and youth mediators, many of whom become volunteers/interns. We provide 32 hour state certified basic mediation training as well as advanced mediation training and internships. 
 
Mediation services are offered free of charge to low-income residents.
 
Budget  $295,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Our community impact in July 2017 to June 2018:

· Educated 7,220 people through Dispute Resolution Program Presentations and Educational Workshops.

· Trained 172 mediators in basic and advanced mediation workshops.

· Provided free mediation services to more than 2,374 residents.

· Engaged 122 volunteers in over 7,243 hours of service of Dispute Resolution work.

Program Long-Term Success 

OC Human Relations mediation programs have provided conflict resolution services to diverse residents of Orange County with a special expertise in cross cultural and multi-lingual mediation.

Program Success Monitored By  Success is monitored by tracking our resolution rate. OC Human Relations Dispute Resolution Program has a 80% success rate at resolving conflicts and  90% satisfaction rate for those who have participated in the mediation process.  
Examples of Program Success  --

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Alison Edwards
CEO Term Start Jan 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Alison has been involved with the organization since 1998. She served as program director for the BRIDGES program and then Deputy Director of the organization before becoming CEO in late 2017. Alison has a passion for leadership and has served as a leadership trainer and speaker. Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and American Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned her Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University. 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Rusty Kennedy Dec 1991 Dec 2017

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Alison Edwards Deputy Director --
Don Han -- --
Norma Lopez Director, Human Relations Commission --
Kathy Shimizu -- --
Ms. Khushbindar Sood Development Director --
Julie Vue -- --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
OC Violence Prevention Coalition Ambassadors of Peace Award 2011
Community Beacon Award OC Congregation Community Organization 2005
BRIDGES as a Model Program for Preventing Youth Hate Crime US Dept of Justice & US Dept of Education 1998
Multicultural Diversity Award National Association of Counties 1998

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --

Collaborations

OC Human Relations collaborates extensively with diverse community organizations such as CSP, ADL, CAIR, Los Amigos, OCAPICA, 100 Black Men, The Center, GLSEN, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, OC Interfaith Network, OC Police Chiefs Association, 27 OC Police Departments, 22 City Managers, 17schools in 5 school districts, the Superior Court, the County of Orange

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 21
Number of Part Time Staff 7
Number of Volunteers 130
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 88%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 6
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 12
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 18
Male: 10
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

OC Human Relations is a mission-driven organization that operates programs to create safe and inclusive communities where ALL people are valued.  We practice servant leadership and are careful stewards of every dollar donated to achieve the mission.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Kenneth Inouye
Board Chair Company Affiliation Inouye, Shively & Klatt, LLP
Board Chair Term July 2018 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair Kenneth Inouye
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Inouye, Shively, Longtin & Klatt, LLP
Board Co-Chair Term July 2016 - June 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Adriana Collins UCI, School of Nursing Voting
Mrs. Alison Edwards OC Human Relations --
Ms. Gigi Elmasry Orange County's Credit Union Voting
Mrs. Rebecca Esparza Community Volunteer Voting
Mrs. Sumita Furlong UCI, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs Voting
Mr. Christopher Garcia -- Voting
Mr. Ken Inouye Inouye, Shively & Longtin Voting
Mr. Christian Lopez Student Voting
Miss. Destiny Lopez Student Voting
Ms. Minzah Malik Hoag Hospital Community Medicine Voting
Mr. Frank Marmolejo Irvine Valley College (Ret.) and Historian --
Mr. Jim McQueen McQueen & Ashman LLP Voting
Ms. Susan Reese Susan S. Reese Design Voting
Dr. Gurpreet Singh Ahuja Children's Hospital Voting
Rev. Karen Stoyanoff Unitarian Universalist Curch Voting
Mr. Ajit Singh Thind -- Voting
Mr. Bill Wood PacifiCare Health System Voting
Mrs. Simei Yeh -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 9
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): Biracial
Gender Female: 10
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 74%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

During these turbulent times with changing demographics, immigration, and world turmoil, it is essential to invest in building understanding among diverse communities.
 
At OC Human Relations we collaborate with dozens of organizations who share the view that we can be a better place when we join together across lines of race, religion, sexual orientation or other difference to create safe, inclusive communities. 

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Marketing
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $1,670,707 $1,888,938 $1,719,887
Total Expenses $1,803,150 $1,874,674 $1,687,133

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$583,628 $819,764 $744,345
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $884,781 $890,123 $794,320
Investment Income, Net of Losses $11,167 $11,861 $11,515
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $165,479 $167,190 $169,707
Revenue In-Kind $17,168 -- $0
Other $8,484 -- $-169,707

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $1,536,045 $1,541,270 $1,347,600
Administration Expense $99,621 $147,189 $159,443
Fundraising Expense $167,484 $186,215 $180,090
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.93 1.01 1.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 82% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 22% 19% 20%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $1,528,380 $1,710,729 $1,690,163
Current Assets $1,509,138 $1,684,544 $1,671,067
Long-Term Liabilities -- $12,458 $8,856
Current Liabilities $256,593 $294,041 $291,341
Total Net Assets $1,271,787 $1,404,230 $1,389,966

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.88 5.73 5.74

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 1% 1%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

Whenever possible, OC Human Relations operates with a year's budget in reserve in order to preserve the integrity of our programs and services and provide stability for our staff and organizational needs.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.