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California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance Inc

 1 SONGSPARROW
 IRVINE, CA 92604
[P] (949) 559-6490
[F] (949) 559-8139
www.ccrpa.com
[email protected]
Patricia Martz, Ph.D.
FOUNDED: 1998
INCORPORATED: 2003
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-1053783 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

1. Protect and preserve cultural resources such as resource areas, sacred areas, historical sites, archaeological sites, burial sites, and American Indian traditional knowledge
2. Compile lists of archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources that are threatened, preserved, or destroyed
3. Provide peer review and preservation consultation services
4. Nominate significant archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources to the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Properties
5. Access available funding for the preservation of cultural resources
6. Promote public education and interest in cultural resource preservation
7. Provide cultural resource preservation input to appropriate State, Federal and local agencies
8. Establish and promote communication networks for cultural resource preservation
9. Promote stewardship programs for cultural resource sites
10. Establish and promote forums for discussion of cultural resource preservation
11. Consider appropriate actions to defend and protect significant cultural resources
12. Educate the public regarding the history and cultural traditions of the Juaneno/Acjachemen, the First People of Orange County 

Mission Statement

1. Protect and preserve cultural resources such as resource areas, sacred areas, historical sites, archaeological sites, burial sites, and American Indian traditional knowledge
2. Compile lists of archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources that are threatened, preserved, or destroyed
3. Provide peer review and preservation consultation services
4. Nominate significant archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources to the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Properties
5. Access available funding for the preservation of cultural resources
6. Promote public education and interest in cultural resource preservation
7. Provide cultural resource preservation input to appropriate State, Federal and local agencies
8. Establish and promote communication networks for cultural resource preservation
9. Promote stewardship programs for cultural resource sites
10. Establish and promote forums for discussion of cultural resource preservation
11. Consider appropriate actions to defend and protect significant cultural resources
12. Educate the public regarding the history and cultural traditions of the Juaneno/Acjachemen, the First People of Orange County 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $1,000.00
Projected Revenue $2,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Museum Workshops
  • Exhibits and Demonstrations by Juaneno/Acjachemen Descendants at Putuidem Park Interpretive Center

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Overview


Mission Statement

1. Protect and preserve cultural resources such as resource areas, sacred areas, historical sites, archaeological sites, burial sites, and American Indian traditional knowledge
2. Compile lists of archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources that are threatened, preserved, or destroyed
3. Provide peer review and preservation consultation services
4. Nominate significant archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources to the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Properties
5. Access available funding for the preservation of cultural resources
6. Promote public education and interest in cultural resource preservation
7. Provide cultural resource preservation input to appropriate State, Federal and local agencies
8. Establish and promote communication networks for cultural resource preservation
9. Promote stewardship programs for cultural resource sites
10. Establish and promote forums for discussion of cultural resource preservation
11. Consider appropriate actions to defend and protect significant cultural resources
12. Educate the public regarding the history and cultural traditions of the Juaneno/Acjachemen, the First People of Orange County 

Background Statement

The California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, Inc. ("CCRPA") was originally formed in 1998 and incorporated in 2003 in response to accelerating development, especially in California, and the loss of a number of significant cultural and historic sites, including several coastal villages and cemeteries in Orange County, California. One of the coastal villages lost dated to 9,500 years old. Archaeologists in Orange County, California estimate that at least 90 percent of the known archaeological sites that once existed in the county have been destroyed by development. The remaining sites are fragile and non-renewable and must be protected and preserved. Orange County, California historians estimate that up to 95 percent of the historic resources of the county no longer exist.

American Indian communities believe strongly that sites occupied by their ancestors should not be disturbed in any way, and archaeologists believe that non-intrusive investigations and historic preservation should be the norm. Not only do these sites have significant importance to American Indian communities, they are an important part of the heritage and history of our nation.

The CCRPA seeks to identify, preserve and protect all cultural resources, and especially those located in California.

Impact Statement

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: CCRPA was instrumental in convincing The San Juan Capistrano City Council to change the development of a park/playground within the San Juan Capistrano Open Space to a cultural interpretive park honoring the Acjachemen. The Putuidem Interpretive Center has been designed and construction will commence August 2019. The Center will benefit the Juaneño/Acjachemen descendants, school children, and the community.
Concerned that Orange County is the only county in Southern California without a natural history museum, CCRPA formed a museum task force and held a workshop on Saturday July 7, 2018. 30+ people attended and gave input. As a result, CCRPA has the support of the local Native American tribal community and the major environmental and natural resources non-profits in Orange County and will continue to work toward the goal of having land set aside at the Orange County Great Park for a museum.
CCRPA organized meetings with the Irvine Company and local tribal community to work toward the preservation of the 6,000-year-old Tomato Springs Site and successfully negotiated an MOU with Irvine Community Development company, LLC. As a result, 100 acres of the prehistoric Tomato Springs site, CA-ORA-244, in the area north of Portola Road have been preserved and a Native American Interpretive Wing and Native Gardens at the Portola Park Community Building had its Grand Opening on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  
GOALS: 1. Convince the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors to set aside land in the 240-acre cultural terrace of the Orange Count Great Park for an Orange County Museum of Cultural and Natural History. 2. Work with the Fairview Park Preservation Alliance Group to prevent development of the natural and cultural resources within the open space park including two significant National Register and Sacred archaeological sites. Work with the City of Costa Mesa to remove debris from the archaeological sites and cover them with protective soils in accordance with federal guidelines. 3. Nominate the Bommer Canyon Archaeological Complex to the National Register of Historic Places. Revisit our list of 10 most important archaeological sites in Orange County and document their current condition.  Provide recommendations for their preservation to the appropriate land owners.  Hold workshops on the California Environmental Quality Act and California Public Resources Codes as they pertain to cultural resources.  Educate the public on California's wonderful cultural heritage.  
 

Needs Statement

Funding for CCRPA's ongoing educational outreach programs, including rental of workshop spaces, copying, mailing, and liability insurance:  $5,000

Funding for a professional grant writer to generate funds for the museum:  $25,000 
 
Legacy donors for the proposed O.C. Museum of Cultural and Natural History at the O.C. Great Park.  Have a wing named after you: Native American, Natural History, O.C. History $50-100 Million. 
 
Funding for Native American descendants to provide cultural demonstrations and exhibits for school children and tourists at the Putuidem Park at the San Juan Capistrano NW Open Space $5,000 per year. 
 
Professional large-scale museum fundraiser who will find us major donor(s) for the Orange County Cultural and Natural History Museum: Yearly salary $81,000

Funding for Native American storytellers and performers at the new Putuidem Interpretive Center: $30,000

Funding for an exhibit at the Native American Wing of the Portola Park Community Building: $15,000

Funds to prepare National Register of Historic Places nomination applications: $10,000


CEO Statement

CCRPA is unique in that we work together with Native American descendants to protect and preserve archaeological and cultural sites that represent the places of their ancestors and a history that belongs to all Californians and the world.  We feel that our work is important because these places are being lost at an alarming rate due to accelerating development. For the most part, city, state, and federal planning agencies have responded positively when we make them aware of the nature and importance of archaeological sites and provide feasible preservation options such as conservation easements, site burial, and preservation of sites in open space areas.   

Board Chair Statement

"People who destroy our sacred sites and take our artifacts and grave goods destroy our history.  This history doesn't just belong to Native Americans, it belongs to all Californians and the nation. They do us a great disservice and show lack of respect for us as a people.  If we don't respect the past, we won't respect the future."  Lillian Robles, CCRPA co-founder and Juaneno/Acjachemen elder

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

https://www.change.org/p/great-park-board-of-directors-orange-county-needs-a-cultural-and-natural-history-museum; Send checks made out to CCRPA to CCRPA P.O.Box 54132, Irvine, CA 92619-4132; Volunteers are needed to respond to the cultural resosurce sections of Environmental Impact Reports, assist at informational booths at natural and cultural events; attend CCRPA quarterly meetings. We are also listed on Ralphs Community Rewards Program and Amazon Smile. We also have a PayPal Account to accept donations.

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County
North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
We protect and preserve cultural resources such as sacred sites, archaeological sites, historic sites, traditional resource gathering areas, cultural landscapes, burial sites, and American Indian traditional places in southern California with a focus on Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Historical Societies & Historic Preservation
  2. Environment - Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
  3. Education - Alliances & Advocacy

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Programs


Museum Workshops

Planning workshop involving major non-profit and Native American organizations for the development of a Cultural and Natural History Museum in Orange County.
Budget  $1,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
Workshops will educate local organizations and the community of the need for a cultural and natural history museum in Orange County.
Workshop participants will:  1) Understand CCRPA's vision for the museum and the status so far of efforts to convince the Great Park Board of Directors to set aside acreage for a Cultural and Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens complex at the Great Park; 2) Provide information on what they want to see at the museum and gardens; 3) Be motivated to become involved and provide input and direction; 4) Commit to working toward the development of a museum.
 
Program Long-Term Success  These workshops will result in the development of a museum and botanical gardens complex that will include a Native American Wing, a Natural History Wing, an O.C. & Military History Wing, the approved Fireman's museum, and Pretend City Museum, and supporting facilities.
Program Success Monitored By  CCRPA Board Members will assign tasks and track achievements monthly
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Exhibits and Demonstrations by Juaneno/Acjachemen Descendants at Putuidem Park Interpretive Center

In 2014 CCRPA president, Patricia Martz, and Juaneno/Acjachemen descendants attend a San Juan City Council meeting to discuss plans for a park in the Northwest Open Space.  We reminded the City Council that the area contains the remains of the ancestral village of Putuidem, the significance of the place, and the contributions to the city by Acjachemen ancestors and suggested that the city build a Native American heritage park with a replica village and interpretive displays.  The City Council approved the concept as it will benefit the Juaneno/Acjachemen descendants by protecting the ancestral village and providing a place where they can hold gatherings and ceremonies.  It will benefit the city and community as an important part of the cultural history of the city and an educational resources for the community, school children, and tourists.  The city has agreed to build Putuidem Park, but there are no funds for programs.  CCRPA has committed to providing funding for the Juaneno/Acjachemen for their time and for exhibits and demonstrations.
Budget  5000 per year
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Historic Preservation & Conservation
Population Served Native Americans K-12 (5-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  The program will provide funding and support for Native American practitioners who want to share their culture and history.
Program Long-Term Success  The non-native people of San Juan Capistrano, school children, and tourists who visit San Juan Capistrano Mission will gain a better understanding of the Juaneno/Acjachemen and Gabrielino/Tongva ancestors who built the mission and to the Native American descendants today who are not extinct, but are doctors, nurses, attorneys, business people, construction workers, etc. who also honor and practice their cultural heritage. 
Program Success Monitored By  Visitor attendance records, media exposure,  surveys, and testimonies of how their views about Native Americans and their cultural history and contributions have changed.
Examples of Program Success  To be provided upon completion of the park 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Patricia Carol Martz Ph.D.
CEO Term Start Sept 1998
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Senior Archaeologist for the Los Angeles District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1977-1990
Prehistoric Archaeologist for the California State Historical Resources Commission 1990-1996
Professor of Anthropology for California State University Los Angeles 1989-2014

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 25
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? No
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Patricia Martz Ph.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation California State University Los Angeles
Board Chair Term Sept 1998 -
Board Co-Chair Sylvere Valentin
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Caltrans
Board Co-Chair Term June 2000 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Virgina Bickford Retired Voting
Alfred Cruz, Jr. United Coalition to Protect Panhe Voting
Laura Enomoto Coastline Community College Voting
Mikel Hogan California State University Fullerton Voting
Steven James, Ph.D. California State University Fullerton Voting
Robert Loll LuLaRoe Voting
Patricia Martz, Ph.D. California State University Los Angeles Voting
Jane Olinger RE/MAX Voting
Rebecca Robles United Coalition to Protect Panhe Voting
Sylvere Valentin Caltrans Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mika Carlson Spectra NonVoting
Jere Lipps Ph.D. University of California Berkeley Museum of Paleontology, Retired NonVoting
Hollis MacArthur University of California, Berkeley NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 2
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $2,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990-N

2016 990-N

2015 990-N

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $2,806 $2,647 $2,775
Total Expenses $1,512 $1,962 $1,522

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,150 $1,450 $1,255
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $366 $350 $420
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $1,290 $847 $1,100

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $1,137 $1,587 $1,147
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates $375 $375 $375
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.86 1.35 1.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses 75% 81% 75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $1,294 $685 $1,253
Current Assets $1,294 $685 $1,253
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $1,294 $685 $1,253

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
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? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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

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