Friends of the Tiger Beetle and Chesapeake Bay Habitat Foundation
P.O. Box 401
Port Haywood VA 23138
Mission Statement
Our Objectives:
 
Encouraging, recognizing and supporting the preservation of the natural habitat of the Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle, cicindela dorsalis dorsalis (the “Tiger Beetle”), and other threatened and endangered species in the Bavon Beach area of the Chesapeake Bay in Mathews County, Virginia.
 
Encouraging, recognizing and supporting the preservation and restoration of habitats and ecosystems throughout the Chesapeake Bay area.  Educating the public and coordinating efforts to prevent the extinction of the Tiger Beetle and other threatened and endangered species; Developing models of public-private partnerships and coordinate efforts to protect sensitive shorelines, beaches and habitats for threatened and endangered species throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
 
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director n/a n/a
Board Chair Mr D Scott Stabler II
Board Chair Company Affiliation none
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 401
Port Haywood, VA 23138
Telephone 757 871-1215
E-mail chibag82@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $750,000.00
Projected Expenses $750,000.00
Statements
Mission
Our Objectives:
 
Encouraging, recognizing and supporting the preservation of the natural habitat of the Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle, cicindela dorsalis dorsalis (the “Tiger Beetle”), and other threatened and endangered species in the Bavon Beach area of the Chesapeake Bay in Mathews County, Virginia.
 
Encouraging, recognizing and supporting the preservation and restoration of habitats and ecosystems throughout the Chesapeake Bay area.  Educating the public and coordinating efforts to prevent the extinction of the Tiger Beetle and other threatened and endangered species; Developing models of public-private partnerships and coordinate efforts to protect sensitive shorelines, beaches and habitats for threatened and endangered species throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
 
 
Impact
We are a new organization - our goal for 2016 is to complete our first shoreline system enhancement at Bavon Beach.
 
 
Needs
We are seeking public funds to support the educational and sustainment elements of our mission.  We would love to engage the broader community as volunteers as we reach out to the local school systems.  Our first event will be on-site in April 2016.
 
 
Background
Our organization is comprised of local residents who feel compelled to help sustain the environment.  We each fulfill multiple roles as fundraisers, project managers, community activists and contributors.  We sought and received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS in December of 2015.  We represent a community which has sought to control shoreline erosion for over 15 years.
 
 
CEO Statement We are an all volunteer Board with no full time or paid professional staff 
Board Chair Statement
The community response to our Foundation has been extraordinarily rewarding.  Our challenge is to maintain the momentum through completion of our first project.  We have made great industrial progress - we need to translate that into greater community understanding and support.
 
 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Mathews County
Our first project is located in Bavon Beach, VA in Mathews County
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr D Scott Stabler II
Company Affiliation none
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2018
Email chibag82@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Karl Braun Community Volunteer"
Jack Carroll Community Volunteer
Drew Mulhare Community Volunteer"
Dave Norris Community Volunteer
Bill Powell Community Volunteer
Will Shewmake Community Volunteer"
Scott Stabler Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 20
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director n/a n/a
Experience we have no CEO or Executive Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 7
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description This project is the first for FOTB & CBHF. It consists of a series of breakwaters at Bavon Beach, VA that will protect an eroding shoreline which is one of few remaining habitat for the threatened Tiger Beetle species. There is also an education element associated with local schools being briefed about rationale for the project on site.
Budget $950,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $750,000.00
Projected Expenses $750,000.00
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose The goal is to raise enough money to complete the first breakwater system at Bavon
Goal $750,000.00
Dates Oct 2015 to June 2016
Amount Raised To Date $675,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 4/2016View