Goal 5: Build a stable funding base to sustain core programs over time Print E-mail

Goal 5: Build a stable funding base to sustain core programs over time

 

Action: Maintain Sustainability Fund in County Treasury

Indicator:

  • Sustainability Fund reaches the goal amount of six million dollars

First 5 Humboldt maintains a Sustainability Fund in the County Treasury to offset what founding Commissioners knew would be an inevitable decline in tobacco tax revenue and enable the Commission to continue to fund core programs for young children in the county. The Sustainability Fund was put in place in the first two years of the inception of First 5 Humboldt funding as the founding Commissioners had the foresight to recognize that funds would likely decrease in the future as smoking rates decreased. At this point in time, the Sustainability Fund is secure in the County Treasury with close to $4,049,107.81. Due to current interest rates, it is not growing at the rate the Commission would like. A ten-year financial plan is in place showing how the Sustainability Fund is able to sustain core programs.

 

Action: Promote fund at Humboldt Area Foundation

Indicator:

  • Donations reach goal amount of two million dollars

A First 5 Humboldt fund is in place at Humboldt Area Foundation for donations to help support core programs for young children in the county over time. Volunteers solicit donations for the fund. The fund was started five years ago by a local resident and currently has $5,991.84. The fund is in place and the Commission hopes that it will grow to compliment the Sustainability Fund in the future as tobacco tax revenue naturally declines over the years.

Action: Develop funding partnerships

Indicator:

  • Ongoing funding commitments from sources other than First 5 Humboldt are secured

In 2015, on-going funding commitments from sources other than First 5 Humboldt continued through funding partnerships with St. Joseph Health Humboldt County and the Humboldt County Office of Education. In addition, First 5 Humboldt’s playgroup partners contributed $86,607.84 during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, including in-kind services, for playgroups. This contribution is approximately 30% of the total cost of playgroups.

Numbers served in First 5 Humboldt funded programs

Unduplicated Numbers served in First 5 Humboldt funded programs 7/14-6/15

Table 9 presents the number of children and adults served by First 5 Humboldt. Within programs these are unduplicated counts. Across programs, counts can be duplicated.

Children 0-5 Parents/ Caregivers/Other Family Members/Providers
5,919 10,424

Table 9

Table 10 presents the number of children and adults served by ethnicity.

Ethnicity American Indian Asian African American Latino Pacific Islander White Multi-racial Other Unknown Total
Children 0-5 226 48 104 1,075 11 1,639 178 10 2,606 5,897
Adult 222 52 103 1,035 4 1,501 116 1,109 4,556 8,698

Table 10

Figure 42 displays the number and percentage of children served by ethnicity through the First 5 Humboldt Parent and Family Support (PFS) Programs. Figure 43 shows 2010 U.S. Census data on race and ethnicity for 0-5 age children in Humboldt County.(8)

 

 

431 parents/caregivers receiving services through First 5 Humboldt programs completed Participant Surveys. Figure 44 presents ethnicity data for these parents/caregivers Figure 45 shows 2010 U.S. Census data on race and ethnicity for adults 19 and over in Humboldt County.(9)

 

 

(8) 2010 U.S Census data was found in the 2011 Humboldt County Demographic Profile prepared by the Stanford Center on Longevity for the Humboldt County Library
(9) 2010 U.S Census data was found in the 2011 Humboldt County Demographic Profile prepared by the Stanford Center on Longevity for the Humboldt County Library