|The Collins Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1985. Its purpose is to support the San Jose Peace & Justice Center by providing its non-profit status and by owning and maintaining the Collins House at 48 S. 7th St., where the Peace & Justice Center has its office.|
Officers are Daniel Mayfield, president; Roz Dean, secretary; and Jeff Lake, treasurer.
The Collins Foundation was established to provide a permanent secure home for the San Jose Peace and Justice Center (SJPJC), formerly San Jose Peace Center, by buying and maintaining a building, now called the Collins House, suitable for the SJPJC to adequately fulfill its mission.
Collins Foundation can act as a fiscal agent for social justice and peace groups as it does for SJPJC and the Coalition for a Downtown Hospital.
Collins Foundation also promotes peace and justice with its own programs.
How to Help We seek funds from contributions and grants for unrestricted operating expenses and special projects. Collins House currently needs help with making the meeting space handicap-accessible.
GOALS AND RESULTS
Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2008
All of the requirements necessary to maintain the Collins House were fulfilled.
Collins continued to act as a fiscal agent for the San Jose Peace & Justice Center and for the Coalition for a Downtown Hospital.
Collins Foundation hosted the 21st annual Peace Essay Challenge public program where the winning high school students were presented their awards. The students read their entries and engaged in conversation related to the subject: “How has the war in Iraq affected you or someone you know personally?”
Collins Foundation sponsored the Holiday Peace Fair, enabling South Bay peace and justice groups to present information to shoppers amid a festive atmosphere with live entertainment and fair trade goods.
Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2009
Collins Foundation will continue to fulfill its commitment to maintain Collins House.
Collins Foundation will continue to act as fiscal agent for the San Jose Peace & Justice Center and for the Coalition for a Downtown Hospital.
Collins Foundation will work on making the SJP&JC meeting space wheelchair accessible.
Collins expanded the scope of the Peace Essay challenge to include videos and spoken word entries, to increase its appeal to high school students.
Collins Foundation strengthened the Board of Directors with new very qualified persons to replace those who could no longer serve.