Friends of Tucsons Birthplace Inc.

Friends of Tucsons Birthplace Inc.

Tucson, AZ 85702
Tax ID27-1326401

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CELEBRATING AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD TRADITIONS:SAN YSIDRO HARVEST FESTIVAL, POMEGRANATE FESTIVAL, MEMBRILLO FEST, AGAVE HERITAGE FESTIVAL, CHOLLA BUD HARVESTING, Monsoon Planting Post Contact Garden with Tohono O'Odham Fathers' Group.EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:HERITAGE FRUIT TREE PRUNING AND PROPAGATION WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN, CHOLLA BUD HARVESTING & AGAVE HISTORY & TRINCHERAS-BUILDING, AUDUBON BIRDING TRIP, SEED-HARVESTING WORKSHOPS, MISSION AND ORCHARD TOUR OF NORTHERN SONORA, started Docent Program.NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS:Finished building out commercial kitchen with certifications, started building the acequia (water canal), expanded irrigation, children's garden shade structures, built ramada in the Mexican garden, built metal trellises in Mexican garden, extended trincheras/agaves in entryway walk and outside garden, dedication of Mexican and Chinese gardens and Moore Medicinal garden. OUTREACH & COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS:TUCSON CITY OF GASTRONOMY EXHIBITS AT TUCSON MEET YOURSELF, 5TH ANNUAL ETHNOBOTANY TRIP TO OAXACA, MX, NATIONAL PHENOLOGY NETWORK; IRONWOOD TREE EXPERIENCE, 1st Annual Tohono O'Odham artist exhibit, City of Gastronomy booth at Pima County Fair.ONGOING & NEW PARTNERSHIPS:Watershed Management Group, Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, COMMUNITY FOOD BANK of Southern Arizona; LAS MILPITAS; HIMDAG KI TOHONO OODHAM CULTURAL CENTER; IRONWOOD TREE EXPERIENCE; NATIVE SEED/SEARCH; ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM; PIMA COUNTY PUBLIC SEED LIBRARY; TUCSON AUDUBON SOCIETY; GOODWILL GOOD FUTURES; TUSD; University of Arizona (various departments including the Eller College); ISKASHITAA REFUGEE NETWORK; TUCSON-UNESCO CITY OF GASTRONOMY, the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, Environmental Education Exchange, United Way.GRANTS AND AWARDS:RIO NEUVO MULTIPURPOSE FACILITIES DISTRICT; Stonewall Foundation Grant, Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation Grant, Kaimas Foundation, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Orrell Fund. PRESS:CONSIDERABLE ATTENTION FROM LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESS THANKS TO OUR continued ROLE IN THE UNESCO CITY OF GASTRONOMY AND THE GENERAL INCREASING INTEREST IN Mission Garden AGRICULTURAL INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY AND CARE OF LOCAL ARCHEOLOGY.GARDEN ACTIVITIES:Expanded garden open hours from one day to four days a week, collaborated native seed/search to grow out punta banda tomatoes and Tohono O'Odahm yellow watermelon for seed bank, Solstice celebrations, volunteer awards celebration. HOSTED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR TUCSONS MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS; HOSTED AN AVERAGE OF three PUBLIC tours and GROUPS PER WEEK, CONDUCTED WORKSHOPS ON:- HERITAGE FRUIT TREE PRUNING AND PROPAGATION;- CHOLLA BUD HARVESTING AND PREPARATION;- AGAVE HISTORY AND HOHOKAM TRINCHERA CONSTRUCTION;- IDENTIFICATION OF Garden BIRDS; - HERITAGE SEED SELECTION AND SAVING; and- Orange marmalade makingHOSTED STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC FOR SALPOINTE IMPACT WEEK and Archeology Underneath the Garden.Volunteer Hours 2018: 3,195 hoursDocent Hours 2018: 866 hours

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

According to the filing, the non-profit's mission is “To preserve, honor, protect, restore and promote the cultural heritage of tucson's birthplace at the foot of sentinel peak ('a' mountain).”.

When referring to its actions, they were described as: “To preserve, honor, protect, restore and promote the cultural heritage of tucson's birthplace at the foot of sentinel peak ('a' mountain).”.

  • According to the law, the state of operation reported by the non-profit is AZ.
  • As per the filing, the address of the non-profit for 2020 is P O BOX 1228, TUCSON, AZ, 85702.
  • According to their form, the non-profit as of 2020 has a total of 4 employees.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue is between $250,000 and $500,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $6,781.
  • The CEO's salary plan within the organization is not subject to review and endorsement by a neutral party.
  • The organization has 10 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2009.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $108,744 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $0 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has fundraising events.

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