Foundation

The Lamorinda CERT Foundation is a fundraising organization that provides the majority of the funding to operate the Lamorinda CERT program. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity and we are able to accept tax deductible gifts.

Since our formation in 2013, we have raised nearly $30,000. We pay most of the day-to-day operating expenses of Lamorinda CERT. The foundation donated a new CERT trailer to our sponsoring agency, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, in 2014. This trailer is large, 8 1/2 feet wide and 20 feet long, and serves multiple purposes. The outside graphics advertise the CERT program and display the logos of the fire district and the local municipalities of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. Inside are an emergency communications center, office space and supplies storage. The trailer can function as a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) where we are able to register, interview and dispatch spontaneous and affiliated volunteers following a disaster.

Tax-deductible contributions can be made through PayPal at the Donate link below or by sending a check to the Lamorinda CERT Foundation, 1280 Moraga Way, Moraga, CA 94556-1115.

By choosing to become a monthly donor through PayPal, you can join a group of our most treasured friends who give us an ongoing, dependable source of income. Your monthly gift is easy to budget and will be automatically charged to your designated account every month until you cancel.

Thank you for making a difference for Lamorinda CERT every month of the year.



Lamorinda Cert Foundation

Our Board of Directors meetings are open to the public and are held at 0830 before the Steering Committee meetings every other month.

Documents relating to our foundation’s incorporation are here:

Incorporation Process and Fees

Articles of Incorporation  Page 1  Page 2

IRS Confirmation Letter

Bylaws
The Board of Directors met on November 30, 2015 and approved changes to the Bylaws. The proposed Bylaw changes in Article VII, Section 2 were approved. The change added a position to the Board and made the Foundation President an appointed position, like the Secretary/Treasurer. This lets each city have two representatives in addition to the officers.

Merchandise Sales

The sale of disaster supplies is another function of the Lamorinda CERT Foundation. We sell water storage drums and accessories, medical supplies, clothing items and general disaster survival supplies as a service to Lamorinda residents. By purchasing in bulk, we are able to get quantity pricing and minimize freight. This allows us to sell items at low cost and in convenient quantities. Moraga-Orinda Fire District and the Lamorinda CERT program are not resellers and have no interest, control, responsibility or liability for any sale made by the Lamorinda CERT Foundation.

Lamorinda CERT Foundation is a California reseller with the Franchise Tax Board Seller’s Permit Number SR CH 102-820184. All sales are considered to be made at our registered place of business in Moraga, CA. The sales tax rate of 9.5% in included in the listed price of all items.