The charter of the Foundation is to acquire resources from public and private sources to develop programs supporting resource conservation, public education, four-wheel drive vehicle driving safety, and related areas.
The Foundation is registered in California and IRS certified as a 501(c)(3) charity non-profit corporation. A copy of IRS Letter of Determination is available upon request.
The Board of Trustees governs the Foundation. It is made up of the president and the three vice presidents of the California Four Wheel Drive Association, plus two Trustees-at-large, one to five trustees representing businesses, agencies or individuals who provide financial or in-kind contributions to the Foundation.
The Foundation seeks grants to fund conservation and education projects related to four-wheel drive recreation throughout California. Such projects include resource conservation, public education, four-wheel drive vehicle driving safety, and related areas. We provide grants to Cal4Wheel member clubs and individuals to assist the goals of the Foundation.
The Cal4Wheel Conservation and Education Foundation is requesting the public’s comment for the 2019/2020 California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Green Sticker Grant funding and proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House Meeting for the 2020 Season:
When: Friday, February 15, 2019 6:00pm- 6:30pm
Where: Cal4Wheel Annual Convention. Sacramento Marriott, 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHV Grants Program. The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) that develop, expand, maintain, operate, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas, roads and trails.
Once again the State of California has funds that are available for education, safety, ground operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects. The Cal4Wheel Foundation will be submitting an OHV grant application for funding for an education and safety grant. This OHMVR Division Grant will provide the funding for the foundation to educate the OHV public with the publication of a coloring book for children, a 4WD Safety Handbook and Yellow Trash Bags. The coloring books will be in black and white fun activities the children can enjoy with coloring pen, crayons, etc.. All focused on OHV vehicles, roads, trails and mountains. The 4WD Safety Handbook will be full color with the concentrating on how to use your 4wd vehicle safely and how to get the most out of it. The yellow trash bags will be to educate the public on the importance of packing out everything you pack in. One of the goals is to get everyone to understand that we all need to pick up trash along the way even if it’s not yours. The message on the bags will be conservation must start with you!
As part of the application process, the Cal4Wheel Foundation is requesting the public’s comment on our grant project proposal. The preliminary grant proposal will be made available March 4th on the on California Off Highway Motor Vehicle website at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov. Click on Grants, click on On-Line Grants Application (OLGA), click on Public Review instructions and Review Preliminary Applications located in light blue box on the left side of the page. Search for “CA4WDC Conservation & Education Foundation”.
The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program allows for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications and provide comments to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the current grant cycle.
The public comment period begins March 05 through May 06, 2019.
Public comments shall be submitted to both the Applicant as well as the OHMVR Division by e-mailing the contact person listed on the preliminary application and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: The contact person may be found in their notice to the public or in the ‘General Application Requirements’ under items 3. Contact, Project Administrator.
The following are important dates to remember for the 2018/2019 OHV Grant submittal and funding process.
|January 7 – 11, 2019||OHV Grant Program workshops|
|Monday, January 14, 2019||Grant application process begins – Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division’s website|
|Friday, February 15, 2019||Cal4Wheel Foundation public input|
|Monday, March 4, 2019||Preliminary applications are due by 5:00pm|
|Tuesday, March 5, 2019 to Monday, May 6, 2019||Public review and comment period|
|Monday, June 3, 2019||Final applications are due|
|June and July 2019||OHMVR Division review of final applications|
|Monday, August 5, 2019||Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website|
|Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Wednesday, September 4, 2019||Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period|
|Thursday, September 5, 2019||Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals|
Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHV Grants Program. The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas, roads and trails.
The Foundation depends on your donations to operate its programs. All donations to the Foundation (a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation) may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor/account for deductible status. An IRS Letter of Determination is available upon request.
We want you to know that if your club or group has a much needed work day project to do that will benefit the OHV community, we can give you a grant to help make it happen.
Typical improvement projects funded are related to our four-wheeling areas on public or private lands. Typically, they are some form of land improvements or area clean-ups. The money can be used for anything related to the project from tools to food for your hard working volunteers.
The C4WDA Conservation and Education Foundation awards three scholarships annually. These awards are given in honor of Bud Hammers, a charter member of the Tulare County 4X4 Club, one of the original clubs that started Cal4Wheel. Bud served as President pro-tem until Steve Morris was elected as first President. He also served as treasurer for C4WDA and served on the Legislative Committee in 1960 and 1961. He was very supportive and dedicated to our cause.
Scholarships are awarded to help sponsor private post-secondary education for selected C4WDA members or their children. The scholarship program is funded by donations from C4WDA members and the recipients of the awards are selected by the Life Members of C4WDA. The program is fully funded by donations only, so the amount awarded each year varies.
Application for scholarship must be received in the C4WDA office no later than December 31. Application may be downloaded below, or obtained from the office by calling 800-4x4-FUNN. Mail, fax or email may be used to send the application.
Note: The 20 hours of public service work can be met with the production of a short video or photo slide show to be published on the C4WDA YouTube Channel.