The California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs’ Conservation & Education Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation is 1989 with a mission to develop programs in the areas of resource conservation, four-wheel drive safety, public education, and related areas. The foundation actively seeks public and private grants to provide funds for conservation and education programs related to four-wheel drive recreation.
With a Board of Trustees comprised of a president, the three vice presidents of the association, two trustees at-large, and one to five trustees representing firms, agencies or individuals who have made financial or in-kind contributions to the foundation.
The foundation serves as the umbrella organization to the Off-Highway Voyagers Program (discussed later in this article). Additionally, the foundation funds club and individual work projects, four-wheel drive safety courses, education scholarship program, and audio-visual safety training equipment.