Yolo Basin Foundation

Expanding public appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife in the Yolo Basin through education and innovative partnerships.

The Yolo Basin Foundation, located in Davis, CA, is a leading community-based organization focused on environmental education and increasing awareness and stewardship of the wetlands in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Founded in 1990, its efforts resulted in the 1997 establishment of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area which now covers 16,800 acres of wetland, grassland and farmland habitats. The Wildlife Area is managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Foundation has a staff of eight full and part-time employees and an annual budget of $400,000. It has a committed Board of Directors, a large cadre of volunteers, and hundreds of members and donors, who actively support the Foundation. Many of the Foundation’s fundraising and public events are well-known in the community including its annual fundraiser, Bucks for Ducks, California Duck Days festival, Bat Talk and Walk programs, and tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Each year the Foundation introduces thousands of student to the wildlife and wetlands of the Yolo Bypass through hands-on environmental education experiences, field trips and in-school presentations.

May 12, 2021
$44,000 - $45,000 yearly
Yolo Basin Foundation is looking to hire a creative and motivated Development Coordinator. This role is vital to the organization as he or she will raise funds to support the vibrant and high-quality environmental education programs for people of all ages. The Development Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing Yolo Basin Foundation’s fundraising program including organizing events, interacting with donors to encourage ongoing contributions,  and seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships. The Development Coordinator reports to and works closely with the Executive Director and other Foundation staff and Board of Directors.   Fundraising and Donor Events Coordinate Bucks for Ducks, the Foundation’s annual fundraising event Organize other fundraising and donor events Fund and Donor Development Develop and organize fundraising appeals Identify fundraising opportunities that raise awareness of the Foundation’s...
Yolo Basin Foundation Davis, CA, USA Full-Time