THE SEAFLO FOUNDATION
CBG founding member Joe Seager and his wife Angelica Flores created the SeaFlo Foundation in 2019 to enhance the existing community outreach efforts of CBG.
SeaFlo’s primary goal is to spur neighborhood revitalization through fostering youth development and supporting education for the underserved and low-income members of our Los Angeles County community.
By funding scholarships, collaborating with local organizations, and establishing programs that provide professional growth opportunities for those in need, SeaFlo represents the next chapter in CBG’s philanthropic legacy.
The objective of the foundation is to make tangible, positive changes in the lives of the people in the communities that we serve. SeaFlo intends to work alongside community members and encourage them to be an integral part of this process with the ultimate goal of achieving prosperity for the entire community.
SeaFlo Guiding Principles
- Provide one-time general support grants with the possibility of multi-year grants as the fund grows
- Invest in community-based organizations working with vulnerable communities (formerly incarcerated, at-risk individuals, underserved individuals)
- Invest in educational non-profits and educational institutions creating a college-going culture in their local community
SeaFlo Foundation Plan
10% of University Gardens’ land value that is realized and is distributed to the partners will be deposited into the SeaFlo Foundation account
Funding in Perpetuity
10% of University Gardens’ yearly profits that are realized and are distributed to the partners will be deposited into the SeaFlo Foundation account. Plus 10% of CBG’s other properties’ yearly profits that are realized and are distributed to the partners will be deposited into the SeaFlo Foundation account
Giving Pledge(a commitment to give the majority of one’s wealth to philanthropy either during one’s lifetime or in one’s will)
Upon death, a majority of the Seager-Flores personal proceeds will be deposited into the SeaFlo Foundation account
Third Party Fund Administrator
The fund will be managed by California Community Foundation, a charitable fund management organization established in 1915. CCF are stewards of donor intentions and beholden to the communities they serve. All of their donor funds are managed for utmost efficiency and effectiveness, balancing short- and long-term goals, in accordance with their specific missions
SeaFlo Advisory Board
The advisory board will determine how SeaFlo funds will be dispersed and will consist of CBG ownership and various (yet to be determined) community stakeholders
"We created this organization in hopes that it willhelp empower the entire community to look towards the future andredefine what it means to be a good neighbor."
– Joe Seager, Co-Founder
If you are an organization interested in working with SeaFlo in any capacity, please reach out to email@example.com
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