The Discovery Bay Foundation is comprised of many forward thinking volunteers and committees who are passionate about improvements and enhancements in Discovery Bay. We fund programs that support our community needs, such as investing in a skate board park, water recreation safety, teen outreach activities, neighborhood watch program, aquatic weed control and more.
We are currently focusing our discretionary grantmaking on a limited number of programs and organizations for the next two years; teen and youth outreach and water and safety programs. As the Discovery Bay Community Foundation continues to grow, we will add programs that are of benefit and value to our community. In addition, we welcome donations specific to a program or an organization dear to your heart, and we will set up the fund for you.
Teen Outreach Activities
Unfortunately there are not enough constructive things for our teens to do after school or on weekends. Our goal is to keep every teen active and involved in their community. We have some great ideas but need your help to implement them. If you would like to be involved in our programs either with ideas or more importantly to volunteer please contact us.
The Discovery Bay Community Foundation collaborates with local schools to help develop and fund educational and developmental programs for Discovery Bay/ Byron children and their families. We welcome any new program ideas, suggestions, and volunteers from the community. For further information on how we can help provide for a specific need please contact us .
Teen and Youth Outreach Activities
Our Teen and Youth Outreach (TYOP) is being developed with our goal to empower teens who are at-risk with the tools and opportunities needed to avoid risky behaviors – like dropout and teen pregnancy – and become leaders with a powerful vision for their future. We are currently working with the Byron Union School District, Sheriff’s Department, DB Community Center and Brentwood PAL to help create afterschool programs for all those who need more constructive activities after school and on weekends.
A focus of many of this year's fund raising efforts will be directed toward building a Skatepark for our kids. The DBCF has plans and costs in place, and has set up a fund specifically for this project. Your donations are needed are welcome.
Community Safety & Awareness
This is an ongoing program with DBCF that encompasses many areas of safety awareness. We will have courses and training throughout the year to provide the necessary basic knowledge required to heighten the current level of personal safety and ability to recognize danger signs occurring on the streets, water and in our neighborhoods.
Pacific Coast Water Rescue
PCWRF is a subsidiary of DBCF and collaborates with private, public and volunteer agencies to provide special event staffing, boating safety, emergency medical assistance and community service to the California Delta region. They are volunteer-based, certified and qualified professionals whose goal is to help maintain current water safety resources and add water-based safety measures to our Delta region. They will lead training and instruction for many of the DBCF Safety programs.
Program objectives centers around strengthening trust and familiarity between community residents. Participants hold regular meetings and host events such as neighborhood potlucks and barbecues. They are also known to sponsor National Night Out events, an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. For more information on Neighborhood Watch programs, please contact Tony Fontenot, a crime prevention specialist with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, at 925-634-0525.
Boating & Water Safety
Discovery Bay is a water-based and boating community and water safety is at the top of the list for DBCF safety programs. Teaming up with the Pacific Coast Water Rescue Foundation, ongoing training and education is made available from expert certified instructors from PCWRF. We will be offering many classes including CPR / First Aid, Water safety classes including education from the US Coast Guard and Contra Costa Marine Patrol and more. Check our Calendar for upcoming training.
Local Non-profit Organizations
As the DBCF grows and builds our funding, we want to help our local non-profit organizations with their generous and much-needed endeavors. Our list will expand as we develop the Foundation. Your donation may be earmarked for any of these local groups, or you may choose an organization on your own. Contact us for more information.
Patriots Jet Team Foundation
The PJTF provides a premier air and space education program for America’s youth that inspires them to develop a passion and commitment to the aviation and aerospace fields, and discover and apply relevant mathematical and scientific principles that will help them achieve their lifelong education goals. As part of our Teen and Youth Outreach program, DBCF supports PJTF.
Pacific Coast Water Rescue Foundation
Provide water safety teams for private events, Trained teams on skippered vessels providing medical and rescue assistance.Provide water rescue training and coordination Delivering CSFM and USCG standard courses On the water drills and support SOP development, assessment and coordination
Save the California Delta
Save the California Delta Alliance (STCDA) is a public interest association committed to working with local, state, and federal government to create a balanced state water plan that keeps the California Delta a safe and healthy environment for all who live here while providing clean water exports for other areas of the state. STCDA recognizes the damage that excessive water exports have caused and seeks to restore and protect the Delta while protecting the farmers and communities that call the Delta home.