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Tim Brauch Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Private Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: To create scholarship and leadership programs that reward those who show self respect and meet challenges with perseverance, independence, creativity and integrity and an interactive youth art program in hospitals and under served schools. Skateboarding and art were loved by Tim!

Results: The Tim Brauch Foundation is sending scholarship recipients to Woodward West Skateboard Camp - 18 in 2016!! In addition The Tim Brauch Foundation provides art to youth in extended care situations in a one on one environment at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Target demographics: Under-served youth by building independence and confidence by going to skateboard camp and providing an interactive youth art program in hospitals and under-served schools.

Direct beneficiaries per year: get kids to Woodward West Skateboard Camp and helped provide art to youth in extended care situations and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Geographic areas served: Santa Cruz County and California

Programs: The Tim Brauch Foundation provides outreach programs in skateboarding and art. We provide a scholarship program that allows under served youth to attend Woodward West - a premier action sports camp and we provide an interactive art program at Lucile Packards Children's Hospitals and schools. Each of these programs offer a value-based leadership curriculum that enhances the participants experience by promoting self-respect, meeting challenges with perseverance, independence, creativity and integrity, all while participating in an outdoor sport camp environment and therefore supporting skateboarding, art and living an active lifestyle.

Community Stories

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This foundation does great things for kids to keep them skating and give them an opportunity to go to Woodward west which they normally wouldn’t be able to do, Woodard gives them an awesome chance to make friends and bond over skating and learn lots of new things!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Tim Brauch Foundation is an amazing non profit, focusing on the kids having fun and creating futures at the time time! They get youth involved with the community and teach them how to be fiscally responsible!

Donor

Rating: 5

Tim Brauch Foundation was formed nearly 20 years ago. Since then it has been giving kids a chance to shine in something they are talented in and passionate about : skateboarding. Its a joy to know that young people are supported in something they love to do. I am proud to be associated with this beautiful network of hardworking, dedicated and committed volunteers.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a junior board member for the Tim Brauch foundation. The Tim Brauch foundation is a nonprofit organization that gives kids scholarships to go to Woodward witch is an amazing action sports camp. The problem about Woodward is that its over $1000. A lot of kids like my self dream to go but can't afford it. I have now gone 3 times with a scholarship from the Tim Brauch foundation. I've dreamed of going since i started skating but could never afford it. My dream of going would never have came true without the Tim Brauch and I have now joined to help other kids with the same dream as me come true just like mine did.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Love that kids make a difference by helping other kids! Our junior board members work hard year round to fund-raise, be fiscally responsible and work hard to enrich other kids lives by providing scholarships.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at my first event last year, and what a great event it was! Great group of dedicated people giving their time to help send kids to camp. The event was super well-organized and everything is very well-managed to give the maximum impact for the kids.

Georgina W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tim Brauch foundation is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the next contest!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Tim Brauch Foundation is a super great non profit that helps kids get to Woodward and experience something that they wouldn’t normally be able to do, it’s awesome to see the kids volunteer and raise money for something they are passionate about !

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a board member for 2 years and have found this to be an incredibly positive nonprofit. I sit on the board with my 2 sons, 14yrs and 8yrs . This has been an incredible experience for us all.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My two boys have been skating the Tim Brauch street contest for the past seven years. This past summer my oldest son earned a scholarship from this foundation to go to Woodward skate camp. He had an incredible experience as we all do at all the events and contests we participated in. We have since become board members ourselves so that we can further contribute to this awesome foundation.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being apart of this foundation has introduced me to many new people, opportunities and fun times. It feels good to help the skating community and make kids smile.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is one of the best nonprofit organization I have ever been to. It’s a great benefit for young kids which is pretty impressive to me! The money is for the children not for the organization. There is a lot of volunteers which says good things about them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

If there were only one word to describe the Tim Brauch Foundation and it's members, that word, for me, would be inspiration.

The Tim Brauch Foundation's passion to preserve and share the memories, the love, and the legacy of Pro 
Skateboarder Timothy "Tim" Michael Brauch who passed away suddenly in 1999 at the age of 25 due to a heart condition.

The foundation continues to share the legacy and the impresson Tim made on countless friends along his path of 
life around the world. They teach valuable experiences, core values , life lessons, and leadship skills to young children, teens, and adults alike all through positive mentorship and a true passion for the foundation's message.

Much of their message is fueled by the remembrance and spirt of Tim Brauch who belived in, and lived life to it's fullest everyday while making a positive impact on the people he met around the world while inspiring their lives.

The lives that are touched by the foundations efforts inspire long term positive change of these individuals which help them reach goals and have un-forgettable experiences which they may not otherwise have access to.

The foundation, inspires individuals to take the time to live life to it's funnest, it's fullest and to make a positive impact on those who cross our paths along the way.  Like Tim, The Tim Brauch Foundation embodies this message.  Through his spirt, they are a shining light...an active, living oragnaization that inspires everyone that it touches and give hopes to dreamers and make those dreams come true.

I have been fortunate to be a witness, a participant, and a recipient of the dedication and hard work the foundation provides to so many people throughout the u.s. and the world. I am truly thankful for the Foundation, all of it's members and their passion.

Mitchell Mendez -Skateboarder and
Recipient:2017 Spirt of Tim Brauch Award

Board Member

Rating: 5

I feel lucky (and honored) to have been able to join the Board of Directors two years ago. It's a great feeling of achievement to give kids scholarships to attend Woodward West, the premier action sports summer camp, to raise funds for our Interactive Art Program in cooperation with the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and, to top it off, mentor our Junior Board members to become hardworking and charitable members of our society, all in the name of an amazing individual, Tim Brauch. This is an amazing non-profit organization!

Judy V.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the best nonprofits I have ever seen. It’s for children of all ages who work very hard. 100 percent goes to the kids who participate. I enjoy going to their events!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being on the Tim BRAUCH Foundation board has been a true pleasure. We work and plan throughout the year to produce and deliver 2 great contests annually. We do it for the love of our community, skateboarding, and empowering youth. Ultimately resulting in sending kids to Woodward West action sports camp for the best week of their lives.
The contests are the result of months of hard work and a lot of planning; so worth it!

Donor

Rating: 5

MERGE4 attended the Tim Brauch Foundation 19th Annual Street and Bowl contests and we were so stoked to be a sponsor and have a booth at the event - lots of great people working hard to make this event and foundation awesome!

jocelhenn

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've sat one the Board of the Tim Brauch Foundation for almost 8 years and have loved every second of it - this foundation does so much to give back to the kids from scholarship recipients to the Interactive Art Connection with Scotty to teaching our Junior Board Members as much as we can while they're on. It's all around an awesome foundation all about the kids!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've sat on the Board of this nonprofit since 2012, I love being a part of the Street and Bowl Contest every year--it's such a great feeling getting to watch the Junior Board Members grow and learn such useful skills, from teamwork all the way to grant writing these kids are learning lifelong skills while also giving back to the community which is rad!!

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Crad4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with this nonprofit has been an awesome experience! The events were well organized and fun. Everyone was super positive and worked as a team. I will definitely come back next year because it was a such a great experience for a good cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first time volunteering for the Tim Brauch Foundation. The event was super fun and the people involved were awesome! I had a positive experience on so many different levels and am looking forward to the next event. I especially love that this event promotes kids (and adults) to strap on their skate helmets while riding and at the same time, is also promoting screen-free, outdoor, stress relieving, social activity.The raffle had great prizes and winning a super cool deck with all the fixings made the already great day...amazing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm admire the efficiency of which this organization operates. Their events are produced strictly using a volunteer base, which is impressive in itself.

Not only do they operate a top notch event, but their dedication to assisting youths, especially in the climate of our world affairs, is much appreciated and needed.

I am never disappointed when attending an event they have organized.

Keep up the good work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered at both Lake Cunningham and Scotts Valley skate events and was impressed with the caliber of efficiency in coordinating these events.

The amateur and pro skaters we're stoked!

The audience was positive and engaged. Incredible raffle prizes and unique and creative awards this year.

Can't wait for next year.

1 Rick De M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My Name is Spidey De Montrond I am retired professional skateboarder and I attended the Tim Brauch Foundation pool competition. I was impressed by the organization and the event with its emphasis on improving the lives of children through the scholarships they give to kids. I'd wished it was around when I was kid. The staff was so welcoming and knowledgeable. Another aspect I enjoyed was seeing and hearing the kids stories firsthand of how they felt about going to Woodward because of the scholarships provided them.