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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

105 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation has been around for along time and the Jr member have been killing it. They do so much to help kids go to skate camp at woodward west. Most of the kids would never be able to go to a camp like this. This is also the longest running bowl contest around and it's only going to get better as the youth keeps it going! Tim's spirit lives!!! Being a board member and part of this contest for the 4 years have been RAD!

yanezv

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is the non-profit to know about! Sending kids to Woodward is a game changer where they learn about respect, independence and life long friendships in addition to skills. Volunteers get to work with great staff and be a part of an awesome event that include professional skateboarding world wide.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member for 2 years and have volunteered as medical response at the fundraising skateboarding events since 2005. The event itself draws many people who represent the skateboard community. Everyone from professional skateboarders to young kids who just love to roll around, can participate. Others get to see the youthful fun of skateboarding at the contest site. The San Jose fundraising event is an exciting place to participate in raffles, music, and viewing exceptional skateboarding. The Tim Brauch Foundation is also the vehicle to allow kids to apply for a chance at going to camp @ Woodward West. This is a chance of a lifetime for most. Woodward is the equivalent of a 5 star resort for action sports, and caters to kids in a camp environment. The Tim Brauch Foundation fosters an active lifestyle through skateboarding and connecting with the true skateboarding family that extends beyond the riders.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Tim Brauch was a great experience. The contest was super fun and it was awesome to watch everyone skating and having a great time. Everyone on the board was super helpful and nice and I'd love to help out again.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was chosen to replace a previous youth board member who was leaving for college. I was brought in and although I felt nervous at first Everyone on the board was kind and welcoming making me immediately feel at home. I have now been on the board for a couple months and my experience has done nothing but improve since.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first heard about the Tim Brauch Foundation from my friends involved in the contest. Upon learning more about the foundation and its purpose, I became interested in becoming a junior board member. I believe that the Tim Brauch Foundation is a great and rare contest to help kids who normally wouldn't be able to afford Woodward to attend the camp.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with the Tim Brauch Memorial Foundation was such an enriching experience. Everyone who volunteers and is a part of the foundation is awesome and being able to be a part of a group like this is such an amazing opportunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Growing up in the Bay Area, I had heard about the event before but had never been able to go.This year was my first year attending and volunteering at the Tim Brauch contest at Lake Cunningham, and I had a great time.

The event was well run and planned, and it was awesome seeing so many skaters of all ages attending.

Definitely an organization I'd support, and I hope to be able to help again at future events!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a runner for Dave Duncan (the voice of skateboarding). It was cool to hear him announce my name over the mic and then bring the judges and pro's drinks. Overall the judges and skateboarders were really friendly and easy to work with. The contest was great. So great that I'm volunteering for the street contest.

Leticia2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We (Consolidated Skateboards) had a booth a the last Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Contest, and I have to say, it was one of the most fun, feel good, events I had attended! We had such a great time and Cindi did such a great job in making sure everything went seamlessly....there were no blips of which I was aware of.
I hardly ever write reviews on anything, but I just had to with this, because everything was so great about it. I can't say it enough about what a great event this is, so we'll just leave it at that!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Tim Brauch Foundation Bowl Contest was a great event. Overall positive atmosphere with everyone supporting each other. I was on the grill. People seemed to enjoy everything from the food to the camaraderie all in the spirit of Tim Brauch. A FUN EVENT!!!

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TimBrauchMemorialFund 08/06/2015

Thanks a ton Turbos! You were awesome and your help incredibly appreciated!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of recently joining the board for the Tim Brauch Foundation. I've been so impressed by the dedication of all the members at not only keeping the memory of Tim Brauch alive, but also for the impact the foundation makes in the community. The junior board members are instrumental in the success of the foundation. They donate their talents and time and pull off the most amazing skateboard contests every year. Many skateboarders who participated in past contests have gone on to sponsorship or professional careers. Their impact is far reaching and the foundation is also creating future leaders.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been lucky enough to be part of this organization for 4 years now and this year was by far the best year yet! It's always a pleasure and honor to represent this contest. People don't understand how hard everyone works on this event all year long to make it happen! Now the bar has been raised for next year! I wanna thank Cindi and Karen personally for all those two ladies do! The street contest is coming up so come and and support this great event and cause! Sending kids to Woodward skate camp is so awesome and "Beans" aka (Tim Brauch) is super stoked on everything done in his name and spirit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Another incredible event in the books in San Jose, which just gets better and better each year. Being one of the lucky one's to hover over a BBQ for most of the day, I have the reward of feeding hungry skaters and attendees... creating big smiles. One word for the entire event? Family. The volunteer crew that Cindi has put together is amazing, all for a great cause, in honor of Tim Brauch. Looking forward to the Scotts Valley event at the end of the month (8/30) - come in for some killer street tacos and dogs! ~AC

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people who organize and volunteer for this foundation are inspiring and incredibly dedicated. They honor the spirit of Tim Brauch by helping others become better human beings. I imagine he has been very stoked since this thing started 15 years ago.

I have volunteered the past three years and attended longer than that. This place is about giving back...about funneling as much as possible into helping kids hone their life skills at a skate camp or contest… and to discover their passion and be given the opportunity to run with it. That is priceless for anyone, especially a kid.

The people here are fun to be around. No attitude or exclusivity, this place rocks across the board. They are totally professional, in addition, which was such a plus. You feel like things are being managed, but you don't feel like someone is telling you what to do. They are just happy to see you and they make volunteering there a blast!

Thank you for giving ME the opportunity to be helpful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation makes dreams come true, and I know because they did it for me. I try to get straight A's in school and this year I am a freshmen @ Big Bear High School. I was able to go to camp at the best skate camp probally in the world because of TIM BRAUCH FOUNDATION. I cannot say enough what a great week it was and long live TIM BRAUCH FOUNDATION.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Junior Board Member we participate all year long in spreading the word out young skaters to enter the skate competition and to apply for a scholar ship. Its awesome to be a board member because each year we make the foundation better and better, also we get to meet the top skaters. Being apart of this fund is so much fun because every year its a blast to set up and get the peoples attention. plus Cindi Busenhart is the BEST for making all this happen!

Ameliadean12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the honor of volunteering at the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund Skate Contest for the sixth year in the row. However I have been going to this contest since i was born. Each year it has gotten increasingly better wether it was food, sponsors, the raffle or even the Tim Brauch T-shirts. This year there was an extreme amount of new ideas that truly brought the contest to a new level. Thanks to the Tim Brauch Junior Board. There was a new Tim Brauch Logo, Red Bull Truck, Red Bull Tent, 10 autograph skate desks for the raffle and much more. On top of what the Junior Board brought to the table what the competitors brought this year was better than ever. Overall the contest was a complete and utter success and I was so happy to be a part of something so amazing.

Andrew Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The tim Brauch memorial fund is awesome, they always help bring the comunity together

Lynn79

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This orginization brings all ages of the skatebording community togeter .I am very greatful for the commitment this orginization has .

Komala C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great time at The Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Contest. It was really cool to see everybody taking part in this event, whether it was the people giving donations, buying raffle tickets or even skating! All the people who I talked to were very nice and appreciated what we were doing. And I also saw that everybody that I was working with looked like they were having a lot of fun!



Zac Clark

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For about two years I have been on the junior board of the Tim Brauch memorial fund. My time as a volunteer is spent looking over graphic design for T-shirts and posters, looking over past events and seeing what Tim Brauch memorial fund has done well and things that we can improve on. It is always a great learning experience volunteering on the junior board and I have learned very much, an example of this is customer service. Learning how to always be respectful to customers and fellow work mates. I have brought this trait into my home life weather it is with my parents, teachers, or friends. This has been one of the best work experiences I have ever had.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have volunteered my time with the Tim Brauch Foundation creating their graphics for their events. It has been 4 years that I have done artwork for them and it has been well worth it. They are a great foundation helping youth in a positive and healthy environment. I will gladly volunteer my time anytime when they need me.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a Junior Board member for about two years, and my experiences volunteering have always been great everyone is super helpful and nice. This year ran even more smoothly than the last, and I hope it continues to be that way.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the Tim Brauch Memorial Skateboard Contest for a few years, and have found it not only to be fun, but professionally managed. I've enjoyed volunteering so much that I have recently accepted an opprutinity to join the junior board. Everyone on the board is very passionate and are doing great things for the non-profit. The skateboard contest is great because it not only creates an amazing community but it also helps the local youth achieve their goals with skateboarding. It is very open to volunteers, so i would definitely recommend it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for the Tim Brauch Memorial Skateboard Contest last year and loved it! It was such a fun event put on by great community leaders. As a volunteer I got a free T-shirt as well as pair of Vans shoes. The raffles had tons of product from all different companies which showed the support it receives from the skateboard community. I highly recommend either volunteering, donating, or attending the annual skateboard contests they hold. The Tim Brauch not only supports local youth by paying for the skatebaord camps and creating skateparks they provide a space within their contests to allow the children to show their community the skill they have acquired through hard work. It was so much fun watching everyone from the pros to the small kids. I really felt while volunteering that I was helping and engaging with the community.