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Foundation leaves trail of unfulfilled promises

Original post made on Jun 15, 2012

The Tri-Valley Community Foundation seems to have been offering more hype than help to the area. As [Web Link reported earlier], the foundation is $3 million in debt and is likely to close by the end of this month. Further investigation shows claims on the TVCF website that are either exaggerations or falsehoods.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2:12 PM

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Posted by Emily W.
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:55 am

Wow! Even more craziness continues to unfold. Fake beneficiaries? That's pretty low. You want to think the best of organizations that exist to help the underserved in the community. It's heartbreaking to think it was all a scam. Wish we could get David Rice to comment on his actions. Great reporting, Glenn!

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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

I think it is highly irresponsible for the liberal PW to print such scandalous information about our fine and upstanding members of the private sector, many of whom have given generously to my campaign.

And, golly whiz, before casting stones at this fine and moral foundation, consider how many of the board members and top officers have been job creating heroes. And, truly, surely you don't mean to imply that this compares in any way to teachers' outrageous salaries and pensions?

You probably have a corrupt public school teachers' union in your community's midst. Isn't it a waste of time and energy to find a tempest in private sector teapots when there are teachers, fire fighters, and police officers that are bringing this country down?

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Posted by Weekly Reader
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

Good journalism. Thanks for checking into their claims. Not ever donor inspects
the nonprofits they support so the media can play an important role here. The Weekly has changed for the better from days when this kind of story...

Web Link

was more prevalent.

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Posted by Frauds
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

Where did Rice come from...last few positions before Tri-Valley ?? and where is he now ? Speaking of frauds....
doesn't anybody have a swatter big enough to eliminate the PEST that keeps showing up on these pages ? ?

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Posted by Investigate before you give
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

All non-profits are required to make a copy of their form 990 (tax return) available to prospective donors. Most do that via a pdf copy on their website.
Never, NEVER, ever donate to any non-profit without looking at that form! You do not need to be a tax professional to glean useful information. Look at the salaries of the officers, that has to be listed. Do some simple math. What is the total amount spent on wages and salaries. How many employees do they have. Do the math and come up with an average salary paid. Sure some people will make more, lots more, some less. But it's a good way to get started.
If you like to support huge salaries for the senior managers you can give to United Way, their CEO makes an outrageous salary. If you do some due diligence on the non-profit you can decide where to spend your money. Or where to throw it away in the case of this one.

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Posted by steven
a resident of Parkside
on Jun 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

This is just liberal blether to distract us from the frauds in the 'White' House. How can we expect the private secter to expand when the likes of Holder and other relatives of Obama have the rains of control? Lay off businessmen and focus on the cheats and tirants in the sacred Obama administration who are Putin wanna bees.

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Posted by frank
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

@Frauds....the pests that keep showing up here swear they are moving to Idaho...but alas they wont go...

I understand Rice in working for a NP somewhere in Texas. I hope they are following this story.

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Posted by Frauds
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

frank, so you're one of the pests too, eh

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

$3 million in debt. To whom is the $3 million owed? Is this designated donations that were never passed thru the organization? And if so, on what was the $3 million spent?

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Posted by Frank
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

@frauds. Wow I support you and you cut me down. No I am not one of the posters that respond to every post/forum spouting off content about obama, unions and bart bringing all the crime to ptwn. i will now assume you are one of those posters as well...i guess I should have caught it in the name you hide behind: Fraud

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Posted by Frauds
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Sorry, Frank. you didn't sound serious, and I'm losing my patience with the pretenders, who just prevent a serious discussion when it's going in a direction they do not like. cowards,

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Posted by Frank
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

@frauds...aplogy accepted. I believe you and are on the same side regarding the trolls.

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