YLG Pro Bono TAP
Seeking Charity with Real Estate Issues to Resolve
If you are involved in a charitable organization¹ based in Orange County or the Inland Empire and that organization is struggling with a challenging or complex land use planning or real estate development issue², please consider submitting an application for a ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP). If you are not directly involved with a charitable organization and are familiar with one that could be considered for a TAP, we encourage you to forward this email to the organization’s leadership. What is a ULI TAP? A Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) brings together a panel of ULI members with expertise in planning, development and redevelopment of land and the ownership, management and financing of real property, specifically related to the designated study area. TAP panelists are screened to avoid potential conflicts of interest. The panelists conduct due diligence and interviews based on a scope of work and provide pragmatic, unbiased advice and recommendations delivered in a public presentation and a written report. Unlike the TAPs that the District Council conducts for public agencies, where a fee is paid to cover the administrative costs of the TAP, the YLG TAP is for charitable organizations and the administrative services are provided pro bono by the District Council. The Pro Bono TAP was born out of our YLG members’ desire to get the ULI more involved in charitable organizations. Over the past six years, the YLG Committee has conducted six Pro Bono TAPs for organizations. The YLG Committee seeks applications from charitable organizations that need assistance with a complex land use issue for their 2013 Pro Bono TAP. Please complete the application, return it to the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire office at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, April 26, 2013. Click here to download and application
¹A charitable organization is a type of non-profit organization (NPO). The term is relatively general and can technically refer to a public charity (also called “charitable foundation,” “public foundation” or simply “foundation”) or a private foundation. It differs from other types of NPOs in that its focus is centered around goals of a general philanthropic nature (e.g. charitable, educational, religious, or other activities serving the public interest or common good). – Wikipedia, April 1, 2011.
²Lawsuits or other legal matters do not apply.
OCRM: Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM) YLG Pro Bono Study on Housing for the Homeless.
AADD: Advocates for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) came to ULI for help in finding alternative solutions to the City of Irvine’s current affordable housing deficiency for the developmentally disabled. They sought a viable strategic plan to utilize as it moves forward with its development plans.
UCP: United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC) sought assistance in completing a business plan and real estate expertise to determine the development costs and appropriate location for a new, fully inclusive child care center for both normally developing children and children with special needs between ages 0-5 in Orange County.
GWUA: Green Works Urban Academy (GWUA), a proposed charter school, sought recommendations through a TAP to address a comprehensive feasibility analysis to implement a charter school that aims to educate, employ, and empower at-risk youth by providing students with resources and skills for 21st century green-collar jobs.
OCCTAC: The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) TAP was conducted a certain amount of due diligence, interviews and site visits prior to meeting on TAP day to create a list of recommendations that addressed the needs of a rapidly growing organization and whether a targeted facility was financially and physically feasible.
GDD: Guide Dogs of the Desert (GDCC) TAP panelists completed due diligence and in one day presented findings and recommendations to the GDD board of directors’ members and staff as they go forward with expansion plans for their breeding/training facility in Whitewater, CA (near Palm Springs). This TAP was supported with a $2,500 grant from the ULI Foundation in 2011.