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CCF IM #8 Archived Program Summaries

2006 Demontration Program

Published: August 2, 2012
Audience:
Compassion Capital Fund (CCF)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)

2006 Demonstration Program Grantees

Foodlink

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
Foodlink, the regional food bank for Central and Western New York, rescues and redistributes more than 7.5 million pounds of food annually to more than 550 organizations. Foodlink is the lead organization of the Community/University Partnership Project (CUPP), a group of nine college and university departments and ten community partners. The CUPP partners have been working together for the past three years to build the capacity of small faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs), to meet the human service needs in and around Rochester, New York. 

Project Description:
The CUPP Capacity Building Project anticipates serving approximately twenty-five human service organizations with assessment and diagnostic services, training, technical assistance, and subawards in the five critical areas of capacity building.

Geographic Scope of Project:
Rochester, New York

Subaward Plan:
Foodlink anticipates providing $200,000 for capacity-building subawards to twenty-five organizations, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. Applicants must have annual operating budgets less than $500,000 and provide services in the CCF priority areas in order to be eligible. Applicants are not required to have 501(c)3 status.

Contact Information:
936 Exchange Street
Rochester, NY 14608
585-328-3380

 


Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) is the largest council of churches in the country, with over 700 member congregations, 30,000 volunteers, and twenty programs that serve an estimated 290,000 people annually. Operating in concert with the Stairstep Foundation, an African American service and advocacy organization, GMCC will engage additional congregations and community-based nonprofits in capacity building.  

Project Description:
The Community Initiative Project will offer universal community training through a series of fifty workshops open to interested faith-based or community organizations throughout the grant period. Organizations interested in receiving intensive technical assistance and subaward funding will be required to participate in a three-session organization capacity assessment process offered nine times during the project period to up to 180 organizations. The end product of the assessment process will be the development of a capacity-building plan and budget. Subaward recipients will be notified of their award in late March and implementation of their intensive technical assistance and training will begin in April.

Geographic Scope of Project:
The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and first-ring suburbs.

Subaward Plan:
Community Initiatives will make approximately thirty to thirty-five subawards in two cycles of fifteen to eighteen. Subaward amounts will range from $5,000 to $10,000. Only those organizations that have completed the organizational capacity assessment process and have an approved capacity plan will be eligible to submit an application for a subaward. Preference will be given to organizations that have an operating budget of $500,000 or less, that have not received previous Federal funding, and that offer programs that address CCF priority areas.

Contact Information:
1001 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-721-8687


 

 

Ingham County – Power of We Consortium.

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
The Ingham County Health Department serves as the administrative, fiduciary, and staff home of the Power of We Consortium (PWC). The PWC is a decentralized, collaborative network that brokers relationships, information, and resources to tackle community issues that are beyond the capacity of any single organization. The PWC has more than a decade of experience building capacity in faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) in Michigan’s capital area.

Project Description:
The Power of We Consortium will offer free training workshops to charitable nonprofits serving Ingham County, based on needs expressed by all applicants. The PWC will select twenty to twenty-five FBCOs at various stages of development. The PWC will use organization-specific capacity building teams composed of both peer and institutional mentors to complete a thorough capacity assessment, to develop customized technical assistance and subaward action plans addressing at least two of the five critical areas of capacity building, and to provide on-going “guide-by-the-side” technical assistance to support action plan implementation.

Geographic Scope of Project:
Ingham County, Michigan

Subaward Plan:
The Power of We Consortium expects to grant $280,000 in subawards to twenty to twenty-five recipients through an open, competitive process. Awards will range from $500-$40,000. Preference will be given to those organizations whose service areas align with Compassion Capital Fund priority areas, who demonstrate a strong track record in leadership development and/or community engagement, and who have historically not received funding from the Federal government.

Contact Information:
5303 S. Cedar
Lansing, MI 48911
517-887-4568

 


The Institute for Youth Development

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
The Institute for Youth Development (IYD) is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to help teens make healthy choices. To meet this goal, IYD conducts research and develops programs to educate teens, parents, educators, and youth development professionals about the importance of avoiding alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, and violence. In addition to youth development expertise, the founders of IYD also have extensive experience in HIV/AIDS policy initiatives.

Project Description:
IYD anticipates training 225 organizations through nine one-day capacity building seminars in the ten designated jurisdictions of Northern Virginia. These seminars will also inform interested organizations of IYD’s CCF project and related subaward and technical assistance opportunities. IYD will assist potential participant organizations in producing a baseline assessment identifying capacity-building needs in the five critical areas of capacity building. The competition application will determine ten to fifteen faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) that serve at-risk youth. These FBCOs will receive intensive training, technical assistance and subawards.

Geographic Scope of Project:
Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford Counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park in Northern Virginia.

Subaward Plan:
IYD will provide $200,000 in subawards to ten to fifteen faith-based and community organizations. The maximum award per organization will be $20,000. Attendance at one of the capacity building seminars, bidders’ conference, and submitting a letter of intent will be required to be considered for a subaward. Eligibility will be limited to organizations that work with at-risk youth, particularly those at risk of gang influence and involvement. Applicants must have no history of receiving Federal competitive funding.

Contact Information:
1329 Shephard Drive
Suite 1
Sterling, VA 20164
703-433-1640

 


Northwest Leadership Foundation

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
The Northwest Leadership Foundation (NLF) is a faith-based, locally-driven nonprofit organization established in 1989 to encourage, strengthen, and develop the capacity of grassroots faith and community-based organization (FBCOs) in the Tacoma/Seattle region. The Northwest Leadership Foundation, along with its partnering organization the Knoxville Leadership Foundation, has more than fifty years of experience in comprehensive capacity-building support and state-of-the-art training and technical assistance for FBCOs.

Project Description:
The Leadership Foundation Capacity Building Initiative will provide capacity building training workshops open to all FBCOs in Tacoma and Knoxville. NLF will select twenty organizations from Knoxville and twenty from Tacoma for intensive services. NLF will perform an organizational assessment and develop a customized development plan for each participating organization that will address at least two of the five critical capacity building areas. Thirty competitively selected FBCOs will receive both subawards and intensive technical assistance. Ten competitively selected FBCOs will receive training and intensive technical assistance only.

Geographic Scope of Project:
The cities of Tacoma, Washington and Knoxville, Tennessee

Subaward Plan:
The Leadership Foundation Capacity Building Initiative will provide $200,000 in capacity building subawards, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000. The request for proposals will be released in the sixth month of the implementation of their project. Preference will be given to those organizations that implement programs in CCF priority areas and have not previously received Federal funds.

Contact Information:
717 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-272-0771

 


Nueva Esperanza

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006

Organization Description:
Nueva Esperanza’s mission of their Hispanic Capacity Project (HCP) is to increase the capacity of Hispanic faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) resulting in more efficient services to individuals and families in need. The HCP has served 140 FBCOs across America since 2002.

Project Description:
The Hispanic Capacity Project will work with 40 Hispanic FBCOs in Florida to build their capacity and improve services. Fourteen organizations will be selected from Miami, and twenty-six from Tampa/Orlando. Organizations will have the opportunity to receive training and apply for subawards or technical assistance awards. The HCP will provide technical assistance awards to ten organizations averaging $3,000 per organization. HCP will offer three training events during the project period, two at the regional level and one at the national level.

Geographic Scope of Project:
The cities of Miami and Tampa\Orlando, Florida.

Subaward Plan:
A total of $200,000 will be dispersed in the Miami and Tampa/Orlando regions through subawards to approximately thirty FBCOs. The average grant size will be $6,500. In order for an organization to receive a subaward or technical assistance, it must be among the forty organizations selected for the overall program and must participate in all training events. Priority will be given to those organizations that historically have not received Federal funds and that implement programs in the CCF priority areas.

Contact Information:
4261 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
215-324-0746

 


Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, Inc.

Award Amount, Year 1: $480,000
Award Year: 2006

Organization Description:
Southwest Georgia United (SWGAU) operates a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural Empowerment Zone. SWGAU began in 1994 as a grassroots, community-based initiative for economic development and community improvement in Crisp and Dooly Counties. It structures its mission around four key principles – strategic vision for change, community-based partnerships, economic opportunity, and sustainable community development. Since its inception, SWGAU has created over 1,500 jobs, operated a youth development program, provided ongoing training/ technical assistance to 66 faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) and distributed over $14 million into the community.

Project Description:
In the first months of the project, SWGAU will provide training for creating capacity building plans and administer an organizational assessment to fifty faith-based and community organizations. Twenty of these organizations will be selected to receive intensive training and technical assistance. In addition to individualized consultation, SWGAU will offer workshops, conference calls, and brown-bag informational and networking sessions.

Geographic Scope of Project:
Crisp and Dooly Counties in Georgia

Subaward Plan:
SWGAU will deliver $204,000 in competitive subawards to at least ten eligible organizations. Priority will be given to organizations that have not received funds from the Federal government and that implement programs in the CCF priority areas. Small FBCOs that have no regular, full-time paid staff and may not have a formal board of directors will be encouraged to apply for no more than $10,000. Organizations with a board of directors and at least one full-time paid staff member will be encouraged to apply for no more than $24,000.

Contact Information:
1150 Industrial Drive
Vienna, GA 31092
229-268-7592

 

 


Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services has protected and promoted the health and well-being of Alaskans since statehood in 1959. The Alaska Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (AOFBCI), housed in the Department of Health and Social Services, was created to to improve the well-being of Alaskans by strengthening and expanding the contributions of faith-based and community initiatives. The AOFBCI seeks to: foster partnerships between and among government, faith and community groups; build capacity in faith-based and community organizations; and educate the government, organizations and the public about FBCI contributions, opportunities and issues that impact Alaskans in need.

Project Description:
Through the Compassion Alaska project, AOFBCI will offer free capacity building training on a regional basis to interested FBCOs over the duration of the grant. A capacity building track will be added to the 2007 Conference on Community and Faith-Based Service, held in Anchorage. This conference targets faith-based and community organization staff, leadership and board members as well as community members and national service members, AOFBCI will offer intensive technical assistance in the form of customized consultation, coaching, and subawards to ten organizations that have successfully completed a competitive application process. Interested organizations will be required to complete a self-administered organizational assessment. Designated assessors from AOFBCI will administer semi-structured interviews to determine the organization's baseline capacity in the five critical areas of capacity building. The AOFBCI will provide supportive technical assistance that can be addressed via phone or email within 24-hours to organizations with less intensive needs.

Geographic Scope of Project:
All five regions in the State of Alaska: Northern, Interior, Southwest, Southcentral and Southeast

Subaward Plan:
AOFBCI will award a total of $200,000 in ten subawards of up to $20,000 each. Two subawards will go to each of the five regions in Alaska. Applicants must provide social services in one of the CCF priority areas to be eligible for an award. Additionally, applicants must also have no history of Federal funding, have received fewer than two state grants in their entire history, have an annual budget of less than $500,000, and have fewer than ten staff members to be eligible for a subaward. 

Contact Information:
Anchorage Office:
3601 “C” Street
Suite 902
Anchorage, AK 99503
907-269-8021

Juneau Office:
350 Main Street
Suite 404
P.O. Box 110601
Juneau, AK 99811
907-465-6817

 


United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is the lead applicant and fiscal agent of the Arizona Compassion Initiative. The Initiative is a joint effort with the Governor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families-Office of Faith and Community Initiatives, Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Arizona Department of Economic Security, and LeCroy & Milligan Associates. Through this partnership, the Arizona Compassion Initiative will be able to serve organizations in distressed areas throughout Arizona.

Project Description:
The Arizona Compassion Initiative will assist eligible organizations in completing the Virginia Organizational Assessment Instrument to determine capacity in CCF's five critical areas of capacity building. The Initiative will create capacity-engaging plans with suggestions for technical assistance and training in two or more of the critical areas of capacity building for each organization. Participants will then be invited to submit a proposal for receiving a subaward and twenty hours of individualized technical assistance. The initiative will also provide free capacity building workshops for qualifying nonprofit organizations. All services are provided to organizations serving elders-in-need and families transitioning from welfare to work. 

Geographic Scope of Project:
The State of Arizona, including urban, rural, and tribal areas.

Subaward Plan:
The Arizona Compassion Initiative will award $200,000 in subawards to thirty to forty organizations. Awards will range from $500 to $10,000. Applicants must provide social services to elders-in-need and/or families transitioning from welfare to work and preference will be given to those organizations who have not received Federal funding in the last five years.

Contact Information:
330 North Commerce Park Loop
P.O. Box 86750
Tucson, AZ 85754
520-903-9000 x440

 


University Of Hawaii

Award Amount, Year 1: $500,000
Award Year: 2006 

Organization Description:
The Center on the Family (COF) is an academic unit of the University of Hawaii-Manoa. The COF strives to enhance interdisciplinary research, service, and education that will support and strengthen families. The COF is the state’s foremost resource for data and information relating to children, families, and older adults. The COF partners with Hawaiian Island Ministries, an organization serving 904 churches in 55 denominations.

Project Description:
The Hawaii Moving Forward project will offer up to six training workshops open to all faith-based and community organizationss throughout Hawaii at no cost to participants. The organizations selected to participate in the Fellows Program will work with Hawaii Moving Forward to articulate their organization’s needs. Individualized technical assistance will focus on one critical area of capacity building for five months and a second priority area for the following five months. Fellows will also be offered the opportunity to create a network of peer support and seek out project partners to collaborate in providing services to those in need.

Geographic Scope of Project:
The state of Hawaii

Subaward Plan:
Hawaii Moving Forward will provide $200,000 in subawards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to fifteen to eighteen organizations. Only those organizations accepted into the Fellows Program will receive subawards. Applicant organizations must provide social services to the homeless, elders-in-need, at-risk youth, families in transition from welfare to work, those in need of intensive rehabilitation, or couples in need of marriage strengthening.

Contact Information:
Miller 103
Honolulu, HI 96822
808-956-4132