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CCF IM #4 Archived Project Summaries

2007 Targeted Capacity Building Program - Rural

Published: August 10, 2012
Audience:
Compassion Capital Fund (CCF)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)

2007 Targeted Capacity Building Program - Rural

All Faith Counseling Center of Atchison, Inc.

1225 North 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002
913-367-0105

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
All Faith Counseling Center (AFCC) provides high quality mental health care to people without the financial means to access these services. AFCC serves a four-county rural area in northeast Kansas; in its twenty-four year history, the organization has served nearly 2,000 individuals.

Project Description:
All Faith Counseling Center of Atchison will use CCF funds to support leadership succession planning, hire a fund development officer to help ensure financial viability, and offer professional development to staff members.

 


American Red Cross Iowa Rivers Chapter

709 S. Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641-753-3317

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Founded in 1917, the American Red Cross (ARC) Iowa Rivers Chapter provides relief to victims of disaster and helps residents prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The organization serves the rural Central Iowa area of Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama counties.

Project Description:
CCF funds will be used to: expand, refine, and maintain Iowa Rivers Chapter network of service; improve the effectiveness of community partners and collaborative entities; expand and refine disaster service plans to ensure accessible crisis services; and achieve sustainability of the chapter's service delivery through collaborative partnerships within the service region.

 


Arkansas Faith in Action State Coalition, Inc.

8223 East Elm Street
Benton, AR 72015
501-778-7466

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Founded in 2005, Arkansas Faith in Action State Coalition (AFIASC) is a collaborative of 12 faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) in the state of Arkansas. The organization provides services to the elderly, developmentally challenged children and adults, the homeless, women transitioning from prison, and the chronically ill/dying.

Project Description:
Funds will be used to assist the organization in building itself into a funding and technical intermediary for the benefit of FBCOs in the state of Arkansas. This will be accomplished through the following: strengthening fiscal controls; program and curriculum development; a revenue development strategic plan; and expanding and building on existing as well as new partners.

 


Bradford County Faith Community Center, Inc.

113 E. Call Street
Starke, FL 32091
904-964-5088

Award Amount: $28,419
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Bradford County Faith Community Center (BCFCC) is a community organization serving rural Bradford County, Florida, with social service programs including financial literacy training, HIV-prevention services, in-school youth mentoring, antiviolence training, and other programs targeting at-risk youth and families.

Project Description:
BCFCC will use CCF funds to develop the board's capacity in fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities, community partnerships, nonprofit governance, and performance measurement. In addition, BCFCC will develop a long-term strategic plan, upgrade its computer and presentation equipment, and develop a diversified fundraising strategy, including obtaining grant-writing training. Finally, BCFCC will conduct a detailed community needs assessment.

 

 


Bridges of Hope

424 S. 8th Street
PO Box 742
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-825-7682

Award Amount: $27,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Bridges of Hope, serving several central Minnesota counties, was founded in 2002 to serve children and families in need. Bridges of Hope operates four programs: Crisis Nursery Services, the Mental Health Program, the Parent Support Outreach Program, and the Financial Assistance Program.

Project Description:
Bridges of Hope will use CCF funds to undergo an extensive curriculum development process for its Financial Assistance Program; offer development training and strategy-building for its board members; provide opportunities for its staff to engage in professional development; and update its workspace and technology systems.

 


Center for Rural Outreach & Public Services, Inc.

2890 S. County Road 210
Knox, IN 46534
866-843-3493

Award Amount: $48,415
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Founded in 2004, the Center for Rural Outreach & Public Services (CROPS) provides project management and resource development expertise to rural nonprofit community organizations. The mission of CROPS is to empower intergenerational groups of people and organizations in rural communities to work together to solve their problems. CROPS seeks to mobilize, train, and inspire these groups so they can expand and enhance their services to underserved people in their communities.

Project Description:
CROPS will provide training to the board of directors on topics including board governance, management techniques for nonprofits, communication strategies, and planning for growth. The organization will also develop a comprehensive business plan to include strategies, goals, and action plans in areas such as program operations, finances, technology, human resources, and revenue development. Finally, CROPS will develop a marketing plan to support fundraising and increase community participation in its programs.

 


Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.

17 West Courtney Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-366-3333

Award Amount: $36,564
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Chautauqua Opportunities (COI) is a community action agency that serves New York's Chautauqua County with programs in housing, health, youth and education, and economic development. Its mission is to combat poverty in the county by mobilizing resources and creating partnerships to promote empowerment, economic independence, and opportunities.

Project Description:
COI will use CFF funds for program development to embed the Youth and Family Development Matrices into its CAPTAIN Central Intake System--a new, updated server to house the system; creating report screens that make the system user-friendly for COI staff; adding shared calendars to the system for integration across programs; and training staff to use the new screens. It will link services, track families across modalities, and measure the impact of services.

 


Columbia County Child Abuse Assessment Center dba The Amani Center

36200 Pittsburg Road
Suite D
St. Helens, OR 97051
503-366-4005

Award Amount: $24,993
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Columbia County Child Abuse Assessment Center (dba The Amani Center) is a nonprofit organization located in rural northwest Oregon. The Amani Center provides medical diagnosis and thorough treatment to minimize trauma to children and teens who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and/or domestic violence.

Project Description:
The Amani Center will increase overall efficiency,staffing, and service levels through improving its information technology, receiving donor development training, and implementing donor development strategies.

 


Columbia County Women's Resource Center

36200 Pittsburg Road
Suite D
St. Helens, OR 97501
503-366-4005

Award Amount: $24,993
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Columbia County Women's Resource Center (CCWRC) is a nonprofit agency that provides crisis intervention services for women and children who are victims of domestic and/or sexual abuse. Located in rural northwest Oregon, CCWRC has been in operation since 1978.

Project Description:
CCWRC will use CCF funds to strengthen the organization to meet a critical need--transitional housing. Specifically, funds will be used to design a donor development strategy, provide donor development and grant-writing training, and create fundraising policies and procedures.

 


Community Care Outreach Center

2352 Hospital Road
New Roads, LA 70760
225-618-9617

Award Amount: $49,971
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The mission of Community Care Outreach Center (CCOC) is to help at-risk children and families in Pointe Coupee Parish,Louisiana, by addressing their educational, social, and recreational needs in a safe, nurturing, drug-free environment.

Project Description:
CCOC's three-year strategic plan includes developing formal systems for integrating and using data from its needs assessment, organizational assessment, and program evaluations. The organization will engage in its first independent audit and develop IT skills. The board will also work in program development, adopting the National AfterSchool Association standards of quality, creating a youth advisory board, acquiring or developing new cirriculum, and developing formal systems to regularly evaluate its programs. Finally, CCOC will develop a plan for developing diverse and stable revenue sources, including a feasibility study for an annual giving campaign.

 


Community Life Concepts of Southern Illinois, N.P.C.

473 West Harrison Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966
618-201-5688

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Community Life Concepts of Southern Illinois, N.P.C. (CLC) is a nonprofit community faith-based organization that provides leadership and social services in rural southern Illinois. CLC's mission is to provide: professional training, resource enhancement, and capacity building to churches and faith-based community organizations (FBCOs); a bridge between secular, community organizations, and FBO's; and direct services to identified populations. CLC's annual budget is $50,000-$99,999 with a paid staff of four. CLC has previously received federal funding.

Project Description:
CLC will use CCF funds to complete its nonprofit incorporation; develop fiscal management procedures; train board members in roles, responsibilities, and governance procedures; develop board governance documents; and establish internal and external communication strategies, including a Web site.

 


Community Outreach, Resources, and Educational Services, Inc.

5430 Executive Place
Suite 1-F
Jackson, MS 39206
601-506-0311

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Community Outreach, Resources and Educational Services (CORE) assists individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations in distressed rural Mississippi communities through "core" social service programs to support self-sufficiency and long-term sustainability. CORE works in partnership with other funders, faith-based and community organizations and other nonprofits. The target population for the CCF project is low-income individuals, families, and elderly residents of Yazoo City and Corinth, Mississippi.

Project Description:
Core will use CCF funds to develop outreach strategies and materials including a needs assessment, brochures, and fact sheets as well as a Web site. Funds will also be used for board training, grant-writing training, developing personnel policies and procedures, equipment purchases, and improving fiscal controls.

 


Council on Rural Service Programs, Inc.

201 RM David Parkway
Box 601
Piqua, OH 45356
937-778-5220

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Council on Rural Service Programs (CORSP) has been providing services to the distressed rural counties of Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Van Wert for thrity-five years. Its locations include eight state licensed childcare centers, twenty-seven state licensed Head Start centers, three youth crisis centers, and 4 senior service centers.

Project Description:
CORSP will use CCF funds to improve organizational infrastructure, systems, and processes by obtaining and installing an intranet and wireless connection capabilities. The intranet will facilitate an established electronic filing system and serve as a means for future staff trainings and meetings.

 


Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families

240 North James Street
Suite B1B
New Castle, DE 19804
302-225-1040

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families (the Council), based in Wilmington, is a faith-based health and social welfare advocacy, education, and services organization. It collaborates with congregations throughout Delaware to promote public health, safety, and wellness.

Project Description:
The Council will establish an advisory board to include community church and ministerial associations, voluntary organizations, and public agencies. The organization will develop a communications strategy and conduct a development assessment for appropriate revenue development strategies. Finally, the Council will host an educational event as part of a community engagement strategy.

 


Diamond Willow Ministries

P.O. Box 438
22850 North Shore Drive
Fort Thompson, SD 57339
605-245-2685

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Diamond Willow Ministries (DWM) provides critical emergency needs; a food pantry; scholarship funds for local students; and educational, mentoring, and counseling classes on the Cow Creek Sioux Reservation in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. The organization's budget increased tenfold over five years. DWM has collaborated with the Fort Thompson Boys and Girls Club and supported Crow Creek Sioux Tribal programs.

Project Description:
DVM will use CCF funds to build fundraising capacity. They will design a fund development plan that creates measurable objectives and goals to improve financial sustainability. Also, DWM will provide grant-writing training and develop new major donors. DWM's priority mission is to provide social services in a rural area. Their target population corresponds with their social services area as they serve poverty-stricken Native Americans.

 


FaithWalk Ministries

514 Fox Street
PO Box 119
Paris, MO 65275
660-327-5752

Award Amount: $49,896
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
FaithWalk Ministries, located in Paris, Missouri, provides a number of services to people in need. Among its program areas are: mentoring, life-skills training, and family self-sufficiency. It also runs a food pantry, which is the focus of its Targeted Capacity Building Program.

Project Description:
FaithWalk Ministries Food Pantry will implement a variety of activities in each of the five critical areas of capacity building. Activities will include implementing an organizational assessment, a communications strategy, enhancements to program service delivery, and a system to track program outcomes.

 


Family Resource Center Association, Inc.

1653 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80206
303-388-1001

Award Amount: $48,936
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Family Resource Center Association (FRCA) was founded in 2000 and represents twenty-four family resource centers in rural Colorado communities. FRCA indirectly serves the families of Colorado with public advocacy, capacity building, and resource development to its network of members and strengthen the statewide network of family resource centers that bring help and hope to Colorado families.

Project Description:
FRCA will use CCF funding to strengthen three of its centers through an eight-month capacity building pilot project with the National Center for Social Enterprise to involve organizational assessments and training key staff regarding earned income strategies, diversifying revenue streams and other sustainability financial topics, as well as social enterprises to help achieve financial sustainability.

 


Friends of Women's Supportive Services

11 School Street
Claremont, NH 3743
603-543-0155

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Established 30 years ago, Women's Supportive Services (WSS) serves adolescent, adult, female, and male survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, stalking, and families-in-transition in the Sullivan County area of New Hampshire.

WSS provides a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter and safe home network, legal and court advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, transportation, medical and social service advocacy, emergency childcare, information and referral services, housing advocacy, and access to Changes Thrift Store.

Project Description:
WSS will hire a school- and community-based educator to develop a curriculum to train police officers, town welfare agents, school faculty, and clergy to identify and solve issues affecting the community and increase outreach to area residents and leaders. It will develop and distribute materials on available resources to respond to issues that affect the community. WSS will purchase a laptop and printer to prepare training materials.

 


Harriet's House, Inc.

21765 US Highway 80
Demopolis, AL 36732
334-289-8988

Award Amount: $20,411
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Harriet's House works to meet the real-world needs of victims of domestic abuse in four rural Alabama counties: Marengo, Sumter, Clarke and Choctaw. It provides numerous services, including shelter, crisis counseling, case management, and transportation. All assistance is provided at no cost to clients, who are primarily women and women with children.

Project Description:
Harriet's House will focus on capacity building in leadership development and revenue development strategies. Activities will include developing a strategic plan, establishing an outcome-based evaluation system, board fundraising training, and purchasing donor tracking software. The goal of the project is to enhance the organization's infrastructure and sustainability in order to increase staff and the number and types of funding sources.

 


Healthy Families Network, Inc.

322 Caldwell Boulevard
Suite 324E
Nampa, ID 83651
208-461-5475

Award Amount: $49,914
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Healthy Families Network is a coalition of Nampa, Idaho, faith, civic, education, minority, media, and business leaders. Founded in 2002, the Network strives to improve the emotional and financial well-being of children by developing, coordinating, and delivering community education and services that support healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood.

Project Description:
Healthy Families Network will expand its board--recruiting new members to represent a larger cross section of its Idaho constituents--and provide the entire board with training on roles and responsibilities. It will also create manuals on personnel and financial policies and procedures, build new partnerships, and recruit volunteers.

 


Iowa Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

1725 S. 50th Street
Suite 228
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-223-5345

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Iowa Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (ICFBCI) was founded 12 years ago and incorporated in 2005. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, it leads capacity building efforts for faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) statewide that are engaged in a variety of social services. ICFBCI is especially strong in social service project networks, grant development, and outcomes measurement.

Project Description:
In its CCF Targeted Capacity Building Program, ICFBCI will work with three other organizations in three of Iowa's most distressed rural counties. It will lead efforts to build capacity for all four nonprofits in organizational development, revenue development strategies, and community engagement with the goal of offering support to rural nonprofit organizations throughout Iowa.

 


Keweenaw Family Resource Center

203 East Montezuma Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
906-482-9363

Award Amount: $44,909
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Keweenaw Family Resource Center (KFRC) serves families with young children living in rural communities. KFRC provides parent education, socialization, life-skills training, and home visits to families with young children in Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties. These counties are in northernmost Michigan, an area that is rugged, rural, and remote. All KFRC programs strive to reduce child abuse and neglect and create family stability.

Project Description:
The Growing Edge Capacity Building Project will allow KFRC to expand its administrative foundation and structure to create significant changes. The three objectives are:  Strengthen leadership and staff professional development;  Review, upgrade, and update all information technology systems; and  Evaluate and update organizational and fiscal policies and procedures.

 


Klawock Cooperative Association

P.O. Box 430
Klawock, AK 99925
907-755-2265

Award Amount: $49,473
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Klawock Cooperative Association (KCA) was formed in 1936 to promote the welfare of its members through the development and operation of economic and social enterprises. This project will target the Klawock community, located on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. KCA is a federally recognized Tribal Government pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act.

Project Description:
The project's goal is to build KCA's capacity to address substance abuse and other rural social service issues through a Native American-oriented community engagement process. KCA will implement the White Bison Wellbriety process to provide a structure to implement change and strengthen the capacity of the tribe. It will train community members to take leadership roles in the change process; it will also conduct a community assessment and implement coalition-building training.

 


Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

County Road 38 A
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
208-345-3139

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho (the Tribe), a sovereign nation governed by a nine-person Tribal Council, is located in rural Boundary County, Idaho, 20 miles from the Canadian border. The Tribe is composed of 124 enrolled members and 530 recognized members, all of whom are eligible for tribal services.

Project Description:
The Tribe will use CCF funds to build capacity through community engagement. Three primary objectives are to conduct a community needs assessment, reach out to and establish collaborations with social service agencies at the local, state, and national levels, and conduct research.

 


Life Quest, Inc.

907 Pope Street
Silver City, NM 88061
505-388-1976

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Life Quest serves adults with disabilities and their families, and children with developmental disabilities or at risk for developmental delays in four southwestern New Mexico counties.

Project Description:
Life Quest will implement a variety of capacity building activities in program development and revenue development strategies: develop and approve a full community inclusion (FCI) implementation plan, identify funding sources for the FCI program, develop a five-year revenue development plan, and undergo training in various aspects of fundraising.

 


NACHA 501

315 B E. St. Patrick Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-209-6741

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
NACHA 501 was incorporated in 2004 by American Indian founders passionate about making changes in Indian country. The mission of the organization is to empower the underrepresented, and especially to increase financial literacy. NACHA 501 assists American Indian families and community and faith-based organizations on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is located in southwestern South Dakota.

Project Description:
NACHA 501 will use CCF funds to increase its capacity to involve constituents in their learning and societal change by improving the organization's IT infrastructure. This will include implementing video conferencing systems, protocols for communicating via the Internet, and training staff and others to use multi-media tools that will improve NACHA's curriculum offerings.

 


Native American Advocacy Program

P.O. Box 527
208 South Main
Winner, SD 57580
605-842-3977

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Native American Advocacy Program (NAAP) is the only coordinating and advocacy community group that serves Americans with disabilities in rural South Dakota. This population is mostly low income and isolated both geographically and socially.

Project Description:
NAAP will use CCF funds to provide services in community and culturally appropriate ways for American Indian and other populations being served. Also, NAAP will expand the existing knowledge, expertise, and training resources to network with several other community organizations with which they coordinate to provide prevention services. This expertise will allow training and professional development.

 


Native American Community Board

P.O. Box 572
Lake Andes, SD 57356
605-487-7072

Award Amount: $46,088
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
In 1985, a group of Native Americans living on or near the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota formed the Native American Community Board (NACB) to address pertinent issues of health, education, land and water rights, and economic development of Native American people. In 1986, NACB incorporated in South Dakota as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Project Description:
The goal of the Native Streaming Planning Project is to build the capacity of the Yankton Sioux community--headed by NACB--to conduct Internet streaming broadcasts that will provide information to the community centered on, among other topics, healthy relationships and relationship violence.

 


New Creation Christian Transitional Housing, Inc.

208 Flowing Wells Road
Martinez, GA 30907
706-829-3910

Award Amount: $33,664
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
New Creation Christian Transitional Housing is a residential alcohol and drug recovery facility established in 2004. New Creation offers weekly group substance abuse counseling, Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous study sessions, job referrals, and GED classes to its residents, who are men over the age of 18 from Jefferson and Burke counties, Georgia. The organization also performs community outreach activities, provides presentations at inpatient drug treatment facilities, and offers educational seminars across Georgia.

Project Description:
New Creation will use funds for board recruitment and training, including training on fiscal accountability, governance practices, and polices and procedures. Board training will be provided by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. The organization will also develop board orientation materials. Finally, New Creation will implement a new financial management system and provide training to its executive director on fiscal controls as well as advanced QuickBooks functions.

 


Peoples Empowerment Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 223865
Dallas, TX 75222
972-898-9628

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Peoples Empowerment Services serves exceptionally disadvantaged adults and children in Homer, Louisiana, by providing holistic prevention and treatment services. It has served over 5,000 low-income, underserved individuals and families since it was founded in 2002. Peoples Empowerment programs include providing temporary housing, operation of several food pantries, and after-school activities for targeted communities and at-risk youth.

Project Description:
Peoples Empowerment Services will use CCF funds to strengthen its capacity to deliver and sustain services in Homer, Louisiana, through the following:  hiring a full-time executive director; and  communications to funders, stakeholders, and the public through computers, donor software, and a Web site.

 


Scottsville-Allen County Community Development Alliance

110 South Court Street
Scottsville, KY 42164
270-237-3003

Award Amount: $48,387
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Scottsville-Allen County Community Development Alliance (the Alliance) mentors a group of nonprofits within the rural area of Allen County, Kentucky, to facilitate entrepreneurship and community development. The target populations for services are families with children and young people.

Project Description:
The Alliance will use CCF funds for revenue development and community engagement to:  develop and implement a fund development plan;  provide equipment for staff;  develop a Web site; and  provide staff training. Staff training will include grant writing, revenue development, and community revitalization.

 


United Presbyterians of Wilcox County, Inc.

P.O. Box 502
Arlington, AL 36722
334-385-5665

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
United Presbyterians of Wilcox County (UPWC) is a nonprofit organization that has provided community services in Wilcox County, Alabama ,for more than 100 years. UPWC provides tutoring, summer enrichment programs, day care, recreation programs, community activities, and services to hundreds of citizens, including seniors and children. UPWC also provides affordable housing and economic development opportunities to those in need.

Project Description:
UPWC will use its CCF funds for staff to create an apprenticeship program, produce a comprehensive development plan, train its board of directors, conduct a needs assessment of the community and region, and increase computer skills. The goal of the project is to strengthen UPWC's capacity to provide affordable housing, promote economic development, and more fully respond to the needs of the populations it serves.

 


United Way of Rutherford County, Inc.

P.O. Box 823
Spindale, NC 28160
828-286-3929

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Established in 1972, the mission of United Way of Rutherford County (UMRCI) is to promote and support the efficient, effective, and economical provision of human services through its organization's members. In keeping with its mission, UMRCI has continuously striven to respond to the changing needs of Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Project Description:
With CCF funds, UMRCI will create a steering committee, recruit members, hire consultants, complete community asset mapping and a community needs assessment, and establish collaborative relationships.

 


Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments

P.O. Box 510
3224 Independence Road
Canon City, CO 81215
719-275-8350

Award Amount: $31,115
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) is the designated Regional Council for Planning and Management Region 13 in the central area of Colorado. UAACOG has been providing federal social service programs to distressed communities since 1974. It is an umbrella organization that houses 15 social service programs, most of which serve low- and moderate-income children, families, and seniors.

Project Description:
UAACOG has outlined activities in each of five capacity building areas. Its Targeted Capacity Building project will include: leadership development, organizational development, program development, revenue development strategies, and community engagement.

 


You Can Learn Charitable Organization

P.O. Box 83
84 Flat Rock Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
704-694-3013

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
You Can Learn Charitable Organization (YCLCO) is the outreach arm of Gospel Lighthouse Word Ministries, a faith-based organization located in Sanford, North Carolina. YCLCO serves the rural counties of Anson, Lee and Richmond, North Carolina. It offers programs to those living in rural communities, including: after school tutorial services, literacy training, job training programs, and various community outreach programs such as food and nutrition workshops and budgeting and homeownership classes. In 2005, YCLCO established the You Can Learn Literacy Center (YCL). The center focuses on education, economic and workforce development, and community development.

Project Description:
YCLCO will use CCF funds to: provide leadership development by training its board of directors; develop organizational systems on finances, information technology, and communications; create a diversified funding portfolio; and strengthen and establish collaborative relationships.