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CCF IM #2 Archived Project Summaries

2006 Targeted Capacity Building - Homelessness

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

2006 Targeted Capacity Building Program - Homelessness

4People

5210 W. 4th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-543-2910

Award Amount: $45,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
4People provides a comprehensive online resource directory and case management services in an effort to increase the collaboration of agencies and service providers to meet the unmet needs of at-risk families and people who are homeless.

Project Description:
4People will build its capacity by developing a public relations and promotional campaign, including print, TV, radio, and Internet advertising, as well as free public service announcements. The organization will develop trainings for non-profits, faith-based and community organizations, and case workers using the 4People Case Management System.

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ACS Community L.I.F.T.

5045 W. 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80219
303-913-1585
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
ACS Community L.I.F.T. builds healthy communities by addressing basic human needs and developing relationships that lead to individual accountability and change.

Project Description:
This grant will expand services for homeless families at ACS Community L.I.F.T. by building capacity for two current models: Metro Community Providers Network (MCPN) and Doctor’s Care. Capacity-building funds will formalize programs and build a volunteer network; recruit physician volunteers and support staff; acquire resources to meet the needs of expanded health care; conduct training for program expansion including policies and procedures training; adapt an agency database and work with an outcome research specialist to evaluate progress; and develop and improve a marketing plan.

 


Action Through Churches Together

315 SW 21st St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-327-7248

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Action Through Churches Together is a temporary shelter for homeless families and individuals in the Grand Rapids, Minn., area.

Project Description:
Action Through Churches Together will enhance capacity by developing a plan for increased financial stability that includes grant-writing training for staff and board members. A revenue development strategy will be created and appropriate software to manage a donor database will be purchased.

 


American Indian Social Research Institute (AISRI)

300 N. Dakota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-275-8434

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
American Indian Social Research Institute (AISRI) provides information and technical assistance to decision-makers in Indian Country to equip them to utilize cultural, social, and economic opportunities that benefit their communities.

Project Description:
AISRI will build capacity by obtaining 501(c)(3) status from the IRS; developing a five-year strategic plan for the organization; developing a revenue development plan; and increasing collaboration with representatives of education, human services, and governmental organizations involved in the community.

 


Bread of Life Ministries

157 Water St.
Augusta, ME 04330
207-626-3434

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Bread of Life Ministries was established in 1986 by local Augusta, Maine, churches to provide meals for the hungry and shelter for the homeless. These services have been expanded to include vocational training, a life-skills program, to residents of Augusta.

Project Description:
Bread of Life Ministries will build its capacity by evaluating existing programs; developing a strategic plan to expand services to better meet the community’s needs; coordinating a community-wide collaborative of service organizations to develop a strategy to address homelessness; recruiting and training board members to expand the organization; and building financial-accounting skills and expertise in fundraising to ensure sustainability.

 


Brethren Housing Association

219 Hummel St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
717-233-6016

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Brethren Housing Association provides transitional housing for homeless families.

Project Description:
Brethren Housing Association will enhance its capacity by conducting a strategic planning process and making significant enhancements to its computer network; enhancing its revenue-development strategy; and developing program outcomes to accurately measure the transitional housing program.

 


City Help, Inc.

2301 Bellevue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-273-7120

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
City Help, Inc. provides social services and community programs to homeless and impoverished individuals and families in Los Angeles County.

Project Description:
City Help will focus on revenue development strategies, utilizing consulting services to develop comprehensive revenue strategies; train staff and volunteers on fundraising; and upgrade software and new promotional materials.

 


Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

1300 N. Dutton Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707-544-6911

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County provides shelter and supportive services to women and their children. They operate an emergency shelter and provide a variety of shared housing and supportive services.

Project Description:
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County will build capacity through resource development and community engagement. They will hire a volunteer coordinator to develop a plan to recruit and train volunteers. This will increase their ability to serve more homeless clients.

 


Community Housing of Maine, Inc.

309 Cumberland Ave.
Portland, ME 04101
207-879-0347

Award Amount: $48,250
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Community Housing of Maine, Inc. acquires, develops, owns, and maintains housing that is affordable for people with low to moderate incomes, including people who are homeless and/or have special needs.

Project Description:
Community Housing of Maine will hire a coordinator to work predominantly in the field and facilitate communication, data entry, report writing, and other written communications. Additionally, the organization will contract with an evaluation consultant to measure the benefits of its program.

 


Community Housing Partnership

280 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-929-2470

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Community Housing Partnership provides outreach, assessment, job placement, and retention services to formerly homeless individuals.

Project Description:
Funds will be used to develop a fundraising strategy and for program development. Community Housing Partnership will receive training to diversify its funding streams; implement administrative policies; and seek training to become certified under federal and state programs to expand services offered to homeless individuals.

 


Community Ministry of Prince George’s County (CMPGC)

311 68th Pl.
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
301-499-2319

Award Amount: $47,920
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Community Ministry of Prince George’s County (CMPGC) provides food, housing, and utilities assistance, prescription assistance, and employment-search assistance to former inmates through the organization’s various sub-programs.

Project Description:
CMPGC has identified organizational development as its main area of need. CMPGC will use CCF funds to revise the policies and procedures in the human resources, information technology, and management departments. Funds will be used to hire a human resources specialist and contract with a management consulting firm to provide development training for the staff and the board of directors.

 


Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)

33 South King St., Ste. 513
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-709-2642

Award Amount: $49,593
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a national member-based non-profit dedicated to capacity building and community-development programming in native communities in Hawaii and the Pacific.

Project Description:
Funds will be used to conduct an organizational assessment to determine capacity in key operational functions and develop an action plan. CNHA will conduct a leadership competency assessment, prepare individual development plans, and create a plan to design and execute development of additional products and programs to support.

 


Crossroads Community Ministries, Inc.

420 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-873-7652

Award Amount: $49,987
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Crossroads Community Ministries, Inc. is an independent non-profit organization housed on the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church campus. Organizational services include programs that support homeless individuals who are in need of housing, employment, substance abuse counseling, and health care.

Project Description:
The organization plans to strengthen their African-American support base, obtain certification training for professional staff in dealing with domestic violence and substance abuse cases, and secure training for paraprofessional staff in computer skills and customer service.

 


Family Promise of Montgomery, Inc.

PO Box 36
Montgomery, AL 36101
334-265-2010

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Family Promise of Montgomery, Inc. provides emergency shelter and case management to families in central Alabama.

Project Description:
Family Promise will engage a strategic-planning consultant to work with the board to develop a three-year strategic plan; utilize a development consultant to prepare a fundraising plan; install two new computers, necessary software, and networking technology to support staff and volunteers in program analysis and Web-site management; and train staff and volunteers in marketing for non-profits, grant writing, and volunteer management.

 


Good Samaritan Home, Inc.

442 E. Third St.
Greenville, OH 45331
937-547-6337

Award Amount: $49,978
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Good Samaritan Home, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded as a mentor-training facility to support parolees reentering the community. Due to community need, the organization later expanded to provide emergency housing and transitional housing for all homeless individuals and families.

Project Description:
Good Samaritan Home will train staff in donor development and in writing for federal and state grants. They will hire consultants to analyze their financial status and design a revenue-development strategy.

 


Good Shepherd Ministries

111 Xenia Ave.
Dayton, OH 45410
937-256-8344

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Good Shepherd Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to providing assistance to ex-offenders who are preparing to leave incarceration, and homeless individuals.

Project Description:
Good Shepherd Ministries will increase its capacity by developing a marketing plan; creating a revenue development plan; and refining existing communication vehicles, promotional materials, facts sheets, and Web sites to increase the organization’s exposure in its target areas.

 


Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc.

16 Church St.
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-276-7831

Award Amount: $49,410
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc. serves the needs of inner-city disadvantaged and homeless individuals in the city of Waterbury. This faith-based organization hosts a full-service soup kitchen and emergency food pantries that cater to an overwhelmingly homeless (or nearly homeless) clientele. The organization also provides outreach at the various homeless camps within the borders of the city.

Project Description:
The grantee will build its capacity by hiring a program-development consultant to facilitate strategic planning for the future of its programs. The consultant will work with the staff to conduct outcome evaluations of programs and to produce effective outcome reports that will attract more donors. They will also hire a marketing consultant and purchase the new donor-tracking software system to build a donor database.

 


Help Fort Meade, Inc.

121 W. Broadway St.
Ft. Meade, FL 33841
863-285-6090

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Help Fort Meade, Inc. helps reduce poverty and its root causes for rural families and individuals in crisis by providing services to combat hunger and homelessness.

Project Description:
Help Fort Meade, Inc. will build capacity by obtaining training on non-profit management and administration; developing grant-writing skills and financial administration procedures; creating a strategic revenue development plan; planning public awareness events; and enhancing programming through increasing access to online applications for TANF, food stamps, and Medicaid services.

 


Home Free Ministries (HFM)

925 S. Melrose St.
Placentia, CA 92870
775-828-5008

Award Amount: $49,835
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Home Free Ministries (HFM) operates a drug rehabilitation and recovery home in Placentia, Calif. The agency focuses services on women transitioning from prison who do not have adequate housing.

Project Description:
HFM will build its capacity by providing training in grant writing and fundraising for staff and board members; creating a strategic fundraising plan; creating an organizational Web site; and hiring a program manager to explore various funding opportunities for the organization.

 


Hope Baptist Church

180 E. Pebble Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
775-828-5008

Award Amount: $49,972
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Hope Baptist Church operates a homeless-outreach program for homeless adults in the community, providing food and water, counseling, and referral services.

Project Description:
Hope Baptist will train staff and board members in grant writing, create a Web site, and purchase a new computer and operating system.

 


Huntington City Mission (HCM)

624 10th St.
Huntington, WV 25701
304-523-0293

Award Amount: $49,983
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Huntington City Mission (HCM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) faith-based organization established to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the men, women, and children in its care. Services provided by HCM focus on meeting basic human needs and education.

Project Description:
HCM will build its capacity in the areas of community engagement and organizational development for the Mission’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) project. The HMIS provides detailed data on homeless clients who seek services and connects them to resources throughout the area. HCM will hire an HMIS coordinator to assist existing users, train new users, and reach out to agencies that do not use the system to identify and address issues that prevent their participation. The coordinator will also train users on how this technology can help solve the problem of homelessness. This grant will also support the purchase of twelve computers to distribute to various HCM staff, thus increasing their ability to use the system.

 


Interfaith Hospitality Network

228 Mt. Laurel Rd.
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
856-638-0110

Award Amount: $10,593
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Interfaith Hospitality Network provides food, shelter, and other services to displaced homeless families of two or more, where one person must be under age 18.

Project Description:
The organization will use the grant to purchase new computers and computer software to bring the organization up-to-date technologically. The software and a DSL line will help the organization prepare grant proposals, track clients served, track donors and program evaluation, as well as facilitate communication and improve overall correspondence. Funds will also be used for staff computer training and grant-writing training.

 


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Denver

1020 Upham St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
303-675-0713

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Interfaith Hospitality Network helps homeless families in the greater Denver area and provides a day-site for clients seeking jobs, housing, child care, and health services.

Project Description:
Interfaith Hospitality Network will build its capacity by training staff and volunteers; upgrading its accounting software and providing staff training on use of this software; purchasing three new computers, one laptop and projector; purchasing Love and Logic parenting curriculum for teens with young children; and developing donor strategies such as contracting a consultant to configure a donor database and training staff in its management.

 


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Gainesville

229 SW 5th St.
Gainesville, FL 32602
352-378-2030

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Gainesville, along with its thirty-one partnering local congregations, mobilizes community resources and local congregations to provide compassionate care through shelter, meals, and comprehensive case management to homeless families.

Project Description:
The grant will be used for basic management training for board and staff members to increase their overall effectiveness and donor development skills, including the development of a comprehensive revenue plan. They will engage and recruit local congregations to participate in the program by providing additional beds, and develop a strategic plan for a new transitional housing program to meet the increasing community demand.

 


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Summit County

77 W. Miller Ave.
Akron, OH 44301
330-253-8081

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Summit County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing services to homeless families in Summit County, Ohio.

Project Description:
The organization will build its capacity by hiring a part-time administrative volunteer-coordinator to develop a community-outreach plan and a volunteer retention program; purchasing additional computers and phone lines; tracking volunteerism using donor software; providing capacity-building training for board members; and training board and staff members to address strategic planning and board governance.

 


Interfaith Hospitality Network of the South Hills

297 E. Beau St.
Washington, PA 15301
724-229-1129

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the South Hills is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing services to homeless families in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Project Description:
The grant will be used to increase the organization’s volunteer-base by contracting with a consultant for public relations and program development. A volunteer coordinator position will be created, enabling the Executive Director to focus on increased community involvement and program development. A CPA will be contracted to review and improve the organization’s financial record-keeping capacity.

 


Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita, Inc. (IFM)

829 N. Market St.
Wichita, KS 67214
316-264-9303

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita, Inc. (IFM), a faith-based community service provider, is a community leader in providing services to the homeless, including emergency shelter, and transitional and permanent housing.

Project Description:
IFM will build its capacity by contracting with an Internet service provider to upgrade its Web site software and by purchasing two computers, two printers, and one software package.

 


Jabez Transitional Living Center

5926 N. Teutonia Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53206
414-460-2385

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Jabez Transitional Living Center’s mission is to decrease drug use and its after-effects in post-institutionalized women in Milwaukee.

Project Description:
This grant will provide leadership training and development for board members and staff. They will implement and update their technology, including new computers, and hire a project coordinator to oversee day-to-day activities.

 


JCTOD Outreach, Inc.

26 Johnson Park
Utica, NY 13503
315-269-6708

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
JCTOD Outreach, Inc. helps the homeless in Utica’s poorest neighborhood, Cornhill, by providing ongoing advocacy, mentoring and life coaching, support groups, and preemployment services.

Project Description:
JCTOD will build its capacity by creating an internal agency culture for the development of long-range financial, management, and revenue planning; establishing a development infrastructure, including donor-tracking software and software training; creating a donor stewardship program; creating a financial-sustainability and asset-management plan; creating and developing communications tools; and training board members and community stakeholders in revenue development strategies.

 


John Lewis Coffee Shop, Inc.

1212 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA 52808
563-823-0508

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
John Lewis Coffee Shop, Inc. is a faith-based organization fighting to end homelessness. Their mission is to challenge the causes of homelessness by providing hospitality, housing, and services, as well as working collaboratively with the community.

Project Description:
The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive revenue development strategy, develop and implement a quality-improvement protocol, and provide professional development opportunities for management staff.

 


Kingdom Causes

1965 E. 21st St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755
562-544-0500

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Kingdom Causes is a faith-based organization dedicated to affecting community transformation in six cities in Los Angeles County by mobilizing local churches, community leaders, and volunteers to address various issues of local concern, specifically homelessness.

Project Description:
Kingdom Causes will build its capacity by hiring a part-time Volunteer Development Specialist to develop and implement a volunteer-management plan and management module. They will also purchase two computers to document program successes and to communicate those successes to the community through various media.

 


Liberty and Truth Ministries, Inc.

6119 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53218
414-463-3733

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Liberty and Truth Ministries, Inc. works with men and women reentering the community from correctional institutions, and homeless individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions.

Project Description:
Liberty and Truth will build its capacity by purchasing a financial software package, training executives and board members on financial management of federal, state, and private grants, and developing a five-year fund development plan, as well as a plan to expand the funding base of the organization.

 


Lord’s Daily Bread (LDB)

1460 Boston St.
Aurora, CO 80010
720-422-7875

Award Amount: $35,940
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Lord’s Daily Bread (LDB) helps Denver Rescue Mission meet the basic needs of the homeless in Denver, feeding them twice weekly. They provide meals, clothing, and general counseling on employment, health, and other needs.

Project Description:
Funds will be used for revenue-development strategies and organizational and leadership development. LDB will develop internal organizational systems to ensure proper management, fiscal controls, and grant reporting; contract with a consultant to develop grant proposals; and seek training for the board, staff, and volunteers.

 


Mount Aery Development Corporation (MADC)

73 Frank St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-344-2757

Award Amount: $49,020
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Mount Aery Development Corporation (MADC) is a faith-based organization that runs programs aimed at addressing the needs of homeless individuals, particularly those exiting the correctional system, as well as at-risk youth, the medically uninsured, and the African-American community.

Project Description:
MADC seeks funds to retain 4 consultants to assist in improving program outcomes by reviewing and revising existing board policies and job descriptions; developing a written board-recruitment plan and board-orientation packet; implementing a formal board orientation; developing a set of written protocols for all financial transactions; delineating additional service needs and identifying additional partners; developing a written fundraising/resource development document; and formalizing program curriculum.

 


National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies (NAVASA) Houston

1010 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-587-2781

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies (NAVASA) Houston was established as a partnership between the Vietnamese Martyrs Church and national NAVASA to assist Vietnamese families impacted by Hurricane Katrina to rebuild their lives in Houston.

Project Description:
Funds will be used to plan a rigorous housing program that will ultimately address the housing needs of Vietnamese Katrina families; develop policies and systems to address financial management and an informational technology system; and train staff in housing programs for low-income families.

 


Prison Ministry of America (PMA)

13116 Thistle Ave.
Norwalk, CA 90650
800-236-5035

Award Amount: $45,500
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Prison Ministry of America (PMA) is a faith-based and community organization that has recently assumed activities previously provided by New Life Prison Ministry, an outreach of Calvary Chapel in Downey, Calif. The organization’s work includes providing services in state prisons, county jails, juvenile halls, and youth authorities throughout California.

Project Description:
PMA will use funding to build its capacity in the critical areas of leadership development, organizational development, and revenue-development strategies. Project activities include hiring consultants to facilitate short- and long-term strategic planning and board/leadership training. They will document a plan for expansion of services and receive grant-writing and donor-development training.

 


Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless

2505 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77018
713-739-7752

Award Amount: $48,860
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless’ mission is to reduce homelessness by improving the physical and mental health of homeless residents through education, job training, employment assistance, and the location of permanent housing.

Project Description:
Funds will be used for program development, including utilizing a consultant to enhance the organization’s quality-improvement program by improving customer service to clients and building community engagement.

 


Springboard Ministries, Inc.

106 W. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA
714-571-0101

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Springboard Ministries, Inc. provides psychological and educational services and provides aid to the poor and homeless community.

Project Description:
Springboard Ministries will build its capacity by developing and revising program curriculum to enable them to serve more clients, and adapting curriculum for use by volunteers. They will also develop a program-monitoring system to enable the organization to meet the demands of changing client demographics.

 


StretcherBearers Ministries, LLC

2224 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
414-416-4600

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
StretcherBearers Ministries, LLC provides peer-to-peer counseling to inmates prior to and after release from prison.

Project Description:
Funds will be used to recruit and train a new board and advisory committee, start a volunteer-training and -retention program, and develop a monitoring process. They will also upgrade computer equipment to meet federal regulations and implement an employee-development and -retention strategy. This will allow them to train staff to act as Peer Advocates to equip them with the skills to provide drug and alcohol rehabilitation-assistance services.

 


Teens Opposing Poverty, Inc. (TOP)

136 Poston Ln.
Bluemont, VA 20135
540-955-6260
 

Award Amount: $48,322
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Teens Opposing Poverty, Inc. (TOP) helps individuals return to families and other support networks; assists with job-related needs, such as transportation and clothing; and assists individuals with securing needed items during the transition from homelessness to permanent dwellings.

Project Description:
Funds will build capacity by developing a training manual for volunteers; developing a strategic plan that will identify opportunities for youth to meet the unique needs of the homeless; addressing goals for expanding outreach and conducting an analysis of available and needed resources to achieve expansion goals; purchasing office equipment; developing an outcome-measurement system that involves conducting surveys of volunteer leaders to determine current levels of activity and impact; contracting with a marketing consultant to train staff to research and write grant proposals; improving the organization’s Web site; and developing new marketing materials.

 


The HELP! Foundation

18 Misty Ct.
Little Rock, AR 72227
501-224-0889
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The HELP! Foundation helps victims of domestic violence recover from emotional and financial devastation via counseling, money management, and workforce development using speakers, workshops, and a weekly Web-based presentation.

Project Description:
The Foundation will address leadership and organizational development through staff and board training, and will improve fiscal and administrative policies by upgrading the Web site and acquiring other technological upgrades.

 


The Housing Partnership

1555 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
601-431-3620
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Housing Partnership provides affordable housing and related services for low and moderate-income people. In addition to direct services, the organization advocates in the community for affordable housing. They also operate rental and transitional housing and provide counseling for first-time homebuyers.

Project Description:
This grant will provide training and technical assistance to staff and board members to build leadership skills and expand knowledge of supportive-housing best practices. They will build and strengthen partnerships with real estate developers in conjunction with regional social service partners. In addition, they will develop expertise in the funding streams available to create and operate new supportive housing, especially for individuals with disabilities who are homeless.

 


The New Life Center, Inc.

3505 Amanda Ln.
Houston, TX 77063
713-244-0946
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The New Life Center, Inc. provides services to the homeless, indigent, and disempowered in Houston and Harris County.

Project Description:
Capacity-building funds will be used to provide a community assessment; develop a street-based prevention program for runaway and homeless youth; implement an evaluation plan to manage data and measure performance; design a donor-development strategy to build the sustainability of programs; and obtain training for staff.

 


The Night Ministry

4711 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-784-9000
 

Award Amount: $48,810
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Night Ministry’s mission is to build affirming and compassionate relationships that empower people to meet their own needs. The Night Ministry also operates the Open Door Shelter–West Town, a sixteen-bed, five-crib interim shelter for homeless youth, ages 14–21, who are not wards of the State.

Project Description:
The funds will be used to formalize and enhance human resources policies and procedures in the areas of performance appraisal, retirement savings, and affirmative action. Staff will receive training on principles of positive youth development as well as diversity training.

 


The Sharing Community, Inc.

PO Box 657
Yonkers, NY 10702
914-963-2626
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Sharing Community, Inc. operates twelve homeless programs, including Yonkers’ only street-outreach team serving the homeless and its only emergency shelter.

Project Description:
The Sharing Community will assemble a diverse staff committee to identify key indicators that will be used to monitor quality for its programs. They will provide a series of training sessions for staff and supervisors, including data collection and analysis, and will train board members in donor development.

 


The Street Mission Los Angeles (SMLA)

1856 11th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
213-386-4518
 

Award Amount: $48,075
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Street Mission Los Angeles (SMLA) provides services to individuals who are homeless, including operating a Recovery Center that provides drug treatment services, mental health services, case management, and job training services, targeting Korean-American homeless populations living on skid row.

Project Description:
Funds will be used to hire a consultant to facilitate the creation of a revenue-development plan for the next five years; hire a part-time bilingual development officer to research and develop grants and support the board of directors; provide professional development training for current staff in the areas of board development, grant writing, strategic planning, and marketing; and enhance the current technology infrastructure by improving the agency’s Web site, online newsletters, and e-mail distribution lists.

 


The Upper Valley Haven, Inc.

713 Hartford Ave.
White River, VT 05001
802-295-6500
 

Award Amount: $38,624
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Upper Valley Haven, Inc. serves people struggling with poverty by providing shelter and education to homeless families and providing food, clothing, and support to anyone in need.

Project Description:
The funds will be used to hire a development director who will develop a revenue-development strategy for the organization as well as build relationships with key community stakeholders. The development director will also produce a book that will include a variety of vignettes from volunteers, shelter guests, staff, and donors to increase the organization’s visibility in the community.

 


Vision House

450 Bremerton Ave. NE
Renton, WA 98056
425-228-6356
 

Award Amount: $49,066
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Vision House is a faith-based, non-profit agency that provides transitional housing and supportive services to homeless families with children, and separate housing facilities for homeless single men in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction.

Project Description:
Vision House will use capacity-building funds to secure technical upgrades for their accounting system and for donor-tracking software. They will develop program capacity through purchasing a van to support programs, hiring a part-time intake coordinator to streamline their intake system, and purchasing a copy machine for a satellite office. To address revenue development needs, the organization will design a donor-development strategy, identify potential new funding sources, and purchase a color printer.

 


Western Stark Medical Clinic, Inc.

820 Amherst Rd. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-834-1546
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Western Stark Medical Clinic, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operating a forty-foot mobile health Care-A-Van. They travel to different homeless shelters within Stark County, Ohio, and provide free medical, dental, and pharmaceutical care to the homeless population.

Project Description:
Western Stark Medical Clinic will build its capacity by hiring a volunteer director to recruit and train volunteers and to increase public awareness. They will work to engage community members in both public and private sectors by developing methods to increase their communication.