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CCF IM #1 Archived Project Summaries

2006 Targeted Capacity Building - Healthy Marriage

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

2006 Targeted Capacity Building Program — Healthy Marriage

 

Abstinence Education of Virginia (AEVA)

5034 Williamson Rd. NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
540-362-3007

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Abstinence Education of Virginia (AEVA)’s mission is to promote healthy relationships and reduce sexual risk behaviors among teenagers through intensive community education.

Project Description:
AEVA will use its grant to provide professional training for staff and volunteers in the areas of marriage education theory and practice; acquire financial management software; refine its curriculum; develop and acquire materials such as films and laptops for participants; and create presentation materials to introduce the program to potential partners in the community.

 

 


Alive Ministries, Inc.

14070 Providence Ln.
Savage, MN 55378
612-879-3810

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Alive Ministries, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping couples develop the skills, knowledge, and Alive Ministries, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping couples develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding of what they need to build and maintain a healthy marriage.

Project Description:
Alive Ministries, Inc. will contract with the University of Minnesota to develop a program evaluation and a performance and outcome measurement system, and assist in determining the training and development needs of the trainers, couples, and other members of the community. Furthermore, this grant will fund community engagement efforts, including community asset mapping. To that end, the organization will hire a Community Marriage Education Outreach Coordinator to assist in building a resource network to better serve families. This individual will also develop an outreach and public awareness forum and establish a resource library and database of marriage education materials.

 


Alta Vista Faith-Based Initiative Corporation

2405 E. Beltline Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75006
972-418-5320

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Alta Vista Faith-Based Initiative Corporation is a nonprofit corporation made up of seventeen faith-based organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Its mission is to serve the needs of Hispanic children and families living in distressed communities.

Project Description:
Alta Vista will purchase the Spanish Active Relationships curriculum and trainer packages to train four community leaders at each location, with a goal of training a total of sixty-eight community leaders. Alta Vista will design and implement an evaluation outcome and measurement tool. Additionally, it will design strategies to recruit volunteers through a Web site and newsletters, and it will build a volunteer database.

 


Bach Viet Association, Inc.

5777 Madison Ave., #715
Sacramento, CA 95841
916-344-2197

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Bach Viet Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing the refugee community access to resources that allow for full participation in the economic and civil life of Sacramento, Calif.

Project Description:
Bach Viet will use the grant to build its capacity by contracting services to train staff on the “Plan and Learning” system, conduct the community’s needs assessment, and customize technical assistance for training on fundraising.

 


Beit Shalom, Inc.

147-22 70th Rd.
Flushing, NY 11367
718-0575-1445
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Beit Shalom, Inc.’s mission is to teach couples relationship skills to foster healthy marriages.

Project Description:
Beit Shalom will hire a planning and management consultant to provide professional development in board planning and responsibilities, volunteer recruitment, community fundraising, and board-based marketing. Funds will also be used to train community members to teach marriage education and to train staff and board members how to cultivate and manage new funding sources.

 


Boat People SOS Community Development Corporation (BPSOS)—Alabama

13280 N. Wintzell Ave.
Bayou la Batre, AL 36509
703-538-2190

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Boat People SOS Community Development Corporation (BPSOS)—Alabama was created to provide emergency relief to Hurricane Katrina survivors. Their mission is to assist Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their search for a life with liberty and dignity by empowering, organizing, and equipping individuals and communities in their progress towards financial self-sufficiency and social integration.

Project Description:
BPSOS will build its capacity for its newly established Bayou la Batre, Louisiana, office in the areas of revenue development strategies, program development, and community engagement. Specific activities include training associates in healthy marriage education and cultural issues, as well as working with Vietnamese Public Radio and a local radio station to conduct outreach. In addition, BPSOS will actively research funding sources, and develop a master proposal to streamline the grant-writing process.

 


Boat People SOS, Inc. (BPSOS)—Massachusetts Branch Office

85 Oakland St., Ste. 1
Springfield, MA 01108
703-538-2190

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Boat People SOS, Inc. (BPSOS), Massachusetts’ mission is to assist Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their search for a life with liberty and dignity by empowering, organizing, and equipping individuals and communities in their progress towards financial self-sufficiency and social integration.

Project Description:
BPSOS Massachusetts will build its capacity by hiring a part-time development coordinator to manage funding, train its members to assist with grant writing, and train staff in marriage enrichment.

 


Cambodian Family, The

1111 E. Wakeham Ave., Ste. E
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-571-1966

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Cambodian Family is a nonprofit, community-based organization that serves refugee families. Services include after-school programs, job placement, health education, English classes, and vocational training. The organization serves several immigrant groups, including, but not limited to, Vietnamese, Iranian, Russian, and Somali populations.

Project Description:
The Cambodian Family will convene focus groups of former clients to enroll them as ambassadors to their communities and develop ideas for new outreach strategies. The focus groups will also provide information about cultural traditions within refugee and immigrant communities, as these traditions pertain to marriage. The grant will also fund staff trainings and curriculum enhancements to broaden the organization’s approach to marriage education, as well as to research and develop the program’s evaluation component, including exploring existing marriage evaluation tools that may be appropriate for refugee families.

 


Celebrating Real Family Life, Inc. (CRFL)

83 Highview Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-595-2116 or 718-981-3892

Award Amount: $49,037
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Celebrating Real Family Life (CRFL) promotes healthy marriages and families in distressed communities on Staten Island.

Project Description:
CRFL will build its capacity by training board members to enhance their leadership skills and hiring a professional business coach to train the board in the area of governance. CFRL will also hire a business trainer to assist staff in the use of presentation and accounting software to create a centralized accounting system for financial transactions and fiscal controls. CFRL will hire a financial consultant/accountant to train staff and board members in developing a permanent financial management system and a legal consultant to draft legal documents, review agreements, and assist in complying with fundraising and tax laws.

 


Cincinnati Beulah Missionary Baptist Church (BMBC), The

1834 Section Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45237
513-531-7283

Award Amount: $43,795
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Cincinnati Beulah Missionary Baptist Church (BMBC) has a track record of addressing the needs of distressed communities through the provision of social services.

Project Description:
BMBC plans to build capacity by developing a revenue strategy that includes training key personnel in grant writing; developing a stronger organization that has a key infrastructure for training volunteers on healthy marriage principles and providing support for cases of domestic violence and substance abuse; and purchasing a projection package to train volunteers on healthy marriage principles and what to do in cases of domestic violence and substance abuse.

 


Charity Group of Good Affinity, Inc.

2101 James Madison Hwy.
Haymarket, VA 20169
571-261-2408

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Charity Group of Good Affinity, Inc. helps people find inner peace, while also strengthening family values and helping needy people overcome difficulty. The group endeavors to accomplish its mission through the provision of various activities and services, including exercise and meditation classes, family counseling, transitional and self-development services for new refugees and immigrants, and vocational workshops.

Project Description:
Charity Group of Good Affinity will build its capacity in the areas of organizational development and revenue development strategies. To that end, the organization will formalize the documentation of its activities, thereby improving its ability to measure outcomes and chart achievements. The group will also develop formal accounting procedures and automate its bookkeeping system to simplify reporting processes. The Executive Director will receive training to become a certified Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Specialist and use the knowledge to develop a curriculum to enhance its program development. Fund development strategies include developing a master proposal for the provision of healthy marriage services and training two volunteers in grant writing.

 


Church of Glad Tidings

1179 Eager Rd.
Live Oak, CA 95953
530-671-3160

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Church of Glad Tidings provides marriage education resources and support within Yuba and Sutter counties, and serves as a replicable model for other rural areas wishing to provide community-based support for marriages and families.

Project Description:
The Church of Glad Tidings will build capacity in the area of organizational development by providing training to its board to increase their leadership skills; training of facilitators to lead marriage education programs; developing and enhancing a community marriage resource center Web site; and a fundraising plan.

 


Clinebell Institute, The

1325 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-3199
909-447-6329

 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Clinebell Institute’s mission is to improve the quality of life by offering affordable counseling and community services.

Project Description:
The Clinebell Institute plans to build capacity by increasing membership of the board of directors and training the board in strategic planning; training staff in several counseling programs; creating a fiscal-controls system and audit procedure; training staff in grant writing; building a Web site and upgrading computer technology; and creating newsletters to engage the community and strengthen partnerships.

 


Compassion Connection, Inc.

2725 Bethel Church Rd.
Bethel Park, PA 15102
412-835-8900

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Compassion Connection, Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides classes, workshops, and one-on-one counseling to assist couples in developing the skills and knowledge to sustain healthy marriages.

Project Description:
Compassion Connection will build its capacity by hiring a full-time director to increase its leadership, and by developing a data-tracking system to better track participant progress.

 


CrossWalk Church

6036 S. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041
602-304-9926
 

Award Amount: $39,772
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
CrossWalk Church mentors and assists homeless families in obtaining housing and financial aid. They also sponsor volunteer teams to assist with feeding the homeless in the South Phoenix, Arizona, area.

Project Description:
CrossWalk Church will build its capacity by hiring a consultant with experience in the area of donor development and financial sustainability to create a funding development plan, and by purchasing a computer, supplies, and Internet services to write grants.

 


Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute, The

3320 Beechwood Ave.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
216-321-0930

Award Amount: $49,893
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute is a community-based organization that provides couples with marriage- and relationship-skills-building services through workshops, seminars, retreats, and couple consultations.

Project Description:
The Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute will use this grant to enhance its organizational development and revenue development efforts. Specifically, the Institute will pursue 501(c)(3) status; acquire professional liability insurance; purchase computers and software to facilitate marketing and development activities; facilitate the certification of two staff members to become Certified Family Life Educators; hire a consultant to design and implement marketing strategies to enhance service delivery; implement marketing strategies to enhance service delivery and outreach activities; hire a consultant/grant writer to train staff and hire an accountant to set up a financial management system and train staff on its use.

 


Dwa Fanm

74-A 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-230-4027
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Dwa Fanm encourages healthy marriages among Caribbean women in Brooklyn by striving to promote awareness of the value of healthy marriages, increasing the percentage of women and their children in homes that are free of violence, and teaching young women the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about developing healthy relationships.

Project Description:
Dwa Fanm will improve its capacity in two primary areas: organizational development and revenue development strategies. Specifically, this grant will enable Dwa Fanm to provide training to its board on overall governance, as well as fiscal management training to the executive director, accountant, and board of directors. Funding will also support the design of a development strategy, including training in donor development and grant writing.

 


Eagles Nest Ranch

743 Gold Hill Pl. #150
Woodland Park, CO 80863
775-828-5008

Award Amount: $49,992
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Eagles Nest Ranch supports healthy marriages through the provision of educational coaching, care, and counseling services in a family retreat setting.

Project Description:
Eagles Nest Ranch will enhance its capacity by enabling the organization to develop a funding plan, with the goal of submitting ten grant proposals. Additional activities include providing leadership training to board members.

 


Eastside Community Development Corporation

2940 Corprew Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23504
757-609-1555 or 757-672-8462

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Eastside Community Development Corporation was founded to foster healthy families and neighborhoods in low- to moderate-income communities through social and economic development programs.

Project Description:
Eastside Community Development Corporation will create a donor database and provide fundraising training for the staff and board. Additionally, the funding will be used to strengthen partnerships, develop a communication strategy, and host community workshops to build family stability in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Faith Unlimited Institute, Inc.

229 Bristol St.
Springfield, VA 01109
413-250-9574

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Faith Unlimited Institute, Inc. is an organization that incorporates volunteers, mentors, and VISTA volunteers to achieve the program objectives of serving the reentry population of adult and youth offenders with family support services, including mentoring and services for cases involving substance abuse.

Project Description:
Faith Unlimited will build capacity by developing internal policies and procedures to improve financial management; improving fiscal oversight by developing an independent audit review board; increasing fundraising capacity by conducting training with staff and volunteers; and evaluating, updating, and improving the organization’s fund development plan.


Family Institute for Creative Well-Being

1745 Birmingham St.
Maplewood, MN 55109
651-639-2527

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Family Institute for Creative Well-Being gives families creative, non-threatening, and productive ways to reduce the stress they experience as a result of caring for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Project Description:
The Family Institute for Creative Well-Being will enhance the organizational structure via training staff and volunteers in the areas of grant writing, volunteer management, and marriage development, and through the development of evaluation tools to determine program outcomes. They will develop donor strategies and build a donor base by hiring a consultant. A program assistant will be hired to effectively manage the Healthy Marriages and Children’s Health Challenges Project and maintain records.

 


Fuller Psychological and Family Services (FPFS)

180 North Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-584-5501

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Fuller Psychological and Family Services (FPFS) is a faith-based, nonprofit, 501(c)(3), non-sectarian mental health and family services clinic located in downtown Pasadena, California.

Project Description:
FPFS will use funds to hire a consultant to develop video training, enhance services with the Sustainable Clinical & Administrative Staff Training Program, and purchase additional workstations and filing cabinets for the staff room.

 


Greater Houston Healthy Marriage Coalition

3815 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 200
Houston, TX 77006
713-802-7854

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Greater Houston Healthy Marriage Coalition establishes a collaborative framework to address the needs of individuals and couples who choose marriage, and to help those couples develop the skills and knowledge needed to form and sustain healthy marriages. The coalition encompasses thirty faith-based and community social service organizations as well as individuals with an interest in promoting strong marriages.

Project Description:
Greater Houston Healthy Marriage Coalition will build its capacity by securing a part-time executive director; strengthening culturally focused initiatives; expanding community participation through an outreach campaign; securing 501(c)(3) status; and developing marketing materials, including brochures, stationery, and a Web site.

 


Healthy Visions

9990 Zig Zag Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
513-793-7268

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The mission of Healthy Visions is to be a partner and catalyst in developing support for couples in Southwest Ohio who choose marriage.

Project Description:
Healthy Visions will build its capacity by establishing an effective committee and board recruitment and training program; creating a strategic plan by hiring a consultant to analyze the board and conduct a board-led retreat and training; and designing an organizational fundraising plan by hiring a development consultant.

 


Helping Other People Excel, Inc. (HOPE)

1025 Larson Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
732-928-9072

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Helping Other People Excel, Inc. (HOPE) is a 501(c)(3) entity with the goal of helping families become economically self-sufficient by positively affecting the social fabric of the community. The organization also provides a mentoring program for the children of the families it serves.

Project Description:
HOPE will build its capacity in the area of revenue development strategies. This grant will support activities to initiate sustainable fundraising approaches, including community outreach, corporate giving, faith-community contributions, foundation giving, governmental grants, and special events. Specific activities include identifying local, state, and national agencies, as well as foundations, that support HOPE’s goals; evaluating fundraising software and other methods of donor tracking; implementing board development and staff training for grant writing and grants-management capability.

 


Hope Community Services, Inc.

1538 N. Century Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
714-265-1181

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Hope Community Services, Inc. provides community services to low-income Asian residents of Orange County, Calif.

Project Description:
Hope Community Services will build its capacity by improving its financial management through the training of its fiscal officer; developing a fund-development strategy, including the development of a donor base; enhancing community outreach, including the building of a Web site; and improved documentation of service outcomes.

 


John Engle Christian Counseling Center (JECCC)

225 Ludlow St.
Hamilton, OH 45011
513-544-1031

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
John Engle Christian Counseling Center (JECCC) develops programs devoted to preserving the family and the institution of marriage.

Project Description:
JECCC will build its capacity by purchasing and installing a new phone system, developing and launching an organizational Web site, developing a donor database, and hiring a director of development.

 


Kennedy Center of Louisiana, LLC, The

6019 Fox Chase Tr.
Shreveport, LA 71129
318-675-0831

Award Amount: $49,945
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Kennedy Center of Louisiana, LLC’s mission is to provide couples with the education, support, and guidance to create and maintain healthy marriages and families.

Project Description:
The Center will use this grant to develop a policy, procedure, and training manual for volunteers; implement a financial system suitable for a nonprofit organization; create presentations for prospective donors, partners, and volunteers; pursue grant-writing training for project staff and volunteers; apply for 501(c)(3) status; and purchase a computer and peripherals, as well as a tabletop display to enhance presentations.

 


Korean Churches for Community Development

3550 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 922
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-984-4243

Award Amount: $49,991
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Korean Churches for Community Development’s mission is to improve marriages and family in the Asian and Pacific American community.

Project Description:
Korean Churches for Community Development will increase its capacity by supporting The Asian Pacific American Healthy Marriage Network, a program of the organization’s Healthy Marriage Initiative. Funding will be used to hire a consultant to design a focus group to perform a community needs assessment and asset mapping in the area of marriage education, pursue training for staff to increase expertise in marriage education, and develop a board of advisors for the network. The grant will also support the development of a comprehensive resource guide, as well as enhancements to the network’s Web site. In addition, funding will be used to support various project positions, including a Capacity Building Project Manager, a Focus Group Consultant, and a Web Designer.

 


Louisiana Full Gospel Fellowship Baptist

7425 Green Wood Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71109
318-635-9820

Award Amount: $49,650
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Louisiana Full Gospel Fellowship Baptist’s mission is to “Change a Generation” by combining factors, including challenging denomination traditions, helping struggling churches, addressing social needs, and providing a nurturing worship environment.

Project Description:
Louisiana Full Gospel Fellowship Baptist will build its capacity by hiring and training staff and board members; diversifying funding sources by implementing grant-writing training for board members and staff; developing a program assessment; and upgrading the organization’s computers and printer.

 


Marriage and Family Connections

2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland OR 97212
503-312-2485

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Marriage and Family Connections strives to connect Christian congregations and organizations in the greater Portland metro area to share and develop resources that enhance the relational health of couples, families, and individuals.

Project Description:
Marriage and Family Connections will build its capacity in the areas of revenue development, organizational development, and community engagement. Funds will be used to purchase and install computer systems for administrative purposes; obtain grant-writing and donor-development training for volunteer staff; and develop a Web site and other publication materials for local distribution, including radio and television advertisements.

 


Marriage and Family Savers Ministries

229 Robinson Ave.
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-561-9498

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Marriage and Family Savers Ministries provides marriage seminars and personal counseling for the purpose of preserving marriages and families.

Project Description:
Marriage and Family Savers seeks to build the capacity of this faith-based organization in order to implement a Newburgh marriage initiative and develop a network of volunteers to provide marriage education and preparation services for couples who choose marriage. This will be achieved by reaching out to community leaders to create a marriage-saving community; recruiting and training marriage mentors and stepfamily support teams; recruiting and training new board members and an advisory council; obtaining 501(c)(3) status; upgrading information technology and designing a donor-development strategy; developing a seminar curriculum and community-wide marriage policy; and receiving technical assistance in grant writing.

 


Marriage Savers of Frederick County

10105 Kelly Rd.
Walkersville, MD 21793
301-898-8912

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Marriage Savers of Frederick County’s mission is to prepare, strengthen, and reconcile marriages. It was created in partnership with the national Marriage Savers organization, which works principally through congregations and has created 202 marriage education programs in forty-three states and three countries.

Project Description:
Marriage Savers of Frederick County will build its capacity by training mentor couples and leaders to assist fragile families; developing board operating procedures; training board and staff to mentor couples; and developing a Web site and training staff in its maintenance.

 


New Beginnings Worship Center

160 Hubbard Way, Ste. E
Reno, NV 89502
775-828-5008

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
New Beginnings Worship Center’s mission is to provide premarital counseling and marriage-support counseling to couples in their local distressed community.

Project Description:
New Beginnings Worship Center will enhance its capacity by hiring a part-time counseling director; purchasing a computer and printer; obtaining 501(c)(3) status; implementing a computerized accounting system; creating a strategic fundraising plan; and creating a Web site and training staff in its maintenance.

 


North Stelton Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC)

6 Ethel Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
908-629-3561

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
North Stelton Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC)’s mission is to create programs designed to enhance and inspire sustainable community development. They seek to achieve these ends through housing initiatives and family-strengthening services.

Project Description:
NSEDC intends to increase its capacity by contracting with a consultant to provide technical assistance to faith-based and community organizations for grant research, and templates for grant writing; contracting with a consultant to asses staff-training needs, develop a training plan, and assist staff in implementing the expanded marriage-education program; improving its financial management system by assessing the current system, recommending and implementing improvements, and providing training for staff on the new system; developing a Web site for community outreach as well as program and organizational information; and providing training for board members and staff on program evaluation.

 


Oakland Berkeley Initiative for Healthy Relationships

8 Commodore Dr., Ste. 457
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-595-1435

Award Amount: $44,800
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Oakland Berkeley Initiative for Healthy Relationships seeks to provide marriage and relationship education and other services to strengthen the marriages of low-income residents in Oakland and Berkeley, Calif.

Project Description:
The Oakland Berkeley Initiative for Healthy Relationships will use its grant to train new program leaders as certified program leaders of the Simplified Relationship Enhancement Program; train thirty faith-based and community organizations to lead relationship-skills enhancement programs; promote the benefits of marriage to the local community; add resources for relationship-skills education to the Web site; initiate a fundraising strategy; and evaluate the organization’s programs and services.

 


Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral

4125 Greenwood Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71109
318.631.5683

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral is an affiliated church of the Louisiana Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, with program activities including marriage enrichment workshops and support groups. The mission is to serve the needs of others.

Project Description:
Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral will build its capacity by conducting leadership training and a volunteer succession plan; conducting a community needs assessment; and developing a five-year financial sustainability plan.

 


Project Nehemiah

434 Forest Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
513-221-1685

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Project Nehemiah, originally known as the Church of the Living God Marriage Counseling Program, is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that provides access to premarital and marital education to couples and those who work with couples, such as clergy, mental health professionals, and mentor couples, of all faiths and beliefs, who provide support and services to strengthen marriages in their communities.

Project Description:
Project Nehemiah will build its capacity in the areas of organization development, leadership development, and community engagement. The grant will also support improvements to the project’s staffing infrastructure by enabling the project to hire a marketing and communications specialist to assist with marketing material, as well as to support Web site development.

 


Provident Family Services (PFS)

230 N. Berkeley Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Carole Reitsma
 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Provident Family Services (PFS) provides training and development in marriage preservation services to married couples in a low-income community in Fullerton, Calif. Additional services include support services for cases of substance abuse and domestic violence.

Project Description:
PFS will use this grant to strengthen its capacities in organizational development and program development, primarily in the provision of domestic-violence services. PFS will improve its fiscal controls and accounting-management systems, and create an action plan that determines a structure for growth over the next two to five years.

 


Revival Fires Ministries, Inc.

631 W. Turner St.
Allentown, PA 18102
610-434-5545

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Revival Fires Ministries, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that has established a daycare center, a publications company, and an oversight entity for several other churches both nationwide and abroad.

Project Description:
Revival Fires Ministries, Inc. will increase its capacity in organizational development by forming Family Solutions, a separate 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to address the overall well-being of the family. The grant will be used to hire a project director, project manager, and project evaluations manager; train key staff on organizational development and board governance; and contract with a vendor to design a Web site and train staff on its maintenance and requirements.

 


Sandtown Baptist Church

5450 Campbellton Rd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
678-492-3949

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Sandtown Baptist Church established Sandtown Community Outreach, Resources, and Education (SCORE), a nonprofit organization that operates the Mentoring Organizational Development Enhancing Resources and Networks (MODERN) project. The project seeks to benefit young, unmarried couples with children in the city of Atlanta who wish to marry by helping them gain the skills necessary to maintain healthy marital relationships.

Project Description:
Sandtown Baptist Church will use its grant to train staff and volunteers in capacity building; recruit four new board members; develop a comprehensive funding/resource plan, including a computerized donor database; and conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment.

 


Solid Source Relationship Education Center, Inc.

120 W. Main St., Ste. 405
Van Wert, OH 45886
419-238-0635

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Solid Source Relationship Education Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based education organization that helps low-income youth and couples in rural Ohio who choose marriage to develop the skills and knowledge they need to form and sustain healthy relationships and healthy marriages.

Project Description:
Solid Source Relationship Education Center seeks to strengthen its capacity by hiring a consultant to set up a program evaluation system and train staff on its use; developing a strategic plan and outcome measurement plan; developing a fundraising plan; and recruiting and hiring a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers to expand and enhance services.

 


Stanislaus County Healthy Marriage Coalition

744 Thompson Rd.
Modesto, CA 95351-4425
209-606-0772

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Stanislaus County Healthy Marriage Coalition’s mission is to strengthen families and couples through education, collaboration, and mobilization. This is achieved through partnerships with faith-based and community organizations, as well as with individual practitioners.

Project Description:
Stanislaus County Healthy Marriage Coalition will build capacity by increasing the Director’s hours from part-time to full-time; launching a community resource Web site; providing training for board members, staff, and volunteers on capacity building; and purchasing additional equipment and software to facilitate the coalition’s ability to achieve and maintain 501(c)(3) status.

 


Teen Integrity, Inc.

PO Box 400 San Juan Capistrano
Santa Ana, CA 92701
949-364-3939

Award Amount: $48,753
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Teen Integrity, Inc.’s mission is to offer high-quality, abstinence-based education to teens to support them in making healthy decisions that postpone sexual behavior, ultimately leading to the likelihood of a sustainable marriage.

Project Description:
Teen Integrity, Inc. will build capacity in the areas of program and organization development. Their goal is to develop an abstinence-until-marriage education program that better serves the Hispanic community. Funding will be used to contract with a consultant to install software to track clients, outcomes, and correspondence; contract with a consultant to educate the Director of Development on funding opportunities; develop market and outreach materials to reach underserved low-income and ethnic communities; and purchase an abstinence curriculum and translate it into Spanish.

 


Texas Healthy Marriage and Relationship Initiative (THMRI)

PO Box 764274
Dallas, TX 75376
972-224-0834 / 972-214-213-7748

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Texas Healthy Marriage and Relationship Initiative (THMRI) is designed to promote and strengthen families and provide premarital and marriage education to those who choose marriage for themselves in Dallas, Tex.

Project Description:
THMRI will use its grant to purchase new computer equipment and supplies; hire a consultant to develop and implement an internal operations plan, including financial accountability guidelines; hire a project director to develop an organizational assessment and a marriage curriculum; and train board members on board development and responsibilities.

 


Transforming, Educating & Empowering Children and Humanity Foundation (TEECH), The

100 East 96th St.
Chicago, IL 60628
773-928-3933

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
The Transforming, Educating & Empowering Children and Humanity Foundation (TEECH) is a nonprofit education organization whose mission is to uplift, transform, and empower youth and adults through the vehicle of education.

Project Description:
TEECH plans to use its grant to send mediators to mediation/conflict-resolution training at DePaul University; acquire membership with The Donors Forum to gain access to the donor database; and train staff in grant writing and donor development.

 


True Life Choices, Inc. (TLC)

3701 S. Calhoun St., Ste. D
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
260-436-1119

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
True Life Choices, Inc. (TLC)’s mission is to prepare youth for vital life choices and promote sexual abstinence until marriage. TLC seeks to equip youth with the skills to help them develop positive character traits, set goals, make wise decisions, resolve conflict, foster healthy relationships, and build self-esteem.

Project Description:
True Life Choices plans to build capacity in four critical areas. Funding will be used to contract grant proposal supervision and grant writing services; hire an Assistant Director to engage in a variety of activities, such as identifying new grant opportunities; recruiting volunteers and training and supervising instructors; and securing a leadership mentor for the Executive Director, with whom she will meet weekly.

 


Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc.

One Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2222
412-227-4152

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc.’s mission is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.

Project Description:
Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc. will use its grant to conduct ongoing marketing and outreach; pursue training opportunities for coalition members; identify, develop, and review strategies and resources relating to healthy marriages; complete one planning retreat and two mini-retreats to develop the coalition’s five-year strategic and sustainability plan; and complete a comprehensive community needs assessment.

 


Vietnamese American Cultural & Educational Center, Inc.

201 Cooper Ave.
Woodlynne, NJ 08107
856-962-8610

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Vietnamese American Cultural & Educational Center, Inc.’s mission is to aid all groups and genders within the Vietnamese community through a variety of educational, cultural, social, employment, legal, and medical-assistance programs.

Project Description:
Vietnamese American Cultural & Educational Center, Inc. will enhance its capacity by training staff and volunteers in grant-writing skills and in researching compatible funding sources; developing a strategic plan; training its treasurer in nonprofit financial management; developing a marketing strategy to target donors and recruit volunteers and program participants; and creating a Web site to publicize work and achievements.

 



Vineyard Community Church of Lynnwood

17712 15th St. NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
775-828-5008

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Vineyard Community Church of Lynnwood has a secular community-outreach program called Turning Point. Their mission is to strengthen families and individuals through education, coaching, and care by partnering with the community to break the cycles of poverty.

Project Description:
Vineyard Community Church of Lynnwood will build capacity by training new staff and certifying them as “Couple Communication” facilitators to meet the increased need for services; finding new collaborative partners to create a network with other community services organizations; and developing and implementing written fiscal-control policies.

 



WinWin, Inc.

4924-C Reed Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220-3155
614-538-2898

Award Amount: $49,999
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
WinWin, Inc. serves incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and their families as they strengthen relationships and reunite with family and community.

Project Description:
WinWin, Inc. will use its grant to hire six additional qualified staff members; create a Web-based and direct mail marketing strategy and the tools to support it; train staff in grant writing; and hire an individual to act as a continuing grant-writing resource to assist with future grant writing.

 



Wiregrass Hope Group, Inc.

171 Westgate Pkwy.
Dothan, Al 36303
334-793-5433

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
New Hope Ministries, the marriage and family counseling division of Wiregrass Hope Group, Inc., works with couples to restore their marriage or to deal with the issues of a broken marriage.

Project Description:
Wiregrass Hope Group, Inc. will use funds to develop an integrated marketing plan that will help the organization strengthen and expand its donor base by identifying new funding streams and recruiting new donors. Specific activities to be funded through this grant include developing a public-relations campaign that includes printed materials and radio, television, and outdoor ads, and the purchase of donor-tracking software. Additionally, staff will be trained in grant writing and donor development.

 



Women's Resource Center of Florida, Inc.

165 Avenue A, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33813
863-294-5378

Award Amount: $49,500
Award Year: 2006

Organizational Description:
Women's Resource Center of Florida, Inc. (WRC) is a nonprofit agency that assists low-income women with children in Winter Haven, Fla., to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.

Project Description:
WRC will enhance its capacity building by hiring a contractor to provide training on nonprofit management and grants administration to its Board of Directors and Executive Director; training staff on financial development, fiscal controls, and grant-writing skills; providing counseling on board development; developing a communications plan; and evaluating the organization’s progress toward project goals.