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1 Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri Community Volunteers & Grants June 10, 2011 Agency Resource Round-Up

2 Overview and Welcome All You Need to Know about Available Volunteer & Funding Resources

3 Purpose of this informational meeting? To inform the non-profit community what we have to offer To help agencies understand how to apply for assistance To help agencies understand evaluation criteria To reach agencies that have not been aware of our services

4 Agenda  Address from our President  Specific areas related to… o Volunteers o Funding o Impact Area: Children’s Nutrition and Fitness  General Q/A  Post presentation – specific questions can be addressed by respective individuals Page 4

5 Presidential Address Stacey Bishop, President Page 5

6 The League’s Mission  Promote voluntarism  Develop the potential of women  Improve the community  We provide BOTH Volunteers and Funding! Page 6

7 The League’s Members  1,400 members  Working in and out of home (Moms, Doctors, Educators)  74% are employed outside the home  Both sides of state line  Shared desire to improve KC community Page 7

8 Nearly a Century in KC  Organized in 1914  The 14 th League created in the United States  Started the first public kindergarten in KC  Helped found:  Children’s TLC  Docents at Nelson-Atkins  CASA of Jackson County  Jazzoo/Zoo Learning Fund  Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired Page 8

9 Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri Fundraising  Holiday Mart  Great Shopping for a Great Cause  Annual four-day shopping extravaganza held each October  Over 20 years  More than $5 million raised to support community projects since 1988  Junior League Resale Boutique  In Business from 1934 – April 30, 2011  Over 75 years of fundraising and community service projects  New Fundraising Initiatives to replace Resale Boutique $  2010 committee formed to research and present new fundraising opportunities in 2011 Page 9

10 Our Prior Community Support Children’s Literacy 10-year Achievements ( ):  Provided 995 volunteer placements; 29,500 volunteer hours served  Secured 33 Community Partners  765K books were collected through Hooked On Books  Provided over $1.3M in funding Examples of Children’s Literacy Programs where Volunteers were provided:  Reach Out and Read  Hooked on Books  Youth Friends  CCVI’s Lending Library  Horizon Academy  Operation Breakthrough Page 10

11 Current Community Support Community Programs with Volunteers:  Operation Breakthrough  Women’s Employment Network  KC Community Gardens  Wayside Waifs  The Humane Society of Greater KC  Variety Children’s Charity of Greater KC  And Others!!! Page 11

12 Impact Area A focus on… Children's Nutrition and Fitness Signature Program: Healthy U Page 12

13 Impact Area Overview  Five year commitment made to Impact Area: June June 2015  Initial Programs:  Children’s Mercy PHIT Kids  Harvesters BackSnack  Kansas City Community Gardens  Score 1 for Health  University of Missouri Extension - Kindergarten Farm Food Initiative  Weighing In Coalition  How can the Junior League and the Impact Committee help your organization? Page 13

14 How To Apply for Resources Page 14

15 JLKCMO Resources The BASICS:  Eligibility Requirements  League Attributes  Available Resources Page 15

16 Eligibility  Must have 501(c)(3) status  Be located within…  Clay, Jackson or Platte Counties in Missouri  Johnson or Wyandotte Counties in Kansas  Assistance NOT available for:  individuals  religious purposes  political causes  fundraising initiatives Page 16

17 League Attributes  Business year runs from: June 1 through May 31;  same timeline applies for all volunteer & funding resources  We rotate all our volunteer positions, including leaders, every 12 months  We start with a blank slate each year for community partners Page 17

18 What Makes Us Unique?  Ability to provide Volunteers AND/OR Funding to community agencies  Ability to provide varying degrees of assistance Page 18

19 Short-Term/Immediate Financial Assistance Annual Funding Page 19 Available JLKCMO Resources On-Going Volunteers One-Time Volunteers

20 Agency Financial Assistance from the… Community Endowment Fund Page 20

21 Short-Term/Immediate Financial Assistance  The Community Endowment Fund Committee offers short-term, immediate financial assistance to community agencies in the Greater Kansas City area in critical need  Critical needs may include, but are not limited to: ◦ unbudgeted expenses ◦ sudden loss of funding ◦ new programs Page 21

22 Size & Scope  Maximum grant amount is $5,000  Annually provide $40,000-$50,000 in grants; see handout for examples of grants given  Applications are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis from June 1 through May 31 (or until grant money is depleted) Page 22

23 What We Need From You  Completed 2-Page Grant Application;http://www.jlkc.org/?nd=form__194http://www.jlkc.org/?nd=form__194  Supporting documentation with completed application, including:  Agency mission statement  IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status letter  List of Board of Directors  Fiscal year-end balance sheet and income statement  Program budget (revenues and expenditures by line item)  Other sources of projected income Page 23

24 When to Expect Our Response We aim to have an answer to you within 60 days  However, we cannot begin evaluating your application until we have all the completed information Page 24

25 Grant Follow-up After a Grant is given, we require the following:  Written follow-up within 60 days detailing how the grant money was used  Receipts for durable goods may be requested  Work with us to include Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri logo on any printed literature or displays funded by our grant Page 25

26 Annual Agency Projects On-Going Volunteers and/or Annual Funding Page 26 from the… Community Volunteers & Grants Committee

27 Application Overview Historical Data:  Received and reviewed: : 50 applications requesting 904 volunteers and $447,998 in funding : 80 applications requesting 600 volunteers and $900,000 in funding  Annually Award Approximately $150,000  Annually Provide Approximately 100 Volunteers Page 27

28 Application Process to Request On-Going Volunteers and/or Annual Funding MUST APPLY BY: AUGUST 1, 2011 For Support Beginning: JUNE 1, MAY 31, 2013 Page 28

29 Evaluation Criteria for On-Going Volunteers and/or Annual Funding REQUESTS Page 29

30 New Philosophy  Fewer Projects with Larger Levels of Support  Funding and Volunteer Numbers  Emphasis on tying Funding with Volunteers Page 30

31 Annual Funding  Mission-driven  Measured Outcomes; impact in community  Sustainability  Collaboration  51% JLKCMO Impact Area: Children’s Nutrition and Fitness  Average Funding range: $500-$10,000/project Page 31

32 On-Going Volunteers  Mission-driven  Education/training component  Program or project focus (no fundraising)  Description of volunteer responsibilities  Volunteer range:  Geographic diversity  Evening and Weekend hours  Year-long opportunity of approximately 40 hours per volunteer Page 32

33 Application  Online:  Available: June 1, 2011  Deadline: August 1, 2011  Support for: June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013 Page 33

34 When to Expect Our Response  Voted on by JLKCMO Board of Directors by December 31, 2011  Voted on by JLKCMO Membership by March 31, 2012  Notified by April 15, 2012 Page 34

35 One-Time (“Done In A Day”) Volunteers from the… Action Team (“A-Team”) Page 35

36 A-Team Provides Volunteers for…  Short-term (“Done In A Day”) projects:  1-3 day projects  3-4 hour shifts  Many times we can provide volunteers for multiple shifts.  3-15 volunteers Examples:  Races  Events  Auctions  Art Booth  Volunteer Appreciation Party, etc. Page 36

37 When, What, How?  Apply Early  Preferably 2-3 months in advance  Applications accepted year-round  Volunteers available August 2011 through May 2012  Evening/weekend projects ideal  Apply online at Page 37

38 A-Team Process  Volunteers sign up at monthly meetings  Project leader contacts agency with availability  Project leader also serves as liaison between the agency & the volunteers Page 38

39 General Questions/Answers Page 39

40 Round-Up Wrap-Up Remember…  More information is available on our website at:  Feel free to call us at: 816/  Contact information is included in your packet Page 40

41 Leaders PresidentPlanning Council Director ★ Stacey Bishop ★ Julie Randolph Community Impact Director Community Endowment Fund Chair ★ Ashley Bieck ★ Courtney Goddard-Hawkinson Community Volunteers & Grants ★ Chair, Sue Wendelbo ★ Step-Up Chair, Jocelyn Gaddie Action Team (“A-Team”) ★ Co-Chairs: Stephanie Siders & Gabrianna Hall-Neuer ★ Step-Up Chair: Selene Werkowitch Page 41


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