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The Allstate Foundation Safe and Vital Communities Grant Proposal James Herndon PADM 7040 November 9, 2005.

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1 The Allstate Foundation Safe and Vital Communities Grant Proposal James Herndon PADM 7040 November 9, 2005

2 Eligibility of Allstate Foundation Grants Organization must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. Program must state how funds will be used and accounted for in the project. Program must benefit the community in which it is in, that is add to the safety of the community. There is no deadline for submission of grants.

3 How to Apply for Funding A cover letter with the organizations name, street address (not post office box), phone number and contact person A summary of the grant request Brief description of how the proposed program or project relates to the current focus areas of The Allstate Foundation A timetable for project implementation Brief statement of the organizations history, mission, goals, service area and constituents

4 An operating budget for the past year, indicating percentages used for program, administrative, fundraising and general expenses Budget for proposed project, including sources of financial support and grants committed or pending Audited financial statement from the previous year Copy of most recent annual report Copy of the nonprofit status exemption letter from the IRS List of the officers, board members and their affiliations

5 Background statement on the executive director and key staff to be involved in the proposed project A list of other donors, including support from the United Way or similar federated funds corporations, foundations and government sources

6 Summary The Boys and Girls clubs of Marietta GA requests $5, to implement an after school program aimed at reducing gang proliferation in the Marietta city limits by providing after school activities for children aged who are at risk for gang participation.

7 Organizational Information For over 60 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. Boys & Girls Club has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys that other youth agencies fail to reach. Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to ensuring that our communitys disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures as productive citizens. Since 1938, we have provided children with a positive place to go, results-oriented programming and a professional staff to guide them.

8 Last year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta served more than 30,000 young people through its Clubs, summer sites and outreach programs. We operate 21 full-time Clubs in 11 metro counties in addition to Camp Kiwanis and Youth Art Connection, an art gallery and workspace for young people in downtown Atlanta. Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. The cost of providing services to a member for a year is $857, but in order to serve effectively those who need us most, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta asks families to pay annual membership dues of only $25 per child and no child is turned away due to inability to pay. A private, nonprofit organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta improves young lives as well as the communities that surround and support us. The organization relies upon private, corporate, individual and United Way funding to fill the gap between membership dues and operational expenses.

9 Need For Funding In Cobb County Georgia many Hispanic youths are targeted by criminal youth gangs. Research conducted by the Cobb County Sheriffs Department found that the youth most often targeted are Hispanic males aged years old. Many of their parents are migrant workers who work exceptionally long hours. Many of these youths do not have a mother or father to come home to when they leave school. Language barriers stop participation of Hispanic youths and their parents in after school programs.

10 The process of assimilation into the culture is easier with after school programs that provide immigrant youth with activities that keeps them away from immigrant criminal gangs activities. The Franklin road area that the Boys & Girls club serves has seen the number of Spanish speaking residents increase exponentially in the last 3 years.

11 Plans of the Program The goals of this program is to provide at risk Hispanic youth males aged in the Franklin road Boys & Girls clubs with Spanish and English language gang prevention strategies.

12 What we will do… The program will use a wide range of volunteers selected by the club. These include Spanish speaking teachers, health care professional and law enforcement from the community in which the club serves. The club will provide Spanish speaking programs to the at risk youth in the Franklin road area with a concentration on gang prevention. The program will address the dangers of selecting to participate in gangs as well as the alternatives to gang life.

13 There is a large pool of volunteers for the program. The program has been taking place on a limited basis as of right now due to a lack of funding. The number of youths wishing to be served far exceed the number the club is financially capable of serving. NOTE: (In this section of the presentation resumes of key management and current volunteers would be posted to show the qualifications of the volunteers)NOTE: (In this section of the presentation resumes of key management and current volunteers would be posted to show the qualifications of the volunteers)

14 Project funding would be for one year beginning on and ending The funding would be used primary for start up costs. The program funding could continue with limited fund raising for the purpose of funding the program. The Funding would be used to purchase materials translated in both English and Spanish for after school program. These items would include a TV, a VCR/DVD player, DVDs and VHS products, reading materials such as books, pamphlets, pencils, pens and paper.

15 Outcome The program seeks to discourage gang participation of young Spanish speaking immigrant males living in the area served by the Franklin road boys and girls club in Marietta, GA. by providing programs in their native language that discourage gang participation. These outcomes will be measured by a decrease in the number of juvenile complaints/arrests involving Hispanic youths in the Franklin road area.

16 Budget Personnel expenses = NONE This is due to the number of 10 prescreened participants already lined up for the program as well as the director who is in the club during the hours of operation for supervision and activities in the club no matter the funding. Direct project Expenses = $5,0000 Administrative Expenses = Printing costs for advertising, educational materials (pens, pencils, paper etc.)= $1, TV = $ DVD/VCR combo= $ Insurance (building and liability) = $ Educational materials (DVD, VHS and workbooks) = $1, Snacks and beverages = $ Other expenses unforeseen = $ TOTAL = $5,000.00

17 Submission of Grant The Grant proposal would be submitted with required documentation including: An operating budget for the past year, indicating percentages used for program, administrative, fundraising and general expenses Budget for proposed project, including sources of financial support and grants committed or pending Audited financial statement from the previous year Copy of most recent annual report Copy of the nonprofit status exemption letter from the IRS List of the officers, board members and their affiliations


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