Our recent success in Missoula's Make a Difference Day included some small scale fundraising, and there are a couple of national organizations offering funds for MLK and Global Youth Service week. Perhaps we should link those fund sources on the wiki. For example, COSTCO store managers have discretionary funds for local non-profits and Disney offers small grants for Global Youth Services week. I have collected a few of the links for these that could be a start.
That's a great question. I have been putting that kind of info on the "Resources" page, but I think this topic deserves it's own page.
Let's get started, shall we? http://acmac.wikidot.com/fundraising
Thanks, Jordan. The page is locked at this moment. I'll post when it opens.
It shouldn't be locked, it just hasn't been created yet. Are you sure you're logged in?
I'm a bit confused about this. Do you plan to keep donations and fundraising under resources? I understood this would be a "go to" category. Anyway, I have 2 different sets of material to add. One set is just funding linked to our service days, the other is more general funding and donations available in our communities. I think the possibility of a mini grant belongs in the first set. What follows are two sets of examples. (I have more for each.) The first examples are for service days; the second, include some examples of funding from local sources.
Example 1. (For MLK Day)
Through a network of seven organizations, the Corporation for National and Community Service each year makes available approximately $700,000 to nonprofit groups to organize and implement King Day service projects. Listed below are the names of the organizations and brief descriptions of the scope of their grant.
* The Points of Light Institute will receive $150,000 to fund sub-grant projects focused on increasing support for youth in disadvantaged circumstances by combining with their Hands on Schools, Neighboring Initiative, Kids Care Clubs, and Earned Income Tax Credit sites.
o Applications are currently available at http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/seasons/mlkd and are due by 5:00pm local time on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Please direct all inquiries to gro.thgilfostniop|tnargKLM#gro.thgilfostniop|tnargKLM.
* The Corps Network will receive $100,000 to support sub-grantees and affiliates, sustaining their broader work by expanding outreach and community presence and capitalizing on the King Day of Service as a time to recruit new partners and volunteers for that day and for activities throughout the year.
o Applications are currently available at http://www.corpsnetwork.org/MLKDayofService.asp and are due by 5:00pm EST on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. Please direct all inquiries to Tanya M. Simpson at gro.krowtensproc|nospmist#gro.krowtensproc|nospmist.
* The North Carolina Campus Compact will receive $100,000 to engage students in project planning, connect them with local communities, and expand the MLK Day of Service by enhancing the students’ sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership, and awareness, while reinvigorating higher education’s concern for improving the quality of life.
o Applications for out-of-network RFP are due September 15. Please direct all inquiries to Leslie A. Garvin, MSW at ude.nole|nivragl#ude.nole|nivragl.
* Youth Service America will receive $100,000 to engage up to 15 lead agencies in YSA’s Semester of Service, which is designed to engage 25,000 students between the ages of 5 and 25 to serve at least 70 hours during the school semester. These lead agencies will also be invited to participate in YSA’s Global Youth Service Day training institute to prepare for Semester of Service activities.
* Service for Peace will receive $97,500 to mobilize volunteers from new populations and organizations that have not previously served on the King Holiday. To accomplish this, they have established a “40 Days of Peace” program that will leverage the involvement of new partners.
o Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and 40 Days of Peace are due 5PM EST, Friday, September 5, 2008. Please direct all inquiries to Tony Devine at gro.ecaeprofecivres|enivedt#gro.ecaeprofecivres|enivedt or (203) 610-6745. For more information, please click here.
* Campus Kitchen will receive $77,500 to bring college students and the community together to address issues surrounding hunger by engaging youth in leading hunger relief programs to share on-campus kitchen space, recover unused food from campus cafeterias, and deliver meals to low-income neighborhoods.
o Applications for out-of-network RFP are due September 1. Please direct all inquiries to Maureen Roche at gro.snehctiksupmac|ehcorm#gro.snehctiksupmac|ehcorm.
* The National Alliance of Faith and Justice will receive $75,000 to fund sub-grantees that support efforts to engage youth in service by giving them the opportunity to apply the teachings of non-violent social change to issues in the communities and schools.
o Applications for out-of-network RFP are accepted September 1 - October 1. Pleae direct all inquiries to Addie Richburg at gro.jfan|eciffo#gro.jfan|eciffo or gro.jfan|reetnulov#gro.jfan|reetnulov.
Examples 2 (COSTCO and Albertsons)
COSTCO Donation and Grant Eligibility Guidelines
In keeping with Costco Wholesale’s giving guidelines our warehouses and regional offices specifically support programs focusing on children, education and health and human services. We would like to respond favorably to all requests however the needs are far greater than our allocated resources. Therefore it is not possible for us to accommodate all requests.
Costco Warehouse Donations
For local organizations and groups, which focus on children, education or health and human services, provide your local Costco Warehouse Manager with a copy of your IRS tax letter with your 501 (c) (3) status and a written request on your organizations letterhead. To determine your closest warehouse click here.
Regional Office Donations
For donations which impact a broader community or region, focusing on children, education or health and human services provide the regional office with a copy of your IRS tax letter noting your 501 (c) (3) status and a written request on your organizations letterhead.
Qualifying for a Grant
We specifically focus on programs supporting children, education and health and human services. The United Way, Children’s Hospital and the Red Cross are a major focus in our charitable giving. Costco Wholesale is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where we do business.
We do not fund direct aid to the following:
• Capital campaigns or building construction projects
• Political organizations
• Religious organizations for religious purposes
• Symposiums, conferences or professional association meetings or conventions
• Governmental agencies
• Athletic teams or events
• Animal related programs, including shelters
• Merchandise for auction
Our Charitable Contributions Committee is charged with overseeing our charitable giving and encouraging decentralization of charitable giving so that the greatest impact is where Costco’s employees and members live and work. Only 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, which meet our giving guidelines and focus areas, are considered. See FAQ’s and Grant Application for specific details and required documents to be considered for review.
A lead time of at least 3 months, prior to your program or event, will allow us to give timely consideration to your request.
Albertsons is proud to offer the Community Partners program, giving back for youth one shopping cart at a time!
Earning money for youth and education is now easier than ever - we've linked the Community Partners Card to the Preferred Savings Card. Shoppers can earn money for their favorite schools or non-profit youth organizations - just by using their Preferred Savings Card.
Hey, Jordan created a Fundraising page and I just added it to the side panel. You should be able to click on it there now and add all of your information to the page. We can also set up a link from the Service Days page so people wanting to know about how to raise funds for them can go to the fundraising page. Looks like you have some great info, thanks for sharing! Go ahead and put it on the new page.