Proposal for Grant Funding
Proposal for Grant Funding
Part 1. Executive summary
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is an American non-profit organization that seeks to change the lives of the needy children facing misfortune. The organization operates in various communities across the United States. The organization provides mentorship assistance to children from low-income families, those from single parent households among other less fortunate children and youths.
The main mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support personal mentoring relationships that promotes youths’ and children’s power and promise. It achieves this by providing various practical and emotional care and support to these children. The organization always ensure that the voices of children are heard and conduct campaigns that aim to bring permanent improvements to the lives of the children. It thus has the vision that all children and orphans have a safe and joyful living environments away from trouble.
History of the organization
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America was founded in 1904 by a young court clear in New York named Ernest Coulter. This idea came after Coulter saw very many boys coming through his courtroom. Coulter thus recognized that to help these children be to be out of trouble, he had to engage the caring adults to provide mentorships to the children. Despite the humble beginning, this organization has seen positive changes and results from such expansion of its members and facilities, thus increasing the number of children supported. From this expansion, the organization managed to establish an orphanage that can accommodate thousands of needy children (DeWit, DuBois, Erdem, Larose, Lipman, & Spencer, 2016).
Purpose, Population Served, and Service Area (geographic location)
The primary purpose of this organization is to establish as good change in the lives of children facing adversity; thus, it tries to eradicate poverty among poor children and orphans. A population of five thousand children is beneficiaries of our support, with eighty percent being citizens of America (Morris, 2017). There is, however, a need for further expansion following the rise of poor children who are in dire need of our support.
The organization offers various programs to its members; these programs include mentorship programs to the youths, it also provides emergency response facilities to the children in crisis, the also offer medical facilities to the children. This organization also offer educational supplies and vocational centers. It also offers the children with clean water and food together with sanitary towels to the girls. The organization has a plan of creating a full-service medical clinic that will provide free services to the children (Park, Yoon & Crosby, 2016).
The organization has mentors whose roles is to guide the children in their lives so as to overcome various challenges. The mentors perform this by creating awareness and understanding to the children. This origination also has project facilitators whose prominent role is managing and overseeing the various duties and developments of the organization and coordinating the organization’s activities. There are also education officers whose task is to administer how the children are admitted in schools and their progress in class.
Part II: Potential Funding Sources
Following the Covid-1 pandemic, this origination has been seriously hit by financial constraints. It has thus contacted various potential financial agencies to help manage their programs. These agencies include; The Global Fund for Children, The EDF Foundation, Dubai Cares, Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust, Children of tomorrow, and the UPS Foundation. These agencies have accepted its proposals, and it look forward to the best. Among the resources to be provided by these agencies include managerial assistance, mentorship programs, building capacities, various networking opportunities, and financial aid (Van Niekerk et al., 2020). Administrative service will be beneficial to our organization as it will enable the organization to acquire proper planning activities that will effectively make our operations easy (Batty & Gee, 2019). Monetary grants will play the most significant role in its process; it will allow the company to conduct our activities without fail smoothly. For instance, the organization will manage to establish a medical unit as planned that will provide services to the children freely (Connor et al., 2017). Other services like clothing, food, and education will also be appropriately handled. Networking facilities will also enable the children to have a bright future after schooling. They will be linked to other potential organizations that can help them in their future lives and employment.
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