Come to UGN’s annual informational meeting to learn about new funding allocation guidelines for the 2014 funding year.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
9:30 – 11:00 am
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend
RSVP to Carla Caldwell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 1,2013
- New UGN Allocation Schedule (Application in fall: Allocations after the first of the year)
- Review of the UGN Application for Funding: Making your Case
- Partnering for Special Events:
- Jefferson County Fair
- Day of Caring – Friday, September 13
- Fund for Woman and Girls Grant Opportunity (Economic opportunities for women and girls in Jefferson County)
- Mutual Promotion: Telling Stories to the Community (Help Us Help You!)
- Nonprofit Alliance: Workshops for 2013-2014. We want your input!
United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County’s board of directors recently awarded a $15,000 supplemental grant to the Jefferson County YMCA to support its Building futures Mentoring Program and the After the Bell Programs at Chimacum and Port Townsend schools.
“Our local YMCA faces a difficult funding situation this year,” commented Carla Caldwell, Executive Director of United Good Neighbors (UGN). “The city was its major funding source for the past several years, but was unable to provide support this year. UGN does not want to risk cancellation of safety net programs for young people in the community.”
During the last allocation cycle, UGN allocated $21,500 for the two programs to be expended in 2013. “The additional grant will protect that investment and help to ensure that these vital youth programs can thrive through the remainder of 2013,” said Caldwell. $10,000 of the funding will come from UGN’s 2013 Allocation Fund and $5,000 from its Campaign Reserve Fund.
The $15,000 grant is dependent upon the YMCA board’s ability to procure funding commitments from other sources to fill any additional funding gap for the two programs.
“We are grateful for UGN’s support,” said Erica Delma, Executive Director of the Jefferson County YMCA. “We appreciate that the board recognizes the community value of the Building Futures and After the Bell Programs.”
Building Futures matches adult and high school mentors with middle school students, providing opportunities for at-risk youth to have one-on-one attention and support. After the Bell provides after school activities for young people, including homework assistance, theater arts, and fitness.
Anyone who wishes to support the YMCA may do so by sending a donation to: Jefferson County YMCA, P. O. Box 1637, Port Townsend, WA 98368. For more information call or email: 360-385-5811; email@example.com
The Jefferson County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls (FWG) has released its 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP). During the annual educational “Soiree” in April, participants selected “Economic Opportunities for Women of All Ages” as the focus of this year’s $3,000 grant.
The mission of the JCCF Fund for Women and Girls is to empower women and girls through local investment in their future.
FWG seeks proposals from local non-profit organizations to provide a program or project that will increase access to training, career development, continuing education, parenting skills and/or childcare for low income women.
With funds raised at the Soiree, the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show, and other events such as Yoga from the Heart and Judith Bird’s Trunk Show, the Fund for Women and Girls’ Endowment keeps growing every year and is currently has over $120,000 in assets.
The RFP is available at jccfgives.org/ funds. Proposals with attachments are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, and will be accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at JCCF, PO Box 1955, Port Townsend, WA 98368. The Fund for Women and Girls’ Grant Committee will review the proposals and announce a grantee by September 15, 2013.
For more information about the Fund for Women and Girls and/or a copy of the RFP, please contact Carla Caldwell, email@example.com, (office) 360-385-1729, (cell) 360-301-5636.
Learn information that could save your life or the life of someone you love on Tuesday, May 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Bay Club (120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow).
The forum is hosted by the Port Ludlow Village Council Wellness Committee, and will feature an update of the protocols developed in 2009 when six Jefferson County organizations partnered and dedicated an entire week to form more efficient, clear and concise heart attack protocols. The three presenters will be David Tinker, Tim Manly and Judy King.
David Tinker, MD, FACC, from Kitsap Cardiology Consultants and Harrison Medical Center has been treating heart patients for nearly 30 years. He will discuss the dire importance of the phrase, “Time is Muscle-Muscle is Life,” and how precious every minute is when a heart attack occurs. Dr. Tinker will also speak about heart attack care, management and treatment-since all have changed dramatically over the years.
Tim Manly, Paramedic, from the Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue Department, will be discussing how lives are being saved by the updated heart attack protocols in Jefferson County. He will also be demonstrating the latest cardiac monitoring and transmission equipment to the control center. Tim is extremely knowledgeable since he helped to develop the protocols as a Medical Services Supervisor in 2009.
Judy King, RN, Cardiac Coordinator, from Jefferson Healthcare has been a clinical coordinator for rehabilitated patients since 1986. She will discussing the services designed to help cardiac patients recover; prevent future occurrences and return to lead productive lives.
Heart attacks are the number one cause of death in America for men and women! Don’t take chances; be informed! Visit plhealth.org/forums before and/or after the Forum to find Forum- related resources. Educational pamphlets will be available at the Forum. Refreshments will be provided. There will be time for questions. You are encouraged to use the sign up sheet for the Forum at the Beach or Bay Club, or to call 437-9935 if you plan to attend.
Two UGN-funded organizations are the 2013 awardees of the Jefferson County Community Foundation’s (JCCF) Endowment Grant. At the Annual Grant Makers’ Forum on May 9th, the evaluation panel commended JC MASH and the Boiler Room for their innovate proposal to establish a free mental health clinic for homeless and at-risk teens.
JC MASH will provide the space for a counseling office at Dr. Kimber Rotchford’s office complex and will provide funds for a counselor to serve teens referred to the clinic.
The Boiler Room, as a main local gathering place for homeless teens, “couch surfers” and youth from dysfunctional backgrounds, will be a source of referrals to the clinic. It will offer open support groups facilitated by a licensed mental health counselor and serve as a gateway to the individual and group therapies available at the JC MASH teen mental health clinic.
Steve Rafoth, UGN and JC MASH board members says, “Statistics have increased locally and nationwide for youth suicides and Jefferson County has a higher rate of suicide compared to Washington State. Increasing access in our area to alternative mental healthcare for disenfranchised youth can only enhance their health, stability, and well-being today and into the future.”