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Mayor ’ s Faith-Based Community Symposium. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus June 5, 2013. Presenter: Yvonne Sawyer. Finding Resources for Youth Prevention Programs. Workshop Outline. Introduction Understanding prevention science Expanding youth program areas Volunteer engagement

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Mayor s faith based community symposium

Mayor’s Faith-BasedCommunity Symposium

Miami Dade College

Wolfson Campus

June 5, 2013

Finding resources for youth prevention programs

Presenter: Yvonne Sawyer

Finding Resources for Youth Prevention Programs

Workshop outline
Workshop Outline

  • Introduction

  • Understanding prevention science

  • Expanding youth program areas

  • Volunteer engagement

  • Free resources for youth programs

  • Understanding funding types

  • Sources of funding information

Prevention science

  • Understand the language of prevention science

    Risk & Protective factors

  • Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey


Hope for Miami

  • -WhizKidzAfterschool/Summer Programs in 6 churches

  • - Success afterschool program for teens with disabilities

  • - COI Service Network for Children with an Incarcerated parent

  • - Project U-Turn (teen pregnancy prevention, middle school)

  • - Compass (substance abuse prevention, middle school)

  • - Pathways (youth clubs in churches, schools)

  • - Various youth mentoring programs (Amachi)

  • - Capacity-building consulting (helping other ministries grow)

  • - Faith-based Information & Resource Directory

  • - What’s Happening electronic news bulletin (free)

Key prevention terms
Key Prevention Terms

  • Science-based (or research-based)

  • Best Practices

  • Evidence-based

  • Model Programs

    Federal Websites:


  • Know your community demographics



  • (look for page on “Kid Stats & Maps”)

More on prevention

  • Developmental Assets needed to reach successful adulthood


Expand Funding Sources

What are some other youth program expansions that have separate funding sources?

Program Expansion Ideas

  • Tutoring

  • Mentoring

  • HIV/Aids prevention

  • Teen pregnancy prevention

  • Sports programs

  • Summer camp

  • College preparation

More expansion ideas

  • Youth employment

  • Leadership development

  • Youth job-readiness skills

  • Arts & culture programs

  • Delinquency prevention

  • Substance abuse prevention

  • Community service programs

Fill the GAPS

  • Where are other youth community service and prevention programs?

  • What gaps can be filled by your new programs?

Technology Resources

  • Find Low-cost technology donations for your non-profits*

  • Tech Soup

  • Charity Advantage

  • Good360

  • * (some restrictions on churches, but good for non-profits)


  • Very important for many grant proposals

  • Sometimes is required by funding agencies

  • Your ministry can’t do it all….

Recruit volunteers

  • Calculate the value of volunteer time*

  • $22.14/ hour for 2012


  • (Florida-specific rate is $18.85)

  • *Have you kept records of volunteer hours?

Recruit Volunteers

How to Recruit Volunteers

  • Volunteer Match -

  • AARPCreatethe Good

  • Craigslist – Community Volunteer section

  • Miami Christian Volunteering

  • Local college and university Community Service bulletin boards.

Meet the need free software
Meet the Need (free software)

  • Publicize volunteer projects & needs

  • Recruit & manage volunteers

  • Schedule events and outreach

  • Accept financial donations

  • Embed in your ministry website

Meet the need website
Meet the Need Website

Free Curriculum for

Youth Programs

  • Youth Film Project (literacy/lesson plans for popular youth films and books)

  • www.youthfilmproject

  • Florida Marlins Summer curriculum

Free Books for kids

ReadConmigo -

- bi-lingual books mailed to home, Ages 4-8

Read to Learn Book Club (The Children’s Trust)

- books mailed to 3-year olds children

Books for Free kiosks (partner with Miami-Dade College Center for Literature and Theater)

(Almost free) Books for Youth

First National Book Bank

- .45 each, books for all ages, competitive application

First Book Marketplace

- Low-cost ($2) new books

Betterworld Books

- Recycled used books, $3-4 average

Book Closeouts

- Bulk shipments, sale prices

Yes, there are FREE Lunches

The Village Youth Services

LaMekka - [email protected] (hot meals)

Miami-Dade Community Action & Human Services

Rani – 786-469-4789

Sisters for Abundant Living

Courtney – 786-346-2272

Types of Funding

  • Individual donations

  • Special events (dinners, golf tournaments)

  • Corporate sponsorships

  • Foundation grants

  • Local Contracts (City/County)

  • State Contracts

  • Federal contracts

  • Social Enterprises

Public funding
Public Funding

  • What’s the difference between a GRANT and a CONTRACT?

Local Contracts

  • Children’s Service Councils

  • Miami-Dade: The Children’s Trust

  • Broward: Children’s Services Council

  • Palm Beach: Children’s Services Council

  • Miami-Dade County (Office of Grants Mgt)

State contracts
State Contracts

Directly from the specific State agency

  • FL Dept. of Education (after-school, literacy)

  • FL Dept. of Juvenile Justice

    (delinquency prevention, programs for at-risk girls, all zip code driven)

Other state sources
Other State Sources

  • FL Dept. of Health (HIV/Aids prevention, teen pregnancy prevention)

  • FL Dept. of Children & Families

    (has contracted with a local Managing Entity)

    • Substance abuse prevention – South Florida Behavioral Health Network

    • Foster care youth – Our Kids in Miami, ChildNetin Broward

Search for Federal Funding

(searchable database and free e-mail alerts)

Finding Foundation $$

  • Online grant searching:

    • Foundation Center database (Main Library)

      • Searchable by type of program, region of country

      • Email the search results to yourself

Foundation Funding

  • Grantstation

  • The Foundation Center

    • RFP Bulletin (e-mail alerts)

    • Monthly/yearly subscription to searchable database

Foundation Funding

  • GuideStar

  • information on individual foundations through their 990 filing

  • subscription service on grants sources for monthly fee.

Foundation Funding

  • Print Directories can be purchased ($$$)

  • Downtown Main Library has the Foundation Center Directories (online)

Corporate Sponsorship

  • Remember what corporations want:

    • product visibility

    • volunteer opportunities for employees

    • goodwill in the communities they serve

    • tax benefits for gifts-in-kind donated merchandise

Corporate Sponsorship

  • Get Started

  • Start with local companies

  • Make sure your mission is a match

  • Start with a Public Relations angle

Individual Philanthropy

  • The GOOD news:

  • No restrictions on spending

  • (unless donor-advised)

  • 80% of non-profit funding comes from individuals (% includes giving to churches)

Individual philanthropy
Individual Philanthropy

  • The BAD news:

  • Direct mail is only as good as the mailing list

  • Expect a less than 1% positive response!

  • Special events require intense planning, a good mailing list, underwriters, and many volunteers for the positive results.

Individual Philanthropy

  • Future is web-based fund-raising

  • Online works well with youth

  • You MUST have a website, and participate in social media (Facebook/Twitter)

Social Enterprises

  • For-profit ventures with non-profit purposes

  • New trend, creating a product to sell that matches your social service mission

Social Enterprise Examples

  • Greyston Bakery

  • Homeless bake for upscale food markets

  • DC Central Kitchen

  • Homeless cater meals for other non-profits

Contact Information

Yvonne Sawyer

Hope for Miami


E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 786-388-3000