RFP: We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship

March 2, 2011

We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) Fellowship
Leading By Giving

Request for Proposal
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Deadline for Submission: March 23, 2011

Background
We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) is a coalition of more than 75 community and faith-based organizations in Brooklyn born in the aftermath of 9/11. WAAB brings leaders from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds together to solve
quality of life issues affecting their communities. The We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) Fellowship is a leadership development program dedicated to advancing the next generation of Brooklyn’s young diverse leaders. WAAB fellows come together to learn how to utilize diversity as an asset to themselves, their agencies, their communities, and Brooklyn. Through their shared experiences and participation in WAAB, the fellows come to understand that through building, broadening, and strengthening ethnic, cultural, and religious ties in Brooklyn there is far more that unites us than divides us. Ultimately, fellows discover how they can help communities share resources, manage dynamic tensions, and collaborate on solving problems.
Leading By Giving is the 2010-2011 grant-making committee of We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship.

Purpose
The 2010-2011 Leading By Giving committee aims to promote the values of the fellowship by awarding a grant up to $1,000 to support and empower a Brooklyn-based organization that fosters entrepreneurial activities through intergenerational relationships.

To be eligible applicants must be:
• Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status (headquartered in Brooklyn or with a satellite office location in Brooklyn) or organizations fiscally sponsored by a non-profit organization.
• Organizations promoting (or seeking to promote) entrepreneurial activities using intergenerational relationships.
• Organizations with an annual operating budget of less than or equal to $250,000.

Guidelines for Eligible Projects
Favorable consideration will be given to projects and programs that:
• Encourage diversity, understanding, and inclusiveness among participants through entrepreneurial activities. An entrepreneurial activity is any activity that promotes the transformation of an idea into an economic venture. Entrepreneurial skill-building activities are eligible.
• Emphasize interaction and relationship building between different generations (i.e. teenagers and seniors; middle aged adults and young adults; etc.)
• Propose unique and innovative strategies for addressing the needs of the target population.
• Create and/or build upon a program that will reach into the community.
• Demonstrate an efficient use of the funds for measurable impacts and sustainable outcomes.
• Organizations not affiliated with a current WAAB Fellow.

Application forms can be downloaded at www.WAAB.org.
While we prefer email applications, mail, fax, and hand-delivery are also acceptable.

Completed applications from eligible candidates must be received (not postmarked) by March 23, 2011 to:

We Are All Brooklyn
c/o Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
1 Penn Plaza
Box 6103
New York, New York 10119
Email: waabrfp@gmail.com
Fax: (212)983-4084

For any additional information, please contact Samara Elias at waabrfp@gmail.com or 212-983-4800 x120.

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