RFP: We Are The Bronx (WATB) Fellowship

March 2, 2011

Request for Proposal
Release Date: February 14, 2011
Deadline for Submission: March 31, 2011

Background
We Are The Bronx (WATB) is a Fellowship of over 25 non-profit organizations in the Bronx that was created in 2009. WATB provides non-profit professionals opportunities to network and training in leadership development. The We Are The Bronx Fellowship represents a diverse group of community leaders working to strengthen both the non-profit sector and the Bronx as a whole, through partnership, understanding, and capacity building. The 2010-2011 Grant-Making Committee was created to provide project funding to a Bronx-based individual or
organization that shares the WATB mission of strengthening the borough.

Purpose
The 2010-2011 Grant-Making Committee will award a grant of up to $1000 to a Bronx-based individual or organization that engages youth in leadership development or community empowerment endeavors.

Eligible Applicants

  • Bronx-based individuals and organizations that have 501(c)(3) status or are fiscally sponsored by a
  • 501(c)(3) organization
  • Organizations with a program budget (not agency operating budget) of less than or equal to $250,000
  • Programs and projects that are less than 5 years old

Guidelines for Eligible Projects

  • Serves residents of the South Bronx (defined as areas under jurisdiction of Community Boards 1, 2, and 3)
  • Serves youth ages 10 through 18 years old
  • Promotes community empowerment and quality of life in the Bronx and/or provides youth with leadership
  • development
  • Demonstrates an efficient use of the funds for measurable impacts and sustainable outcomes

Application forms can be downloaded at www.communityuplink.net/watbapp.doc
Applications may be submitted by email, mail, and fax.
Completed applications from eligible candidates must be received (not postmarked) by March 31, 2011 to:

We Are The Bronx
c/o Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
1 Penn Plaza
P.O. Box 6103
New York, New York 10119

Email: watbRFP@gmail.com
Fax: (212)983-4084

For any additional information, please contact
Adeline Medeiros at watbrfp@gmail.com or 212-983-4800 x122.

Website: www.communityuplink.net/watbrfp.pdf

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