The nonprofit operates a food bank, transit program, weatherization program, three homeless shelters, and rental assistance. This combined challenge and operational-support grant enables the organization to purchase property and construct a facility to house its program offices and an expanded food warehouse and distribution center.
Year Up provides yearlong education and job training for low-income young adults in nine cities. This three-year grant supports the planning and development of the Professional Training Corps, a two-year program that enables underserved students to earn an associate degree at a community college and obtain a year of work experience.
The state’s largest contemporary art museum showcases the works of regional artists and offers outreach programs for underserved and disadvantaged audiences in the region. This grant funds the repurposing and renovation of donated warehouse space to create the Visible Vault, a publicly accessible art collection storage facility and interpretive center, and the addition of a permanent exhibition area.
Serving the community for 150 years, the YMCA offers drug and alcohol rehabilitation, homeless initiatives, quality child care, and programs targeting teen parenting, youth obesity, and teen leadership. This challenge grant supports both the construction of 27 single-room housing units for homeless individuals and the renovation and upgrading of space to expand child care services.
Dedicated to meeting the needs of low-income women and children for more than a century, the YWCA Madison provides emergency and permanent housing, food, clothing, transportation, education, job training, and after-school programs to 2,100 clients annually. This challenge grant is being used to renovate the main residential facility and create LEED-rated housing for 150 women and children.
For a century, the YWCA has addressed the needs of underserved populations by pioneering innovative programs, including Utah’s first domestic-violence crisis shelter and the state’s first African-American and Japanese-American girls’ clubs. Construction of a LEED-rated shelter and residence for women and a confidential walk-in shelter, assisted by challenge-grant money, greatly expands capacity.
As a safety-net provider, the YWCA offers shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence, preschool for low-income families, after-school activities for homeless children, and a free clothing bank. Grant support enables the organization to cover staffing costs and maintain its programming.
Established in 1906 to provide health and wellness programs for women and girls, the YWCA delivers a multiservice safety net of prevention, education, and support for more than 14,000 women and children each year. With this challenge grant, the YWCA is purchasing and renovating an apartment building for use as a domestic-violence shelter.
The YWCA’s mission to promote racial justice, empower women, eliminate domestic violence, and strengthen the community is carried out through its comprehensive educational, recreational, intervention, and outreach services for impoverished and minority adults and children. Funding helps to sustain and support emergency and domestic-violence services during the economic downturn.
Z Space was founded in 1993 to support a large, evolving community of Bay Area theater artists and audiences, and has become one of the nation’s leading laboratories for the development of new voices, new works, and new opportunities in American theater. Funding supports the development of a business plan rooted in capitalization principles.