Youth Care and Beyond
Helping Youth Care and Beyond raise critical operating funds; raising greater awareness of the agency and its mission
Identifying prospects, developing a case statement and submitting customized funding proposals; mentoring an in-house grant writer
Raising more than $160,000 in 2013-14; launching a $490,000 capital campaign to underwrite needed repairs, furnishings and vehicles for agency’s residential sites; increasing awareness of and support for the agency in the community
In 2011, VGA began working with Youth Care and Beyond (YCB), an agency that provides counseling and other support services in a residential setting to intellectually-disabled youth and adults. During 2011-2012, VGA helped YCB raise operating funds needed to offset inadequate state reimbursements and defaults by a private contractor.
VGA identified prospects, developed a case statement and submitted customized funding proposals. These efforts created greater awareness about YCB and its mission in the philanthropic community. VGA also mentored a part-time in-house grant writer who has now assumed responsibility for grant-writing. In addition, VGA worked with YCB to revise its bylaws and restructure its board, and reviewed and standardized its financial reporting.
During 2013-2014, VGA helped YCB raise over $160,000 for operating and assisted with the development and launch of a $553,760 capital campaign. The campaign will underwrite repairs and new furnishings for the agency’s three groups and adult apartments, a new teaching kitchen and two passenger vans for transporting clients.