Charlotte Students4Giving Grant Application & Proposal Forms
Charlotte Students4Giving at UNC Charlotte
What is Charlotte Students4Giving?
The Charlotte Students4Giving project seeks to acknowledge and advance philanthropic education efforts at colleges and universities throughout the country, while encouraging community-based learning and partnership with local nonprofit organizations.
How does Charlotte Students4Giving work at UNC Charlotte?
Charlotte Students4Giving promotes philanthropic learning activities in university classrooms. These activities encourage students to become more engaged in the local community and to contribute to the well-being of the community’s most vulnerable populations.
The UNC Charlotte Graduate Social Work Association holds the Charlotte Students4Giving conference each year. The purpose of the conference is to raise money that will be directed to a community agency.
Masters in Social Work (MSW) students who take the School of Social Work’s philanthropy course identify and analyze community needs. Then they develop requests for proposals, distribute them to agencies with identified needs, collect and evaluate requests for funding, and allocate the award from funds raised by the Charlotte Students4Giving conference.
2017 Charlotte Students4Giving Conference
7th Annual Students4Giving Conference “Race, Power, and Privilege”
UNC Charlotte students selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC) as the eighth annual Charlotte Students4Giving recipient – directing $2,500 to Project COFIT (Children of Families in Transition), a new initiative focusing on children and adolescents who lack permanent housing.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. In its 45th year of service to the region, BBBSCC has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and adolescents. Through Project COFIT, BBBSCC pairs each young participant with a caring, committed, stable adult role model who provides needed supplemental resources and support. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas is grateful to UNC Charlotte’s Students4Giving project for supporting our efforts to provide mentors for children and teens who lack permanent housing,” states Donna Dunlap, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas. “This vulnerable population often lacks the role models needed for guidance, support and hope for a better future. The funds provided by Students4Giving will help us expand Big Brothers Big Sisters’ effective, one-to-one mentoring program to children who need these services most.”
The Charlotte Students4Giving project is mutually beneficial for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas and for graduate social work education. Now in its eighth year, Charlotte Students4Giving seeks to inspire students to become more involved with philanthropy. A hands-on gift-giving class, offered through the School of Social Work, takes students through each step of the process, from developing a request for proposals through the final distribution of funds to a non-profit agency. Charlotte Students4Giving’s focus for spring 2017 was educational inequality for marginalized groups.
To learn more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas, visit http://bbbscentralcarolinas.org.
To learn more about Charlotte Students4Giving, visit http://socialwork.uncc.edu/students4giving/rfp-and-grant-application.