Our Focus Areas

Additional Programs: UBF also provides Grantsmanship, Workshops and Informational Forums to the public, free of charge. We continue to forge new alliances with people that share a commitment to informing and educating the community on issues affecting their daily lives.

Basic Needs

Priority Funding Initiative $5-10K Grant Award

Funding for programs/projects that provide assistance to those who have some emergency need(s) growing out of a crisis situation.

Programming should be focused on restoring the person/family to an acceptable level of functioning by assisting with food, shelter, clothing, personal items, health needs or transportation.

Funding is not limited to those items listed; they are provided as a guide.

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Workforce Development

Priority Funding Initiative $5-10K Grant Award

Funding for programs/projects that assist individuals to return or enter the workforce.

Special emphasis is given to programs that serve those who have little or no connection to the job market, including those who have been previously incarcerated. Job readiness training, record expungement, transportation, and skill-specific training/placement, including soft skill development, are among the services that will be considered for support.

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Education

Priority Funding Initiative $5-10K Grant Award

Funding for programs/projects should emphasize early childhood development programs, middle and high school programs and college preparation/academic mentor programs.

Programs should reflect a strong commitment to education and access for low income and underserved populations. Educational programs should enrich participants’ lives by including activities that lead to a change in knowledge, skill or level of appreciation rather than one-time events such as attending a show or visiting a cultural institution.

Arts education programming should provide participants with the expertise that furthers their training and enhances their education and self-development.

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