Create Now gives youth opportunities to find their voices through arts mentoring and education. We especially serve children ages 2-21 who have been abused, neglected, homeless, domestic violence victims, incarcerated, etc. by matching them with artists, writers, musicians, actors, dancers and others, including mentors who teach life skills. Create Now provides training and materials to implement therapeutic programs in music, writing, visual arts, performing arts, fashion and digital media at 100+ partner agencies, like shelters and group homes.
While Create Now focuses on using arts education as an intervention tool for vulnerable youth, our programs help prevent cycles of abuse, homelessness and violence. We also reach disadvantaged students in Title 1 schools who are at-risk of dropping out.
Each year, we bring thousands of these "forgotten children" who have fallen through the cracks to concerts, plays and other cultural events at premiere venues in the region. We have reached 37,000 of the neediest youth in Southern California during the last 20 years.
Create Now has a spreadsheet with hundreds of foundations that have been identified as being good for our organization to reach out to so we can apply for grants. While we have their basic information, including their addresses, contacts, phone numbers and often their websites, we need help to find out what exactly they fund (specific types of programs, operating funds, etc.) and their deadlines, along with what attachments we need to include, like a 501 (c)(3) letter, tax form, etc.
If you have time to help us add this information to the spreadsheet, then we can import the information into our Salesforce database to track it and submit grants.
There might be the opportunity to also write grants, but this would come later once we know who to apply to first. The work is flexible - you can do it from home during your free time.
Please send your information and ideally a resume and the number of hours you can commit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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