Up2Us, Inc.

Contact Information

520 Eighth Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018 - 6590
(212) 563-3031
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011

Executive Summary

Title: Up2Us

Lead Intermediary: Up2Us (New York/Flint MI)

Core competencies: Project Management, SBYD, Nonprofit Capacity Building, Performance Management, Evaluation

Additional Partners: Crim Fitness Foundation (Flint MI)

Core competencies: Training, Outreach, Evaluation

Genesee Area Focus Fund: (Flint MI)

Core competencies: Nonprofit Management, Volunteer Recruitment, Capacity Building, Outreach, Training

Summary: At a time in which childhood obesity threatens the future of one-third of American children, Up2Us, the Crim Fitness Foundation and the Genesee Area Focus Fund, in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, propose the Sports Based Youth Development Capacity Building Project (SBYD-CB). SBYD-CB will increase the performance management of 15-25 small to mid-size nonprofits that use sports as a tool for addressing the healthy futures of youth in the Flint, MI, area. The project will not only provide critical technical assistance and resource development to nonprofits in one of the most blighted areas in this country, but it will also create a model for performance management that will be replicated by Up2Us to other nonprofits to ensure that healthy futures are attainable for all youth in this nation. Through this grant, Up2Us will provide performance management training to nonprofit managers and staff on four key areas of functioning: nonprofit management, programming, outreach and resource development. Training will focus on key components of performance management including planning, monitoring, implementing, evaluating and rewarding against quantifiable objectives. The project's success will be measured by the increase in the number of disadvantaged youth served and the increases in the positive health indicators of these youth (including regular physical activity, heightened awareness of nutrition and reduction in BMI).

Geographic Area: Flint and Genesee County, MI

# Nonprofits to be Served: 15-25

Amount Requested: $440,030

Award Information

Application ID: 11CB131238
CNCS Award Amount:
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