2019 FGB Awards Finalists
Organizations listed in alphabetical order by category
FGB Community Mobility Award Finalists
Mobility is a big challenge among the school-aged youth the Club serves because many do not have a safe, reliable, affordable way to get to the Club, which allows them to participate in college and career programs. Funds would be used to sustain the Club's after-school and school-break transportation program, and expand it to be more inclusive of youth with disabilities.
Submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands - Redlands, CA
Senior Transportation for South Dallas Residents
For seniors living in South Dallas neighborhoods, there are limited services to transport them to the grocery store, medical appointments, the pharmacy and to senior recreational programs at centers in the neighborhood. Funds would be used to add a vehicle to a blended fleet composed of both passenger vehicles and ADA-compliant shuttles to provide fluid, demand-driven portfolio of services.
Submitted by Dallas Innovation Alliance - Dallas, TX
Transportation for the Disabled and Elderly
Pick-up points and door-to-door services are utilized by the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Vehicles are used to deliver Medicaid transportation, rural public transportation, and transportation to service recipients, providing over 25,000 trips each year. Funds would be used to purchase a 15-passenger Transit for the fixed daily route and on-demand transportation.
Submitted by Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. - Boonville, IN
FGB Freedom Award Finalists
Most formerly incarcerated women -- black women in particular -- discover that they are obstructed from even the most basic necessities of independent living... barriers to housing, public assistance, reunification, education and employment mar the reintegration process. Funds would provide meaningful community-based resources that empower women to represent themselves through leadership development, collective action, and inclusion of their experiences and perspectives in mainstream society.
Submitted by A New Way of Life Reentry Project - Los Angeles, CA
Bean's Cafe Workforce Readiness Program
As the largest day shelter in Anchorage, AK, Bean's Cafe, Inc. welcomes as many as 500 individual per day, providing a warm breakfast and lunch 365 days a year, housing services, job training and placement, mail services, and behavioral health and substance abuse referrals. Funds would support its workforce readiness program which serves homeless and under-employed individuals with the goal of providing people with a path to self-sufficiency.
Submitted by Bean's Cafe, Inc. - Anchorage, AK
The Immersion Program
There is a dramatic juxtaposition between the high unemployment of black male youth and the plethora of career opportunities within the technology sector. Funds would allow The Hidden Genius Project to continue to offer a comprehensive, intensive year-round program for black male high school students, and after-school and weekend workshops and summer sessions designed for younger students with the goal to sparks their interest in gaining skills and exploring careers within the technology landscape.
Submitted by The Hidden Genius Project - Oakland, CA