Kelsey Pinckney - Read Better Be Better, Brenda Edwards and Gary Jaburg – Jaburg Wilk
The Arizona non-profit community was once again celebrated in the 2017 Social Venture Partners Arizona Fast Pitch competition. Social innovators were coached and mentored over two months to hone a three minute “pitch”. The program culminates in the Fast Pitch competition where more than $50,000 is awarded to competitors. Both Neal Bookspan and Brenda Edwards of Jaburg Wilk were returning mentors.
This year Jaburg Wilk offered the $5,000 Making Tomorrow Better Today award. We are excited to invest in an organization that continuously empowers Arizona’s children. Congratulations to Read Better Be Better who has an innovative after school program that pairs trained 8th grader volunteers with 3rd grader students to help improve reading and literacy skills.
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
Priority is given to:
- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
- Organizations whose mission and proposed project address a current and proven public need for people living and/or working in Maricopa or Pinal counties.
- Applicants that demonstrate strong community support for their organizations and its projects. For example, diversity of other funding sources and community resources or number of diverse participants in the program, project or organization.
- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
Applications may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.