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.
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.
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.
Programs should reflect a strong commitment to education and access for low income and under-served 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.
Social Justice programs should impact disparities in employment, environment/climate, healthcare, food, housing, and re-entry/incarceration created by systemic racism as these issues affect Black and poor communities disproportionately. Proposal should provide solutions.