The Youth Development Commission (Commission), in partnership with the Mini-Grant Providers Coalition, will present the Annual “Show Me the Funders” Resource Conference, on Friday, January 30, 2009, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, at Fellowship Chapel Village, 7707 W. Outer Drive, just east of the Southfield Expressway. Admission is $50.00 per person in advance, $100.00 per person at door, space permitting. Registration brochures may be obtained by calling (313) 963-8916, or by visiting www.ydcdetroit.org . “Show Me the Funders” Conference is co sponsored by MY Network TV20 Detroit, and the Detroit Media Partnership.
The goal of the conference is to offer metro Detroit non-profit organizations a “one-stop” opportunity to meet, hear and learn about local grantmaking opportunities. The conference will feature a panel of government, public and private grantmakers, who will discuss their respective funding guidelines and requirements for 2009. The keynote speaker is Dr. Phyllis Meadows from the City of Detroit Health & Wellness Department and Tonya Allen Vice-President of the Skillman Foundation will share an update on the exciting work of the Good Neighborhoods. In addition, attendees can attend a workshop to learn key elements and strengthen there skills and they can visit the Resource Area, which will feature a variety of products and services that support non-profit operations.
The “Show Me the Funders” Resource Conference was developed from a partnership between the Commission and the Mini-Grant Providers Coalition. The event was created to address the dwindling pool of financial resources, and to provide critical information related to training and other resources that support the work of community based organizations. Along with the Commission, members of the Mini-Grant Providers Coalition include Black United Fund of Michigan, City of Detroit - Youth Division, the Detroit Free Press Charities, Metro Health Foundation, Michigan Women’s Foundation, New Detroit, Inc., Sojourner Foundation and United Way Community Services.
The Youth Development Commission www.ydcdetrolit.org strengthens the capacity of youth serving organization’ s ability to provide quality programs and services that improve the lives of children and youth. The Commission is committed to positive youth development and supporting quality non-school hour activities. Launched in 1995, the Commission is an initiative of the Skillman Foundation.