Katrina Networking

I am using my networking and marketing skills to pass along vital information to organizations, volunteers and survivors of the 2005 hurricane season. Grants, networking, advocating, assistance resources, articles and more. Updated regularly to better assist you.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Non-Profit Resources

Funding
6/6 - From Terra - Click on http://groups.google.com/group/nvoad-recovery/web/government-funding-opportunities- or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn'twork.
2/3 Grant Writing Tip Site
3/8 Grants for NonProfits
3/25 - Church World Services - Unsure of Contact

Conferences
2/25 June Hurricane Work Shop AL/MS 6/27-29
Alabama/Mississippi Hurricane Workshop June 27-29, 2007 The focus will be Long Term Recovery. Go to HHS Calendar and click on the calendar you will find the dates and more info for this workshop. You can also call Margaret Carter POC for MEMA at 601-933-6370.
More details to follow: Elizabeth Stover FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office 220 Popps Ferry Rd. Biloxi, MS 39531 228.594.3060 Phone 703-927-8553

General Information
3/25 Fresh Start Sustainable Rebuilding

3/25 Computers Recycles.Org We are a service project aimed at area businesses, residents, schools, and nonprofit organizations interested in recycling and reusing computers. Our website serves as a regional and nationwide exchange board directly connecting those wishing to dispose of computers and nonprofit organizations in need.

3/12 MS Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force
Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task ForceCentral Office: #28, 29th St., Gulfport, MS 39507 Ph. 228-868-0961Warehouse: 6516 Woolmarket, Biloxi, MS 39531 Ph. 228-354-0969

3/8 Marketing Site From a MS Resident
3/5 - For Shelters to Post Their Information
3/16 Ways to lessen heat and hot water bills for you and your clients
2/19 Deconstruction Institute Information on how to do architectural reclamation and deconstruction
2/3 MS Food Resources For NFP's
2/3 Starting Community Gardens for Survivors
6/17 http://assoc.garden.org/grants/ Youth Gardening Grants
1/10 Katrina Cottage Collection
Katrina Cottages A Family of Small-Scale, High-Quality Homes
Katrina Cottages
Cusa Cottages
Cottage Living
1/4 NOVA, National Organization Victims Assistance
NOVA's mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere. National Organization for Victim Assistance®
NOVA Victim Info
Information and Referrals for Victims of Crime and Disaster: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Call 1-800-TRY-NOVA (1-800-879-6682) or (703) 535-NOVA (6682)
Victims or communities wanting assistance may call (800) TRY-NOVA (879-6682) at any time for information and emotional support.
Citizen Action Team - Database of Resources
TechSoup Stock Faith-based nonprofits can register for free for TechSoup Stock and then be eligible for purchasing, at significantly discounted prices, donated software and other technology products that leading tech firms such as Microsoft make available to TechSoup.
National Cristina FoundationNational Cristina Foundation (NCF) accepts applications for free equipment from nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the education, rehabilitation, or training of people with disabilities, at-risk students, or economically disadvantaged persons.
Gifts In Kind The FASTEN team has gathered information about free and low-cost items that faith-based nonprofits may be able to access through a variety of organizations and associations. Gifts in Kind America is an organization for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Donor organizations (e.g., companies) may donate office equipment and supplies including software, hardware, building materials, furniture, clothing, toys, medical equipment and supplies, personal care products and more. Gifts in Kind is the largest recipient of such donations, reporting $200 million worth of products distributed per year. To receive items through Gifts in Kind, nonprofits need to register with the agency. Registration is based on a sliding fee scale, starting at $125 for nonprofits with an annual budget less than $1 million
Excess Access ExcessAccess is an Internet database service matching donors and recipients that are in the same geographical area. It links specific companies’ donations with nearby nonprofits looking for such items. At times, donors have volunteered to drop-off or ship very small items to the nonprofit, but this is at the donor’s discretion. Nonprofits with a “wish list” pay an upfront, flat, $3 registration fee that gives them a 6-month subscription to the service. Nonprofits can update or edit their wish lists at any time. The most frequently donated items are office or home furniture, supplies, electronic equipment, and appliances. This service also receives donations of building supplies, medical supplies, seasonal items such as decorations, food, toys, and clothing.
Throw Place Throwplace.com is an online market where individuals, charities, nonprofits and businesses can exchange excess goods and surplus inventory free of charge. Nonprofits register on the site for free, then can browse donated items and their location. Nonprofits can take up to 5 items per month from the inventory for free; beyond five items, there is a $5 per item charge.
New Hope Construction A non-profit that helps design and assemble needed items for you to build a new structure - whether it's a house, a library or a new fire station, they can help!
11/19 - Shared Housing - an idea for both volunteer and citizen
11/20 Fundraising/Management Assistance Site
I chose their newsletter page because they are free. Their software and research aspects are not. But I feel we can all learn from their newsletters on how to better involve our communities and the nation with the recovery effort.
11/20 - Resource for non- profits Networking for all non profits.
11/1 - Marketing Ourselves
11/20 - MS Development Authority Information. Grant Information
Katrina Aid Today Set up by UMCOR and partners exclusively for Hurricane Recovery. Many good ideas that can be used NOW.
Volunteer Coordinator Information and Grants through Lutheran Disaster Response
This page has several links on it for those working in long term recovery. While grants may not be approved due to not being part of LDR, the information they provide is incredible!
CDC Article on Flood Cleanup Detailed, dry, but packed with information.
Safety Gear For the Volunteer
Avoiding Heat Related Illness

Municipal Assistance
2/20/06 Smart Growth - How to let city expansion happen WELL
Effects on Emergency Services Personnel Can be extrapolated to long-term volunteers as well.
10/6/06 Efficiently Rebuilding - Site similar to Smart Growth - energy efficiency and time.
2/9/06 Booklet for Cultural Institutions FEMA, Heritage Preservation, and the National Endowment for the Arts collaborated on Before and After Disasters: Federal Funding for Cultural Institutions FEMA 533/September 2005 (PDF). This 36-page book provides information on sources of funding and details on what activities are eligible. It also explains how the federal emergency assistance system works and gives tips to get started.

Library Funding
Academic Library Funding
Public Library Funding This is with the help of the Gates Foundation
Laura Bush Foundation The Laura Bush Foundation will announce a second round of grants by the end of summer 2006. It uses a competitive grant process to distribute the funds for books. To apply and to learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit the website.

For Other Resource Pages
Grants For Communities
Grants for Non-Profits
For Non-Profits and Municipalities
For Schools
Safety Guidelines For Volunteers

Businesses
Children/Childcare
Dental
Disabled
Education Assistance
Elderly
Emotional Resources
Family Resources
Furniture and More
Grandfamily/Single Parent Resources
Grants for Individuals - does not include homeowner or repair grants
Home/Utility
LA Family Resources
Medical Resources
Mortgage Resources

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