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  • Corporate Giving Sponsorships | Believe in Me

    Learn How to Use Corporate Sponsorship to Boost Your Brand Ways Corporate Sponsorship Can Benefit Your Company Boost brand awareness with increased visibility Enhance your brand image by infusing it with humanity Differentiate your brand from the competition Attract and engage a wider demographic Display your commitment to social responsibility Recruit, motivate, and nurture employees Sponsor an Event Believe in Me (the Foundation) relies on relationships with corporations for sponsorship and joint marketing campaigns to promote our aligned missions. Research has shown that corporations that align with a nonprofit benefit in a number of ways. Corporate philanthropy plays an integral role in the strategy of many Spokane companies. Customers and employees alike tend to positively transact with organizations that join the cause. Contact us today to see how your company can benefit from partnering with the Foundation. Types of Corporate Sponsorships Long-term Commitments: Partner in an integrated, sustainable, and strategic relationship Event Sponsorship: Provide event funding in exchange for brand exposure, attendee data, speaking opportunities, and discounted tickets Gift Matching: Match employee donations as a way to give back, develop the brand, and foster a generous work environment Employee Giving Program: Allow employees an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to the charities they care about Corporate Volunteering: Provide staffing for one-time or ongoing projects, skills giving and pro bono services What is Corporate Sponsorship? Double the Donations An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax-deductible component of your membership) to our organization. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Thanks for checking to see if your company offers these programs! Washington Trust Bank Washington Trust Bank is passionate about serving the community both financially and through the significant volunteer efforts of its staff. They work with Believe in Me to provide for those in need and perform random acts of kindness throughout the year. Being involved in the community is truly at the core of Washington Trust’s values and they are committed to continuing their philanthropic work with the Foundation. Learn More Meet Our Current Corporate Sponsors

  • 2023 Thank You Supporters | Believe in Me

    Thank You To Our Many Generous Supporters The work of The Foundation depends on the commitment and generosity of private philanthropy. We gratefully want to acknowledge the individuals, corporations, and foundations who continue to help make The Foundation work possible. Our volunteers, donors, and partners are helping to fund children’s charities that provide marginalized kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. 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The Wetzel's philanthropy, including significant support for our Place to Call Home event and our annual Gala, has been instrumental in furthering our efforts to aid marginalized youth. ​ With a deep-rooted commitment to community service, Scott Wetzel, as President and CEO of Windermere Services Mountain West, and Tracie Wetzel have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to making a difference. Their leadership in business and community initiatives reflects a profound understanding of the power of collective action to foster positive change. ​ The Wetzels' involvement with Believe in Me is a testament to their belief in empowering and uplifting those in need. Their support has been vital in enabling us to provide essential resources and opportunities to the youth we serve. It is the generosity of individuals like Scott and Tracie Wetzel that enables us to continue our crucial work. ​ We are deeply appreciative of the Wetzels' ongoing commitment and are inspired by their example of service and philanthropy. Volunteers Shawn Davis, who serves as the Chair of the marketing committee for Believe in Me, has recently been recognized for his exceptional volunteer service. Honored by BECU and KXLY through their Volunteers Count spotlight, Shawn's dedication and contributions have not only elevated the organization's initiatives but have also garnered significant recognition and support. In acknowledgment of his outstanding volunteer efforts, BECU donated $1,000 to Believe in Me, celebrating Shawn's commitment to making a positive impact in the community. Thank you, Shawn! 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These partners are an essential part of our strategy, providing us with space to promote our mission, our grants, and our event. We extend our deepest gratitude for our media partnerships that have helped us in the past few months. Corporate Sponsorship We appreciate our relationships with local businesses for sponsorship and alignment with our mission. Corporate philanthropy plays an integral role in the strategy of many Spokane companies because customers and employees alike tend to transact positively with organizations that join our cause. 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  • Flatstick Pub Sunday Fundraiser | Believe in Me

    Flatstick Pub Sunday Fundraiser EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY FROM 1 - 4 PM Swing Into Action! Believe in Me invites you to join us for an extraordinary event that combines fun, community support, and the power to change lives. The Sunday Fundraiser at Flatstick Pub is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on marginalized youth while enjoying an exciting day of mini-golf and camaraderie. Together, we can create a brighter future for children in need Event Details Immerse yourself in an experience that blends entertainment and philanthropy. As you step into Flatstick Pub's indoor mini-golf facility, you'll be greeted by an atmosphere of laughter and joy. Engage in friendly competition as you putt your way through creative and challenging courses, knowing that each stroke you take contributes to a cause greater than yourself. EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY FROM 1 - 4 PM • FLATSTICK PUB • SPOKANE, WA 99201 Putt, compete, and make a difference for a cause. Join us for a Day of Fun and Giving Back! By participating in the Sunday Fundraiser, you become a catalyst for change. During the month of July, Flatstick Pub will generously donate a portion of their sales to Believe in Me. Your support directly empowers marginalized youth, providing them with safe spaces, loving families, a sense of community, and opportunities for personal growth. Together, we can help every child develop the self-confidence they need to succeed.. TRANSFORMATIVE • EMPOWERING • IMPACTFUL Ignite change and empower marginalized youth through the Sunday Fundraiser. Tee Kids Up for a Brighter Future Your voice has the power to create change. Share this event with your friends, family, and social network. Encourage them to join the Sunday Fundraiser and support Believe in Me's mission. By extending our circle of support, we can make an even greater difference in the lives of marginalized youth. Together, we can transform dreams into reality. AMPLIFY • PROMOTE • ENGAGE Inspire change, share, and support. Together, we can make a difference. Make a Difference with Believe in Me Be part of something greater than yourself. Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and join us at Flatstick Pub's Sunday Fundraiser. Together, let's embrace the power of community, support marginalized youth, and build a future filled with hope, empowerment, and endless possibilities. UNITE • INSPIRE • GET INVOLVED Embrace community, empower youth, and create a hopeful future at Flatstick Pub's Sunday Fundraiser. "We are truly excited to witness the influx of innovative programs from passionate applicants, all of whom share our unwavering commitment to our Five Pillars of Caring and the empowerment of marginalized youth." -Julie Wukelic, CEO of Believe in Me Make a Difference with Believe in Me Prepare to showcase your putting skills and make memories that will last a lifetime. At the Sunday Fundraiser, Believe in Me hosts an exhilarating Putting Contest where you can engage with our representatives, learn more about our mission, and understand firsthand the impact of your support. Putt your way to victory and unlock the potential of marginalized youth. THRILLING • UNFORGETTABLE • CONNECTING Engage, empower, and win while supporting marginalized youth!

  • Schedule Your Check Presenation | Believe in Me

    Schedule a Time Check Presentation Schedule Your Check Presentation Today! Get ready for to schedule your check presentation event! Our team will bring a big, eye-catching check for a fantastic photo op with your team. Smile for the camera as you receive your grant, and then join us for a lively, brief video interview. Share how you'll use the funds and how your project aligns with Believe in Me's mission. It's a chance to spotlight your amazing work in a fun, engaging way. Prepare for some laughs, great photos, and a chance to celebrate your success! ​ Scroll down to watch sample videos from some of last year's check presentations. Select Your Region LOCATION Eastern WA and N Idaho Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County Carl Maxey Center College Success Foundation Embrace WA Free Reign Music Bridges Borders Palouse Pathways Parasport Spokane Spokane Angels Spokane Area Youth for Christ Teen & Kid Closet ​ ​ ​ ​ Schedule Presentation LOCATION Western WA and Oregon The Bronze Chapter Family and Community Together Foster Hearts Klahanie School Melodic Caring Project Museum of NW Art Pizza Klatch Rainier Athletes Rebounds Families Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra The Bridge Music Project The Place of Horses Tieton Arts and Humanities White Center Cooperative Your Money Matters Mentoring ​ Schedule Presentation

  • 2023 Annual Report | Believe in Me

    Annual Report 2 0 23 Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Read More As we step into the new year, I wish you and your family good health and joy. It's amazing how quickly 2023 flew by, a year of significant achievements for Believe in Me. Your support was crucial in funding 26 programs and launching new initiatives to support LGBTQIA+ youth and scholarships for 1st generation college students. We are immensely grateful for the time, talent, and resources our volunteers and donors have shared. Your contributions were essential to our success. Thank you for being a vital part of our journey! A Message From The CEO Julie Wukelic Grant Awards - $330,000 Native American Culture Connections Club $10,000 Keystone Enrichment $7,500 College Coaching for Low-Income, First-Generation, and Foster Youth $23,000 21st Century Enrichment $15,000 Sleep Safe Program $9,250 Kids Crew $18,000 Advocate Recruitment, Training, and Retention $10,000 JA Finance Park Virtual $10,000 Collaborative Problem Solving $10,000 One-on-One Music Therapy and Group Music + Art Therapy $30,000 Drop-In: Supportive Mentors $7,500 No Hit Zone $5,000 Keep Playing in Tri-Cities Program $6,000 Long-Term Mentoring $15,000 Slingshot Coaching $18,000 Hooptown Youth League $8,000 Olympia Community Songwriting Workshops for Underserved Youth $8,000 ISAAC'S Clubhouse $12,500 Freedom Railroad Program $7,500 Soccer for All $5,000 Native American Culture Connections Club $10,000 Keystone Enrichment $7,500 College Coaching for Low-Income, First-Generation, and Foster Youth $23,000 21st Century Enrichment $15,000 Sleep Safe Program $9,250 Kids Crew $18,000 Advocate Recruitment, Training, and Retention $10,000 JA Finance Park Virtual $10,000 Collaborative Problem Solving $10,000 One-on-One Music Therapy and Group Music + Art Therapy $30,000 Drop-In: Supportive Mentors $7,500 No Hit Zone $5,000 Keep Playing in Tri-Cities Program $6,000 Long-Term Mentoring $15,000 Slingshot Coaching $18,000 Hooptown Youth League $8,000 Olympia Community Songwriting Workshops for Underserved Youth $8,000 ISAAC'S Clubhouse $12,500 Freedom Railroad Program $7,500 Soccer for All $5,000 111 Youth Comforted 9,203 Youth Learning 4,629 Kids Supported 9,465 Kids Having Fun 289 Children Cared For Five Pillars of Caring Scholarship Recipients Suzanne Kay Nichols In a world where dreams are the catalyst for change, Suzanne Nichols emerges as a beacon of empowerment through her remarkable journey with Believe in Me. Join us as we delve into her inspiring story. Read Article View Submission Video Sofia Lopez Embark on a journey of empowerment and resilience with Sofia Lopez, a shining example of Believe in Me's mission. Discover how her unwavering determination is transforming her life and community. Read Article View Submission Video Reagan Eleanor Cox In the pursuit of empowerment and overcoming adversity, Regan Cox's inspiring journey with Believe in Me shines as a beacon of resilience. Join us as we delve into her story of triumph. Read Article View Submission Video Nelly Ahadi Join us as we embark on a remarkable journey, where determination meets empowerment. In this blog, we delve into Nelly Ahadi's story, a shining example of how Believe in Me transforms dreams into reality. Read Article View Submission Video Maximus Egypt Allen In a world where dreams often face adversity, join us as we delve into the inspirational journey of Maximus Allen with Believe in Me, a tale of educational empowerment and unwavering determination. Read Article View Submission Video Bryan Chel Lara Meet Bryan Lara, a shining example of academic excellence and community leadership. Discover his inspiring journey as a recipient of the prestigious $10,000 Believe in Me Scholarship. Read Article View Submission Video Brianna Lee Horner Discover the inspiring journey of Brianna Horner through the Believe in Me scholarship program. From White River High School to Gonzaga University, her resilience and determination shine. Brianna aspires to become a social worker, making a meaningful impact on her community. Read Article View Submission Video Heaven McIntyre Welcome to the inspirational story of Heaven McIntyre, a beacon of empowerment through the Believe in Me scholarship program. Her journey embodies resilience, dreams, and the power of education. Explore how Heaven's determination is shaping her path to success. Read Article View Submission Video Makayla J Lopin-Hersh In a world where adversity can often overshadow potential, Makayla Lopin-Hersh's inspiring journey with Believe in Me is a beacon of hope. Join us as we delve into the remarkable resilience of a young woman determined to overcome obstacles and achieve her dreams. Read Article View Submission Video Donors → Individuals who have demonstrated their generosity and support to the kids in our community. Sponsors → Local businesses that have sponsorship and are aligned with our mission. Volunteers → Individuals who have donated their knowledge and skills to contribute the Foundation's mission. Media Partnerships → Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause. Thank You! Allow two kids to have access to an online video-based course called Nature at Home, encouraging nature exploration in parks and backyards at no cost Inspire and encourage two youths in a low-income situation to go to college, and support them with the tools and resources they need to succeed Allows ten victims of human trafficking to be relocated to a safe place and provide them with care for trauma Provides five foster families a love box full of items to celebrate special months like the beginning of the school year, birthdays, thanksgiving, Christmas and more. Cover the expenses of two kids to enroll in the Youth Symphony, and perform concerts in the Woldson Theater at the Fox Donations Make A Difference DONATE How Believe in Me Is Working Towards Gender Equality for All Kids Read More Gender equality is a crucial topic today. At Believe in Me, we understand how essential it is to ensure every child has equal rights and opportunities, regardless of gender. How Believe in Me is Tackling Educational Inequities in the Foster Care System Read More It’s no secret that children in foster care often face educational disadvantages. Unfortunately, those disadvantages can follow them for the rest of their lives and make reaching success even harder. Education For Success: How Great Educators Make The Difference Read More After conducting some research, it became clear that education isn’t empirical. Even the finest primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions can produce bad results. International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiring Girls to Become Heroes Read More International Day of Women and Girls in Science, created by UNESCO , aims to encourage more women and girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Shocking Truth About LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide and What You Can Do to Help Read More Every year, countless young people take their own lives because they feel hopeless, alone, and rejected by society. We need to do better for these kids. Believe in Me Promotes Equity on International Day for Ending Racism Read More International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an annual event that takes place on March 21. Celebrating Neurodiversity and Supporting Individuals with Autism Read More April is Autism Awareness Month, and as the world celebrates neurodiversity and raises awareness about autism, we want to share our work to support individuals with autism and promote inclusion in the community. National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How to Spot, Prevent, and Join the Fight Against Child Abuse with Believe in Me Read More The history of National Child Abuse Prevention Month dates back to 1983, when President Ronald Reagan declared April as the month to raise awareness about child abuse. Stories Of Impact Diversity & Inclusion We are committed to building a more just and equitable organization and community where all individual can achieve their full potential. It is the policy of the Foundation to provide and promote equal opportunity for all people without regard for race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. Upcoming Events Fundraising Events Program Expense Ratio X.X The program expense ratio is the percentage of its expenses that go towards programs and services rather than overhead or fundraising, and it is important for donors as a measure of how efficiently the organization is using its resources to fulfill its mission, with a higher ratio generally considered better. Liabilities to Assets Ratio X.X The liabilities to asset ratio measures the organization's financial leverage and risk by comparing its debts to its total assets; this metric is important for donors as it provides insight into the organization's financial stability, and a lower ratio is generally considered better. Administrative Expense Ratio X.X The administrative expense ratio is the percentage of its total expenses that are spent on administrative and overhead costs, and it is important for donors to understand how efficiently a nonprofit uses their donations, with a lower ratio indicating more efficient use of funds. Fundraising Expense Ratio X.X The fundraising expense ratio is the percentage of its total expenses that go toward fundraising activities, and it is important for donors as a measure of how efficiently a nonprofit is using its resources to raise funds, with a lower ratio indicating more efficient fundraising practices. Working Capital Ratio 1.41 The working capital ratio measures its ability to cover short-term liabilities with available assets, and it's important for donors as it indicates the organization's financial health; a higher ratio is generally better as it signifies greater liquidity and financial stability. Financial Summary Vision Mission Our mission is to fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Our vision is to help every kid to develop the self-coincidence they need to succeed. Basic Human Needs $27,250 Our basic human needs grants provide support, resources, and a safe place to call home for marginalized kids Love & Belonging $10,000 Our love and belonging grants help protect, stabilize, and nurture the most marginalized children in our community Community Support $70,000 Our community support grants use teamwork and coordinated resources to provide healing for struggling kids Education Program $101,250 Our educational grants engage, empower, and inspire marginalized kids to believe in their own potential and future Enrichment Program $103,500 Our enrichment grants nurture curiosity, wonder, and creativity in kids through play, the arts, and outdoor immersion 2023 Grants

  • Youth Empowerment Grants | Believe in Me | United States

    Youth Empowerment Grants Program Learn About Us Greetings and welcome to the Believe in Me Youth Empowerment Grants Program! We're here to bring tangible change to children's lives, and we're excited that you're interested in joining hands with us. Youth Empowerment Grants Program Features Mission-Centric Approach We prioritize programs whose missions align with ours. When our goals resonate, we create something truly impactful. Tangible Impact We're not just about ideas – we're about supporting initiatives that can make a real, measurable difference. Our focus is on results. Pacific Northwest Outreach Our scope isn’t limited to Spokane. We extend our support wherever it's needed, spanning various corners of the Pacific NW. Fairness at Heart Equal opportunities are at the core of what we do. Our commitment to fairness ensures that every grant application gets a fair evaluation. Good Stewardship We place great importance on accountability. Our grants are allocated thoughtfully to maximize their impact. Visit Grant Eligibility Page Ready to explore this journey with us? Here's what you need to know about eligibility: Program serves marginalized youth? You're on the right track. Nonprofit? Check. Tax-exempt? Double-check. Your objectives should align with ours – a shared mission is key. Show us your track record – your expertise carries weight. Handling finances well is important – show us you can manage funds effectively. Doing things “by the book” is essential – we're all about open and honest operations. Eligibility Criteria Application Process Overview Step One: Submit Your Application Provide us with insights into your program – who you are, your purpose, and how your goals align with ours. ​ Step Two: Due Diligence Workshop We will meet virtually or face-to-face to understand your program and develop shared goals. ​ Step Three: Our Review Our committee will meticulously evaluate your grant application, ensuring alignment and potential for mutual benefit. ​ Step Four: The Verdict We'll notify you of the outcome – whether your grant application fits the bill. ​ Ready to Get Started? Believe in Me Youth Empowerment Grants offers a platform to bring dreams to fruition. If you're driven to make a genuine impact on children's lives, let's embark on this journey together. Begin by submitting your Eligibility Screening Form – your entryway to the world of Believe in Me, where transformative change takes root. Learn More More Details What's Next If you're selected for a grant award, we'll proceed to draft an agreement that outlines the specifics. Think of it as a roadmap for our collaboration. Privacy and Confidentiality Rest assured, your information remains confidential. We hold your trust in high regard. Staying Current Our grant policies may adapt over time. We'll keep you informed about any updates. Who can I give life insurance to? A beneficiary can be an individual, charity, a company or trust. If your beneficiary is an individual, they can be related to you, one of your kids, a husband or wife, a friend or or anyone else you happen to know. Charities are a common type of beneficiary as well. What value is used to determine my tax deduction if I change the ownership of my life insurance policy to a charity? The paid in cost basis of the policy or the fair market value of the policy, whichever is lower. How to gift life insurance proceeds without tax As long as your life insurance has not converted to a modified endowment contract, there will not be any tax due. Who pays tax on personal life insurance given as a gift? No one will be required to pay tax on personal life insurance given as a gift. Do colleges like receiving life insurance as charitable gifts? Yes. Other nonprofits, like Believe in Me, also enjoy the benefits of receiving life insurance proceeds as a charitable gift. Is a life insurance planned gift revocable? If you own the life insurance policy, you are able to change the beneficiary at any time. if you are changing ownership of the life insurance policy to a charity to gain the tax benefits, you will not be able to revoke your planned gift. Can you deduct life insurance premiums + gifting? You can maximize your tax savings if you make a cash donation to the charity, restricting use to making premium payments on your life insurance policy. Can a fractional part of a life insurance policy be gifted? Yes. You may gift a % or the entire policy to charity. Can you gift life insurance premium payments? Yes, but you can maximize your tax savings if you make a cash donation to the charity, restricting use to making premium payments on your life insurance policy.

  • Kentucky Derby Charity Event | Believe in Me

    Buy Tickets Kentucky Derby Charity Event Run for the Roses Madison Home Market May 6 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tickets: Single $75, Couple $149 Get Ticket Info. Buy Tickets SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS RUN FOR THE ROSES SPONSOR $15,000 16 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on event webpage Company name on the memory match game at the event One-minute video (sponsor provided) during the ceremony Company logo prominently displayed in the reception area Company logo prominently displayed on the podium Company Ad printed in Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company logo in program ​ Let's Chat TRIPLE CROWN SPONSOR $7,500 - $10,000 16 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event webpage Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event One-minute video (sponsor provided) during the ceremony Signage with company logo prominently displayed above the main bar (displayed throughout the event) ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat MINT JULEP SPONSOR $5,000 8 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event webpage Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event Cocktail napkin - Speciality Beer & Wine Bar SELECT ONE:​​​​​​​​​​​​ Bar Sponsor -or- Opening Video Sponsor ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat CHURCHILL DOWNS SPONSOR $4,000 8 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event website Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event Customized signage at Appetizer Bar during cocktail hour ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's chat DAWN AT THE DOWNS SPONSOR $2,000 6 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event website Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event Customized signage corresponding to the selected option ​ SELECT ONE: Cocktail Bar-or- Wine Bottle -or - Music and Promo Video -or- Speciality Wine -or- Social Media ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat TWIN SPIRES SPONSOR $1,500 4 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event website Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event ​ SELECT ONE: Drink Ticket -or- Event Ticket -or Party Favor -or Wristband -or- Linen -or- Emcee -or- Welcome -or- Raffle -or- President's Club -or- Website Development -or- Entertainment/Band Stage-or- Amazon Echo Raffle -or- Apple Watch Raffle -or- Chromebook Raffle ​ ​ Let's Chat SAVE THE DATE May. 6, 2023 - 1:00 pm For times, see detailed event schedule Buy Tickets Buy Tickets You are invited to our first Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Charity Event benefiting marginalized kids. The event features fabulous festivities, Kentucky Derby-inspired food, music, the finest spring fashion, Derby-themed games, prizes, and fun! The cost of the event is the same as the number of years that the Kentucky Derby has taken place- 149 years! ​ Get Your Best Hat Run for The Roses Enjoy a Mint Julep Get Ticket Info. "WHAT TO WEAR" INFORMATION All attendees pull out all of the stops when selecting their Kentucky Derby apparel. Pastel-colored suits and dresses, or bold separates that coordinate with their Derby headwear and accessories. We recommend to keep your attire simple, so it doesn't take away from your hat. But if you want to be more bold, stripes and tropical color are always a great decision. Get More Ideas Madison Home Market 2976 E North Foothills Dr, Spokane, WA 99207 Saturday, May 6, 2023 12:00 pm Cocktail Hour 1:00 pm Southern-Themed Lunch 2:00 pm Auction and Paddle Raise 2:45 pm Games and Prizes 3:50 pm Kentucky Derby Live Feed VIP SILENT AUCTION If you’ve been plagued with wanderlust, we’ve got some amazing packages for you to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Relax and unwind – all while supporting a good cause! All proceeds go to benefit Believe in Me and our mission to help marginalized kids in the community. Coming Soon MEET OUR SPONSORS

  • 2022 Annual Report | Believe in Me

    Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Read More I hope the new year finds you and your family well. It's hard to believe that 2022 is already over! It was such a great year for Believe in Me and we accomplished a lot thanks to the support of our volunteers, donors, and corporate partners. Let me tell you about some of what we were able to achieve with your help. Your generosity helped us fund 18 children's charity programs in 2022, which helps make sure kids have a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem and have fun. We're so grateful to our volunteers for their gifts of time and talents and so thankful for our donors who make it all possible. We couldn't do what we do without you! A Message From The CEO Julie Wukelic Annual Report 2 0 2 2 Grant Awards - $134,306 Triple Play Program $7,553 Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth Program $8,000 Building Resiliency Through Relationships $10,000 The ZoNE Expanded Learning Partnership Program $16,000 Education Success Program $14,000 Sleep Safe Program $6,000.00 Pathfinder Outreach Troops Program $5,000 Hybrid Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $10,000 Keep Playing in Spokane Program $5,000 Dare to Dream Program $10,500 Love Box Program $10,500 Spokane Youth Symphony Concerts at The Fox Theater Program $10,000 Freedom Railroad Program $11,253 Compassion Changes Everything Outreach Program $10,500 Triple Play Program $7,553 Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth Program $8,000 Building Resiliency Through Relationships $10,000 The ZoNE Expanded Learning Partnership Program $16,000 Education Success Program $14,000 Sleep Safe Program $6,000.00 Pathfinder Outreach Troops Program $5,000 Hybrid Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $10,000 Keep Playing in Spokane Program $5,000 Dare to Dream Program $10,500 Love Box Program $10,500 Spokane Youth Symphony Concerts at The Fox Theater Program $10,000 Freedom Railroad Program $11,253 Compassion Changes Everything Outreach Program $10,500 Triple Play Program $7,553 Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth Program $8,000 Building Resiliency Through Relationships $10,000 The ZoNE Expanded Learning Partnership Program $16,000 Education Success Program $14,000 Sleep Safe Program $6,000.00 Pathfinder Outreach Troops Program $5,000 Hybrid Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $10,000 Keep Playing in Spokane Program $5,000 Dare to Dream Program $10,500 Love Box Program $10,500 Spokane Youth Symphony Concerts at The Fox Theater Program $10,000 Freedom Railroad Program $11,253 Compassion Changes Everything Outreach Program $10,500 Enrichment $56,553 Our enrichment grants nurture curiosity, wonder, and creativity in kids through play, the arts, and outdoor immersion Wraparound Services $31,000 Our wraparound services grants use teamwork and coordinated resources to provide healing for disadvantaged kids Education $19,000 Our educational grants engage, empower, and inspire struggling kids to believe in their future Transitional Living $17,253 Our transitional living grants provide support, resources, and a safe place to call home for disadvantaged kids Foster Care & Adoption $10,500 Our foster care and adoption grants help protect, stabilize, and nurture the most disadvantaged children in our community 2022 Grants 47 kids in consistent caregiving 45 foster youth excelling academic goals 131 youth in therapy and healing programs 47 previously homeless kids learning 60 online nature videos for kids Diversity & Inclusion We are committed to building a more just and equitable organization and community where all individual can achieve their full potential. It is the policy of the Foundation to provide and promote equal opportunity for all people without regard for race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. Upcoming Events Fundraising Events Donors → Individuals who have demonstrated their generosity and support to the kids in our community. Sponsors → Local businesses that have sponsorship and are aligned with our mission. Volunteers → Individuals who have donated their knowledge and skills to contribute the Foundation's mission. Media Partnerships → Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause. Thank You! Allow two kids to have access to an online video-based course called Nature at Home, encouraging nature exploration in parks and backyards at no cost Inspire and encourage two youths in a low-income situation to go to college, and support them with the tools and resources they need to succeed Allows ten victims of human trafficking to be relocated to a safe place and provide them with care for trauma Provides five foster families a love box full of items to celebrate special months like the beginning of the school year, birthdays, thanksgiving, Christmas and more. Cover the expenses of two kids to enroll in the Youth Symphony, and perform concerts in the Woldson Theater at the Fox Donations Make A Difference Donate Vision Mission Our mission is to fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Our vision is to help every kid to develop the self-coincidence they need to succeed. Stories Of Impact Child Abuse Prevention Month: Building Community To Increase Protective Factors April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, the Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families encourages communities to increase awareness about child and family safety. Read Article By Alexandra Martinez Native American People: Honoring Their History, Recognizing Their Cultures November is Native American Heritage Month, a special time when we honor the history and culture of Native American people. In this blog, we are going to explore some of their many contributions and recognize their heritage. Read Article By Alexandra Martinez Rueben Mayes: The Story of a Canadian Boy Turned NFL Rookie of the Year Rueben Mayes was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1963. Growing up on a rural farm, he developed a love for football at a young age and played high school football at North Battleford Comprehensive High School. Read Article By Julie Wukelic Helping You To Understand What Marginalization Is And How It Impacts Kids Marginalization , also referred to as social exclusion , occurs when certain groups do not have equal access to various areas within our society. Read Article By Alexandra Martinez Introduction of Forthcoming Blog Series In blogs that will be posted in the weeks ahead, each of the Agencies that were awarded a Grant for 2023 will be featured in an every-other-week post. In the field of philanthropy, foundations have opportunities to make significant life-changing events: Grants. Read Article By Cameryn Flynn Program Expense Ratio X.X The program expense ratio is the percentage of its expenses that go towards programs and services rather than overhead or fundraising, and it is important for donors as a measure of how efficiently the organization is using its resources to fulfill its mission, with a higher ratio generally considered better. Liabilities to Assets Ratio X.X The liabilities to asset ratio measures the organization's financial leverage and risk by comparing its debts to its total assets; this metric is important for donors as it provides insight into the organization's financial stability, and a lower ratio is generally considered better. Administrative Expense Ratio X.X The administrative expense ratio is the percentage of its total expenses that are spent on administrative and overhead costs, and it is important for donors to understand how efficiently a nonprofit uses their donations, with a lower ratio indicating more efficient use of funds. Fundraising Expense Ratio X.X The fundraising expense ratio is the percentage of its total expenses that go toward fundraising activities, and it is important for donors as a measure of how efficiently a nonprofit is using its resources to raise funds, with a lower ratio indicating more efficient fundraising practices. Working Capital Ratio 1.41 The working capital ratio measures its ability to cover short-term liabilities with available assets, and it's important for donors as it indicates the organization's financial health; a higher ratio is generally better as it signifies greater liquidity and financial stability. Financial Summary

  • Enrichment | Believe in Me

    Enrichment Programs Building Self-Esteem & Having Fun Enrichment Opportunities In a world where many kids feel isolated and alone, enrichment programs provide a much-needed outlet for creativity and expression. They provide a safe space for kids to explore their identities and talents, without judgment or discrimination. They also offer an opportunity to build important social skills and form lasting bonds with other children. Perhaps most importantly, enrichment programs give kids a chance to have fun and just be kids. Why Enrichment Programs Are Important For Marginalized Youth When life is harsh and unforgiving, enrichment programs provide a much-needed respite for kids. All children deserve the chance to participate in enrichment programs, regardless of background or socioeconomic status. Every kid deserves the chance to shine. Only 15% of low-income kids have attended a play or concert Only 7% of low-income get to go to summer camp Students with access to arts education are 5x less likely to drop out of school Only 4% of all public elementary schools offer theatre instruction Students participating in band or orchestra have the lowest levels of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs use among any group in our society Low-income kids are 6 times more likely to quit sports due to costs How Enrichment Programs Can Help It is essential for all youth to have opportunities to explore their creativity and identity. Theater, music, sports, art, exploring outside, and gardening are all enrichment programs that can help youth develop important life skills. Participating in these activities can make a real difference in the lives of marginalized youth and help them reach their full potential. Helping Marginalized Kids Build Self-Esteem and Have Fun Many kids feel alone and lost in a world that can be harsh and judgemental. It's hard to be a kid these days. You have to worry about school, social media, fitting in, and so much more. It's easy to feel like you don't fit in or that you're doing something wrong. Believe in Me funds enrichment programs that offer a safe space for kids to be themselves and explore their talents. With your help, they are making friends, learning important life skills, and most importantly, having fun! Your Donation Can Make A Difference We think it's pretty amazing that there are organizations out in this world dedicated to giving marginalized youth an outlet for their creativity and identity. Not only do these programs give children safe spaces where they can explore who they truly are, without judgement or discrimination from other people around them, they also offer opportunities of importance such as building friendships with others and having fun! Donate Volunteer Apply for a grant

  • Nonprofit Bookkeeper Job Opening | Believe in Me

    Nonprofit Bookkeeper Job Opening About Us Five Pillars of Caring Watch Our Video Purpose Believe in Me is organized for the principle purpose of stimulating, receiving, administering, and managing assets and funds for grant-making to programs serving youth in need of shelter, foster care, adoption, education, and emotional enrichment support and direction. Values Believe in Me effectively raises funds and manages assets in a manner that is guided by the values of caring, trustworthiness, innovation, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Mission Leveraging the generosity of our donors, we fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Vision Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. Printable Job Description Click the orange icon to start the download. Job Description Believe in Me is looking to hire a Nonprofit Bookkeeper with excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ideal candidates are expected to be detail-oriented, knowledgeable about statistics, have strong problem-solving skills, and have an investigative nature. To ensure success, applicants should have a strong understanding of nonprofit accounting, strong numeracy skills, and a keen interest in the growth, efficiency, and profitability of the organization. Top candidates will have outstanding communication and report writing skills with superb technical ability and fantastic negotiation skills. Alternative Investments Conduct In-depth research of various investment-related topics relative to evaluation of angel investment opportunities. Evaluation, modeling, peer benchmarking and decision recommendations relative to various strategic or opportunistic Alternative Investments. Quantitative and qualitative quarterly review of Alternative Investments performance. Organize the legacy alternative investment portfolio information for the Board of Directors. Aggregate investors update information from alternative investments and report performance to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. Attend angel alliance meetings as requested. Responsibilities General Accounting Oversee the planning and execution of our financial operations; owning every aspect of the management of the organization's revenues and expenses, cash flows, balance sheet, investments, and other matters related to its continued solvency. Work with the Chief Executive Officer to develop the annual budget and submit it to the full Board for approval. Develop the corporate fundraising strategy in tandem with the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development. Ensure the preparation of an annual audit, tax form (990), and audited Financial Statements. Oversee the maintenance of organizational-wide assets, including prudent management of property and investments. Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company (deposits, reimbursements, reconciliations, payroll, invoicing, and other transactions as assigned). Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis. Support project analysis, validation of plans, and ad-hoc requests. Ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements. Manage the organization’s financial accounting, monitoring, and reporting systems. Review and reinforce all internal controls. Conduct analysis and report to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. Participate in the Finance, Investments, Real Property & Development Committee. Property Management Ensure timely payment of property taxes. Manage ongoing relationships with farmland tenants and neighbors. Process paperwork and transactions related to farm income and crop insurance. Conduct ongoing feasibility studies on highest and best use of existing and potential property investments. Review and negotiate the terms of retail and farm leases prior to expiration. Ready to Apply? We believe that dynamic people working as a team, inspired by great leadership and the anonymity to flourish, will do extraordinary things... together. Apply Now The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. THIS COMPANY IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW. THIS MEANS THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS APPLICATION, IF HIRED, THE COMPANY OR I MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Strong analytical and problem solving skill set. Excellent organizational and attention to detail. Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities. Work well in a team environment; possess leadership qualities. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Ability to recognize and define problems, collect information, establish facts and implement innovative solutions. Ability and openness to understanding operational, accounting, and legal aspects of financial reporting and investments. Project management experience and time-management skills for juggling numerous time-sensitive projects simultaneously. Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and volunteers. Commitment to a high standard of ethics and to promote the donor bill of rights. Commitment to maintaining a high level of confidentiality with information acquired about Believe in Me prospects, donors, and volunteers. Minimum Education & Experience Requirements Bachelor’s degree or degree candidate in Finance or Accounting. CPA or other relevant qualification is a plus. 5 years or more of experience as a Senior Accountant, Finance Manager, or similar role. In-depth knowledge of nonprofit finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices. Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting. Proficient in the use of Google Workspace and financial management software (e.g. bill.com, Quickbooks, Supermetrics, Zapier). Ability to use or learn research tools such as PitchBook and Capital IQ. Familiarity with charting and graphing, along with advanced Excel knowledge. Benefits & Perks Here are some of the great benefits of working with us. Medical, dental, and vision premium reimbursement 403(b) retirement plan, including employer contribution for eligible participants Paid time off including holidays, vacation, illness, and family leave Learning and development opportunities with opportunities to attend industry events and conferences Pet friendly office Help build a culture of innovation and agility in support of our Mission

  • 2022 Thank You For Your Support | Believe in Me

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Corporate philanthropy plays an integral role in the strategy of many Spokane companies because customers and employees alike tend to transact positively with organizations that join our cause. Media Partners Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause. These partners are an essential part of our strategy, providing us with space to promote our mission, our grants, and our event. We extend our deepest gratitude for our media partnerships that have helped us in the past few months. Thank You To Our Many Generous Supporters The work of The Foundation depends on the commitment and generosity of private philanthropy. We gratefully want to acknowledge the individuals, corporations, and foundations who continue to help make The Foundation work possible. Our volunteers, donors, and partners are helping to fund children’s charities that provide marginalized kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Donor Spotlight John Powers lll We are thrilled to spotlight one of our generous donors, John Powers III. As the son of one of our board members and a successful commercial real estate agent at NAI Black, John is a shining example of someone who uses their success to give back to their community. John believes in creating opportunities through hard work and research and utilizes his confidence and abilities to develop a strong network of satisfied customers and clients. Before joining NAI Black, he worked for several Seattle and Puget Sound-based companies where he specialized in retail leasing and restaurant business, including a commercial real estate company he co-founded in Bellevue, WA. At that company, he was the Marketing Manager and Director of restaurant sales. He was responsible for taking the company from a small office start-up to being recognized as one of Washington's industry leaders in restaurant sales. Despite his impressive professional accomplishments, what truly sets John apart is his big heart and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. ​ We are grateful for John's support and generosity. He is a shining example of how we can all make a difference in the world by using our talents and resources to support causes close to our hearts. Thank you, John, for being a part of the Believe in Me family and for your commitment to creating a brighter future for marginalized youth. Volunteers Julia Parmann was more than just a volunteer; she was a vibrant and passionate person who left a lasting impact on those around her. As a Believe in Me volunteer, we were very saddened to learn that she passed away shortly after our 2022 golf tournament, but her legacy lives on through her work with the Blazen Divaz. She deeply loved parades and had been involved in them since she was a child. She continued to work on choreography and details of the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association's Lighting Ceremony Parade until the day she passed away. 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  • Basic Human Needs | Believe in Me

    Basic Human Needs 5 Pillars of Caring Example Basic Human Needs Programs Back to Our 5 Pillars Page Example Basic Human Needs Programs ​ ​ Nutritional Support: Providing meals or teaching them how to prepare healthy meals. Emergency Support: Crisis intervention, hotlines, and immediate help in dire situations. Safe and Stable Housing: This is paramount. Without a stable place to stay, it's challenging to focus on other aspects of personal growth. Clothing Allowance: Supplying appropriate clothing, especially when children first enter a new home. Personal Documentation: Assistance obtaining identification, birth certificates, social security cards, etc. Therapeutic Foster Homes: Homes specifically trained to handle children with severe emotional or behavioral issues. Basic Necessity Care Packages: Kits that contain essentials like toiletries, hygiene products, underwear, socks, and non-perishable snacks. For infants, this could include diapers, baby wipes, and formula. Comfort Care Packages: Beds, soft blankets, stuffed animals, a nightlight, or calming items like stress balls and coloring books to help children transition and feel safe in a new environment. Back to Our 5 Pillars Page Donate Volunteer Apply for a grant

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