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Membership Resources and information

 Discover more about Sunday's Child

 

Scroll down the webpage to see the information outlined below or simply click on the area of interest to be take there now.

 

 

Not a member but want to learn more about membership? 

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Calendar of Events


Membership Drive & More

Calendar of Events


Membership Drive & More

IMPORTANT DATES

 
  • Feb 1 Membership Kick-Off Meeting

  • Feb 4 Grant Workshop for Charities

  • Mar 22 Grant Applications Due

  • Feb 2 Community Workshop

  • Feb 15 Letter of Intent Due (LOI)

  • May 31 Grant Finalists Notified

  • June 23 Annual Membership Meeting

 

Calendar of events

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Annual Kick Off


 

 

 

Annual Kick Off


 

 

 

Annual kick-off

When:  Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Museum of Commerce, 201 Zaragoza Street

The Kick Off is reserved for 2019 Sunday's Child Members, Sponsors and by Board Invitation.

RSVP FOR THE KICKOFF HERE


Sunday's Child is excited to announce our annual 2019 Membership Kick Off. The Kickoff is a chance to meet other members, special guests, and sponsors. Here, you will learn about the exciting accomplishments of Sunday's Child, the grant cycle process, and have an opportunity to mingle and mix with others of similar interests.

LGBTQ youth advocate and trainer, De Palazzo of Equality Florida will be our featured speaker. You won't want to miss this!

You can also sign up for focus groups to review and learn more about the wonderful not-for-profit grant proposals in store for 2019.

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

 

 


De Palazzo

De Palazzo

Our guest speaker: De Palazzo, Safe Schools Director

De Palazzo brings a passionate spirit and a solid depth and breadth of school-based knowledge to her role as Equality Florida’s new statewide Safe School Director, serving for over 25 years as a classroom teacher, Broward School District LGBTQ Coordinator, national LGBTQ consultant and anti-bias trainer. De helped build exemplary programs and practices in Broward Schools that are considered a national model for school districts looking for guidance.

De has served as a member of the GLSEN National Board of Directors, and founded GLSEN Fort Lauderdale. She has been a nationally certified anti-bias trainer for GLSEN and the Anti-Defamation League, as well as the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools K-5 Project, a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments. De co-initiated “Courageous Conversations about Race,” a race and equity-based initiative in Broward County Public Schools and is a national adjunct trainer for “Future Work Institute” a diversity and inclusion workplace consulting organization.

De holds dual masters degrees in education and conflict resolution. She is respected for her ability to connect easily with school officials and teachers and to create spaces that allow for open, safe dialogue among participants.


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Diversity & Equality


Transforming the community by small acts of inclusion

Diversity & Equality


Transforming the community by small acts of inclusion

Creating a culture of Change 

"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance."
—Verna Myers

 

Our day-to-day efforts focus on the mission of Sunday's Child:  To promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives.  Metrics for measuring outcomes on diversity and inclusion are challenging, however we can see a difference in our local community and charities since we began Sunday's Child.  Much of this is a result of the grant process.  To learn more click here.

Investing in equality and diversity is needed more now than ever.  Several citizens of the Greater Pensacola Bay Area have come forward to share a candid portrait of themselves.  Below are some of them.  They are a part of the diversity campaign, 49:  Connecting the Dots, which showcases our rich diversity.  These are local individuals with a varied compilation of race, sexuality, disability, religion, ethnicity, social-economic standing, interests and other attributes.  Our diverse community brings to the table a rich array of life experiences and viewpoints that lead to a healthier quality of living.

 “I met the love of my life when I was 15 and we’ve been together ever since. I manage a retail store and my husband works in construction. After losing my mom, I became determined and stood strong to become a college graduate.”

—Tabatha Nixon

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"I'm a proud Latina trans woman. I lost my family and was homeless after I came out — but I refused to let it hold me down. Now, I'm a musician and a YouTube personality. I have a new loving family and continue to believe life is amazing!"

—Delia Melody

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“I’m a student at the University of West Florida. I enjoy exploring the many ways in which I can make fellow humans happy and filling my life with joy. In the past, my Asperger’s Syndrome has been a social barrier, but with the support of many open-minded people, I have overcome many challenges”


 
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Focus Groups


 

Membership Grant Review Process

 

Focus Groups


 

Membership Grant Review Process

 

Grants

 

Grant dollars will be available to  local charities in 2019.  

The Sunday's Child focus groups (committees) that oversee the grant categories will review and evaluate the applicants for quality, contribution significance and inclusivity.  This will include research and review as well as site visits. Finalists will conduct a 7-minute presentation at the annual membership meeting in June 2019.  After the presentation, a vote from members will determine the five award recipients.  

 

KEY DATES

GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: March 22, 2019

Soon after grant applications are in, the grant focus groups will begin to meet weekly or bi-weekly during March and April for the review process.  The focus groups will decide which of the applicants qualify as finalists.   

Category Finalists are notified: May 31, 2019

Sunday's Child Annual Meeting: June 23, 2019

  • Finalists present to membership

  • Membership vote on finalists

  • Recipients announced

 

 


Members are encouraged to participate

Join one or more of the five focus groups to learn more about the needs in our community and  the work being done to meet these needs.  Focus groups are led by Sunday's Child Board Members, and the day/time/location and contact information are listed below.  

If you are interested and/or wish to join, please contact the grant committee chairs below.


 
 

FOCUS AREAS

Grants awarded fall into one of the following categories:

 

1.  Animals, Environment & Recreation

2.  Health & Wellness

3.  Arts, Culture & Education

4.  LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion

5.  Economic Development & Preservation

 

 

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Animals, Environment & Recreation

Initiatives that promote environmental protection, restoration, or enhancement; promote health and well-being of animals; and/or promote or enhance recreational opportunities in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD

  • DAY: TBD

  • LOCATION: TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 
 

Arts, Culture & Education

 
 

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural and artistic climate of the Pensacola Bay Area.   Initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in the Pensacola Bay Area .  

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD

  • DAY: TBD

  • LOCATION: TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 

Health & Wellness

Initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being and recreation of people living in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD

  • DAY: TBD

  • LOCATION: TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 
 

LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion

Initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families in the Pensacola Bay Area; and/or promote inclusion, diversity and acceptance of LGBT citizens and all people in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD

  • DAY: TBD

  • LOCATION: TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 

Human Services, Community & Economic Development

Initiatives that promote community and/or economic development; and/or promote protection, restoration, or enhancement of the historic heritage of the Pensacola Bay Area. Initiatives may improve the economic status of the community.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD

  • DAY: TBD

  • LOCATION: TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 

Learn more from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Past Grant Recipients:  Grant Winners


 
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Philanthropy


 

 

Philanthropy


 

 

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SUPPORTING OUR CHARITIES 

The local charities who applied to Sunday's Child for a grant do a tremendous job in making the Greater Pensacola Area a better place.  Unfortunately, not all of them can receive grant dollars from Sunday's Child, and ALL of these non-profits can use our support.   

Below is a compilation of the non-profits who submitted a grant project and their needs. Some of these are items necessary to sustain their mission and others include volunteer work with donations of time and service.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND SEE HOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

2017 WISH LIST

2016 WISH LIST

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Past grant recipients


 

 

Past grant recipients


 

 

Dollars awarded to charities thus far:  $330,250

Lean more about the awards given to local charities since our start.

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INSPIRING INCLUSION

The Greater Pensacola Bay Area has an abundance of outstanding local non profits improving the quality of life for many.  Over the years Sunday's Child has supported many of these groups and their projects through grants.  All are staunch allies of inclusion and equality, a prominent part of the mission of Sunday's Child, and this is often a part of their day-to-day efforts as a charity,

 Read below and discover how these organizations are making a difference.

 
 
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Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Legal Education and Victim Empowerment project, or The L.E.A.V.E., has allowed Legal Services of North Florida to hire a staff attorney for over one year to develop enhanced advocacy and education tools to support victims of violence and bullying within our community. 

"We can’t say enough how rewarding the implementation of this project has been. We hear it from our partners. We hear it from our clients. We hear it from our staff. We always know that there are people who need help and, for any number of reasons, don’t feel safe enough, confident enough, or hopeful enough, to ask for it. We see and hear that this project has given some the hope, confidence and safety to reach out and ask. Thank you for giving us the chance to be a part of that change for them."

Leslie N. Powell-Boudreaux, Executive Director

 
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First City Arts Center (FCAC)

2000 Degrees: A Portable Glass Arts Education Program allows FCAC to outreach in every direction and to include the maximum number of people in the glass education programs. This is done through the use of a portable glass studio.  A fully equipped, portable glass blowing studio drives to the doorstep of any school, festival or function. 

“I think it is really important in a city to have a space where every aspect of the community can come and not only be a part of what we do but feel comfortable to explore their own ideas, their own thoughts, and their own abilities.”

Caitlin Rhea, Director First City Arts Center

 
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Oasis Florida

OASIS’s Mobile Outreach Unit: which operates out of a discreetly identified RV, is designed to reach people who otherwise might not be tested either in their neighborhoods or at community events. The unit is staffed with trained HIV counselors that can do on-the-spot rapid testing, provide prevention education, and direct people to case management when needed; in short, virtually all of the services provided by OASIS’s main office. Grant funds will be used to expand hours of operation of the mobile unit.

"I consider the Sunday's Child Grant the foundation of our successful Mobile Outreach Program.  Without this funding we would not have been able to operate on the level that convinced the State of Florida to fund us through the High Impact Prevention Grant.”

Kurt Goodman, Oasis Florida, Director of Prevention

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Our Sponsors


 

 

Our Sponsors


 

 

SUNDAY'S CHILD THANKS ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

Gifts and donations by organizations and individuals (allies & supporters) help to cover operational and administrative costs. Become a sponsor today.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

2018/2019 Sponsors

 

Perry Family Foundation

Robert Hoyt

Christina Webb

Brian Spencer

Richard Outzen

Lisa B. Schwartz

Misty McElroy

Crista Bailey

 

Ann Yoshihashi

Scott Brady

Chip Henderson

Katie Gillett

Mary Taylor

Camille Abbamonte

Mirand Melvin


IN KIND DONATIONS

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CONTRIBUTIONS IN MEMORIAM

In Memoriam – Jim Goldman

Gene and Susan Schmidt

James Amerson

Bobbi and Bill Godwin

Teresa Levin

Joann Massey

Chuck Presti

Kathy Price

Dr. and Mrs. Scott Rickoff

Joe and Faye Rosenbaum

Rebecca Veenstra

In Memoriam – Jane Sabel Kugelman

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