Save the Date: Grant Writing Workshop

We’re excited to be partnering with Nonprofit Works to bring a grant writing workshop to Buffalo!

On Tuesday, April 10, the Matt Urban Center will host “Grant Writing Basics” from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at our headquarters at 1081 Broadway, Buffalo. The workshop registration fee is $150 and includes lunch, training materials, and documents that organizations can customize to fit their specific needs. The workshop will cover:

  • Researching and identifying grant opportunities
  • Approaching and developing relationships with grantmakers prior to applying
  • Planning programs and budgets before writing grants.
  • Preparing information and materials typically required in grant applications.
  • Tracking and following-up grant applications after they are submitted

Participants referred by the Matt Urban Center will receive a 20% discount on the price of registration. Use discount code NPW112 when you register online to receive the discount: http://www.nonprofitworks.com/grant-writing-basics-buffalo/

Save the Date: Dyngus Day 2018!

 

Mark your calendars for Monday, August 2, 2018 for our annual Dyngus Day celebration and fundraiser at the Matt Urban Hope Center! Stop by 385 Paderewski Drive between 3:00 and 10:00 p.m. for Polish food, Pilsner and Polka music! All proceeds will go to the Matt Urban Center.

Also – If you’re attending the Dyngus Day Parade, keep an eye out for our Matt Urban Center team!

 

Hope Services Launches IfThen Campaign

 

We’re excited to announce that Matt Urban’s Hope Services team has launched a unique fundraising campaign using a brand new, locally developed website called IfThen.

With IfThen, a nonprofit launches a 12-month campaign outlining a monthly action promise—an action that they promise to deliver every month, for 12 months. Our Hope Services team has committed to securing long-term housing for 10 or more individuals experiencing homelessness each month.

This commitment is incredibly important in our agency’s target neighborhood, Broadway-Fillmore, where 44 percent of residents live below the poverty level, putting them at risk for homelessness. Our Hope Services staff not only work to provide housing for those experiencing homelessness – they connect them with wraparound services to help them attain long-term financial stability.

By becoming a donor to Hope Services’ IfThen campaign, you’re investing in action. Help us reach our fundraising goal and continue our fight against homelessness. You can donate just $10 per month and make a huge difference! Click here to visit our campaign page and learn more about how IfThen works.

Hope Center Youth Get Free Haircuts

Youth from the Hope Center’s after school program were given the opportunity to get a free haircut this week. Damone, owner of X-Pressions Barber Shop on Broadway and Strauss Street, brought his crew of barbers to the Hope Center and gave free cuts to all the kids. Our agency is very lucky to have such generous partners in our community!