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Corporate Sponsorship Guidelines For sponsorship consideration, programs should be relevant to one of the following areas: promoting safe and vital communities; tolerance, diversity and inclusion; and economic empowerment. Proposal Requirements The Allstate Corporation receives many more requests for financial support than it is able to sponsor. Therefore, we have established requirements that must be met in order to qualify for sponsorship. Organizations interested in Allstate sponsorship should first consult the focus areas and information guidelines. Sponsorship requests must contain the following information: Organization’s name, street address (not post office box), phone number and name of a contact person familiar with the details of the proposal. A summary (two–page maximum) of an organization’s project or program. The amount requested for the sponsorship. The venue’s date and timetable for implementation. Brief description of how the proposed program relates to the current Allstate focus areas. Opportunities in public relations, advertising, marketing or media that this sponsorship will provide including, but not limited to, host performances, awards, promotions, logo/product placement, and pre- and post-event advertisement. A list of participating organizations, attendees and current sponsors. Levels of sponsorships available at the event. Organization/event target audience and the number of people that will be impacted. Organization’s tax identification number. Download the Allstate 2002 Corporate Sponsorship Request Form. General Exclusions We do not support: Dinners (political or otherwise) Requests from individuals Political contributions Please submit your proposal to: Allstate Attn: Corporate Sponsorships Corporate Relations 2775 Sanders Road, Suite F4 Northbrook, Illinois 60062-6127 (847) 402-3094 Regional Locations Joseph McCormick Field Corporate Relations Manager 12150 E. Monument Drive Suite 500 Fairfax, VA 22033 (703) 385-6600 Allstate Foundation Funding Guidelines Focus Areas The Allstate Foundation will issue program grants to nonprofit organizations that are related to tolerance, diversity and inclusion; safe and vital communities; and economic empowerment. The Foundation has developed focus areas to target contributions that align with the Allstate Corporation's goals. All Foundation funding requirements apply. A. Tolerance, Inclusion and Diversity Promoting tolerance, inclusion and diversity means recognizing and valuing people of varied backgrounds, including ethnicity, gender, physical challenges, age and lifestyle. Programs should focus on: Teaching Tolerance to Youth Alleviating Discrimination Reducing Hate Crimes B. Safe and Vital Communities To foster safe and vital communities where people want to live, work and raise their families. It's economically strong, crime-free, and residents feel secure in their homes. Residents feel a sense of belonging and commitment. Programs should focus on: Catastrophe Response & Mitigation School Anti-Violence Revitalization of Communities C. Economic Empowerment Economic empowerment means enabling individuals and families to attain economic self-reliance and achieve financial security. Programs should focus on: Financial and Insurance Education Economic Literacy Entrepreneurial/Small Business Skill Development Initiatives for Women Requirements The Allstate Foundation receives many more requests than it is able to support. Therefore, we have established certain requirements that must be met to qualify for funding. Organizations should first consult the list of general exclusions, which follows, to make certain the request fits within the guidelines. Each proposal must contain a summary of an organization’s project or program need. The amount requested must be stated. A grant given by the Foundation in any one year does not ensure future funding. If renewed funding is desired, organizations should submit a proposal each year that includes a program evaluation form. Proposals should contain the following information: Organization name, street address (not post office box), phone number and the name of a contact person familiar with the details of the proposal Timetable for project implementation Brief description of how the proposed program or project relates to the current focus areas of The Allstate Foundation Brief statement of the history, purpose and goals of the organization, the constituents it serves, its geographic service area, use of volunteers and general accomplishments to date Copy of the organization's operating budget for the past year, indicating percentages used for program, administrative, fundraising and general expenses Budget for the project for which support is requested, including sources of financial support and grants committed or pending Audited financial statement from the previous year Copy of the organization's most recent annual report Copy of the organization's nonprofit status exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) designation List of the organization's officers and board members and their affiliations Background statement on the executive director and key staff to be involved in the proposed project A list of other donors, including support from the United Way or similar federated funds Exclusions To further clarify the review process these limitations prohibit support to: fundraising events, sponsorships individuals capital and endowment campaigns equipment purchase unless part of a community outreach program athletic events memorial grants athletic teams, bands and choirs organizations that advocate religious beliefs or restrict participation on the basis of religion groups or organizations that will re-grant the Foundation’s gift to other organizations or individuals scouting groups private secondary schools requests to support travel grant requests for production of audio, film or video multi-year pledge requests non-domestic causes Since The Allstate Foundation receives funding requests far in excess of its budget, worthy causes must often be declined, even when the request falls into one of the current focus areas. This does not in any way reflect on the value of the organization involved or on its programs, but rather is a result of limited resources. Procedures The Foundation has no annual deadlines for submission. Proposals may be submitted throughout the year. The Foundation's fiscal year is the same as the calendar year. Site visits or interviews will be scheduled only if the Foundation staff requires additional information about a proposal it has received for consideration. The Foundation does not send written notification of receipt of proposals. Written notification of preliminary turn down will normally be sent within 30 days of receipt of the proposal. Copies of these guidelines may be obtained by writing to The Allstate Foundation's home office or the local Foundation regional office for your area. For More Information For questions or comments, please write to: Executive Director The Allstate Foundation 2775 Sanders Road Suite F4 Northbrook, IL 60062-6127 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Other Foundation Programs . Helping Hands Grant The Allstate Foundation offers a Helping Hands grant program to employees of Allstate Insurance Company and affiliated companies, exclusive agents and exclusive financial specialists. Applicants who volunteer their services to a charitable, social service or humanitarian group in the community can benefit the organization with a monetary gift through this program. Scholarship Program The Allstate Foundation provides a scholarship program designed exclusively for dependent children of full-time and regular part-time employees of the Allstate Insurance Company and affiliated companies, exclusive agents and exclusive financial specialists. The objective of this program is to assist parents with post-secondary education cost, while at the same time recognizing and rewarding students' achievements. Regional Locations and General Information National Organizations Nonprofit groups that serve multiple regions of the United States or have a proposal that is national in scope, should submit their proposals directly to The Allstate Foundation’s home office: Executive Director The Allstate Foundation 2775 Sanders Road, Suite F4 Northbrook, IL 60062-6127 847-402-5502 Field Office Grant Committees The Allstate Foundation delegates decision making to Field Office Grant Committees throughout the country, which meet regularly to review requests. Eligible nonprofit organizations serving the cities, states or regions listed below should submit their requests directly to these offices. The Allstate Foundation California Region 10901 Gold Center Drive Suite 400 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6047 Telephone: 916-859-8805 Serving: California The Allstate Foundation Capital Region 12150 E Monument Drive Suite 500 Fairfax, VA 22033 Telephone: 703-385-6600 Serving: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia New Light Leadership Coalition, Inc. 204 East Joppa Road #602 Baltimore, MD 21286 Tamara M. Hunter (410) 494-1044 Amount requested for the sponsorship: $5,000 The venue’s date and timetable for implementation: Baltimore Convention Center Timetable for Implementation January 2002 - October, 2002 Conference Planning & Marketing November 8 - 10, 2002 4th Annual Youth & College Leadership Summit Conference attendees are divided into teams Each team is assigned a project advisor Teams will attend leadership training workshops Teams will draft plans for youth-led projects Teams will present their plans at the conclusion of the conference November 10, 2002 - May 31, 2002 Follow-up and implementation of Youth-Led Projects & Post-Conference Initiatives Project advisors will meet with teams at least once per month to assist with implementation of projects Teams will evaluate the effectiveness of their project plans Brief description of how the proposed program relates to the current Allstate focus areas. Opportunities in public relations, advertising, marketing or media that this sponsorship will provide including, but not limited to, host performances, awards, promotions, logo/product placement, and pre- and post-event advertisement. A list of participating organizations, attendees and current sponsors. Sponsors Student Leader Magazine Prudential Securities, Inc. SGI Federal National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) BlackPlanet.com Young People in Action International All Africa Students Union NAACP State Farm Insurance Participating Institutions: Adelphi University Davenport University North Central College Anne Arundel Community College Drexel University National Society for Black Engineers Arizona State University Hume-Fogg Academic North Idaho College Auburn University Johns Hopkins University The Pennsylvania State University Bennett College Kent State University The Pennsylvania State University Bluefield State College Lake Forest College Prairie View A & M University Chatham College Monmouth University Quad County Urban League Community College of Southern Morgan State University Roosevelt Senior High School Nevada Mount Holyoke College Santa Fe Community College Southeastern Louisian University University of Maryland College Park Winston-Salem State University Towson University University of Southern Maine Wheeling Jesuit University Tuskegee University University of Zambia University of Alabama in Huntsville Virginia Commonwealth University Levels of sponsorships available at the event. Organization/event target audience and the number of people that will be impacted. Organization’s tax identification number. Other Success Measures: 2001 Post-Conference Initiatives Expansion of Youth Leadership Development Program - NLLC will facilitate leadership development training programs for organizations across the country. The Programming Chair position was added to the NLLC Executive Board to facilitate this new training initiative. NLLC will also train other young people and youth workers to facilitate the YLDP program for their organizations. To date, NLLC has trained 5 young people to teach the Youth Leadership Development Program and 100 additional youth in leadership skills through other training programs. We plan to reach our goal of training 500 youth by December 31, 2002. Youth Leadership Development Workbook - The Youth Leadership Development Workbook was first offered at the 2001 conference and will be sold on the NLLC website a www.nllc.org. This workbook is a guide for emerging young leaders to develop their leadership skills year-round. Establishment of NLLC Leadership Councils - NLLC members will spearhead national initiatives of the Coalition through the formation of NLLC Leadership Councils and organizational participation in leadership development and awareness activities. NLLC plans to establish 10 leadership councils this year at schools around the country with an emphasis on the Maryland area. Partnerships Between NLLC & Other Organizations - Partnerships with the following organizations will be further discussed, developed, and implemented in 2002. All-Africa Students Union in Ghana * LaTashia Satterfield, NLLC Financial Officer, met with the leadership of the All Africa Students Union (AASU) on January 21, 2002 in Accra, Ghana. It was a very productive meeting, out of which plans emerged for a series of leadership workshops in June of this year. LaTashia will return to Ghana to train African youth in leadership skills. NAACP Youth & College Division * NLLC President Farajii R. Muhammad met with the NAACP Youth & College Division Director in December of 2001 and the NAACP National Youth Council Coordinator in March of 2002. As a result, NLLC will be providing leadership training for over 500 young people at the organization's regional conferences and will be sponsoring youth from the region to attend the 2002 Summit. Urban Youth Corps in Baltimore, Maryland * NLLC will facilitate leadership training for the Urban Youth Corps 2002 youth program. The program trains approximately 30 young people in leadership development, life skills, and job skills. Urban Leadership Institute in Baltimore, Maryland * NLLC will present a leadership training workshop at ULI's 2002 youth conference that will reach 30 - 40 young people. ULI will also work with NLLC to promote both conferences. Quad County Urban League in Illinois * NLLC Communications Officer Charles Britt visited Chicago to meet with the Youth Director of the organization. There will be further planning meetings to form a solid partnership. Event Name: NLLC 4th Annual Youth & College Leadership Summit Dates: Friday, November 8 - Sunday, November 10, 2002 Location: Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland USA Event Purpose: To train young people in leadership skills to equip them to become community activists To plan year-round post-conference initiatives and youth-led community service projects To increase awareness of the importance of positive youth leadership development initiatives Target Audience: Youth ages 16 - 25 and adults in the youth development and education fields Event Promotion: Local and national Number of Participants: 300 at the event, and over 500 through the implementation of post-conference initiatives Market Scope: 65% local and regional, 35% national and international Summit Goals & Objectives: To serve 300 youth during the three-day conference with a greater understanding of leadership and valuable resources to aid in the development of these skills. To select youth from each of the participating institutions to become involved in year- round community activities and participate in future training sessions. To form a post-summit action plan for attending youth leaders to take a back to their schools, cities, and organizations. Each youth team will be assigned an advisor to help them implement their community service projects throughout the year. Past Sponsors & Partners: State Farm Insurance Howard University Entrepreneurial Society Black Entertainment Television (BET) Prudential Million Youth Movement Staples National Council of Negro Women NAACP NubianSoul.com BlackPlanet.com Young People in Action International Maryland State Election Board Nation of Islam Student Association Urban Leadership Institute HipHopWorld.net National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Outcomes: Over the past three years, we have accomplished the following: Increased conference attendance by 200% Maintained a constant of no less than 500 hits per week for our website Successfully recruited over 500 members nationwide and globally as a result of youth conferences, community activities, interactive website, and email network to participate in year-round leadership development activities 98% of attendees gave the event an overall evaluation of 5 out of 5, meaning the event ran smoothly, staff were friendly, they learned about leadership, and would recommend the program to others From our previous conferences, we have made a positive impact on young people. Our network of youth leaders has grown internationally, and through post-conference meetings, planning sessions, and events, we have made progress in the movement for youth leadership development. NLLC's 4th Annual Youth & College Leadership Summit will be an important step in continuing our efforts. Young leaders will now be called to play a more active role in the planning and implementation of community activities. The ultimate goal of the Youth & College Leadership Summit is to reach no less than 300 young people and have them walk away with valuable information, resources, and a new understanding and commitment to leadership. At the conclusion of the conference, we plan to have attendees enact post-conference initiatives and leadership projects in their communities. As a result of last year's conference, young people have started planning community events around the country and we are continuing to advise them on their activities. It is the goal of NLLC to ensure that this Summit is not just a three-day event, but a kick-off for future events, the initiation of meaningful and substantive programs, and a wake up call to all of those who have ignored the needs and concerns of the youth. In years to come NLLC plans to expand the event by increasing attendance by 25% and providing more resources for attendees.
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