2022 Capacity Building Grantees
Transcript and Image Description
[0:00– 0:06) UCF Team (Avi, Dan, Kris, Leila & Sasha): Happy Birthday to the Foundation! (the team blows candle and waves) (0:07– 0:48) Sasha: Today is January 26th and it’s the Foundation’s 1st Birthday! Wow, we have accomplished so much this past year including awarding 12 organizations. Now we are excited to announce the Foundation’s five new capacity building grantees. Check them out! (team is cheering!): 1. Deaf Queer Resource Center 2. Indiana Association of the Deaf 3. Off-The-Grid Missions 4. Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf 5. Turtle Island Hand Talk (0:49–0:52) UCF Team: Congratulations!
Video and Image Description:
A “Brady Bunch” virtual gathering of five UCF team members and cake. Top row: Avi, Sasha and Leila. Bottom row: Kriston, cake, and Dan. Avi Haimowitz (top row, left): Avi is a white woman with shoulder-length brown hair and is wearing square tortoiseshell glasses. Avi is wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a white UCF logo on it. Sasha Ponappa (top row, middle): Sasha is a brown woman with long, wavy brown hair. She is wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a white UCF logo on it. Leila Hanaumi (top row, right): Leila is Asian woman wearing her hair in a ponytail and is sitting by a bookshelf with color coordinated books. Leila is wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a white UCF logo on it. Kriston Pumphrey (bottom row, left): Kriston is a brown man with short dark hair combed to the side, and a short salt-and-pepper beard. Kriston is wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a white UCF logo on it. Cake (bottom row, middle): A digital image of a reddish rose and dark blue 3-layered cake with blue/teal frosting and white candle. Dan Mabashov (bottom row, right): Dan is a white man with a trimmed beard and is wearing a navy blue hat. Dan is wearing navy blue t-shirt with a white UCF logo on it. [0:00– 0:06) UCF Team (Avi, Dan, Kris, Leila & Sasha): Happy Birthday to the Foundation! (the team blows candle and waves) (0:07– 0:48) Sasha: Today is January 26th and it’s the Foundation’s 1st Birthday! Wow, we have accomplished so much this past year including awarding 12 organizations. Now we are excited to announce the Foundation’s five new capacity building grantees. Check them out! (team is cheering!): 1.Deaf Queer Resource Center 2. Indiana Association of the Deaf 3. Off-The-Grid Missions 4. Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf 5. Turtle Island Hand Talk (0:27– 0:47) Slideshow of 5 organizations: Dark blue header banner on white screen. The banner has UCF logo in white and title: “Capacity Building Grantees” (teal font) “Announcement 2022” (rose font) with rotating and animated images of 5 organizations and their logos: 0:27: Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) title with DQRC logo inside light blue circle 0:32: Indiana Association of the Deaf (IAD) title and IAD logo inside light blue circle 0:36: Off-The-Grid Missions (OTGM) title and OTGM logo in light blue circle 0:41: Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) title and SLCAD logo inside light blue circle 0:47: Turtle Island Hand Talk (TIHT) title and TIHT logo inside light blue circle 0:48-0:51: – UCF Team in same brady bunch style is hands waving/cheering and congratulating grantees. 0:52 : UCF outro description: UCF logo in teal blue on dark blue backdrop and moving rose-color swirls circle the logo.
It is with excitement that we announce the recipients of our 2022 Capacity Building Grant! We received applications from 51 organizations, and they requested a sum of $1.1 million in capacity building funds. One day, with your support, we hope to be able to fund every single request. Today, we are nonetheless thrilled to award a total of $107,800 split among the following five organizations working with deaf communities.
The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit organization that provides services to Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities. DQRC is an anti-racist organization committed to equity, social justice, and combating oppression in all its many forms. DQRC will use the capacity building grant to hire a Development Director to develop and implement a strategic plan to raise vital funds to continue and expand services provided to Deaf LGBTQ communities.
The Indiana Association of the Deaf (IAD) is a statewide organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and American Sign Language linguistic rights of Deaf people in Indiana. IAD represents diverse groups of people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing in the state. IAD will be using the capacity building grant to pilot a statewide program to provide much-needed services to DeafBlind adults.
Off-The-Grid Missions (OTGM) is a deaf-centric emergency and disaster relief organization that provides sustainable, life-saving resources to deaf and hard-of-hearing people worldwide. OTGM has coordinated over 30 missions to date. They will use capacity building grant funds to provide emergency food relief, water filtration systems, housing relief, and emergency medical response to future disasters that affect deaf communities.
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) is an advocacy organization culturally and linguistically designed to meet the specific needs of Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Plus, and Hard of Hearing (D/DB/D+/HH) victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. SLCAD provides direct services to victims (finding safe shelter; legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, parenting classes, etc.), survivors’ support, in-service training to professionals, education to the D/DB/D+/HH community, and collaboration with service providers. Their capacity building grant-funded project includes providing Deaf LGBTQ+ support groups, hosting a Deaf suicide prevention group, and updating the website and SLCAD’s logo.
Turtle Island Hand Talk (TIHT) is a community-engaged organization started by Indigenous Deaf people to educate, empower and advocate, and encourage peace among communities of people inhabiting Turtle Island. In addition, the organization aims to promote international understanding through Indigenous people who possess enrollment/status within their Native communities in North America. The capacity building funding support will be designated to: (1) establishing a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status, (2) redesign the existing website, (3) and developing educational materials for Indigenous Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, CODA, and Hearing People.
Your Support matters
We’re so grateful to our community of supporters and donors, who helped make these grants possible. If you’re new to the Foundation, we invite you to contribute to our next round of grant-making. Together, we can strengthen organizations working with deaf communities.