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2020 Application and Letter of Interest Period Now Open!

For 15 years, Enloe Charity Ball has raised funds and awareness for the work of nonprofits serving the greater Enloe community. Our student-led efforts have raised over one million dollars for 13 area nonprofits, each of which is selected through an annual grant application process. While the grant size varies based on the collaborative fundraising efforts of our students and the selected charity, grant size over the past three years has been between $180,000 and $207,000. The 2020 beneficiary is announced to the public in August to mark the start of fundraising. The amount of the grant award will be announced by Enloe Charity Ball officers at our 16th annual Enloe Charity Ball on December 12, 2020. Funds will be disbursed to the beneficiary in early 2021. Enloe Charity Ball grants are unrestricted but will require a brief grant report after one year of fund disbursal. 

Our mission is to inspire student leaders and impact our communities through innovative, student-led solutions.

Our vision is to inspire students to be alive with purpose

Eligible Enloe Charity Ball beneficiaries must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 501(c)3 nonprofit in good standing or
    • Have already applied for 501(c)3 status
    • Be fiscally sponsored under a 501(c)3 nonprofit in good standing (please list fiscal sponsor in LOI)
  • Serve the greater Enloe community
  • Have the capacity to offer Enloe students meaningful volunteer opportunities during the engagement period

Enloe Charity Ball is unable to partner with organizations with missions focusing on direct religious ministry, suicide prevention, or political advocacy.

Letter of Interest

The 2020 Enloe Charity Ball application process will include a required letter of interest. All prospective applicants must submit a letter of interest in order to be eligible to apply for funding. Enloe Charity Ball will not consider any applications from organizations that do not submit a letter of interest. Past beneficiaries are welcome to submit an LOI.

Your letter of interest should be no more than one-page typed (single-spaced, 11-point font) on the organization’s letterhead; the letter should be signed by the organization’s chief executive officer or equivalent. Letters should address the following: 

  1. How does your mission align with Enloe Charity Ball’s mission and vision?
  2. What distinguishes your organization from other nonprofits working in the same space?
  3. What are the high-level areas in which Enloe students could volunteer with your organization?
  4. What programs or services do you envision as being supported by Enloe Charity Ball funding? 

Submit a pdf of your letter of interest to info@enloecharityball.org. In your email, please include your organization’s point of contact for future correspondence. 

Due to COVID-19 developments, letters are due no later than 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020. Organizations will be contacted by May 22, 2020, to be invited to submit a full application.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Director of Enloe Charity Ball Fund George Barilich gbarilich2@wcpss.net.

Timeline

March 16 – May 15, 2020: Letter of interest period

May 22, 2020: Invitation to eligible applicants

May 22, 2020 – Early Summer 2020: Application period, review and selection

Summer 2020: Selected beneficiary notified

August 2020: Beneficiary announced to public

December 12, 2020: 16th Annual Enloe Charity Ball

Early 2021: Grant funding disbursed

Dates are subject to change based off developing updates to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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