Each week, Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources
to help centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured
this week is The
Ashley Stewart Stores Community Foundation.
nearly 200 stores located in urban areas from New York to Los Angeles,
Ashley Stewart has been styling customers and setting fashion trends
for the plus-size fashion industry since the early 1990s. The company's
flagship store is located on 125th Street in Harlem, New York City.
Stores are located in Alabama, California, Connecticut, the District
of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada,
New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Areas: The Ashley Stewart Community Foundation is a private
foundation that is funded annually by Urban Brands Inc. (the parent
company of Ashley Stewart) and with the generous support of customers,
vendors, and business partners.
Ashley Stewart Stores Community Foundation's philanthropic giving
||Ensuring women's health/wellness, education and
||Promote health and wellness programs for
women of color.
||Facilitate job creation, workforce development,
and empowerment for women of color.
||Provide economic development for women of
||Facilitate access to higher education for
women of color.
||Facilitate need/merit-based access to higher
education for under-represented groups. |
Area: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest,
The Ashley Stewart Stores Community Foundation does not discriminate
on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual
orientation, or disability. The foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt organizations whose programs/projects align with the
foundation's funding criteria.
Amount: Award amounts vary.
Process: To apply for funding, organizations must submit a proposal
and organization information:
|| Legal name, address, and telephone number of
the organization and the name and address of the contact person.
||A brief description of the organization, including
its goals, purposes, short history, and if appropriate, any
recent organizational changes. |
||Proposals submitted under the Organizational
Effectiveness Program that include consultant costs for capacity-building
activities should include a work plan (including budget) for
these services. |
||A description of the project for which funds
are sought, what it hopes to achieve, and how it will be accomplished.
||The names and qualifications of individuals responsible
for implementing this project. |
||A list of the board of directors of the applicant
organization and evidence that the request is endorsed by the
||Documentation of the organization's nonprofit
and tax-exempt status, if not a church or governmental body
(municipality, county, etc). Be sure to include a copy of the
501(c)(3) ruling from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. |
questions to consider when writing a proposal:
||What do you want to change?|
||Who wants you to do it? |
||How will you go about changing it? |
||What will you need to do it? |
||Who will help you? |
||How will you know when it's done?|
||How are you going to communicate your results
||How will your work be accessible to all members
of the community? |
||The specific amount being requested.|
||A complete budget for the project, including
projected revenues and expenses. |
||An audited financial statement for the organization's
previous fiscal year, if available, or a copy of its most recent
IRS 990 tax return.|
||A list of other funding sources for this project.
The foundation encourages applicants to seek funding from a
variety of sources. |
||A description of future funding plans. |
may also complete a foundation
application to request funding.
Ongoing. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and all
decisions are communicated in writing.
For more information about The Ashley Stewart Stores Community Foundation,
Ashley Stewart Stores Community Foundation
100 Metro Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094
(201) 319-9093 ext. 2100