HOW FOV HAS BLOSSOMED
2019 In the Works
- Plans are in place to run our programs in 4 summer camp locations, doubling our reach, a 200 percent increase from last summer when we worked with just 2 organizations.
Continue 3 fundraising events
- May 14, 2019: Second Annual Day of Giving with a $40,000 goal.
September 16, 2019: Third Annual Victoria McManus Memorial Golf Tournament with a $30,000 goal.
September 28, 2019: Third Annual Birthday Celebration in remembrance of Victoria with a $50,000 goal.
Connected with 7 new program partners and already held classes with 5 of them.
Added high-school and college classrooms to "Snapshots of Joy" program.
Served 127 students, aged 5 to 25, an increase of 9 percent, from last year. We expect this growth to accelerate this summer, our busiest time of the year, with a projected 55 percent increase through summer of 2019 from 2018.
Provided instruction at 4 schools, 4 aftercare, and 1 workforce mentoring program.
Piloted its newest program, "Collages of Calm", in aftercare with plans to offer it in one of our summer partnerships.
Applied for 2 grants.
Enrolled 379 children in "Snapshots of Joy" in partnership with 7 organizations at 14 venues.
Piloted a new program, "Collages of Calm", with 21 children in partnership with 1 organization at 1 venue.
Hired a full-time assistant.
Raised more than $131,000:
Launched the inaugural FOV Day of Giving on May 14 and raised nearly $33,000.
Held the Second Annual Victoria Ann McManus Memorial Golf Tournament and raised $28,000.
Gathered for the Second Annual Birthday Celebration in remembrance of Victoria and raised more than $40,000.
Moved to commercial office space.
Enrolled 316 students in "Snapshots of Joy" in partnership with 4 organizations at 11 venues.
Launched the inaugural Victoria Ann McManus Memorial Golf Tournament held on September 25, 2017, which raised more than $26,000.
Held the First Annual Birthday Celebration in remembrance of Victoria’s 30th Birthday on September 29, 2017 and raised $42,000.
Received a one-time $25,000 gift from ARS Restoration Specialists’ Emerging Not-For-Profits Program.
- Enrolled 53 students in "Snapshots of Joy" in partnership with 3 organizations at 4 venues.
Launched "Snapshots of Joy" with 3 students in partnership with 1 organization at 1 venue.
Designated a 501(c)(3) by the IRS.
- Finding One's Voice, Inc. was incorporated September 29, 2014 on what would have been Victoria’s 27th birthday.