2023 Accelerator Program Application Questions

To help applicants complete the application for the 2023 Accelerator Program, we are providing the list of application questions and materials you will need to complete the application.

NOTE: THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: 

■ Please share your organization’s mission.

PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS

■ In which All Stars priority area does your primary program or service best fit:

☐ Career Readiness
☐ Access to Education
☐ Health and Wellness

Program Description
Career Readiness Your program or service helps youth/young adults prepare for or assists with finding a job, developing a skillset or life skills needed to be successful in a job or career e.g., workforce development, entrepreneurial training, trade school / apprenticeships, etc. Examples of All Stars grantees in this category include: The Hidden Genius Project, United Roots, Team, Inc., Razing the Bar, Youth Beat, Career Girls, and RepresentEd Leadership.
Access to Education

Your program or service helps youth/young adults strengthen their education performance and/or increases educational opportunities e.g., increases academic performance, reduces absentee/truancy, increases critical thinking or social skills, etc.  Examples of All Stars grantees in this category include: Upward Roots, Camp Phoenix, San Francisco Achievers, Chapter 510, WriterCoach Connection and Audacity Performing Arts.

Health & Wellness

Your program or service helps youth/young adults improve their mental or physical health e.g., improves emotional well-being, provides coaching that builds support and confidence, provides education on nutrition and exercise, etc. Examples of All Stars grantees in this category include Mindful Life Project, Oakland Lacrosse, Project Commotion, Camp Common Ground, BAWSI, My Digital Tat2, Oakland Genesis and Put Me In!

■ In which San Francisco Bay Area county or counties do you currently provide the majority of your primary program or service? 

■ What percentage of the organization’s primary program or service is focused on youth/young adults?

■ Please share the problem you’ve identified and how you are attempting to address the problem with your primary program or service. 

■ Please describe your primary program or service to the best of your ability. 

■ Please share what makes your primary program or service unique or innovative. 

■ What tells you that you are making a difference in addressing the problem stated?  

 

PROGRAM DEMOGRAPHICS

■ What percentage of the youth (ages 4-18) currently served by your program / service qualify as under resourced or underserved?

Under resourced or underserved includes but is not limited to:
• Family qualifying as low income
• Attending a Title I school
• Ethnic background
• Gender identity
• Under employed or Unemployed
• NOTE: If you aren’t sure or do not have access to this information, please refer to one of these links for assistance: Kids Data; School Accountability Report Card; Zip Data Maps

■ What percentage of the young adults (ages 18-24) currently served by your program / service qualify as under resourced or underserved?

Under-resourced or underserved includes but is not limited to:
• Under employed / Unemployed / Unable to secure a job
• First generation / DACA / Immigrant
• Justice involved or Dually involved
• Former Foster Youth / Transition Aged Youth
• Unhoused young adults or young adults at risk of homelessness
• Young parents
• Other, please explain

■ What percentage of youth/young adults identify as…?. 

☐ Male
☐ Female
☐ Gender Expansive

■ What percentage of youth/young adults identify as…? 

☐ African American / Black
☐ Asian/ Pacific Islander
☐ Latinx / Hispanic
☐ Native American
☐ Caucasian / White
☐ Mixed
☐ Other

■ How many youth/young adults were served by your core program/service in your most recently completed fiscal year?

■ How many youth /young adults do you anticipate serving with your core program/service in your current fiscal year?

■ In your own words, please provide us with a brief overview of the youth/young adults you serve. 

 

ORGANIZATION DEMOGRAPHICS

■ Please list the number of staff and volunteers the organization has. 

■ Is the organization’s Executive Director full time?

■ Please list the name of your board members or attach a list.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

■ Please provide your organization’s current fiscal year projected revenue. 

■ Please provide your organization’s current fiscal year projected expenses. 

■ Please provide your organization’s last fiscal year’s revenue. 

■ Please provide your organization’s last fiscal year’s expenses.

■ Please attach your most recent Balance Sheet and Statement of Activities. 

■ If available, please attach your most recent 990. 

■ Please indicate what percentage of your funding comes from the following sources: 

☐ Foundation Grants
☐ Individual Donors
☐ Corporations
☐ Pay for Services
☐ Government Contracts

 

LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS

■ How would general operating support assist you in further developing your primary program or service to youth/young adults and strengthen your organization? 

■ Part of the All Stars approach is to provide coaching, consulting, and training to our grantees. From what management, governance, or leadership assistance do you believe your organization could benefit? Please select your top 3.

☐ Administrative Systems/ Operations
☐ Board Governance
☐ Building a Board
☐ Evaluation and Measurement
☐ Fundraising
☐ Human Resources
☐ Leadership
☐ Marketing
☐ Nonprofit Finance
☐ Theory of Change / Strategic Planning
☐ Other, please describe

■ Is your organization currently receiving and/or planning to receive / participate in any other leadership or technical assistance efforts from another funder and/or intermediary? If so, please list when you participated or will participate, with whom and describe what you learned or will learn. Examples may include, but are not limited to, CatchAFire, TippingPoint, RedF, etc.

■ Which partners and/or networks are important to you for making progress as an organization?  

■ How does your Executive Director characterize their leadership approach? 

What other information would you like to share that will give us insight into your organization and why you would be a good fit for the All Stars Accelerator Program?