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For Better Tomorrow

for a better tomorrow

…Eliminating the gap between abundance and need

 

For A Better Tomorrow (FBT) promotes social justice by meeting needs in the local community and the world through accountable, sustainable philanthropy and by nurturing future generations of servant leaders. FBT believes in hope and hope for a better tomorrow. FBT demonstrates in thought and action a firm commitment to social justice and diversity.

 

 

 


Here are the global projects currently supported by For A Better Tomorrow:


 

Maya Book Project

The book is an extremely important resource for educators and students. Its message about protecting the environment and caring for the forests is so important for students. The book reinforces reading and writing in K’iche’, English, and Spanish, and it connects students to the roots of their culture and ancestors. It is a family story of someone from the students’ own community and culture.

Approved Financial Support – $8,400

Nirmaan

Nirmaan is a constructive citizen movement for an empowered India, thereby making the world a better place to live in. Nirmaan was founded in 2005 by a group of BITS-Pilani University students with a passion for humanity and to fulfil their responsibility towards the less privileged brothers & sisters.

Approved Financial Support –

Safe Passage

Safe Passage, a school in Guatemala that serves 500 low income students. The school is located within the parameters of the largest active garbage dump in Central America. FBT fund the installation of an air filtration system at the school, which the board approved. This effort will ensure that the students and staff have a healthy environment in which to learn and teach.

Approved Financial Support – $8,500


  

Yabal Guatemala

Yabal Guatemala promotes the empowerment of indigenous women and their families in rural Guatemalan highland communities through a focus on their economic self-sufficiency.

Approved Financial Support – $7,500

Integral Heart Foundation

Our school is currently home to 80 children with 6 learning programs, a Teacher-Training Program and serves 1,500 meals and snacks every month. Since 2011, our programs have delivered classes and support to over 1,200 students and their families in Guatemala.

Approved Financial Support – $8,400

Kenya Konnect Youth Consortium

KYC implements HIV/AIDS Prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, and economic strengthening programs targeting young people.

Approved Financial Support – 7,230

 

 


Here are the local projects currently supported by For A Better Tomorrow:


 

Sunnyside Community Garden and Food Forest

Sunnyside Community Garden and Food Forest

The mission of Sunnyside Community Garden and Food Forest is to provide fresh, organic produce to low-income families in West Bloomington and to facilitate learning opportunities for children and adults through gardening, harvesting, and marketing food grown on site, using sustainable practices.

CHARM, Inc. Neighborhood Block Party

CHARM, Inc. Neighborhood Block Party

Social Service in Bloomington, Illinois

Projet OZ

Projet OZ

Our mission is to make a positive difference for young people. We care what happens to young people. We care what happens to families. We care about making our community a safe, healthy, happy place to live.


  

Dreams are Possible

Dreams are Possible

Dreams are possible is one of the nonprofit beneficiaries from Kite Fest 2019. Mary and Feli have served our community for many years. Kite Fest and For A Better Tomorrow were glad to have supported Dreams are Possible and Labyrinth Outreach Service for Women (YWCA), two nonprofit founded by Mary and Feli.

PATH

PATH

PATH runs a 24/7 hotline with phones being answered by well-trained volunteers. In 2018, they want to expand opportunities for people to reach out for help. They offer telephone response; by dialing 2-1-1 people can talk about problems or needs and we can link callers to solutions. However, young adults do a lot of texting and we want to offer this as an option. They purchased software to make this a reality with the funds from the Kite Fest 2018.

  


Programs and events organized by For A Better Tomorrow to advance its mission

 


Kite Fest

Kite Fest is an annual family oriented event that raises funds for local and global nonprofits. Join in on the kite flying fun. Come enjoy a live band, dance performances, face painting, kids activities food and, above all, kite flying.

YICU Service Awards

Why I See You (YICU) Service Awards banquet recognizes and celebrates community service and leadership in McLean County. Proceeds from the event benefit the diverse efforts supported by FBT, including Youth Global Citizen (YGC).

Youth Global Citizen

Youth Global Citizen (YGC) is an experiential learning program that teaches young adults leadership skills and the significance of service and philanthropy. YGC cultivates leaders with diverse perspectives to serve and lead.