Why I See You (YICU)

FBT collaborates with other community partners to give special recognition to young adults who have made their mark on our community. FBT’s YICU Service Award recognizes and celebrates community service and leadership in McLean County.

See most recent Pantagraph article that covers our Kite Fest, YGC and YICU funds raised and distribution information along with YICU 2018 winners announced – here.

2018 YICU Service Awards Winners 

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. Click to learn how to apply.


Kite Fest

For a Better Tomorrow brings signature fundraiser Kite Fest every year to our community for the last five years. Find out more about Kite Fest … 

About FBT

We believe in accountable philanthropy through service and leadership

Who We Are

We are a group of passionate and philanthropic global citizens and donors who seek to practice accountable philanthropy through service and leadership.

What We Do

We strive to lend long-term commitment and support to growing organizations until they can stand on their own. We strive to identify root causes and provide sustainable solutions.

Why Donate?

FBT supports projects locally (Central Illinois) and globally in places such as India, Haiti, and Belize. Over 98% of all donated funds go directly to project recipients. All FBT board members volunteer their time and take no salary or compensation of any kind.



Kite Fest is an annual fundraiser that brings families together to support local and global nonprofits. We welcome you to come “fly a kite and lift a life” with us this year. 


The YICU Service Awards recognize and celebrate young adults’ leadership skills and contributions to the broader community.


Youth Global Citizen (YGC) is an experiential learning program that teaches young adults leadership skills and the significance of service and philanthropy.

Active Projects

These are the projects that we are currently sponsoring. Click on the icons to visit their pages.

Maya Book Project

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 – $9,000


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 – $8,000



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 – $8,000