Clearwater for Youth Inc

Serving the Youth of Pinellas County

aka CFY   |   Clearwater, FL   |  www.cfypinellas.org

Mission

Our mission is to elevate the youth of Pinellas County through access to athletics and other skill-building programs where children from all backgrounds can learn, play, and grow together.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Kevin Dunbar

Main address

1501 N Belcher Rd # 700

Clearwater, FL 33765 USA

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EIN

59-1408073

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Athletic Scholarship Reimbursment

REGISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP REIMBURSEMENT* MAXIMUM $15,000 PER ORGANIZATION, PER YEAR
Community/Recreational Youth Organization
Available to all participants
Athlete may receive multiple scholarships for different sports
Competitive Award contingent on available funds
Limited to one scholarship per fiscal year
Eligible scholarship percentages are based on the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program followed in Pinellas County (free lunch program qualified, including schools designated as CEO- Community Eligibility Option)

Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents

Community arts and culture organizations engaging Pinellas County youth
Available to all participants who qualify
Limited to one scholarship per fiscal year per program
Requests must be made at the conclusion of the organization’s registration cycle and must include the CFY Scholarship Ledger detailing registrants

Population(s) Served

Large equipment purchase to be used by participants at host facility
Award not to exceed 50% of total cost
Evidence of matching grant is required prior to approval
Equipment price quote from three vendors must be submitted with application
Limited to one award annually
Grant funds paid directly to approved vendor

Population(s) Served

Youth athletes competing on the state/regional/national level where a qualifier or a qualifying invitation from the national office is required to advance
Evidence of matching grant specific to the travel event is required prior to approval
Awards may be for a team or individual, but not both
Team grants can be requested for state, regional or national competitions
Individual awards are granted on a need basis, only to participants on the team’s original roster

Population(s) Served

New program or initiative meeting any of the following criteria:
Established within an existing program in Pinellas County
Working with an established nonprofit affiliated with a professional sports organization
Partnership sponsorship program working in conjunction with the Juvenile Welfare Board
Evidence of matching grants is required prior to approval

Population(s) Served
Children
Children
Children
Children

Each fall, rising seniors within the Pinellas County public and private school footprint are invited to apply. All applications undergo a formal review process by our Scholarship Committee, selected recipients. While prior participation in a CFY sponsored program is advantageous, it is not a requirement for selection. In the spirit of Mr. Jacobson's generosity, local philanthropists continue to support the program with the collective vision of building champions for life, on and off the field.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
Adolescents
Adolescents
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children

Related Program

Youth Community Assitance

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Beginning in 22 school year expanded by 2 title 1 schools per year to fund transportation to swim lessons at city facilities in partnership with JWB and City and PCS to ensure all children can swim.

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Athletic Scholarship Reimbursment

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Crime rate drop of 18%

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Richard O Jacobson Post Secondary Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers to support program operation

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CFY 's Board is committed to serving all underserved youth of Pinellas County to ensure that financial limitations will not be a barrier to any child's access to programming opportunities. CFY's motto is Serving the Youth of Pinellas County. CFY is currently working on an outreach program with service providers in Pinellas County who are involved in youth athletics, arts and culture and youth community building to expand resources and programming to develop our youth into being great citizens. This will allow all who support CFY's mission to see the impact their support is making on the community. We also facilitating partnerships and relationship that will further the impact to the youth in the community.

CFY is ensuring the financial resources are not a barrier for children to be able to participate.
Target 4.2 Equal Access -ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education. CFY is funding these type programs to remove the financial barriers.
Target 4.3 Equal Access to Technical, Vocational and Higher Education - CFY is providing 1/3 of its annual budget to fund this cause through the RO Jacobson Post Secondary Scholarship Program. Estimated to be providing close to 1/4 of a million dollars to this effort by FY24.
Target 4.4 Increase Relevant Skills for Financial Success - substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship. CFY through the RO Jacobson Post Secondary Scholarship program provides multiple opportunities for our youth to receive the skills training beyond the traditional 13 years of public schools.

As outlined in the previous section CFY is already funding these initiatives so it has shown its capacity. Our strategic plan show how over the next four fiscal years we will expand the capacity to create event greater impacts.

Target 4.2 has been achieving in Norther Pinellas County. Current strategic plan has us expanding into the entire county and facilitation is currently happening to achieve this.
Target 4.3 is being expanded to double CFY's efforts and support in this area by FY24.
Target 4.4 is ongoing and at the core of CFY mission.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Youth athletics groups in providing the necessary financial resources to support the youth who are not capable of providing the necessary dollars for registration fees. CFY enhances the accessible to children's of all walks of life to ensure the finances are not the reason why they are unable to participate.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are in the process of providing support to arts n culture program to support our youth as their is an identified critical need in the community to open up access and break down financial barriers.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has allowed us to look at how you can reimagine total community support to make sure that all children's of the community have equal access regardless of their ability to pay. This change in rules has allowed for a more open conversation of the needs of a child and also help to expand our ask in terms of community resources to continue our efforts to support all children regardless of their personal economic situation.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Clearwater for Youth Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Aungust Sr.

Retired

Term: 2021 - 2014

Frederick Miller

Center State Bank

Chad Burgess

Hill. Ward and Henerson

Amy Connors

Past Chair

Dawn Daugherty

Priority One Clearing Services

Mike DeMaio

Kingsford Fire Grille

Danny Fisher

Fisher and Associates

Wiliam Fisher

Fisher and Associates

Craig Gillman

CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay

James Halios

City of Clearwater

Hoyt Hamilton

Palm Pavilion

William Hancock

Brown & Brown Insurance

Daniel Slaughter

Chief of Police

Michele Smith

ESPN Analyst

John Timberlake

Philadelphia Phillies

Chuck Warrington

Clearwater Gas

Charles Weaver

Long Center Foundation Chair

Al Capogna

Capogna Dugout

Frank Chivas

Baystar Restaurants

Rick Vaughn

Respect 90 Foundation

Mark Robinson

Safety Harbor Montessori Academy

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.