Sources of Funding
Journeymen is supported by a combination of individual donations, grants, in-kind sponsorships and staff and initiate fees for our Rites of Passage Adventure Weekend.
In 2019, Journeymen was the sub-recipient of a three year grant provided by the Windgate Foundation. This grant, focusing primarily on Crafting Passages programming held at UNC Asheville’s STEAM Studio, has made it possible for Journeymen to hire a full-time program director who will be working with the board of directors to implement increased school-based and after-school programming to meet strategic planning goals set in 2018.
Journeymen is honored to receive the a 2019 grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund. This $5,000 grant will make it possible for Journeymen to implement a brand new mentoring group at Enka Middle School for 8th grade boys. This group will support these young men in personal development in accountability, integrity, self-awareness, compassion, resilience and leadership.
Use of Funds
Journeymen is largely an effort-based program, which means that most of our funding is allocated to staffing (41 percent). Of the 41 percent staffing, nearly a quarter of that effort is spent planning and executing our rites of passage weekends. Costs directly related to the rite of passage weekends is 26.6 percent. The remainder of our funding goes in small portions to our website, insurance, space rental and supplies costs, mentor trainings and out-group activities.
As we work virtually without physical offices, very little of our funding goes to direct administrative expenses, just 5.9 percent, and a small portion of our staffing efforts are related to administrative tasks. Accounting services are currently being provided pro bono by Trish De Groot and legal fees have also been offered pro bono by various parties over the course of the organization’s development including Pisgah Legal Services.
Fall 2019 ROPAW
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Journeymen is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, our programming is made possible primarily through the generous support of individuals like you.