a. We seek to best transform the lives of children who, without our gift, may live lives without the enlightenment and creativity that the arts can inspire. Our goal is to benefit New Mexico school children through their exposure to arts of every and any kind. We intend for our donations to provide transformational experiences for the children served.
b. We expect our donations to have a significant impact on children, not only to make them better and measurably happier, but to help them make our world better in return.
c. We are particularly interested in encouraging arts that are underfunded, and children who are under-served.
d. We are inspired by the difference Vintage Albuquerque can make in the lives of children whose eyes have never been opened to the possibilities and worlds that are introduced by creativity and the arts.
Beneficiary Policy, Application & Selection Process
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFYING CRITERIA, AND EVALUATION PROCESS
1. Application form has been developed by the Beneficiary Committee. It will be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval, and posted online at the Vintage Albuquerque website. The Beneficiary Committee may send application forms to past recipients of VA awards, as well as to potential recipients who may have expressed interest or exhibited qualifying criteria. The Beneficiary Committee may also use other means to publicize or communicate application process.
2. The Beneficiary Committee will set a deadline for submission of applications to be completed and received by the Beneficiary Committee at least 7 months prior to the first day of the next Vintage Albuquerque event.
For 2017 event, January 30, 2017 will be the application receipt deadline.
3. The Beneficiary Committee shall review and evaluate the applications and make its recommendations to the Board of Directors within 30 days application submittal deadline. These recommendations shall be kept 100% CONFIDENTIAL.
For 2017 event, February 28, 2017 will be the selection deadline.
4. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made to all beneficiary applicants within 60 days of application submission deadline. These notifications will be signed by the Vintage Albuquerque Executive Director and/or the Vintage Albuquerque Board of Directors Chair.
For 2016 event, January 22, 2015 will be the notification deadline.
B. QUALIFYING CRITERIA
Vintage Albuquerque is a 501c3 not for profit organization which is chartered to raise funds for organizations that provide educational programs in one or more arts and/or creative disciplines for New Mexico children.
1. PROPOSALS SHOULD SPECIFY THE WAYS IN WHICH EACH APPLICANT:
a. Provides educational experiences and learning in one or more creative or artistic endeavors or disciplines.
b. Will pursue outreach, and intend to serve, inform, and engage under-served communities.
c. Intends to provide successful transformational experiences.
d. Has a history of such transformational results.
e. Proposes measuring and demonstrating the transformational successes resulting from the VA donation.
f. Plans to use the VA donation monies.
g. Offers to participate in the VA events through volunteerism and showcasing the students’ talents and enthusiasm.
2. PREVIOUS PARTICIPATION WITH VINTAGE ALBUQUERQUE
Ideally, beneficiaries should be periodically rotated in order to maximize students and arts exposed to and benefited by Vintage Albuquerque.
a. Being a beneficiary three years in a row indicates presumptive stagnation and may adversely affect selection.
b. Being a helpful, enthusiastic beneficiary the previous year may positively affect selection.
c. No presumption occurs for being a beneficiary for 3 or more previous years, if those years were not in succession.
d. The applicant each year with the highest rating from the Beneficiary Committee in the previous participation category will be an automatic consideration for Raise the Paddle designation. This single beneficiary will be provided the opportunity to earn its money through Raise the Paddle, and is chosen for its likelihood to bring its own people and supporters on Saturday night.
e. No beneficiary can be a Raise the Paddle beneficiary for 2 years in a row.
Beneficiaries may be designated as such in one of three tiers.
Tier One: Multiple Designated Event Beneficiaries
Tier Two: One Raise the Paddle Beneficiary
Tier Three: One Launch Grant
TIER ONE: DESIGNATED EVENT BENEFICIARIES:
a. There will be at least one, but not more than three beneficiaries chosen for this category. At least one of these beneficiaries is expected to be an active participant in Vintage Albuquerque events. If there are three beneficiaries, one may be chosen based on its worthiness, despite any apparent ability or inability to provide significant participation.
b. Distribution of contributions for Tier One beneficiaries is intended be divided equally; however, the Beneficiary Committee can recommend otherwise to the Board of Directors within 2 months after the final VA event, with an explanation of why it recommends different treatment. Such recommendation and explanation shall be 100% CONFIDENTIAL.
TIER TWO: RAISE THE PADDLE BENEFICIARY:
A single beneficiary will be designated as a recipient of the funds raised in a live auction lot called “Raise the Paddle”, in which attendees are asked to donate to the Raise the Paddle Beneficiary by raising their paddle in specific amounts called out by the auctioneer. This is a donation made without expectation of reward or receipt of a tangible item.
a. It is presumed that the Raise the Paddle beneficiary has been a previous beneficiary and has received the highest rating from the Beneficiary Committee in the previous participation category
b. This single beneficiary will be provided the opportunity to boost its contributions through its own efforts to bring supporters and contributors on Saturday night.
c. No beneficiary can be a Raise the Paddle beneficiary for 2 years in a row.
TIER THREE: LAUNCH GRANT BENEFICIARY:
A single beneficiary may be chosen to receive a flat sum distribution (not to exceed $5,000) to introduce and encourage small or unfamiliar arts programs that may not be widely known or recognized in the community, but have demonstrated significant and/or potentially impactful programs that are deserving of support and recognition. Vintage Albuquerque encourages innovative programs that promise significant outcomes of success. This beneficiary is not required or expected to participate substantially in Vintage Albuquerque events, although participation is encouraged and appreciated.
These guidelines are intended to be evergreen and everlasting. The Vintage Albuquerque Beneficiary Committee, at the suggestion or request, of the Board of Directors reserves the right to amend the contents of this document at any time. This is not a legal or binding document, but shall be used in good faith to communicate the charitable intent of Vintage Albuquerque, and provide the guidelines for beneficiary designation.
The application form (enclosed) is also considered to be subject to amendment or change, by the Beneficiary Committee at the suggestion or request, of the Board of Directors, or for other reason.
ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN BENEFICIARY APPLICATIONS IS CONSIDERED TO BE CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE VINTAGE ALBUQUERQUE.