Vibrant Pittsburgh Mini Grant:
Vibrant Pittsburgh, a collaborative partner of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, awarded a Civic Inclusion and Engagement mini-grant to BCAP two times even before BCAP was a tax-exempt entity under IRS.
The first grant was a matching grant to support the employment of an AmeriCorps Volunteer for a year in 2012, the year BCAP was incorporated. Its mini grant program to Affinity Groups like BCAP was to promote diversity in workplace and communities around Pittsburgh.
The AmeriCorps volunteer provided a needed clerical and other support to BCAP when BCAP was wholly run by the volunteers and had no full time staff.
The second time Vibrant Pittsburgh awarded BCAP with a mini grant was in 2013 to support our communication project which we call Voice Communication System(VCS) or Robo-call. This mini grant made possible to disseminate information to the community members in Nepali language and bring in greater participation in any event. This project is still in operation and funded by the ORR now.