Begin ATF Sustainability and Fundraising discussion
· Anjali explained that the SFATF is slated to sunset as a legislative task force in June 2011. Funding from CAFA will allow SFATF to retain staffing support through June 2010 due to no-cost extension granted.
· Margi explained that CAFA has facilitated discussions with asthma coalitions to help them move forward with fundraising activities to support continuation of work and advancement of goals. SFATF has done grantwriting but not much else in terms of fundraising. Margi has experience and expertise to lend and is also willing to offer a personal contact to approach for support for SFATF priorities. She is also updating the list of grant opportunities previously created.
· Margi asked what SFATF priorities might be. The grid provided by Anjali outlined some of the main projects and also included the work being done with SFUSD schools and child development centers to help them transition their custodial cleaning products and practices fully to green cleaning. SFATF supported the purchase of washers and mops to accompany the Alpha HP cleaner to be used as a less toxic alternative to their current custodial products. We also received a grant from SF Foundation to conduct a pilot project to offer alternative products and practices to reduce the overuse of bleach in all child care settings. This project is being spearheaded by two interns in Karen’s office.
· Margi’s questions to the members were:
o Who wants to be a part of the fundraising team?
o What are the SFATF funding priorities?
o What dollar amounts are associated with those priorities?
o Who would the money be funneled through?
· Members identified the following projects and related dollar approximations as funding priorities:
o $60-70k for coalition staff through June 2011 at least to ensure smooth transition to community coalition.
o $50k to facilitate SFUSD full transition to green custodial cleaning products/practices
o At least $40k for child care cleaning product implementation project. Could be a 5 year project.
o Continue the SF Asthma Network
o Pay for researchers to help continue some of the work supported by grants
o Staffing support for private practice providers to conduct asthma education and medical referrals that get paid for. Currently looking at Americorp volunteers to do this. Karen requested that Margi assist with contacting Americorp to write grant to be a sponsor.
o Nan proposed the establishment of a Northern CA Asthma Center in San Francisco where people come to be seen for education, treatment, research, transportation provided (like N.CA Sickle Cell Center run by Dr. Menser)
o $40k for printing and mailing of the Healthy Housing Guidance document for property owners
o $2,500 to migrate ATF city website
· Discussion will be continued at Planning Committee in August