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APPLICANT

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Inc

Total Qualifying Score: 9
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


CONTACT & LOCATION INFORMATION

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Inc
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York 14701
716-664-0991
Email
www

County (ARC Region) Chautauqua
State (ARC Region) New York


ORGANIZATIONAL & FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Q1. Mission:

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Inc. creates and sustains an environment in which young people, based solely on their desire to participate can grow, learn, and lead through active participation in the visual and performing arts. 

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Infinity aligns with goals four and five.

through hands-on active participation in the visual and performing arts young people involved at the Infinity Center learn hard and soft skills that prepare them to be both involved and valuable future community members. 

Infinity strengthens our community by empowering young people to use their time in positive and creative ways, connect with adult mentors who care about their future, and become the best versions of themselves. 

The arts are a uniting factor, and can lead the way for community growth, connectedness, and development. 

Infinity’s staff members are always looking for ways to grow and to move our organization a step ahead every day.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 5/39 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 5/39 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $490585/$490585

Q6. Fiscal Year: October-September

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $519752 / $518259

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $490585 / $490585

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($68,000)
Received From: Payroll Protection Program   Date Received: April 15, 2020
For What Purpose(s): Staff and Instructor Payroll

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Due to COVID we saw a drastic decrease in student enrollment in early 2020, but Infinity still provided 6,500 private lessons and 1,117 group lessons were experienced by our students when all other youth-based organizations in our area completely halted operations. Infinity forged ahead, and felt that a connection to an adult mentor coupled with healthy outlet for stress and emotions during a time of upheaval was the type of positive outlet that our students needed during this time. Additionally, all scheduled fundraisers were cancelled for 2020, resulting in losses of approximately $110,000. 

Infinity began our new program year on Sept 1, 2020 approximately 40% lower in student enrollment than previous years. Unique, new  marketing techniques that highlight digital learning options as well as new digital fundraising ideas will be crucial to Infinity’s success in the coming year.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Student Enrollment
Fundraising
Keeping staff and instructors working

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

Infinity’s small but tenacious staff runs 13 to 15 fundraising events each year. All of these have historically been in person fundraising events, and Infinity’s development and marketing team will need to pivot and learn and use new, efficient, and effective digital fundraising tools/resources in the coming year to align our organizational goals with actionable fundraising techniques for a new era.


COHORT INSTRUCTION

Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Fundraising

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)


APPLICATION SUBMITED BY:

Name: Stephanie Rogers, Grants and Marketing Coordinator

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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