Sponsoring NFBPA Chapters
Alzheimer's Association (10%)
American Diabetes Association (10%)
American Cancer Society (10%)
American Heart Association (10%)
Boys and Girls Club of America (10%)
NFBPA Center for Leadership Development (50%)
2016 Community Agencies and Causes
on April 10, 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading
voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Funding for Alzheimer's care,
support, advocacy and research comes from individual donors and from
organizations whose work is aligned with our mission.
the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the
globe through our national office and chapters in communities nationwide. We
are the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care,
support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global,
national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by
Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The
Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for
critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing
— and growing fast. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have
Alzheimer's disease in 2016.
Of the 5.4 million
Americans with Alzheimer's, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and
older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset
One in nine people age
65 and older has Alzheimer's disease.
By mid-century, someone
in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
numbers will escalate rapidly in coming years, as the baby boom generation has
begun to reach age 65 and beyond, the age range of greatest risk of
Alzheimer's. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's
disease may nearly triple, from 5.2 million to a projected 13.8 million,
barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent or cure the
disease. Previous estimates based on high range projections of population
growth provided by the U.S. Census suggest that this number may be as high as
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its
deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The
Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers
services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible
information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the
lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more visit www.diabetes.org.
is a devastating disease that affects nearly 24 million Americans and nearly
one-quarter of those affected by diabetes are not aware that they have the
disease. In addition, approximately 57 million, or one in five Americans
have pre-diabetes, which means that their blood glucosethe main sugar
found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood
sugar.X (sugar1. A class of
carbohydrates with a sweet taste, including glucose, fructose and sucrose. 2. A
term used to refer to blood glucose.) is higher than
normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Without
intervention, individuals with pre-diabetes are at a much higher risk for
developing type 2 diabetes. Among the primary risk factors for type 2
diabetes are being overweight and above-normal body weight; having a body mass index of 25
to 29.9., sedentary, over the age of 45 and having a family
history of diabetes.
African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native
Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk, as
are women who have had babies weighing more than nine pounds at birth.
More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. In this section you can find basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.
As the largest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives and finishing the fight against cancer. We combine our relentless passion with the wisdom of over a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and we get results. Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades.
The American Cancer Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by a single Board of Directors that sets policy, develops and approves an enterprise-wide strategic plan and related resource allocation, and is responsible for the performance of the organization as a whole, with the advice and support of regionally based volunteer boards.
We Are - Cardiovascular disease is the
nation’s number one killer. Nearly 30 percent of Austin area deaths
each year are attributed to cardiovascular disease. Since 1924, we have been
working to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe from heart disease
We Do - We're building healthier lives
where you live and work and making your community healthier by advocating for
key health issues. We train millions of Americans each year in CPR and first
aid, and educate healthcare providers every day. Find out more through
our online tools, including Go Red For Women,
Power to End Stroke,
the Start! Program, our Youth Programs,
and the Heart Hub, our online
patient portal for information, tools and resources.
You Can Help - Each year we host multiple events
in your area to bring awareness and education about our key issues and to raise
support for invaluable heart disease and stroke research. Join in the
fight against heart disease and stroke by attending one of our events or volunteering, including joining You're the Cure, hosting a
speaker at your next event, distributing
materials at a health fair, finding a CPR Class,
or contributing to our online
communities. Here’s the chance to make a real
& Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
is a national organization of local chapters which provide after-school programs for young people. BGCA
is tax-exempt and partially funded by the federal government. Boys
& Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It
is the place where great futures are started each and every day.
Founded in 1860 with three
women in Hartford, Conn.: Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth
Hammersley, Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes that character
development, the basic building block in personal development, should be an
integral aspect of every Club program and activity
than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great
futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young
people, through membership and community outreach, in over 4,200 Club
facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S.
military installations worldwide.
The Boys & Girls Club Movement
includes more than 1,140 independent organizations and the national
organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
BGCA's Atlanta headquarters,
regional service centers and Government Relations office in Washington, D.C.,
provide assistance and support to Clubs in youth program development, resource
development, marketing and communications, and administration.
Independent Boys & Girls Club
organizations, which are governed locally, serve youth and communities in more
than 4,200 Club locations.
In 2015, Boys & Girls Club youth
development programs, training and services impacted nearly 4 million children
Child safety is our No. 1 priority;
BGCA provides a 24-hour hotline, training and the latest resources to help
Clubs be safe places for our nation's youth.
Boys & Girls Clubs annually
serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach,
in more than 4,200 Club facilities, including:
1,600 school-based Clubs;
490 BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on
U.S. military installations worldwide;
970 Clubs in rural areas;
300 Clubs in public housing and;
170 Clubs on Native lands, making
Boys & Girls Clubs the largest youth development provider to Native youth.
55% of the youth served are male
45% of the youth served are female
Ethnicity of Youth Served
Black or African-American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Pacific
Center for Leadership Development
"New leaders must be equipped with the necessary skills to affect change through training, have the ability to discern the lessons of the past through mentoring relationships, and have the opportunity to translate ideas into action through meaningful work experiences." The Center is committed to providing relevant, timely, and quality training and professional development opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and senior level public servants. In keeping with one of the overall goals of NFBPA - to groom and prepare younger public administrators - The Center is committed to establishing stronger ties with universities and schools of public administration in order to continue attracting the best and brightest to careers in public service. Our core leadership training initiatives include the Mentor Program and the Executive Leadership Institute.
Ruth Fox Scholarship Fund
The NFBPA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize minority students who are currently enrolled full-time at a college or university who exemplify outstanding leadership, scholarship, public service; as well as students who have achieved extraordinary success in the field of public management with great promise of success and professionalism.