InnerAct Alliance and our coalition partners, Stand UP Polk and UthMpact, are proud recipients of an Empower Polk grant of $2,000 from the GiveWell Community Foundation to support Leadership Progression. The GiveWell Community Foundation's Empower Polk grant cycle aims to help local nonprofits invest in their organization's efficiency and sustainability.
Funding from the Empower Polk grant will allow InnerAct Alliance to continue developing defined strategic planning priorities that will reaffirm the agency’s mission and values, monitor board effectiveness, encourage ongoing board development, and help set both long and short-term priorities and measurable outcomes.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of the GiveWell Community Foundation to assist our agency in the strategic planning process that will empower our nonprofit agency to better fulfill our mission and continue supporting our community,” said Angie Ellison, executive director of InnerAct Alliance.
InnerAct Alliance, formerly the Drug Prevention Resource Center, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and licensed provider for substance abuse prevention in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties since 1985. The agency’s mission is to reduce the abuse and underage use of harmful substances along with involvement in other risky behaviors through: Community Awareness and Involvement; Prevention Education; Economic Support; and Leadership Development. Efforts to serve the community include providing science-based education programs to nearly 15,000 students in 70 elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as outreach to over 100,000 citizens via informative presentations, a premier youth leadership program, teen-driven social norms marketing, and family-oriented awareness events including the Annual Red Ribbon Campaign and motivational rallies for fifth grade students countywide.