09/26/2017

Youth Efforts

Recognizing that the future and growth of bridge will be preserved through new players, new ideas and advancing technology, the FPAB supports youth activities by means of honoring their achievements in the museum gallery and supporting the participation of youth in bridge through scholarships and grants.

Youth Stipend Program for Units and Districts

The Foundation for the Preservation and Advancement of Bridge (FPAB), a non-profit organization established in part to inspire young bridge players and support their participation in bridge through scholarships and grants, has been asked to establish restricted funds for units and districts that are looking for a mechanism to raise charitable donations to support their youth efforts.

Read here about the steps necessary for a unit/district to request the FPAB create a restricted fund on their behalf to hold and disburse the funds they generate and how the fund must be administered by the unit/district to meet federal non-profit regulations. Also included in the document is a suggested method for raising such funds to support your youth efforts.

No unit/district is required to ask that a restricted fund be created. No unit/district is required to start a youth program or support youth efforts. This is simply a vehicle that may be used by units/districts where there is interest in supporting youth bridge through charitable donations.

In several districts, duplicate clubs are running many special games, for the most part charity games, every month. For every charity game run with the proceeds going to the ACBL Charity Foundation or CBF Charitable Fund, a club is allowed to run a second charity game with the proceeds going to a charity of their choosing. If a unit/district chooses to establish a restricted fund with the FPAB, they could suggest their area clubs donate some of the money raised to this fund, with the proceeds supporting local youth programs. In addition, donations from individuals enjoy the tax benefit for charitable donations. For inquiries e-mail: fpab@acbl.org.