The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center

1. To which Review Panel are you submitting this project?
Economic Development
2. What is the title of this project?
The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center
3. Please provide a short, non-technical description of the project, no more than 2-4 sentences.
This project's goal is to highlight Dayton’s history of Funk music and to honor the legacy of Funk music to the world by gathering and preserving it for the public. The final goal is to develop a museum, hall of fame, performance venue and, most important, an educational outreach to today’s young students in a central location. We are working with community and education partners to bring music programs that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts. Working hand in hand with community leaders, the Center will attract patrons from around the nation and the world who love the music made popular by our local artists.
Requester and Recipient
4. Name of organization making this request
The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center (dba TheFunkCenter)
5. Address
113 E 3rd St.
6. City
Dayton
7. State
Ohio
8. Zip Code
45402
9. County
Montgomery
10. Name of recipient organization
Same as above
11. Address
Same as above
12. City
Same as above
13. State
Ohio
14. Zip Code
45402
15. County
Montgomery
16. Which category best describes the type of organization that is the recipient for project funding?
Non-profit
Contact Information
17. Name
George E Gee Sr
18. Title
Quality Assurance Officer
19. Organization
TheFunkCenter
20. Address
113 E 3rd St.
21. City
Dayton
22. State
Ohio
23. Zip Code
45402
24. County
Montgomery
25. Phone
(937) 837-4441
26. Email
thefunkcenter@gmail.com
27. Are there other individuals who should receive notices or information related to this project during the review process? If so, please provide name(s), title(s), and email(s). If not, leave blank.
David R Webb Sr., President/CEO
david.webb@thefunkcenter.org
Project Information
28. City
Dayton
29. County
Montgomery
30. Congressional district
Ohio 10th
Funding Request and Budget Information
31. What is the dollar amount of funding you are seeking in the next year?
$350,000.00
32. What is the total project cost?
$5,000,000.00
33. Please list sources, amounts, and status of other funds that this project has previously received or is likely to receive in the future.
There are currently no other sources of funds besides small local fund raisers, and small individual contributions.
34. How will the requested funds be used? Please check the category that best fits the project. Then, if you have additional information to provide regarding the use of funds, please provide this information with your supporting documentation (see question #52). EX: if this is for construction, please provide information on the proposed building, its purpose, size and location. If this is for operations, please describe if the money will be used for salaries, rent, equipment, services, etc. The more detail provided, the better the committee can understand the value of your project. This is particularly important for projects seeking operations funding.
Administration or Operations
35. Do you have matching funds raised or committed?
no
37. Do you have a budget with funding details for the project? If so, please send the budget as an attachment under question 52.
No
38. By what date will you be ready to spend the funds?
Immediately
39. Are there particular state or federal programs or private grants under which this project would qualify for funding? Please be as specific as possible.
American Express Philanthropic Grants Program
Ameritech Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
AT&T Foundation
T h e G i l l Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Qwest Foundation
Sprint
The David and Lucille Packard Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
USBANCORP
Community Impact and Job Creation
40. What is the community issue or need that your project will address?
Preservation of local history of artists and their music
Economic development
Addressing the gap left from the removal of arts programs from schools
Creating a fundamental shift in the level of children’s thinking
o More critical thinking skills
o Connection to inner self and emotions when assessing situations
o Encourage creativity – lyrics as poetry and English composition
Preservation of the history of the artists and the music
41. What is the measurement that will be used to determine whether the project was a success?
Success will be measured by:
The number of visitors to the center and the number of memberships purchased.
Improvements in children's skills that can be attributed to their participation in the programs offered.
Well attended programs with waiting lists for families looking to enroll their children in our programs.
Jobs created to operate TheFunkCenter.
Local participation in master lecture series
Invitations to sponsor our traveling exhibitions around the country
International attention focused on Dayton as the home of The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center
Invitations by colleges and universities for speakers provided through our speakers' bureau.
42. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT NEW jobs do you anticipate being CREATED within the next two years?
1-10
43. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 42. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
Successful implementation of this project requires a core staff consisting of an executive director, curator, education director, human resources director, marketing and public relations professionals, facilities director, interns and business development professionals
44. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT EXISTING jobs do you anticipate being RETAINED within the next two years?
None
45. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 44. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
There are currently no existing paid positions at TheFunkCenter. We are staffed by volunteers.
46. Using your best guess, over the next 10 years, how many sustained, permanent jobs will the project create and retain if funded and completed? This may include “induced” or “spin-off” jobs.
11-25
47. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 46. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
As mentioned above, successfully creating TheFunkCenter requires a dedicated staff of professionals that include an executive director, curator, education director, human resources professionals, marketing and public relations professionals, facilities director and business development professionals. We will also provide opportunities for interns in the area of non-profit administration, and in each area mentioned above.
Community Impact and Job Creation Cont.
48. Using your best guess, of the jobs created over the next 10 years, what will the average salary be?
$25,001–$50,000
49. Please explain how you determined the salary amount listed in question 48. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
Based on a review of salaries shown on the internet for the various positions, we determined the average salaries to be between $25-50,000. Once we begin to hire staff, we will use the salary surveys provided by the Ohio Association of Non Profit Organizations and other surveys to assure that the salaries paid are comparable to those paid in the Dayton area, which will be the primary recruitment area for open positions.
50. In which of the following counties do you estimate a substantial number of jobs will be created if the project is funded and completed?
  • Montgomery
51. Are you aware of any opposition to the project? If “yes,” please explain.
There is no opposition to our project.
52. Do you have letters of endorsement or other supporting documents for the project? If “yes,” you may attach one PDF file that contains UP TO TEN PAGES of your supporting documents. This document will be posted online along with your completed questionnaire during the public review period. Please DO NOT exceed 10 pages and do not send separate attachments to the Dayton Development Coalition staff. Project sponsors who exceed 10 pages of supporting documents may be asked to re-submit their project.
Yes
Attach endorsement or other supporting documents for the project
Additional Information
53. Should the state consider a state capital budget bill in late 2017 or early 2018, I would like my project to be considered for a special PDAC state capital budget project list. The Coalition reserves the right to remove projects that are ineligible under state guidelines.
Yes
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Confirmation
  • I have reviewed my submission and to the best of my knowledge all of the information entered accurately represent our organization and our project, and I understand my information will be made public.