Grants for Elementary Education in Florida
Grants for Elementary Education in Florida
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A. D. Henderson Foundation
NOTE: Applicants MUST contact a Foundation Program Director PRIOR to a formal submission to discuss their project/program idea.
Broward County, Florida
The Henderson family has made Broward County, Florida their home for generations. Because of its deep community roots, the Henderson family has made a commitment to helping improve the condition of children and their families in the region.
Broward County has over 140,000 young children falling in the birth-to-eight age range. Broward is a very racially and ethnically diverse community and is home to a high number of African American and Hispanic/Latino families. It is also home to a large percentage of first-generation residents from Central and South America and the Caribbean Island nations. The County’s school district is the sixth largest in the nation and serves more than 250,000 children. Broward County Public Schools also delivers Head Start and Early Head Start programming for its youngest students.
Most childcare in Broward is delivered by private, for-profit businesses. There are also a small number of for-profit and nonprofit childcare centers designed to serve the needs of the whole family. The Foundation partners with a variety of organizations including nonprofit early learning centers, governmental agencies, and other like-minded funders, both public and private.
The A.D. Henderson Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in Broward County, Florida and the State of Vermont through early learning. We also support our communities to help families ensure all children reach their full potential.
The Foundation strives to be caring in its approach, diligent and conscientious in its strategic decisions and review of proposals, ethical in all transactions, collegial and collaborative with all working partners, and courageous in achieving its goals.
The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on the early care and education of children, ages zero to eight, in Broward County, Florida.
Early Care and Education
- All children have high-quality early learning experiences.
- All children have the intellectual, social, and emotional foundations necessary to be successful.
Early Care and Education Strategies
Weave a web of support for kids/families
- Foster positive relationships between children and the adults in their lives
- Address sources of stress by connecting families to important resources and services (including health, nutrition, housing, and employment)
- Support state and local efforts to better coordinate existing services and information for families and young children
Provide great places to learn
- Create new, high-quality early learning centers and schools
- Improve the quality of existing early learning centers and schools (including Head Start)
- Smooth the transition between preschool and early elementary
- Support after school programs and community-based institutions with outreach and programming for young children in vulnerable communities
- Advocate for higher standards and funding levels as well as better policies for early learning
- Provide operating funds for high-quality early learning centers.
Prepare kids to be strong readers
- Improve age-appropriate literacy-related instruction and exposure to books in preschool and elementary schools
- Increase children’s exposure to language and books
- Support programs and institutions that reinforce learning (including reading) during the summer
- Advocate in support of literacy-related funding and programs
Strengthen public systems of early care and education
- Provide technical assistance for states to accelerate quality-improvement efforts
- Fund training for providers pursuing quality improvements
Scale health and developmental screenings to connect parents and families with resources to optimize their children’s holistic development
- Develop and propagate comprehensive screening and referral systems at the community level
- Support pediatric practices to integrate screenings and referrals into well-child visits
- Disseminate promising screening and assessment questionnaires and tools
Improve the training, continuing education, professional development, and compensation of early childhood educators
- Increase the availability of on-the-job coaching and development for early childhood educators
- Fund research and technical assistance to promote fair compensation of early childhood educators
Support greater access to high-quality evidence-based programs that help parents and families to foster their children’s development
- Build the capacity of organizations implementing evidence-based programs to serve more children and families
- Invest in innovative public-private financing mechanisms for evidence-based programs
- Expand evidence-based programs for parents by advocating for increased state, local, and federal funding
- Simplify and disseminate information to assist parents in choosing high-quality care and education opportunities for their children
Promote and share ongoing program innovation and improvement
- Promote quality-improvement efforts for family, friend, and neighbor care
- Foster innovation to achieve repeatable results
Centene Charitable Foundation
Centene Charitable Foundation
Successful corporate citizenship happens when companies invest in the local organizations that know their communities best. The Centene Foundation works with our local partners on initiatives that focus on inclusion, the whole person and community development.
Centene’s purpose is transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. The Centene Foundation is an essential part of how we pursue this purpose. We achieve measurable impact for the communities we serve through partnerships and philanthropy efforts that invest in initiatives with holistic approaches to dismantling barriers to health.
Areas of Focus
Reflecting Centene’s commitment to the needs of those who rely on government-sponsored health care and to addressing social determinants of health and health equity, preference will be given to initiatives in three distinct areas of focus.
- Healthcare Access
- Social Services
Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. Throughout the year we receive a large number of requests from nonprofit organizations striving to make a positive impact, and we are thankful to be able to provide support to a variety of organizations and causes. While we would like to respond favorably to all requests, understandably, the needs are far greater than our allocated resources and we are unable to accommodate them all.
Warehouse donations are handled at the warehouse level - please consult your local warehouse for up-to-date information regarding their donations contacts and review process.
If the request is under consideration, you may be contacted by staff for any additional information needed. Applications are reviewed within 4-6 weeks, and decisions are made based on several factors, including: type of program; identified community need not otherwise available; indication that evidenced based data will establish measurable results of intended outcomes; community collaboration; broad base of financial support; project budget and operating expenses.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Hearst Foundations' Mission
The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
Hearst Foundations' Goals
The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in:
- Improved health and quality of life
- Access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement
- Arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society
- Sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults
- Stabilizing and supporting families
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.
Types of Support: Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in strengthening families. Preference is also given to programs with the potential to scale productive practices in order to reach more people in need.
Types of Support: Program, capital and general support
Wal Mart Foundation
Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both retail business and community giving, and we support and invest in communities through local giving. The following programs have open application processes with specific deadlines for eligibility and consideration.
Local Community Grants
Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects.
Areas of Funding
- There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
- Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
- Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
- Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
- Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Dr Scholl Foundation
Application forms must be requested each year online prior to submitting an application. When you submit an LOI, a member of the foundation staff will be contacting you within the next five business days regarding the status of your request.
Full applications are due at the "full proposal" deadline above.
The Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today's world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion.
The Foundation considers applications for grants in the following areas:
- Social Service
- Health care
- Civic and cultural
The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general, the Foundation guidelines are broad to give us flexibility in providing grants.
The majority of our grants are made in the U.S. However, like Dr. Scholl, we recognize the need for a global outlook. Non-U.S. grants are given to organizations where directors have knowledge of the grantee.
Florida Department of State: Division of Library and Information Services
The Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services is the state library administrative agency officially designated to receive and administer federal grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is the major federal grant program for libraries. The LSTA program, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services:
- Is a state-based program.
- Has purposes which focus on information access through technology and information empowerment through special services.
- Emphasizes public libraries but encourages interlibrary cooperation and partnerships among all types of libraries.
- Increases emphasis on accountability and evaluation.
- Is authorized under 20 United States Code 9101 et seq., as amended (uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title20/chapter72&edition=prelim) (as of December 2019), incorporated by reference. The general administrative requirements may be found in 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1183 here , incorporated by reference.
Florida’s grant program is based on the purposes of LSTA and the needs of Florida residents and libraries. It is developed from the goals and outcomes provided in Florida’s Library Services and Technology Act long-range plan, incorporated by reference.
Grant projects must clearly fit in with both the LSTA purposes and priorities as listed in Section IX and Florida’s long-range plan. The Division may identify priorities for funding in a specific year.
Number of Years of Project Funding:
There is no limit on the number of years that a project may be funded. Applications are evaluated and grants awarded on a single year basis. However, a library’s or an organization’s track record – including effectiveness of evaluation – will be taken into account for projects requesting multiple years of funding.
Grant Award Amounts:
Available grant funds will be awarded to projects that are the most competitive and that most appropriately help the state meet the goals and outcomes outlined in Florida’s Library Services and Technology Act long-range plan.
For competitive projects, there is no minimum or maximum amount of grant funds that must be awarded. For statewide projects, funding recommendations cannot be reduced more than 5% from the amount requested. For both types of projects, funding cannot be for more than is requested. The amount of grant awards will be determined each year based on the availability of funds and the evaluation of applications according to established program priorities and criteria for evaluation of applications.
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted. In general, regardless of whether a grant request is for general operating or program/project expenses, all of our grants will be issued as unrestricted grants.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
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