Educational Grants

Junior Achievement StudentsJunior Achievement Students

$20,000 to The James Madison Institute for Public Policy Studies to fund Outreach Programs in Civics and Entrepreneurship.  www.jamesmadison.org

$41,780 to Adult Literacy League to expand Adult & Family Literacy Services.   www.adultliteracyleague.org

Adult Literacy League

$35,000 to MicheLee Puppets for their STEAM Show Live that introduces basic math and science concepts to preschoolers..  www.micheleepuppets.org

$45,000 to ELEVATE Orlando for program expansion to Oak Ridge High School and its feeder pattern elementary and middle schools.  ELEVATE has a three pronged program offering a credited, elective class that teaches character and life skills, assistance with post-secondary preparation and placement and year-round mentoring and extracurricular activities.  This funding will be used in for the salary, program costs and training expense of one additional teacher/mentor to be hired to help meet the increased demand by both school leaders and students.  www.elevateorlando.org

$30,000 to Kate and Justin Rose Foundation Foundation for their “Greens Fore Greens” project which will provide funding for an urban farming program at Orange Center Elementary School and their Blessings in a Backpack program.  www.kjrosefoundation.org

$60,000 to The School District of Osceola County to expand Osceola High School's Academy of Hospitality (which provides students with career training in the service industry) with the addition of Lodging Operations to their existing Culinary Arts Program, allowing students to explore another high-demand career within the hospitality field. www.osceola.k12.fl.us

$68,230 to United Against Poverty to implement an educational support program for 20 low-income persons who are either unemployed or underemployed and wish to advance their skills for improved employment opportunities. www.communityfoodoutreach.org

$100,000 to United Arts of Central Florida for the Osceola School District Arts Enrichment Program.   www.unitedarts.cc

$150,000 to Pacific Legal Foundation to support their private property rights litigation program in Florida and across the nation. www.pacificlegal.org

$300,000 to Junior Achievement of Central Florida for general operating support over a three year period to provide a long term funding mechanism so JA can focus on its core mission, establish mutually agreeable benchmarks for periodic assessment of progress while holding JA accountable to a budget. www.jacentralfl.org

$375,000 to United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida for Phase II of their Pine Hills Expansion project.   www.ucpcfl.org

Construction ProgramConstruction Program at Ocoee High School

$7,500,000 to the University of Central Florida to help fund construction of a new academic building that will be the centerpiece of the UCF Downtown campus serving about 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students.  www.ucf.edu

Grants featured are those for $15,000 or more made as of June 2017.
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