Grant Opportunities:
School is Cool

The new School is Cool 2.0 approach combines lessons learned from the past three years of implementation with new ingredients that make for a successful recipe to impact the ABC’s (Attendance, Behavior, and Course performance) in reading and math. With a strong partnership between the Community Foundation of Broward and Broward County Public School District, middle schools and nonprofits will work together to implement customized, innovative, and high quality projects tailored to meet the individual academic and social-emotional needs of the most struggling middle school students.

Total Granted: $1,000,000

Why is Middle School So Important?

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News Updates:

Historic Grant for Broward Schools - WLRN Radio | 4/19/2018

Historic $3 Million Grant for Broward Schools - Sun Sentinel | 4/18/2018

$6 Million Project to Address Student Isolation in Broward | 4/16/2018

Building a Grad Nation - Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout EpidemicFebruary 2013

Forget Superman. Help the General Make School Cool (Sun-Sentinel)

Photos from the 2012 Youth Summit with Geoffrey Canada

State Releases First-Ever School Rankings; Several Post in Top 10 in State in Their Category (Palm Beach Post)

Application Information

To meet the needs of the community during the coronavirus crisis, the Community Foundation of Broward has changed our usual grantmaking process to get resources where they are needed the most as quickly as possible. As a result:

  1. Grants may be renewed or awarded based on pressing community needs, without an RFP process.
  2. Grant applications to fill targeted gaps in community services may be offered by invitation only, via email invitations.
  3. Updated guidelines and outcomes to be achieved will be provided when a new RFP cycle opens up. We are not accepting applications under this area at this time.

For more information email Strategic Grants Manager, Angelica Rosas at


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