Grant Opportunities:
School is Cool

What We Are Looking for

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

Click to download the 2019 Art of Community RFP

Application Start: Now open

Application Deadline: November 22, 2019 at 11:59pm

Panel Interviews with Finalists: December 17-19, 2020

Grants Awarded: March 2020

Grant Range: Up to $100,000

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Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to provide services to Broward County
City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
Individuals are not eligible to apply. Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good standing with the Foundation and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants per the grant agreement.

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