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

Application Start: Closed
Application Deadline: Closed
Grants Awarded: June, 2020
Grant Range: Up to $100,000

Official applications are accepted only through PhilNet.

Questions? Contact Angelica Rosas, Strategic Grants Manager, at

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The Funders Collaborative will accept applications from nonprofit agencies that have been determined by the Internal Revenue Service as agencies created for a charitable cause, most commonly categorized as 501(c)(3) organizations.Partnerships with governmental agencies and private sector entities are encouraged.

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