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Education Pipeline Grant

Grants to Los Angeles County, California Educational Organizations and
Schools for PreK-5 Student Achievement in Underserved Communities

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Funding Source:

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California Community Foundation (CCF)

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Grants starting at $50,000 to Los Angeles County, California early childhood education centers, educational organizations, daycares, and schools for math and literacy projects to improve preK-5 student achievement in underserved communities. July 25, 2017 is the deadline to submit a letter of intent.

Projects must address disparities in student achievement by increasing performance in math and literacy for low-income, minority, and English-learner students, PreK to fifth grade, countywide.

Projects should employ these strategies to produce the following outcomes:

- Support for convening and coordination to amplify the work of early learning advocates, providers and parent networks;
- ECE policy advocacy to build public support for early learning programs; and
- Parent education, engagement, and advocacy efforts to develop and build the leadership skills of parents so they can become stronger advocates for their children and communities.
- Quality, professional development that provides teachers with the instructional strategies necessary to meet the learning needs of diverse student populations

Please note: In regards to computer-based at-home teaching tools, innovative teaching programs for parents and pre-K through fifth-grade programs are considered, but the parent engagement strategy is designed to engage parents via a curriculum that allows parents to dialog with an expert or amongst themselves.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181621

Estimated Size of Grant:

Education grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 over two years.

Term of Contract:

Grants are paid over two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

More likely to be competitive:

- An early childhood education center that provides high-quality, research-based education to low-income children and emphasizes parent engagement by requiring parent participation on a weekly basis.
- An organization that teaches parents of preschool and K-5 students how to become an integral part of their children’s education and academic achievement.

Less likely to be competitive:

- A day care center/preschool that does not use research-based curriculum and does not use assessments to measure children’s school readiness.
- An organization that focuses on post-secondary education for low-income students by educating parents on college access opportunities.
- Individual school districts or school sites.

Please note: Middle and high school support is not currently being offered through the education portfolio. Education grantmaking is solely focused on pre-K through fifth-grade support.

Pre-Application Information:

Step 1: Letter of Intent (LOI): LOIs are reviewed year-round on an ongoing basis. Applicant’s strategic plan (approved by applicant’s Board of Directors) is required for all grant requests.

- CCF Board Meeting Dates: March 2017; June 2017; Oct 2017; Dec 2017
- LOI Deadlines: Oct 28, 2016, Feb 6, 2017; May 26, 2017; July 25, 2017

Step 2: Grant Application: Applicants are invited based on review of LOI and strategic plan.

- Applicants invited: Nov 2016; Feb 2017; June 2017; Aug 2017
- Applications due: Dec 2016; Mar 2017; July 2017; Sept 2017
- Site Visits: Dec 2016-Jan 2017; Mar 2017; July-Aug 2017; Sept 2017
- Board Review: March 2017; June 2017; Oct 2017; Dec 2017
- Applicant notified: March 2017; June 2017; Oct 2017; Dec 2017

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

Nike Irvin
Vice President, Programs
213.413.4130 Ext. 256
nirvin [@] calfund [.] org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles County