2015 Grants

Programs Serving Indigenous Peoples

$1,118,764

Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative

Support for the First Nations' Principals Course on how to administer a school in a First Nations community, providing support and ongoing training for principals in hopes of improving First Nations schools on a large scale.
www.maei-ieam.ca

$250,000

Gonzaga University

Support for the MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship program, enhancing the quality of business instruction in an effort to spark economic growth through strong Native-owned businesses founded upon sound business principles.
www.gonzaga.edu

$165,000

Scottsdale Community College

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, and a matching grant challenge to build an endowment for American Indian business and entrepreneurship student scholarships, in an effort to improve the economic well-being of Native Americans by supporting their future business enterprises
www.scottsdalecc.edu

$90,000

Northern Arizona University Foundation

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, and a matching grant challenge to build an endowment for American Indian business and entrepreneurship student scholarships, in an effort to improve the economic well-being of Native Americans by supporting their future business enterprises.
www.nau.edu

$87,965

Oklahoma State University

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.okstate.edu

$70,000

Northwest Indian College

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.nwic.edu

$65,000

Northeastern State University

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.nsuok.edu

$60,000

Little Big Horn College

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.lbhc.edu

$56,200

Heritage University

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.heritage.edu

$50,000

Institute of American Indian Art

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship education for students in the arts with demonstrated financial need to enhance economic development and independence.
www.iaia.edu

$48,125

University of New Mexico

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.gallup.unm.edu

$39,750

Blackfeet Community College

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.bfcc.edu

$36,750

American Indian College Fund

Matching grant challenge to build an endowment for American Indian business and entrepreneurship student scholarships, creating a positive impact on careers and lives.
www.collegefund.org

$33,364

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Scholarships for American Indian business and entrepreneurship students with demonstrated financial need, supporting business and economic development.
www.ancollege.edu

$26,000

CAPE, Ltd.

Partnership to further aboriginal entrepreneurship and business ownership on Canadian First Nations' Reserves, encouraging increased Aboriginal participation in Canada's economy.
www.capefund.ca

$25,010

First Peoples Fund

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants in support of educational workshops, helping to grow economies and create sustainable and vibrant Native American communities through art.
www.firstpeoplesfund.org

$12,250

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Foundation Director matching grant in support of educational programs.
www.nicwa.org

$1,250

National Congress of American Indians

Foundation Director matching grant in support of educational programs.

$1,000

Harvard University

Foundation Director discretionary grant for the Honoring Nations Project on American Indian Economic Development educational symposiums.
www.harvard.edu

$1,000

Hopi Education Endowment Fund

Foundation Director matching grant in support of educational programs.
www.hopieducationanfund.org

$100
   

Programs serving People with Disabilities

$2,075,527

State University System of Florida

Scholarships for students with disabilities and demonstrated financial need attending one of the twelve State of Florida universities, and matching challenge grants paid directly to the universities for scholarships.
Download the State University System of Florida Application

$626,527

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

Funding for selected programs and projects that enhance the educational experience of students attending FSDB, such as recreation, therapy, and health programs that respond to the social, emotional, and physical needs of students.
www.fsdb.k12.fl.us

$500,000

Gallaudet University

Scholarships and internships for deaf and hard-of-hearing students with demonstrated financial need, promoting a greater understanding of leadership and helping to prepare future leaders with essential skills.
www.gallaudet.edu

$500,000

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

Support of Clarke's Telepractice Virtual Intervention Services (TVISIT) Program created to remove barriers that prevent many families from accessing consistent, quality early intervention services.
www.clarkeschools.org

$164,000

Landmark College

Matching grant challenge to supplement institutional support for students with learning disabilities who have significant demonstrated financial need .
www.landmark.edu

$100,000

Eye to Eye

Matching grant challenge in support of establishing and maintaining the Eye to Eye Alumni Program.
www.eyetoeyenational.org

$85,000

Landmark East School

Matching grant challenge to provide scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need attending this school for children with language and learning differences.
www.landmarkeast.org

$50,000

Olmsted Center

Support for program for job training and job placement for blind and disabled persons, assisting individuals to achieve their highest levels of independence in their homes, communities, and places of work.
www.olmstedcenter.org

$35,000

Friends of Beau

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants for general support of this school for the deaf in Cameroon.
www.fobsd.org

$15,000
   

Programs serving the Economically Disadvantaged

$3,767,144

Scholarship Management Services

Scholarships for children of Florida based UPS employees or retires with demonstrated financial need.
Download Program Guidelines
Download Application

$1,100,000

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need; Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants in support of scholarships.
www.pba.edu

$907,500

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County

Full tuition scholarships for graduates of the Johnson Scholars Program in Palm Beach County.
www.takestockpalmbeach.org

$421,469

Pathways to Education Canada

Support for development of its National Scholarship Program and provision for scholarships, effectively increasing post-secondary participation rates among young people from low-income communities in Canada.
www.pathwaystoeducation.ca

$250,000

Scholarship Management Services

Scholarships for graduates of the Johnson Scholars Program in Palm Beach County.
www.scholarshipmanagement.org

$247,500

University of Central Florida

Matching grant challenge to build an endowment to provide for DirectConnect students with demonstrated financial need attending the University of Central Florida; helping students successfully accomplish their dreams.
www.ucf.edu

$200,000

University of Florida

Matching grant challenge to build an endowment to provide for first generation students with demonstrated financial need attending the University of Florida; aiding students in making a successful transition to the workplace and other life commitments.
www.ufl.edu

$200,000

School District of Palm Beach County

Support for the Johnson Scholars Program of mentorship in seven high schools in the School District, preparing students for graduation and college success.
www.palmbeachschools.org

$58,675

Valencia State College

Matching grant challenge to build a scholarship endowment for students with demonstrated financial need, improving quality of life, workplace success, and familial perceptions of education.
www.valenciacollege.eud

$50,000

Stetson University

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants for the Scholarship Endowment Fund for International Travel.
www.stetson.edu

$22,500

Eastern Florida State College

Matching grant challenge to build a scholarship endowment for students with demonstrated financial need, inspiring students to further their education.
www.easternflorida.edu

$20,000

Seminole State College

Matching grant challenge to build a scholarship endowment for students with demonstrated financial need, helping to build success.
www.seminolestate.edu

$20,000

Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants in support of scholarships.
www.massart.edu

$19,250

Santa Fe College

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants for scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
www.sfcollege.edu

$18,300

Christie Foundation

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants for scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
www.christie-foundation.org

$15,000

Cumberland Health Care

Foundation Director discretionary grant for scholarships through the Career Bursary Program.
www.cumberlandhealthcare.com

$15,000

Florida Baptist Children's Home

Foundation Director discretionary grant in support of the home services.
www.fbchomes.org

$15,000

The Kings Academy

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants for scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
www.tka.net

$15,000

Soulsville Foundation

Assistance with costs for two students to attend the Berklee College’s City Music 5-Week Summer Performance Program, and towards the purchase of a donor software system.
www.soulsvillefoundation.org

$12,000

Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

support for the Palm Beach County Community Collective Impact Initiative.
www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

$10,000

Lake-Sumter State College

Matching grant challenge to build a scholarship endowment for students with demonstrated financial need, supporting further education and an educated workforce.
www.lssc.edu

$10,000

Mary's Center

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants in support of the Teen Education Program.
www.maryscenter.org

$7,500

Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Foundation Director discretionary grant for education initiatives.
www.nwowomenscentre.org

$7,500

Thunder Bay Community Foundation

Foundation Director discretionary grant for education initiatives.
www.tbcf.org

$7,500

Mount St Vincent University

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants for scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
www.msvu.ca

$ 7,500

Food & Friends

Foundation Director discretionary grant in support of the Service Learning Project.
www.foodandfriends.org

$ 7,500

Berklee College of Music

Foundation Director discretionary grant in support of scholarships
www.berklee.edu

$1,000

East Stroudsburg University

Foundation Director discretionary and matching grants for scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
www.esasd.net

$ 500

Hope for Freedom

Foundation staff matching grant for scholarships for at risk girls.
www.gochristfellowship.com

$500

Paden City Foundation

Foundation staff matching grant for scholarships for students graduating from Paden City High School with demonstrated financial need.

$ 250

Flagler College

Foundation Director matching grant for scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
www.flagler.edu

$ 100

East Stroudsburg Area School District

Foundation Director matching grant for scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
www.esasd.net

$ 100
   

Professional Organizations (grant portion only)

$10,250

Florida Philanthropic Network

Annual membership dues.
www.fpnetwork.org

$8,000

Grantmakers For Education

Annual membership dues (grant eligible portion).
www.edfunders.org

$1,750

Exponent Philanthropy

Annual membership dues (grant eligible portion).
www.exponentphilanthropy.org

$500
   

Total Distributions

$6,971,685