Florida Philanthropic Network is proud to announce a new opportunity for Community Foundations of Florida (CFF) members as part of a partnership with Helios Education Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. With their support, FPN is launching College Access & Success Initiative, a new, two-year project that builds on the success of the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) and its mission to create and strengthen a statewide network that catalyzes and supports communities to improve college & career preparation, access and completion for all students.
Community Foundations of Florida members will have the opportunity to enhance, strengthen and sustain their local college access networks with dollar-for-dollar matching challenge grants that community foundations can employ to support local collaborative efforts. The grant will also fund a statewide learning community and toolkit focused on strategies and best practices to support local collaborative efforts; data collection and analysis; an innovative scholarship working group to explore non-traditional scholarship programs and products; and a white paper documenting the working group's findings.
Now accepting applications for the College Access & Success Exploratory Grants from community foundations serving counties with nonexistent or early stage LCANs. Learn more.
College Access & Success Initiative is intended to leverage local private investment, through Florida community foundations, to engage and sustain college access coalitions, thereby increasing the college-going and post secondary completion rates of students traditionally underrepresented in higher education and building a college going culture throughout the state.