The Economic Self-Sufficiency Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by determining eligibility for food, cash and medical assistance for individuals and families on the road to economic recovery. Funders can use these handouts on how to apply for services and assistance helpful for foundations and nonprofits assisting families coming from Puerto Rico to Florida. Available in English and Spanish.
In May, FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group (EAG) reported on Lumina’s latest report on attainment which, for the first time, included high quality post-secondary certifications. The Florida College System's Eric Godin presented data on how Florida is counting and increasing these certifications.
This introduction to the Every Student Succeeds Act provides an overview of the new federal legislation replacing No Child Left Behind.
Quantum Foundation is a long-time supporter of True Fast Outreach Ministries. From its first grant of $5,000 to its most recent grant of $100K, True Fast Outreach Ministries has been providing better links to health services and meaningful community impact with funding support from Quantum Foundation.
T. Wainwright Miller, Jr.'s commitment to enhancing Southwest Florida will be missed but not forgotten. As president of the Price Foundation, Miller provided millions of dollars in funding for area nonprofits, including the annual Community Prayer Breakfast, which the foundation organized and sponsored for 25 years. Price Foundation Trustee Dan Adams called him an "aggressive, energetic man who was an innovator and always wanted to assist and help people."
After a long career as director of business research at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y., Jim Bruen has been named interim executive director of the Manatee Community Foundation. Bruen and his wife, Jane, moved to Bradenton 10 years ago and, for the past three years, have been active participants in the Foundation. He replaces founding Executive Director Marilyn Howard.
Civic innovators from across the country submitted more than 4,500 ideas to this year’s Knight Cities Challenge. That’s a lot of ideas. More importantly, that’s a lot of people who care enough about their city to sit down and write about what they want to do to make it more successful. Picking a set of finalists from that field is a daunting and difficult task.
Quantum Foundation and Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties help fund Boynton Beach High School medical program alongside Mary & Robert Pew Public Education Fund. There’s demand in health care, because that’s increasingly where the jobs are, said Miguel Benavente, the district’s medical sciences specialist., adding that they are high paying and high skill level.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced recently that more than 50 nonprofits in Miami have been awarded approximately $1.7 million in grants in 2015.
The new Genesis Community Health clinic in partnership with Boca Helping Hands aims to provide quality healthcare access in a city where less than 3% of low-income patients are being seen at existing centers. Genesis is funded through U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Quantum Foundation and Palm Healthcare Foundation.