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The Education Plus! grant cycle will open in spring of 2023.
When funding becomes available, SCF will accept applications from eligible Solano County public school teachers in grades K-12, and from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Solano County residents. SCF's Educantion Plus! funding goals are to reduce poverty at its root cause. Funding will support educational projects committed to achieving and improving reading and math skills at grade level, and projects that address employment training and job readiness for youth and young adults.
Small grants up to $2,500 will be awarded to school teachers to support projects that exhibit the “Plus! Factor,” i.e., those that enhance learning, create unique learning experiences for participants, improve student achievement, and augment the overall educational experience in unique and successful ways.
Slightly larger grants, up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified nonprofit organizations to support reading and math programs; for example: remedial and mentoring projects, interventions programs, and after-school and summer programs. Grant monies will also support employment education and training and job readiness projects, specifically those expected to make the greatest positive impact for participants. Award amounts will vary depending upon the scope and purpose of each funding request.
Since 2000, many local businesses, individuals, and corporations have partnered with Solano Community Foundation to support this program. The Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation have been champions of SCF's Education Plus! Program since its inception.
In 2015 and 2016 SCF received three very generous grants from the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation. This support has significantly increased our Education Plus! grantmaking efforts and community impact. With increased funding capacity SCF is now able to support nonprofit programs to make an even greater investment in our communities. Through our Education Plus! Grant Program we are forming new partnerships to help raise Solano County children and their families from a life of poverty.