Community Partnership Grants

Beginning in 2018, the Innovation Fund Foundation launched four rounds of the Community Partnership Grants - from June 2018 through March 2019. Community Partnership Grants provided between $35,000 and $75,000 over one to two years for eligible organizations - in partnership with schools, districts, community, state, or national organizations - to implement programs focused on one of the four priority areas:

  • Birth to Age Eight Language & Literacy

  • Coordinated Community Services

  • Elementary Mathematics Teaching & Learning

  • Positive Learning Climate

This funding is made available by the Innovation Fund Foundation through donations from the Qualified Education Donation Tax Credit, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-7-29.21. The Qualified Education Donation Tax Credit allows individuals and corporations to donate to the IFF and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit (not just a deduction) on their state income taxes, subject to availability. The Foundation is authorized to receive up to $5 million through this tax credit on a first come, first-served basis. The IFF will use these funds to provide grants to improve student achievement.


Round Four

On May 21, 2019, GOSA, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation, announced seven Community Partnership Grant winners.

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Round Three

On February 21, 2019, GOSA, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation, announced six Community Partnership Grant winners.

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Round Two

On November 27, 2018, GOSA, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation, announced five Community Partnership Grant winners.

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Round One

On August 29, 2018, GOSA, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation, announced four Community Partnership Grant winners.

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On September 28, 2018, GOSA, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation, announced a Community Partnership Grant award to the Chief Turnaround Office.

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