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INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT winners    

november 27, 2018

GOSA, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation (IFF), today announced five Community Partnership Grant award winners.  The Community Partnership Grant is a competitive grant program that provides funding to school districts, traditional public or charter schools, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to support students’ academic and nonacademic needs.

Community Partnership grants will provide each winner between $35,000 to $75,000 over one to two years to partner with schools, districts, and community, state, or national organizations to implement programs aligned with one of the IFF priority areas, including: coordinated community services, positive learning climate, elementary mathematics, and birth to age eight language and literacy development.  Each grantee will evaluate its program’s effectiveness and submit its findings to GOSA and the IFF.  The state will use these findings to showcase best practices in all four priority areas.

Funding for Community Partnership Grants is made available through donations to the Qualified Education Donation Tax Credit, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-7-29.21.  This 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 IFF can receive up to $5 million annually and will use these funds for grant programs, like the Community Partnership Grant, that improve student achievement.

The grant award winners and their respective programs are listed below. 

 

Board of Control for the Southern Regional

SREB/Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative Joint Project to Support Elementary Teachers of Mathematics

Elementary Mathematics Teaching and Learning

 

Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA - Thomson Club

GREAT Readers - Thomson Club

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy



DeKalb County School District - Stoneview Elementary School

Loving Literacy

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy

 

Charles R. Drew Charter School

PREPping for Success in Early Learning: Parent Engagement and Data Alignment

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy

 

University of West Georgia Foundation, Inc.

STEMDesign: Design Thinking for Elementary Teachers and Students

Positive Learning Climate

 

Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.




INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT TO THE cHIEF TURNAROUND OFFICE     SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

The CTO’s funded program, Innovation Network, aligns with the IFF’s coordinated community services priority area. This $70,930 grant will support the CTO’s Coordinated Student Health & Wellness Strategy. This award is in addition to the $252,500 grant GOSA provided the CTO in June 2018 to develop evidence-based district turnaround professional learning opportunities. The CTO will evaluate each program’s effectiveness and submit its findings to GOSA and the IFF.  The state will use these findings to showcase best practices.

Click to read a summary of the CTO’s Community Partnership Grant proposal.




INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT WINNERS    

AUGUST 29, 2018

Community Partnership grants will provide each winner between $35,000 to $75,000 over one to two years to partner with schools, districts, and community, state, or national organizations – to implement programs aligned with one of the IFF priority areas.

Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.

 


INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES INNOVATION SUMMIT PILOT GRANT WINNERS

AUGUST 29, 2018

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement and the Innovation Fund Foundation (IFF) today announced award winners for the Innovation Summit Pilot Grant. This grant opportunity provides funding to traditional public schools, charter schools, school districts, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, and 2- or 3-star Quality Rated Early Childcare Centers. Award winners attended the 2018 Innovation Summit and used ideas and concepts they learned at the Summit to develop their innovative proposals.

 Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.