Grant Challenge Event
Let's Kick Off 2018 by building partnerships and learning about a new grant opportunity to expand your non-profit!
Grant Applications are Open
January 12, 2018 - February 2, 2018
For more information and to apply, visit:
You're invited to hear about The NBC10 and Telemundo62 Project Innovation Grant Challenge.
Monday, January 22, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 pm
5:30pm - Registration & Networking
6:15pm - Program - NBC10 & Telemundo62
7:15pm - Networking & Refreshments
Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd 43rd Floor, Philadelphia PA
Past NBCU Foundation Grant Winners
Mighty Writers - Awarded $50,000 in 2016
El Futuro’s bi-lingual foundation, which focuses on educating predominantly Spanish-speaking students in Philadelphia, helps students think and write with clarity through an academically approved software. Two groups, grades 2-4 and 5-8, will be evaluated on their writing skills through academically approved software, and then advised on areas they need to improve through Mighty Writers. Additionally, Mighty Writers makes all communications (emails, handouts) bi-lingual, and verbally communicates directly with the parents. Mighty Writers has a success rate of 62% proficiency among students who enter and exit their program, as well as a 75% confidence rate among parents.
Camden City Garden Club - Awarded $25,000 in 2016
GrowLab II introduces students in Camden City Schools to urban farming and healthy eating through an innovative, environmentally focused STEM education curriculum. Utilizing high quality science lab equipment, students work to not only improve their diets and access to healthy foods through gardening, but also hone their science lab skills and enhance their scientific understanding of the natural world around them. The increased utilization of science lab tools and garden-based environmental and physical science learning will ultimately lead to an increase in overall students’ science achievement scores and heighten their interest in science-related fields.
Reading Assist Institute - Awarded $25,000 in 2015
The Reading Assist Institute has developed a pilot program called the Reading Corps in partnership with the Delaware Department of Education and the Colonial School District. The program will train 15 AmeriCorps members as reading intervention tutors. Creating the Reading Corps will significantly increase the number of students RAI serves and produce a reading intervention program that will be replicated in school districts throughout the state of Delaware.