Announcing Our 2014 Grantees
After an unprecedented application cycle this year, we are proud to announce the grantee organizations that The Miles Foundation will be partnering with in 2014. Without further ado, below is a list of these organizations, as well as brief descriptions of their work and the specific programs we’ll be supporting. We wish these leaders and organizations all of the best in their endeavors, and look forward to working hand-in-hand with them in the upcoming year to help fulfill their noble missions.
The Miles Foundation: 2014 Grantees
- Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT): An international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing.
o Grant: Bella’s Seasons of Science – Early childhood STEM learning program
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth: Provide enriching programs for youth from disadvantaged circumstances to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens.
o Grant:Istation Literacy Program – After school literacy program
- Bridgeport Education Foundation: Supports educational programs for both the students and staff personnel of the Bridgeport Independent School District.
o Grant:Making the Impossible Possible – STEM education grants
- Cassata High School: Private, nonprofit outreach school of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
o Grant:High School Dropout Prevention – Low-cost school programming
- CHILDREN AT RISK: Serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy.
o Grant:CHILDREN AT RISK North Texas – Research and advocacy for quality early childhood education and public schools
- Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County: Surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
o Grant:Case Management for At-Risk Students – Drop-out prevention program
- Dream Outside the Box: Propels youth out of dream deserts - because a child’s horizons are only limited by their ability to imagine them.
o Grant:Mentoring program for elementary students using college volunteers
- Educational First Steps: Improves the quality and availability of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children.
o Grant:Four Steps to Excellence 2.0 –Early childhood education training for care centers in low income areas
- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: Leading Fort Worth educational museum.
o Grant:STEM Education Program Investment 2014-15 –Teacher and student summer STEM training program.
- Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair: Oldest ongoing fair in Texas featuring an annual competition across 17 categories in engineering and science.
o Grant:2015 Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair –64th annual event for high school and middle school students
- Impossible Possibilities: Provides education initiatives locally and abroad.
o Grant:Mavens Milestones Reading Achievement –Reading program for Fort Worth ISD elementary schools
- Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, Inc.: High school after-school program teaching students how to create and operate a business.
o Grant:Financial Literacy program for local rural schools
- Lemonade Day Dallas: Teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.
o Grant:Lemonade Day – Financial literacy experiential learning program
- Lena Pope Home: Empowers families to stay together by focusing on counseling and education.
o Grant:Nature Explore Classroom – Outdoor learning center for early childhood STEM education
- Liberty ISD Education Foundation: Provides programming to support Liberty Independent School District.
o Grant:Innovative teaching grants for Liberty ISD operations
- National Math + Science Initiative: Improves student performance in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by transforming teaching, schools and education in the U.S.
o Grant:Fort Worth College Readiness Program – Support for math and science AP programs in Fort Worth ISD schools
- National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force: A tribute to World War II heroes and their legacies.
o Grant:Preserving the stories of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
- REAL School Gardens: Creates learning gardens for schools that help grow successful students.
o Grant:Teacher Training – Instructions for teachers on how to transform school gardens into outdoor classrooms
- Recovery Resource Council: Reduces drug and alcohol abuse and its stigma by providing guidance, education, and services to children, adults, and families.
o Grant:Sunshine Club – School program helping students learn how to develop social and emotional life skills
- STAR Sponsorship Program, Inc.: Increases educational options for children in Tarrant County whose parents do not have the financial means to provide an education best suited to their children’s unique needs.
o Grant:Educational Program Support for Low-Income Children – Scholarship program for low-income students to attend private school
- The Dallas Foundation: The oldest community foundation in the state serving donors and nonprofit agencies through North Texas.
o Grant:Zero to Five Funders’ Collaborative – Collective local foundation funding of Lake Bachman early childhood education program
- The Ladder Alliance: Empowers at-risk women who are often victims of domestic violence to become self-sufficient.
o Grant:Computer Skills Training Program – Job skills training for women
- The Philanthropy Roundtable: America’s leading network of charitable donors working to strengthen our free society, uphold donor intent, and protect the freedom to give.
o Grant:Economic Opportunity Program – Education, publications, conferences and breakthrough groups focused on economic opportunity philanthropy
- United Community Centers, Inc.: Provides services to empower individuals, strengthen families and enrich communities.
o Grant:Summer Reading Initiative – Summer reading program for students not on grade level
- Veterans National Education Program: Teaches U.S. modern history through the understanding of the humanistic and cultural aspects of America’s military conflicts and how they have influenced the fabric of our global society.
o Grant:Global Awareness Initiative – Modern military history course development for high school students in Fort Worth
- YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County: Works to transform lives of women, children and their families from poverty to independence through housing stability, high-quality affordable childcare and financial self-sufficiency.
o Grant:Early Childhood Education – High quality early childhood education for homeless children