Grants for After School, Weekend and Early Childhool Initiatives
The Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation is in the second stage of our Winter 2016 Community Grant Application process. We are currently reviewing the letters of Inquiry that have been submitted and meeting with representatives from submitting organizations. In the next several weeks, we will be inviting organizations from this list to submit a formal grant application by January 22, 2017. Grants will be for up to $25,000 and are expected to be awarded no later than February 2017.
Our foundation has provided numerous grants to those organizations and institutions that serve to benefit Salem's youth and further their education. As of fall 2016, we've recently made grants to the United Way of Salem County, Salem Community College, and the Rowan University Foundation to enhance educational opportunities for Salem students from pre-K to those ready for college. They include grants for
- Creation of the Acton Achievers' Computer Lab, which focuses on making sure that Salem’s youngest children - those attending the Early Learning Academy at United Way’s Campbell Center - are familiar and comfortable with computers. (Learn more about the Acton Achievers program here.)
- Full scholarships for 35 high school students to attend the three-week residential STEAM Academy on the Rowan University campus this summer. (Learn more about the STEAM Academy here.)
- 91 Salem High School juniors and seniors to receive 736 college credits from Salem Community College. (Learn more about the College Enhancement Credit Grant here.)
- Hiring a coordinator to facilitate enrollment in the Acorn Fund. (Learn more about our coordinator here.)
We also support after-school and summer initiatives that enhance the education of the children of Salem City. If you would like to discuss support for your nonprofit organization’s initiative call Beth at 844-4FORMAN (844-436-7626), ext. 105.