State Funds Provide $1 for $1 Match Incentive for Charitable Giving to Increase Student Achievement in Florida

Since 2001, $34 million dollars has been allocated by the Florida Legislature for the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program which has leveraged more than double that in private matching dollars. For school year 2014-15, $4.5 million has been allocated and is being used to fund 153 projects across Florida to help raise student achievement.
Funds can be used in six programmatic areas determined by local education foundation leaders as priorities for advancing student achievement in Florida: Increasing Graduation Rates; Teaching Quality; Literacy; Low-Performing Students; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education; and Career/Technical Education.
For a description of 2014-15 funded projects by county, click HERE.

Making a Difference with a $1 for $1 Match!

This is how we leveraged State dollars last year:
  • 124 projects in 53 different districts/counties
  • 1.4 million students served
  • Over 190 private partners
  • Over $4.3 million in private contributions for a total of $8.3 million invested in Florida's schools
To review the outcomes report from 2013-14 School District Education Foundation Matching Grants Program projects by district, click HERE.
For the full report on the 2012-13 program, click here.