Listed below is a selection of EGCF partnerships underway. More detailed information on certain projects and grantees are featured in the EGCF News section of the website.
The current proposal cycle is now closed. As noted on our Contact page, EGCF no longer accepts unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry until further updates. We review invited proposals only, on a rolling basis. As in the past few years, we are solely focusing grant-making on 'Education and Literacy' programs specifically with a focus on school literacy programs and school infrastructure and resource programs. We will not review projects in any other program area. Please watch for highlights in this section and regular updates on the EGCF News page. Thank you.
In 2012, EGCF was proud to continue partnership projects with the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) and Exceptional Education Outreach (EEO). EGCF, through a scholarship grant to MMA, assists children of low income resident families on Nantucket with the cost of attending MMA's summer Discovery program. The Discovery program's objective is to provide children with access to local environments and opportunities to investigate, experience and explore the diverse ecosystems of Nantucket by engaging in an experiential science program. The 2012 Discovery Program grew by having 23 students participate in the Scholarship Program compared with 11 participants in 2011. Please check the EGCF News section for further details on this project and a link to their site. Also in 2012, EGCF expanded its partnership with Exceptional Education Outreach (EEO) of the Bahamas. EEO runs full school year literacy programs and offers professional medical assistance to underserved students ensuring that children with special needs have access to innovative educational programs. During the 2012-2013 school year, EEO assisted teachers with best practice techniques and was able to conduct hearing assessment tests on more than 200 students at their Center. Please visit the EGCF News section for more information about EEO and news updates on these projects.
In 2011, EGCF was pleased to embark on three new partnership projects. With buildOn, EGCF is supporting a domestic after-school program at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, buildOn's most active program in New York City. This amazing program works with high school students for an entire school year through community service projects and the impact speaks for itself. Check back in the EGCF News section in early 2012 for an update of program progress. With the Maria Mitchell Association, EGCF spearheaded a new pilot scholarship program for their fantastic Discovery Class summer camps. The Discovery program's goal is to provide children with access and opportunities to investigate and explore the diverse ecosystems of Nantucket. The new scholarship program began in mid-2011 and allows the program to be more accessible to students who have not had the prior opportunity to participate in the program. This program will continue in 2012. Please check the EGCF News section for more details on this project. Also in 2011, Exceptional Education Outreach (EEO) of the Bahamas, became a new partner with EGCF. EEO runs full school year literacy programs for those children most at risk of delayed literacy development. In multiple sites across the Bahamian islands, EEO runs inspiring reading development and tutoring programs for all ages. Please check back on the EGCF news section for more information about each of these partners, including links to their sites, and news updates on the projects.
In 2010, EGCF proudly partnered with BuildOn and the Ouelessebougou Alliance to form a pilot partnership between the two organizations in Bamakoni, Mali, West Africa. Construction of this project finished ahead of schedule and resulted in forging a new collaboration between the organizations. Please see the EGCF News section for detailed information and photos of this great project.