Tauck Foundation Grants (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
|Program:||Tauck Foundation Grants (Bridgeport, Connecticut)|
|Eligibility:||1. Be a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization.
2. Work (or have a specific strategy to work) with elementary (kindergarten through fifth grade) students in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Organizations may be based in other cities/towns as long as they work with a significant number - more than 100 - of Bridgeport children in grades K-5).
3. Have an operating budget of $300,000 or more. The Tauck Family Foundation has set this threshold because it seeks to invest in organizations that are building a robust capacity to work effectively and sustainably.
4. Consider the essential life skills development of youth from low-income families to be core to the organizationâ€™s mission.
5. Be interested in developing organizationally and receiving non-financial capacity building support, including (a) going through an intensive Theory of Change process with the Tauck Family Foundationâ€™s staff and consultants, and (b) implementing performance management systems to measure and monitor the development of Bridgeport childrenâ€™s self-control, persistence, mastery orientation, and academic self-efficacy.
|Purpose:||The Tauck Family Foundation will invest in strengthening the capacity of organizations to help children, in kindergarten through fifth grade, from low-income families in Bridgeport to build the skills that will help them to regulate themselves; persist toward their goals; learn for the sake of learning; believe that they are capable of achieving academically; and ultimately change the statistics for themselves and their families.The Tauck Family Foundationâ€™s focus will be on elementary school children in kindergarten through fifth grade, because research demonstrates that if children develop these skills during this critical period of development, they will be more likely to hold on to these skills and perform better through middle school and high school â€“ and, it is reasonable to expect, even beyond.|