We pride ourselves on the level of consideration invested in every grantmaking decision. Our goal is to ensure that funds are targeted as effectively as possible to the area of need. Our grants typically range in size from $5,000 to $40,000.
In 2016, over $1,000,000 in competitive grants were distributed by the Scheidel Foundation, the majority of which went to Economic Empowerment (and Economic Empowerment through Education) initiatives. Integrative Medicine grants are a smaller, though important, area of our grantmaking.
Please note that, beginning in 2017, the Foundation will focus on two types of grants to include College Readiness & Completion and Integrative Medicine. This decision resulted from a year-long strategic planning process during which the Trustees of the Foundation decided to narrow the former category of “Economic Empowerment” and focus the Foundation’s efforts to help low-income individuals, often first-in-their-family (“first generation”), to get to and through college and be career ready. You can read more about our new College Readiness & Completion focus here.
Please see the chart below for a sampling of the grants the Scheidel Foundation awarded in 2016:
|Investing in Kids (INK)
|Economic Empowerment through Education||Provide professional development opportunities for staff in alignment with strategic plan goals||$15,000|
Washington, DC Metro Area
|Economic Empowerment through Education||Support the development of new marketing materials to attract new mentors and donors||$20,000|
|Academy of Hope Washington, DC Metro Area||Economic Empowerment through Education||General Operating Funding||$25,000|
|Goodwill A-STEP Program
|Economic Empowerment||Support A-STEP candidates with funds that enable them to persist in a workforce or technical certificate program||$25,000|
|PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville||Economic Empowerment through Education||Hire a part-time development professional to manage the first year of PACE’s capital campaign||$25,073|
|Capital Partners for Education Washington, DC Metro Area||Economic Empowerment through Education||Add staff and support enhanced programming for growing corps of CPE college students||$30,000|
|KIPP Charter School
|Economic Empowerment through Education||Add staff to help transition growing corps of KIPP middle school students to quality high schools and help high school students prepare for college||$35,000|
|The Center for Mind-Body Medicine Washington, DC Metro Area||Integrative Medicine||Support the online marketing and communications systems and distribution of new content||$35,000|