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All kids need & deserve access to a high-quality, low-stress, and innovation-friendly education.

 

These aren’t just words on our website. They represent the reason why this Foundation was started and the reason why you should donate to our cause. Education is the only solution to improving the lives of others and giving them the tools to improve the lives of their future children. Our aim is to ensure the support of our public schools, the parents and communities that surround them, the teachers that make them effective, and the students that rely on them for a fair chance at the American dream.

Your support changes outcomes. Outcomes that you become a part of.

 

We leverage support from individuals and organizations to provide scholarships to students and educators, promote innovation in the private sector, and spark opportunity for our colleges and universities. At the heart of this is our management of outcomes. As a supporter of the organization, you’ll receive regular communications related to metrics around how your support is helping support our public schools, offer access to opportunity, spark innovation, or promote education in our communities.

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All donations are fully tax deductible. We use bank-grade encryption and payment card industry compliant technologies to ensure your contributions are made securely and accurately.

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The Franklin Public Schools Defense Fund

This is a restricted fund used for grantmaking to community partners focused on defending our public schools through direct and grassroots advocacy. These agents of change use their influence to fight corporatization and profiteering of public schools.

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The Franklin Scholars Fund

This is a restricted fund used to underwrite full scholarships to Universities and Technical Schools for students working toward a career in a STEM discipline. This fund is also used to provide EduGrants to teachers all over the US to help them pursue their desire for an advanced education.

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The Franklin Foundation Fund

This is an unrestricted fund used for Foundation and Grantmaking programs. The general fund receives donations from everyday people like you looking to support efforts aimed at protecting our Public School infrastructure and ensuring all kids have access to high-quality public schools.

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We pride ourselves on managing an efficient philanthropic organization. 90 cents of every tax-deductible dollar donated is used to operate our programs or assist our partners in the operation of their community-based non-profit endeavors. Your support enables us to have an impact on over 5M children in the NY, NJ, PA, and DE areas, with other areas coming in 2019.

As an individual donor your gift helps provide training to parents of public school children who could use help extending learning from the classroom to the living room, aids public school children in experiencing STEM careers firsthand through the aid of a mentor, provide no-cost education grants to aspiring and current public school teachers, and creates opportunities for young girls to gain in-depth knowledge about STEM fields they are not normally exposed to.

An Overview of our Strategic Plan

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2017 - Develop.

Build capacity and engage community-based organizations that meet our criteria in the PA, NJ, NY, and DE area. Increase capacity for our foundation programs.

2019 - Expand.

Expand our operations for Foundation programs to include KY, IL, OH, and MD. Develop community partners in those states to enable capacity.

2020 and beyond.

Continue to grow capacity, expand operations, and promote opportunities to enable our 30-year mission of protecting and improving our American Public School Infrastructure. Increase community partnerships to 70 across 8 states, 60 corporate sponsors, and 30 University partners.

Institutional Donor Levels

The Founder’s Club

Donations over $50,000 USD Annually

The Franklin Foundation for Innovation’s founder’s club is for dedicated benefactors who provide substantial support to the Foundation’s advanced programs including NalaNET, scholarships, partner grants, advocacy, and our WiSci and WiTech programs. Supporters receive access to special events and partner program events in their local areas when available, as well as an invitation to an exclusive annual dinner with our chairman and founder as well as the Board of Directors.

The Chairman’s Club

Donations over $5,000 under $50,000 USD Annually

Members of The Franklin Foundation’s Chairman’s Club provide their support of the Foundation’s partners and institutional programs. At this level, support can include named scholarships and annual grants. Supporters receive access to special events and partner program events in their local areas when available.

Supporter’s Circle

Donations between $1,500 – $5,000 USD Annually

Supporters of The Franklin Foundation for Innovation provide significant support to the Foundation’s vital programs including the BrightStart Parent’s Challenge, scholarship programs, teacher continuing education grants, and the general operation and administration of the organization. Supporters receive access to special events and partner program events in their local areas when available.

Friend’s Circle

Gifts between $400 and $1,499 USD Annually

Friends of The Franklin Foundation for Innovation are critical supporters of the organization’s operations and programs. Every dollar counts and Friends of the Foundation help us achieve our mission via support that helps to fund marketing, communications, and program management activities.

All gifts are counted annually, meaning that someone who gives a recurring gift a $100 per month would become a member of the Friend’s Circle.