EIN 59-2788435

Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

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The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools identifies, develops and focuses community resources to make a meaningful impact on the success of students and teachers in Orange County Public Schools. In addition to raising funds to support eight dis...
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Program areas at Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

Read2succeedbecause of the pandemic, more than 60% of our students learned exclusively from home via the launched platform in 2020-21. In addition, many Schools chose not to permit volunteers to serve on their campuses for safety reasons. for programs like read2succeed that rely on face-to-face interaction for optimal impact, these two elements created powerful challenges. Despite these obstacles, however, read2succeed provided individualized reading instruction to 139 kindergarten, 229 first-grade, and 219 second-grade students in 39 elementary Schools. Of the students for whom data were available, 360 participants overall had comparable measures on the year-opening and year-end iready english/language arts (ela) diagnostic assessments. These students improved as follows: 92.8% of participants showed growth from the initial assessment to the end-of-year assessment. Kindergarteners: 89.7% of participants showed growth from the beginning to the end of the year. First graders: 93.1% of participants showed growth from the beginning to the end of the year. Second graders: 94.6% of participants showed growth from the beginning to the end of the year.another key metric for all three grades is the number of students who increased their school by 25 points or more from the beginning-of-year to the end-of-year diagnostic, indicating a year's worth of growth: kindergarten students increased their score by 25 points or higher as follows: - 59.7% on the iready phonological awareness assessment;- 72.4% on the iready phonics assessment; and- 67.8% on the iready high-frequency words assessment first-grade students increased their score by 25 points or higher as follows:- 68.8% on the iready vocabulary assessment; and- 86.5% on the iready pre- and post-test assessment second-grade students increased their score by 25 points or higher as follows:- 75.2% on the iready reading assessment; and- 60% on the iready pre- and post-assessment for fluency.
Teacher grantsthis year, the Foundation team built a new portal for online evaluation of teacher impact grant proposals. The new portal's flexibility allowed twice as many community volunteers/business partners (70) to participate in judging. From may 2020 to august 2020, teachers submitted more than 230 applications for grants in the areas of arts education support, nonfiction classroom libraries, middle school book clubs, and stem projects. The program awarded approximately $219,000 in classroom grants for stem, civics, fine arts, classroom libraries, middle school book clubs, technology, and professional development to 155 teachers for equipment and materials that directly impact classroom learning. In total, approximately 20,000 students benefited from these grants. Grant checks were distributed by nov. 1 in socially-distanced surprise announcements to winners, with highlights posted on the Foundation for ocps website. All grant winners provided their year-end reporting virtually in april, and the portal opened for 2021-22 proposals in june. Classroom library grants put nonfiction books in the hands of 3,949 students in 37 Schools; 76% cultivated a growing interest in reading as a direct result of this program, and 79% improved their reading skills. Middle school book club grants were awarded to clubs in 3 Schools. These clubs helped 35 reluctant readers strengthen their literacy skills while encouraging reading for enjoyment. Math, science, energy education and stem grants provide funds for equipment and/or materials for hands-on, experiential projects. Of the 9,821 students who participated in these projects, 79% increased their interest in stem topics; 68% increased their interest in pursuing stem careers; and 72% improved their science grades. Arts education grants totaling $12,000 supported visual and performing arts programs in 22 Schools, benefiting 5,367 students and 22 teachers.
Chillthe chill (community health and intervention in life's lessons) program provided a licensed or licensed-eligible mental health counselor to the elementary and middle Schools that feed into winter park high school. Due to covid-19 precautions, the chill counselors limited their counseling services to individual sessions only. 328 students were referred chill services. 156 students were seen, all in individual sessions due to covid-19 precautions. Chill counselors held approximately 1,865 individual sessions. The most common reasons for seeking chill services during the 2020-21 school year were:- anxiety- depressed mood- anger issues- social concerns- lack of connection with peers

Grants made by Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
City YearTo Support the Programs of City Year$101,000

Who funds Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF)Enhance Public Education at the Community Level$349,352
National Philanthropic TrustEducation$100,000
Central Florida FoundationOperating Support$73,130
...and 10 more grants received

Personnel at Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

Scott HowatChief Communications Officer, Ocps$30,000
Deborah L PedrazaExecutive Director$20,000
Ermelinda RolonManager Additions
Kathleen WrightManager Partners in Education Pie
Tom BarthelChair$0
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,830,845
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$108,632
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$182,826
Net income from fundraising events$-32,291
Net income from gaming activities$7,315
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$5,607
Total revenues$3,102,934

Form 990s for Foundation for Orange County Public Schools

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-062022-01-14990View PDF
2020-062021-04-02990View PDF
2019-062019-12-26990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 17, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $11,706 from PayPal Giving Fund
July 13, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $349,352 from Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF)
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General information
445 W Amelia St No 901
Orlando, FL 32801
Metro area
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
Website URL
(407) 317-3261
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B11: Education Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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