Educational Grant Program
The Florida Writers Foundation, Inc. (FWF) is a nonprofit corporation formed to promote literacy by enhancing writing skills in children, teens, and adults. We partner with existing programs and initiatives as well as developing new programs. Our Volunteers have made a difference in people’s lives by visiting elementary schools for reading days, sponsoring poetry contests, donating books to schools, and contributing funds to promote school writing contests. We look forward to contributing funds to high school writing contests and visiting high schools.
Educational Mission of FWF: The educational mission of the Florida Writers Foundation is to provide financial grants for qualified organizations in Florida who engage in educational activities and projects that are compatible with the FWF mission. These organizations may include public or private schools, PTA’s, nonprofits, or other institutions whose projects and activities fit the parameters, values, and mission of the FWF.
Grants: The FWF will determine the number of recipients of educational funds each year, and the amount of each award, based on the previous year’s fundraising efforts, understanding that the amount of funds varies from year to year.
Qualifications & Requirements: The FWF will take a variety of factors into account when determining who to award grants to, and the amounts of the awards. Therefore, applicants should submit a packet that includes a cover letter, the appropriate application from the FWF website, and the requested documents to support the reasons for their application.
Application Process: Please click on the link at the top of this page to download the grant application. The Board of Directors will review the applications and notify applicants within two months whether they have been selected. Public announcement of the scholarships and grants will be made in the fall. Applicants who are not selected to receive a scholarship or grant are welcome to reapply the following year.
Reapplying the Following Year: Applicants who were not selected to receive a scholarship or grant are welcome to reapply the next year. Those who were selected to receive funds are also welcome to reapply the following year. Recipients of an award do not automatically receive funds the next time around. Each award is a one-time scholarship or grant.
Getting the Word Out: The Florida Writers Foundation wants as many organizations as possible to know about the opportunities to apply for the FWF grants. Information will be disseminated electronically by email and social media.
Follow-up for Grant Recipients: Representatives of the organization must report back with photographs and event results of the grant-supported program or project. Testimonials are highly valued and will be used for FWF marketing purposes.
For More Information
Contact Ken Pelham, Florida Writers Foundation President
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