Fundable Projects

Consider making a gift, and making an impact.

Our Fundable Projects offer donors and sponsors the ability match their philanthropic passion to specific projects that may more closely align with their giving interests. Some projects have been collaboratively developed by IDEA staff and our higher education partners, while other projects were identified through our most recent IDEA Impact Grant process.

We invite you to take a closer look.


fundable projects

In alphabetical order by institution or organization name.

Fundable Projects will be posted on the IDEA website and promoted for a period of six months, before rotating off to make room for new projects.  Each project's funding goal varies in amount and progress towards those goals will be posted twice a month.  If a project does not meet its funding goal after six months, those charitable dollars will be used towards the next round of IDEA Impact Grants.

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Project Title:

Collegiate Support Programs for Foster Youth/Alumni

Project Description:

Post-secondary educational outcomes for foster youth and alumni (i.e. those formerly in foster care) are dismal. Many are ill-prepared for the challenges associated with college. Of the foster youth/alumni who attend college, only 2-9 percent will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree (Stuart Foundation, 2013). Donations made to this project will result in the creation of a conceptual framework to implement and evaluate on-campus collegiate support programs for foster youth/alumni. This study will shed light on the conceptualization of academic programs to positively impact student well-being for a particularly vulnerable population.

More about the project’s story: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/social-work-professor-turns-foster-care-journey-life-research-education-advocacy

Budget:

$2,500

Contributions as of 1/26/2016

$2,500
Additional contributions will go towards the project 

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University of Massachusetts (Lowell)

University of Massachusetts (Lowell)

Project Title: 

Teaching the Science of Learning

Project Description:

Can the Science of Learning be Taught? Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell are creating a series of videos and exercises promoting evidence-based learning strategies that instructors and students can utilize. These stand-alone Science of Learning materials will demonstrate cognitive findings that apply directly to learning and are easy to implement in a classroom setting, and easy for students to use on their own. The posters have been accessed by thousands of people. Donations to this project will be used to translate these posters into other languages so that a more diverse audience can be reached.

Budget:

$1,000 per language.

Contributions as of 12/23/2016

$1,000 - GOAL MET to complete one translation!
Additional contributions will fund more translations.

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