The 2016 Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) grant cycle opens Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
The SAIL Partnership focuses on summer programs where students can explore new interests and skills and gain the support they need to prevent summer learning loss. Through this important partnership, funders commit to using a joint application process for nonprofit organizations seeking grant support to add or enhance consistent academic components to summer youth programs. Data shows that summer learning loss accounts for nearly two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading. Research also shows that the effects of participation in a summer learning program can benefit the child for at least two years afterwards. Local experience in Birmingham has shown average gains of at least two months in reading and math during a five to six week program, making a significant positive difference for these children.
How to apply:
- Access the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s Online Grant System to create an account or to login to your current account.
- Click Apply and select the Summer Adventures in Learning application.
- An application should appear for you to complete and submit.
For more information please contact Caroline Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 SAIL Funders:
Alabama Power Foundation
Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation
Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
Junior League of Alabama
Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
United Way of Central Alabama