Fast Facts About ADVIS:
Over 130 Member Schools in the tri-state, 13 county Greater Delaware Valley region…
 
Educate nearly 50,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school; 29.4% students of color
 
Employ over 11,000 faculty, administrators, and staff
 
Award nearly $270,000,000 in need based financial aid to 34% of students
 
Represent more than 430,000 alumni
 
Collectively have an annual operating budget greater than one billion dollars!

ADVIS – E. E. FORD FOUNDATION TRANSFORMATIVE MODELS FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOL SUSTAINABILITY - Application Form

The application process is open for seed $$ funding for innovative, collaborative projects that explore and experiment with school partnerships that might result in potentially transformative operational models of our schools. As per the Foundation’s terms, at least one member of every project team receiving funding must be an ADVIS/NAIS member with an Upper School; beyond this, the possibilities are limited only by conventional thinking! In order for an application to be considered, at least one team member school must have attended the October 17th program. Questions about the application process should be directed to Barbara Kraus-Blackney, barbarakb@advis.org. For the initial round of funding, applications are due by December 31, 2018. ADVIS may extend this deadline if we have not committed all funds after reviewing applications submitted in the first call for proposals.
PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS
List all schools and/or other organizations that will partner in the proposed project, with primary contact name, email and phone number for each:
School/Organization Name
Primary Contact First Name
Primary Contact Last Name
Primary Contact Email Address
Primary Contact Phone Number
ADVIS Member?
 yes  no
NAIS Member?
 yes  no
Grade Levels Served
Please describe the financial condition of the school or organization:
Strong
Stable but facing long-run challenges
Weak
In the current fiscal year, what does you budget show?
A surplus
Break even
Weak
Is there another school/organization member of your team?
I have no other schools/organizations to add
Add a school/organization
PROPOSAL TEXT
Proposal Text – The text of the proposal must be double-spaced, no more than three [3] single-sided, 8.5 x 11 inch pages, and it should include:
  • A brief description of the proposed project
  • Needs/circumstances of the school(s)/partners for which the grant request is designed to address
  • Describe how this project will transform the operational model for the school/partners
  • Timeline of proposed project*
  • The amount requested
  • If applicable, which phase/aspect of the project will the funding specifically support?
  • The proposed match and how the school(s)/partners will fund the match** 
*All grant recipients will be expected to report-out on progress to date, lessons learned, etc. at the Annual Trustee Program in November, 2020.  

**It is the intent of this initiative that school(s)/teams provide at least a 100% match to the project budget. Lesser matches may be considered under some circumstances.
Proposal Text - File Upload
To upload your Proposal Text, click on "select" and locate and select the Word .doc or .pdf file from your computer.

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GRANT PROGRAM BUDGET
Please limit to one page and describe how the school(s)/team plans to use the grant and matching funds to meet the proposal needs. We would like to see a general budget that outlines, at least in broad categories, how the funds would be spent.
Grant Program Budget - File Upload
To upload your Grant Program Budget, click on "select" and locate and select the Word .doc, Excel .xls or .pdf file from your computer.

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COMPARATIVE SCHOOL OPERATING BUDGET*
Please note: While not initially required, schools may elect to include. 
Please limit to one page which should include the current year’s operating budget, the last school year’s operating budget and the last school year’s actual budget results for each school.
 
*If not provided, ADVIS may request this information to reach a final decision on a proposal.
Comparative School Operating Budget* - File Upload
To upload your Comparative School Operating Budget, click on "select" and locate and select the Word .doc, Excel .xls or .pdf file from your computer.
 
(Optional) *If not provided, ADVIS may request this information to reach a final decision on a proposal. If operating budget is being submitted at time of proposal submission, each head of school may attach this documentation to the confirmation email indicating that they have reviewed and approved the project proposal and application for funding. 

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STATEMENT OF ACTIVITY and the STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION from the schools’ audits.*
 
*If not provided, ADVIS may request this information to reach a final decision on a proposal.
Statement of Activity and the Statement of Financial Condition* - File Upload
To upload your Statement of Activity and the Statement of Financial Condition, click on "select" and locate and select the Word .doc, Excel .xls or .pdf file from your computer.
 
(Optional) *If not provided, ADVIS may request this information to reach a final decision on a proposal. If financial statement pages are being submitted at time of proposal submission, each head of school may attach this documentation to the confirmation email indicating that they have reviewed and approved the project proposal and application for funding. 

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I understand that this application will be considered only after ADVIS receives a brief note from each participating Head of School/CEO indicating that they have reviewed and approved this application. Please have the applying Head(s) of School/CEO(s) reply with their approval of this application to barbarakb@advis.org.
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