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The Childrens Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania

An Education is the Greatest Gift You Can Give a Child

Clarion, PA   |  http://csfofpa.org

Mission

The mission of The Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania is to ensure a quality education is available to all children in Pennsylvania.

Ruling year info

1992

Co-Founder and Co-Chairperson

Milissa Bauer

Co-Founder and Co-Chariperson

Al Lander

Main address

633 Mayfield Rd

Clarion, PA 16214 USA

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EIN

25-1672139

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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PK Scholarships

Pre-kindergarten scholarships are for residents of Pennsylvania with children between three and five years of age who meet the DCED eligibility requirements and attend a participating school.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Kindergarten through 12th grade scholarships are for residents of Pennsylvania with children who meet the DCED eligibility requirements and attend a participating school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Kindergarten through 12th grade scholarships are for residents of Pennsylvania with children who meet the DCED eligibility requirements and attend a participating school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Clarion County Adventures is a division of The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania and will be serving as the applicant for the Clarion County COVID‐19 Outdoor Recovery Initiative. Established in 1998, the Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania (CSF) is a non‐profit organization that provides financial aid to needy students that wished to attend private elementary & secondary schools in the Clarion County area. For 22 years, the CSF has helped families in 27 counties, which include some of Pennsylvania's most rural counties. The CSF has been successfully bringing businesses and schools together with one common goal: to provide families in need the opportunity of having a choice in educating their children. Clarion County Adventures will have a goal of providing outdoor access to all.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To allow families residing in Pennsylvania to chose the best education option for their students by offering scholarships to private and faith-based educational institutions. To increase the number of scholarships available and continue to increase our scope by offering scholarships in additional Pennsylvania counties.

To make available to all children in Pennsylvania a quality education with academic standards that meets or exceeds those of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

To promote education in Pennsylvania and to help all citizens understand that education is the greatest gift that one can give a child.
To support the charitable needs of the community.

To award tuition scholarships to children and families who submit written application showing a financial need based on the EITC criteria. Verification of need will be done utilizing prior year tax information.

Scholarship Awards
Award scholarships for at least 80% of all annual contributions received by the Board (80% receipts). Scholarships shall be awarded to children and their families in need of tuition assistance who meet the financial criteria of one or more need based tests of this Commonwealth based on the EITC program. All scholarship payments will go to the school the child is attending.

Award Criteria
All scholarships shall be awarded for tuition to attend a school in the state of Pennsylvania which meets the criteria under the EITC programs. Any family receiving a scholarship shall meet the financial guidelines as set forth by the state of Pennsylvania in Act 4 of 2001 as it may be amended from time to time. Families will acknowledge by signing or when on-line, by checking the box that the information they provide is true and accurate. If there is no such acknowledgement, then their application will be deemed incomplete.
Community Outreach
CSFOFPA will network with area churches and community organizations for the purpose of informing the public of the availability of scholarships from CSFPA. Scholarships will be awarded based on the criteria as set forth by the state of Pennsylvania for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (“EITC”) Program. Scholarships will be awarded to schools and children located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for either Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

For the 2019-2020 School Year

PK
- Number and amount of scholarships requested (83 scholarships - $185,561.61)
- Number and amount of scholarships awarded (83 scholarships - $102,381.66)
- Number of families receiving awards (73 families)
- Number of schools receiving awards (7 schools)
- Number of Pennsylvania counties served (4 counties)

K12
- Number and amount of scholarships requested (373 scholarships - $1,126,503.18)
- Number and amount of scholarships awarded (373 scholarships - $495,668.53)
- Number of families receiving awards (264 families)
- Number of schools receiving awards (13 schools)
- Number of Pennsylvania counties served (6 counties)

OS
- Number and amount of scholarships requested (111 scholarships - $525,060.00)
- Number and amount of scholarships awarded (111 scholarships - $254,400.00)
- Number of families receiving awards (93 families)
- Number of schools receiving awards (10 schools)
- Number of Pennsylvania counties served (7 counties)

Financials

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The Childrens Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania

Board of directors
as of 12/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Milissa Bauer


Board co-chair

Al Lander

Cindy Nave

Terri Corbett

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/3/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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