Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

COLLEGE FUND OF PINELLAS COUNTY INC

Clearwater, FL   |  www.collegefundpinellas.org

Mission

To raise and distribute funds for the assistance of scholastically qualified Pinellas County residents who are pursuing a college-level education and who demonstrate a need for substantial financial aid.  To maintain contact with student recipients to support them in their educational pursuits.

Ruling year info

1967

President

Mr. Britt Hart

Main address

P.O. BOX 673

Clearwater, FL 33757 USA

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EIN

59-6178906

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. Increase the number of individual donors contributing regularly to College Fund and identify new sources of funds, such as grants from philanthropic organizations and fundraising events.
2. Increase awareness of College Fund grant opportunities among eligible high school seniors and college students in order to increase the number of highly-qualified applicants.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

College Fund Grant

The College Fund provides funds to supplement the college scholarships of qualified students. Grants are $1,000 per school year ($500 per semester) until the student receives a maximum of $4,000 or graduates with a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first; however, retention in the program is dependent upon a review of student grades, course load, and financial need after each semester.

Population(s) Served
Students
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$70,650

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percentage of grant recipients graduating with a bachelor's degree.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,Students

Related Program

College Fund Grant

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Out of the 15 students selected to receive grants in August 2015, 11 have graduated and the 4 others are expected to graduate within a year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The goal of the College Fund is to provide financial assistance to enable every eligible applicant who demonstrates a significant financial need to become or remain a full time undergraduate college student in pursuit of a Bachelor's degree.

1. Apply for a grant from the Pinellas Community Foundation and other philanthropic organizations and raise additional funds from mailings to potential donors. 2. Advertise the availability of College Fund grants on scholarship search websites and contact college financial aid offices and Pinellas County High School Guidance Counselors . 3. Provide a College Fund website where donors and students can obtain more information and students can obtain an Application form. 4. Evaluate student applications for grade point average and calculated need and select eligible applicants for interviews. 5. Conduct and score interviews of selected applicants considering academic performance, financial planning, and attitude. 6. Rank order the applicants by their interview scores and award grants in that rank order until the funds available for grants are exhausted. 7. Offer mentoring to the grant recipients.

Our Board of Directors who are our all-volunteer workforce have diverse educational and experience backgrounds: five with doctorate degrees in education or engineering; nine with experience in teaching or school administration; nine with business experience, and three with federal government experience. In addition, our volunteer advisors provide needed expertise when needed in areas such as law, accounting, business administration, and recruiting.

College Fund's principal progress indicator is the number of students we are able to support with $1,000 grants each year, which is ,of course, directly related to the amount of funds we are able to raise each year.

The number of students we are supporting has grown from 38 in our fiscal year 2011 to 57 in our fiscal year 2019. Our annual funding has risen from $31,000 in fiscal year 2011 to $67,000 in fiscal year 2019.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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COLLEGE FUND OF PINELLAS COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 3/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Britt Hart

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2020

James Cordea

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Gerald Dominick

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Robert Rankine

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Sharron Rankine

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Loretta Laws

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Sheila Keller

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Shirley Lorenzo

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Connie Mustipher

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Kay Thompson

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Regan Musgrove

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Bette Ra Ivey

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Karen Creamer

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

E. Britt Hart

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

David Barclay

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Karen Moseley

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Vivian Neumann

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Timothy Owens

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Curt Engelman

CollegeFund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Gezime Christian

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

David Rogers

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Heaven Taylor-Wynn

College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

Scholaships Grants Pinellas County Florida