IP Receives $28,000 in Grants
Impossible Possibilities (IP) received $28,000 in grants from local entities, including the Miles Foundation ($10,000), the Ryan Foundation ($5,000), Texas Capital Bank ($5,000), the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees’ Reaching Out (AERO) Club ($3,500), the Rotary Club of Fort Worth ($3,000) and the Ken W. Davis Foundation ($1,500).
IP will use funds awarded by the Miles Foundation and Rotary Club of Fort Worth for its Maven’s Milestones (MM) Reading Program. MM is an incentive-based reading achievement program that supports literacy for approximately 1,200 students at three Fort Worth ISD elementary schools.
The organization will use the remaining funds to support its Scholarship Program and Sik’lik Youth Poetry Slam. The organization’s Scholarship Program awards $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Since 2009, IP has awarded 57 scholarships to local students, totaling more than $100,000. The Sik’lik program is an annual youth poetry slam and writing workshop that provides middle and high school students a forum to express their creativity and enhance their writing and presentation skills.
Founded by Ellison Miles in 1997, the Miles Foundation helps foster a thriving community through innovative investments in education, economic opportunity and leadership development.
The purpose of the AERO Club is to provide a way for Lockheed Martin employees to contribute through a single channel to recognized charitable, scientific, literary and educational organizations and agencies. With four main focus areas, the AERO Club concentrates on stabilizing families, improving community health, serving people with special needs and building local communities.
The Ryan Foundation was founded by Helen McKee Ryan and her son, John P. Ryan in 1983. Helen Ryan was the widow of Thomas M. Ryan, a prominent businessman in Fort Worth. The mission of the foundation is to support a wide variety of public charities in the State of Texas, with an emphasis on Tarrant County and Fort Worth in the areas of health care, human and social services, education, children services, and the arts.
Texas Capital Bank is a commercial bank that delivers highly personalized financial services to businesses and entrepreneurs. Launched in December 1998, Texas Capital Bank has grown from a small, private company into one of the largest independent banks in Texas. Headquartered in Dallas, the bank has full-service locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
The mission of the Ken W. Davis Foundation is “to support those charities that directly provide for human welfare ranging from basic needs to quality of life improvement.”