IP Receives $10K in Grants
Impossible Possibilities (IP) received $10,000 in grants from the Alcon Foundation ($5,000) and the Rees-Jones Foundation ($5,000).
The Rees-Jones grant will be used to fund IP's 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, including the development of a new automated Scholarship Network that will connect current and former recipients with each other and with members of IP’s Advisory Board through shared universities, professions and interests. 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 Alcon Foundation awards grants to qualified, U.S.-based tax-exempt public 501(c)(3) charities that provide high-quality programs and services, well-defined goals, a program commitment to maximizing available resources, and a reputation for meeting objectives and reporting measured results.
Founded in 2006 by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, The Rees-Jones Foundation is a private foundation that works with non-profit organizations, primarily in North Texas, to serve others and improve their quality of life and life circumstances in tangible ways.