Celebrating 65 Years!
Theory of Change 2019-20
Continuing the Legacy of Fred K. Conn
Mission: The Conn Memorial Foundation provides strategic leadership and grants to organizations in Hillsborough County that support the educational achievement of children and youth in low-income neighborhoods and strengthen the capacity of leaders in preschools, schools and social service organizations.
Vision: Educational achievement and social-emotional learning that leads to increased kindergarten readiness, high school graduation rates, successful post-secondary experiences and careers. Successful leaders in Hillsborough County’s preschools, schools and social service organizations.
Education Pipeline Initiatives
Identify and develop educational pipelines for birth - 12th grade with a primary focus on birth - 5th grade in Title 1 schools with a positive tipping point (60%+ student stability and 40%+ Kindergarten Readiness and 3rd Grade Reading rates). Support dynamic and collaborative engagement of caregivers, educators and social service leaders.
Systemic Collaboration for Kindergarten Readiness and Kindergarten Transition
Partnership with Early Learning Coalition and School District to create early childhood pathways for public schools.
Town ‘n’ Country Growing Up Great
Riverview Growing Up Great: Spurlino YMCA
Tampa Preschool Partnership
Private and Charter School Pipeline
Capacity Building Initiatives
Conn Foundation Board and Staff
Provide leadership, support and advocacy
Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay and the University of Tampa Nonprofit Certificate Program
Strengthen capacity through professional development and leadership education