Educational Institutions

Hispanic Scholarship Civic & Cultural Foundation Incorporated

  • Spring Hill, FL
  • http://www.hispanicscholars.org

Mission Statement

The mission of our foundation is to organize fund-raising events and procure other sources of support to aid Hispanic students from financially disadvantaged homes pursue a college education.

To, through our youth, perpetuate our Hispanic heritage, our culture, our beliefs, our traditions and our values.

 

To provide civic assistance to our community through the support of local food pantries and emergency relief programs. 

To lend economic help to our Latin American brothers and sisters adopting this country as their new home. To ease their transition to a new way of life by helping them identify economic, social and civic programs available to them.

 

To encourage them to become self reliant and determined to successfully integrate themselves into the mainstream of the community and become productive members of our society.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Scholarships
  2. Academic Awards
  3. Community Relief Fund
  4. Food Pantry Fund
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

We currently serve Hernando County in the state of Florida. We have three areas of focus for our communities. First, we stress the importance of the conintuing education of our Hispanic students of low to moderate income families. Annually we promote and award four scholarships to graduating high school students. Second, is to support food pantries in need in our county. Our third area of focus is to provide emergency financial relief and resouces to help families get back on their feet.

ruling year

2006

President

Self-reported

Gladys Pedersen

Keywords

Self-reported

Food pantry asistance,emergency relief,scholarships,low income,families,financial assistance,hispanic,latino,food,resources

Also Known As

Hsccf, Inc

EIN

34-2048235

 Number

0984491630

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Annual Scholarships

Currently we are awarding scholarships annually to all the high schools in Hernando county. Our goal is to be able to award scholarships in the high schools of Pasco and Citrus counties as well. The budget posted here for this program would include all the high schools.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

10000.00

Program 2

Academic Awards

These awards are for those who are invited to attend special functions usually reserved for the exceptional students. Sometimes these functions require travel or other expenses which could prohibit some students attending due to lack of funds. Our goal is to assist them with some of the expenses in order for them to attend such functions.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

3000.00

Program 3

Community Relief Fund

This programs goal is to assist strugling families with short term financial set backs. An example would be to assist a parent with funds to complete a course that will in turn get them a better job to support their family. The main of this program is geared to improve the quality of life on low income families. With this effort they can become more productive members in the community. This is on a limited budget and we check to make sure all other resources have been exhausted before considering this fund.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Hispanics

Budget

5000.00

Program 4

Food Pantry Fund

This reserve program is designed to provide emergency assistance to foods pantries. During the peak holidays when the number of families going to the pantries is at its highest we want plan to be a resource to supply targeted pantries that serve the greater Hernando County area. All to often during the holidays is when the pantries run dry and the need is highest.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

7000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

We currently serve Hernando County in the state of Florida. We have three areas of focus for our communities. First, we stress the importance of the conintuing education of our Hispanic students of low to moderate income families. Annually we promote and award four scholarships to graduating high school students. Second, is to support food pantries in need in our county. Our third area of focus is to provide emergency financial relief and resouces to help families get back on their feet.

Funding Needs

All grants and donations that we recieve towards our programs are greatly appreciated. The most difficult part of running our non-profit is raising the money to keep our programs alive.   We are a 100% volunteer run organization and 90% of  donations and grants go right back into the community. If we could spend less time and money on fundraising activities we could put more back into the community. So, if there is a particular program that we are doing that you want your contribution to go towards please let us know or you can support all three.

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Hispanic Scholarship Civic & Cultural Foundation Incorporated

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President

Gladys Pedersen

BIO

Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College, New York
Twentyfive years working in the banking financial industry.
Currently a Senior Personal Banker with Bank of America - 9 years.
Currently own and operate a small business, web design company.
Has served in current non-profit as Juris Prudent Officer for last 4 yrs.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Gladys Pedersen

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