Educational Institutions

The Ascension Fund Inc

  • Gonzales, LA
  • www.ascensionfund.com

Mission Statement

The Ascension Fund, an instrument for private sector leaders to reward and inspire excellence in public education, invests directly in the work of individual teachers and schools through grants for innovative ideas and programs in Ascension Parish public schools.

Main Programs

  1. Ascension Fund Grant Programs
  2. Teacher Grants - $500
  3. Teacher Grants - $1,000
  4. School Impact Grants - $2,500
Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

Ascension Parish Public Schools: GW Carver Primary, Central Middle, Central Primary, Donaldsonville High, Donaldsonville Primary, Duplessis Primary, Dutchtown High, Dutchtown Middle, Dutchtown Primary, East Ascension High, Galvez Middle, Galvez Primary, Gonzales Middle, Gonzales Primary, Lake Elementary, Lakeside Primary, Lowery Elementary, Lowery Middle, Oak Grove Primary, Pecan Grove Primary, Prairieville Middle, Prairieville Primary, Sorrento Primary, Spanish Lake Primary, St. Amant High, St. Amant Middle, St. Amant Primary, LeBlanc Special Services, Ascension Head Start & APPLe Digital Academy.

ruling year

2015

Executive Director since 2012

Self-reported

Mrs. Jennifer E. deFrances

Keywords

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Education

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Also Known As

The Ascension Fund

EIN

72-1186479

 Number

3591776304

Physical Address

117 West Ascension Street

Gonzales, LA 70737

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Since its' inception in 1991, the Ascension Fund has awarded over 1,100 Grants to educators across Ascension Parish public schools representing an investment of more than $1.25 million dollars.

Programs

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

Program 1

Ascension Fund Grant Programs

THE ASCENSION FUND GIVES GRANTS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ASCENSION PAIRISH LOUISIANA IN ORDER TO ENHANCE EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$55,000.00

Program 2

Teacher Grants - $500

Teachers can apply for $500 Grants to implement innovative and creative methods of learning in the classroom. Teacher Grants are awarded annually and on a competitive basis.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$500.00

Program 3

Teacher Grants - $1,000

Teachers can apply for $1,000 grants to implement innovative and creative methods of learning in the classroom. Grants are awarded annually and on a competitive basis.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 4

School Impact Grants - $2,500

Educators can apply for School Impact Grants in the amount of $2,500 to implement innovative and creative methods of learning in a school. Grants are awarded annually and on a competitive basis.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$2,500.00

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our endowments are managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and currently stand at $1.35 million. Our goal is to raise the endowment balance to $3 million.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

Ascension Parish Public Schools: GW Carver Primary, Central Middle, Central Primary, Donaldsonville High, Donaldsonville Primary, Duplessis Primary, Dutchtown High, Dutchtown Middle, Dutchtown Primary, East Ascension High, Galvez Middle, Galvez Primary, Gonzales Middle, Gonzales Primary, Lake Elementary, Lakeside Primary, Lowery Elementary, Lowery Middle, Oak Grove Primary, Pecan Grove Primary, Prairieville Middle, Prairieville Primary, Sorrento Primary, Spanish Lake Primary, St. Amant High, St. Amant Middle, St. Amant Primary, LeBlanc Special Services, Ascension Head Start & APPLe Digital Academy.

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Financials

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THE ASCENSION FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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The Ascension Fund Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer E. deFrances

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Donald Songy

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & 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?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?