Fund Type: Donor Advised Funds

Fund Category: Education, Youth

Mission: To partner with the East Ramapo community to identify areas of greatest need for its public school students and to support education and enrichment opportunities for those students.

Grants
We are now accepting grant applications. Please click on this link for more information and to apply. Grant applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Good luck!

The Fund for East Ramapo’s Public School Students
has awarded several grants.
Click here to read more.

Donations
The Fund for East Ramapo Public School Students is not yet accepting donations. Individuals wishing to donate are asked to consider direct contributions to the NAACP, NYCLU, RCF, or any of the fund’s grantees. Current grantees include the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center. To be notified of updates regarding donations, please complete the request below.


Advisory Board

Corey Calabrese
Associate, Latham & Watkins
Co-lead counsel, NAACP Spring Valley Branch et al v. East Ramapo Central School District et al
Jean Fields
Co-chair, Education Committee, NAACP Spring
Valley Chapter
Olivia Castor
East Ramapo graduate
Witness, NAACP Spring Valley Branch et al v. East Ramapo Central School District et al Student, Harvard Law School
Brandon Holmes
Hudson Valley Regional Director, New York Civil Liberties Union,
Son of East Ramapo teacher
Oscar Cohen
Co-chair, Education Committee, NAACP Spring Valley Chapter
Russell Mangas (Chair)
Associate, Latham & Watkins
Co-lead counsel, NAACP Spring Valley Branch et al
v. East Ramapo Central School District et al
Chevon Dos Reis
Plaintiff, NAACP Spring Valley Branch et al v. East Ramapo Central School District et al
Community Services Worker II (Spanish Speaking), Rockland County Department of Social Services

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The East Ramapo Students Grant Application is Now Open!

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The Fund for East Ramapo’s Public School Students, established by Latham and Watkins, has awarded the following grants to the East Ramapo community.

Wonder Girls
Wonder Girls was awarded a $15,000 grant to provide programming in the form of leadership, business skills, social responsibility, confidence building and wellness to female students at East Ramapo High School. The program’s goal is to produce empowered, college/career ready young women who are confident in themselves, their education and are prepared for the business world.

CANDLE
The Community Awareness Network for a Drug-Free Life and Environment (CANDLE) was awarded a $20,000 grant to support two programs in the East Ramapo school district that recently/unexpectedly lost funding. The program provides extra psycho-social support, peer refusal and pro-social skills for youth, as a mechanism of reducing risk for drug and alcohol abuse.

Martin Luther King Multi Purpose Center
The Martin Luther King Multi Purpose Center was awarded a $33,000 grant that will help support the Saturday’s At The Center program which began in November 2022. Saturday’s At The Center is a free educational support program offering ELA & Math reinforcement for East Ramapo School district students currently enrolled in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

New York Civil Liberties Union
The New York Civil Liberties Union’s (NYCLU) youth program in Spring Valley was awarded a $20,000 grant to provide public high school students in the East Ramapo Central School District with the resources and tools to effectively organize initiatives around civil rights and civil liberties in their schools and communities. This grant was for students from both Ramapo High School and Spring Valley High School, many of whom are students of color and English Language Learners.

The Fund for East Ramapo’s Public School Students, established by Latham and Watkins typically awards grants in the $15,000-$20,000 range per approved project.