Education opens the doors to the world. Children with a solid educational foundation grow into focused, talented adults that create the strong families and communities that make the region thrive. Better education and job readiness mean safer neighborhoods and a workforce ready for the next wave of jobs and opportunities. The Education Impact Fund fuels action and initiatives that make education accessible for everyone, with a focus on social-emotional learning, early literacy, and life-long learning.

This fund supports actions and initiatives that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Focus on projects that pilot, accelerate, scale or fill gaps
  • Increase graduation rates and job readiness
  • Address education equity
  • Focus on school readiness, including social emotional learning, language, and literacy
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Education scorecard

INDICATOR
CURRENT STATUS
RANKING
TREND
Third Grade Reading Proficiency
[source]
CURRENT STATUS55%
SCORE "SATISFACTORY" OR HIGHER
RANKING51/73 
SCHOOL DISTRICTS
TREND
Kindergarten Readiness (Use as a proxy for proportion of children under 5 developmentally on track)
[source]
CURRENT STATUS55%
READY FOR KINDERGARTEN
RANKING28/73
SCHOOL DISTRICTS
TREND
Participation in Pre-K
[source]
CURRENT STATUS91%
RANKING3/67 
FLORIDA COUNTIES
TREND
High School Graduation Rate in Orange County
[source]
CURRENT STATUS88.4%
RANKING27/73 
SCHOOL DISTRICTS
TREND
Adult Literacy Rate
[source]
CURRENT STATUS80.3%
RANKING3/50
STATES
TREND

Green arrow up or down: improving
Red arrow up or down: worsening
Yellow arrow: status quo