Strategic Initiatives


The GO! Program is designed to involve all employees across affiliates of the Foundation's parent company, ECMC Group, in recognizing organizations that align with the Foundation's mission of improving educational outcomes among underserved communities. Awards are granted to educational programs spanning from early childhood education through postsecondary education. All employees have the opportunity to nominate organizations they care about in their local communities.

Since the GO! Program first launched in 2015, it has awarded a total of $4.95 million through 210 grants.

2015 21 $1.1
2016 25 $1.0
2017 72 $1.45
2018 92 $1.4

Girlstart To expand their free weekly STEM after-school program to additional high-need elementary schools. $10,000
Stony Point High School To fund five complete sensory learning classrooms for students in need. $10,000
Horizon Outreach To improve career readiness for 50 low-income mothers by reducing the effects of trauma on their economic stability and relationships. $10,000
Rayzor Sharp Community Development Foundation To fund the I Love My GPA Project that educates students on how to obtain a higher GPA and to prepare for college. $10,000
The Forge for Families To help fund their after-school enrichment program. $10,000
A-Gallery Career Technical Education "CTE" To fund the Achievers Gallery on Edge project, which connects local high school students with community corporations for career exploration. $10,000
Sankofa Foundation To provide additional resources to help students be more successful academically, including launching a mentoring program targeting young men grades 8–12. $10,000
Survivors on Purpose To fund the Community Breast Health Education and Advocacy initiative, which supports women and adolescent girls in underserved local areas. $10,000
ASD Hope, Inc./Texas Autism Academy To fund a Certified Behavior Analyst to increase the number of students served. $10,000
Children's Museum of Houston To expand the Welcome Baby Program, which includes a packet of educational resources given to low-income parents of infants to promote the importance of early literacy development. $10,000
Community Family Centers To upgrade the computer lab to enhance and enrich digital learning curriculum for adult learners. $10,000
Fort Worth Hope Center To fund a 30-hour OSHA Forklift Certification course that prepares individuals for the majority of forklift jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. $10,000
The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse To fund the School-Based Youth Prevention Program, which targets high-risk youth living in low-income communities leading to improved student success and overall school quality. $10,000
Live Oak Jaguars To purchase sports equipment and uniforms meeting all safety requirements and to fund dues for children who need financial assistance. $10,000
Restore Education To fund the Level Up for College project, which creates a path to college through an eight-week instructor-led course for 89 at-risk students. $10,000
Cambria County Fire Association Fire School To fund school programming provided to various volunteer fire departments. $10,000
Greensburg Salem High School Library Media Center To purchase the OverDrive platform allowing students free access to multitudes of quality literature and audio books as well as fund ten laptops, eight chairs and one sofa for a comfortable learning space. $10,000
Glow Mentoring Program Inc. To fund programming that increases the transition rate of students from high school to postsecondary education or the military. $10,000
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads To expand free JA Day financial literacy programming to Title 1 schools. $10,000
Renaissance Academy To start an after-school music/mentorship program that will promote unity, character and the skills needed to help propel students to greatness. $10,000
House of Praise International Church To fund The Living Word Community Servants Program to provide health awareness to Northern Virginia, both in English and in Spanish, through education and health screenings and by providing needed food and clothing. $10,000
Multicultural Family and Education Center To fund the Family STEM Program, which will provide students in Northern Virginia access to STEM materials through hands-on seminars, activities and mentoring. $10,000
The Arc Greater Prince William To fund educational offerings for families of children with developmental disabilities. $10,000
Pikes Peak Community College To fund service learning, a research-based strategy for engaging students with their communities, providing opportunities to develop career readiness skills and realize social change. $10,000
TESSA To fund personnel who will provide in-person services, including safety planning, emotional support, information and resource referrals to 2,500 individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence. $10,000
Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) To fund the Career Readiness Program, which provides individualized services to low-income single parent families that targets barriers to employment and connects participants to employment opportunities. $10,000
Hope House of Colorado To fund the GED and College and Career Programs for teen moms striving for personal and economic self-sufficiency. $10,000
Turning Point of the City To fund programming to support youth involved in the juvenile corrections system transition back to school. $10,000
GemStars To fund after-school programming such as sports and study resources in an effort to keep youth off the streets. $10,000
Graham Elementary and Middle School To fund social and emotional learning by expanding efforts towards being a trauma-sensitive school. $10,000
North Columbus Jaycees/Buckeye Jaycee Foundation To fund a mentorship and training program for homeless students grades 5-8 located in the Columbus city school system. $10,000
Alive Camp To teach high school students new music and trade skills, and to fund mentor programs, individual/social exercises, team building and community events. $10,000
Futures Foundation for Volusia County Schools To fund mini-grants associated with curriculum materials, student supplies, books, software programs and more that support a variety of activities, including remedial and enrichment programs. $10,000
Holly Hill Boys & Girls Club To fund a comprehensive homework help/tutoring program for youth age 6-18. $10,000
Family Promise of Gwinnett County To fund a homeless continuum project to help transition clients from homelessness to being stably housed. $10,000
Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett To support mentorships, hands-on experiences and referrals with the goal of increasing the percentage of minority and disadvantaged high school students interested in the healthcare field. $10,000
Learning Collection Foundation Corp To fund tutoring services for disadvantaged families, targeting Spanish speaking communities in Gwinnett. $10,000
Clay Youth Connect via Youth Crisis Center To fund programming that develops skill sets for young adults to live self-sufficiently in the community. $10,000
Jacksonville Adventist Academy To purchase 16 iPad Pros and accessories to be used to bridge the gap for scholars whose families are unable to purchase up-to-date technology. $10,000
World Relief Jackson To fund the Career Path program, which identifies skills, experiences, education and employment interests for creating an individualized plan for support services needed to prepare for education and training opportunities for refugees and survivors of human trafficking. $10,000
Bridging Freedom To provide staff computers and shared printers for child participant records, data collection, communication, education and security for the Safe Home Campus Program, which assists child sex-trafficking victims. $10,000
Girls Empowered Mentally for Success To fund workshops for high school girls in the areas of time management, personal finance, leadership writing, communication and technology and to fund paid internships after successful completion of the workshops. $10,000
The Greater Brandon Foundation Angel Program To fund staff and training for trainers and leaders and to create educational materials and collateral to be distributed to the community with the goal of expanding services to those impacted by life-threatening illnesses or catastrophic events. $10,000
A Kid's Place To fund the following onsite educational programs for foster children of all ages: toddler classrooms, pre-kindergarten classrooms, Discovery Club and Summer Camp. $25,000
Autism Shifts To refurbish the kitchen used for culinary arts training for individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. $25,000
Goodwill (Everett Mall Way) To support program staff expenses at its Everett JTEC, which offers free classes to individuals with barriers to success in a wide range of subjects including English for speakers of other languages, computers, GED preparation and retail and customer service. $10,000
Greater Seattle Business Association To provide support for LGBT college students including immersion weekend, cohorts, monitoring, campus engagement and mentors. $10,000
Caring For Kids To fund clothing and other basic necessities to kids in need through schools and community organizations. $10,000
Downtown on the Go To fund the expansion of outreach efforts to reach more people and work more closely with individuals on alternative ways to commute. $10,000
Living Access Support Alliance (LASA) To fund staff to support homeless individuals on their path to self-sufficiency. $10,000
BUY Cobb, Inc. To support the High School Leadership Academy College and Career Readiness Program. $10,000
After-School All-Stars To fund free comprehensive out-of-school programming in two additional at-risk school sites. $10,000
Project 150 To fund the Feeding Education Program to purchase food to begin the 2018/2019 school year and allow students to focus on learning rather than being hungry. $10,000
Variety School To fund approximately 23 classrooms to allow for training with RTC Mobility Training Center, transportation, activity expenses and more to help individuals with Autism strengthen social skills. $10,000
Child Care Answers To fund staff to assist students taking the Child Development Associate national credential that will provide additional support to these students and increase completion rates. $25,000
Dayspring Center To fund the Children's Services Program, which ensures children of all ages receive basic care such as daily meals and shelter, individualized attention, academic support and resources needed to build confidence, boost their life skills and help them to succeed in school. $25,000
Indiana Youth Group To fund the Education Program, which highlights career planning and college preparation, homework sessions, tutoring, study groups and one-on-one tutoring sessions with adult mentors for LGBTQ students. $25,000
Outside the Box To fund the Day Program, which helps adults with development disabilities achieve success in education, life and employment. $25,000
Special Olympics Indiana To fund the Unified Champion Schools Program provided to schools throughout Indiana. The program uses sports and education initiatives in fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. $25,000
The Father's Foundation To fund a new youth empowerment program for youth ages 12-15 that will address emotional behaviors and associations that deter academic progress, life skills and proper nutrition. $25,000
The PourHouse, Inc. To fund the Life Skills Project, which helps clients experiencing homelessness or already placed into supportive housing with education on life skills. $25,000
Albany County SAFE Project To fund a Prevention and Outreach Specialist who works in K-12 schools to educate children about healthy relationships, good touch/bad touch, consent and bodily autonomy. $10,000
Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters To fund individualized case management for youth and families, after-school activities and family engagement during the 2018/2019 school year. $10,000
Interfaith-Good Samaritan To fund programs that decrease underemployment in Albany County by helping low-income individuals improve upon their educational outcome. $10,000
Los Angeles Public Library To fund Adult Learning Services, which helps learners improve their reading, writing and English fluency. $25,000
AboutKidz To fund the Graduation Day Program, which assists elementary and junior high students after school while their parents are at work. $25,000
Loaves & Fishes To fund programming for homeless students that teaches them that there are other, more productive ways of living than the life they know. $25,000
Sacramento Children's Museum To fund the Cultural Connections Program, which exposes children to different traditions, customs and practices through portable classroom trunks for teachers. $25,000
Sierra Forever Families To fund the Wonder Mentoring Program, which allows foster youth ages 6-12 to embark on a 12-month journey with a caring, consistent mentor through the arts, music, nature and more. $25,000
Single Mom Strong To expand programming that provides weekly seminars, discussion groups and classes to empower single mothers and their children to be their best selves. $25,000
The Taylor House To fund construction to upgrade the kitchen and build another bedroom to service more girls aging out of foster care. $25,000
Cal Aero Preserve Academy To fund computers and charging carts to help the school reach its goal of becoming a STEM certified school. $25,000
Saint Anne School To fund a three-day experience for 85 students grades 6-8 to the Pali Wilderness Center. $25,000
Avenues for Homeless Youth To fund an Education and Career Specialist to support homeless youth. $25,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters-Twin Cities To fund mentor programming that will connect children facing adversity with positive role models. $25,000
Children's Castle Theater To fund theater education programs and to expand organization outreach and accessibility. $25,000
Como Friends To support free programs that reach more than 675,000 kids and adults each year. $25,000
Hopewell Music Cooperative North To fund high-quality music program experiences for north Minneapolis youth. $25,000
Jeremiah Program To fund critical marketing and communications capacity to raise the national visibility of their two-generation educational program. $25,000
Minds Matter To fund summer enrichment programs for lower-income students to help them successfully navigate the challenges on the path to college. $25,000
MN Adult & Teen Challenge To increase academic achievement and vocational skills training among at-risk teen boys ages 14-18 who enter the Teen Challenge's Lakeside Academy. $25,000
People Incorporated To fund the Mental Health Trainee Program (MHTP), which helps candidates attain credentials and experience while making a living wage. $25,000
People Serving People To fund the Early Childhood Development Program, which exclusively serves children ages six weeks–five years who are experiencing homelessness. $25,000
Windmill Animal Rescue To improve the facility with a new roof, updated heating and ventilation, new flooring and improved supply storage area that will allow Windmill Animal Rescue to continue to serve the local community. $25,000
Antioch High School To fund technology needs requested by teachers and students. $25,000
Nashville Public Education Foundation To fund three schools with individual teacher classroom libraries. $25,000
New Jersey
Emmanuel Pentacostal Church of Hoboken To fund the Emmanuel Christian Center, which provides basic daily essentials along with information on local agencies and programs to underserved communities. $10,000
Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) To fund professional development for faculty with the goal of increasing student success. $10,000
Career Dress To purchase clothing and assist with operating costs of the boutique so that each of the nearly 300 women who receives services at the boutique receives exactly the right style and size she needs. $10,000
Adelante Mujeres To fund the Chicas Youth Development Program, which is an innovative after-school program for Latina youth grades 3-12 focusing on academic support, leadership, family partnerships, positive changes in cultural and gender identity and health education. $10,000
Elevate Oregon To fund the Little Lift Program, which pairs high school-aged peer leaders with elementary school-aged youth for mentoring and support. $10,000
Ethos Music Center To fund music and music-based education for youth in underserved communities through programming, assemblies and workshops. $10,000