EXCEPTIONAL SCHOLARS FUND
A quarter of blind and visually impaired students will not finish high school and less than 15% will earn a bachelor’s degree. As a result, there are fewer opportunities in the workforce, leading many blind and visually impaired people to unnecessarily fall below the poverty line.
The EXCEPTIONAL SCHOLARS FUND supports programs that build incentives for educational and skill attainment as well as inclusive hiring practices.
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APPLY FOR A GRANT
There is a perception that people who are blind or visually impaired are limited in what they can do in their career. With today's advancements in technology and treatments, the barriers to employment have started to come down, however low employment rates of blind and visually individuals remains at 37%.
We believe that we change the narrative by supporting programs and organizations which:
catapult the academic achievements of the blind and visually impaired students, K-16
design new curriculum highlighting innovations in Eye-Care related fields
provide hands-on and in-the-field work experience which directly benefits the blind and low vision community.
Fox Family Foundation welcomes the opportunity to partner with nonprofit organizations focused on this particular challenge.