Grant Funding

Many private and corporate foundations provide support through generous grants and endowments. We are very grateful for their contributions that allow Junior Achievement of South Florida to deliver state-of-the art, interactive programs to the youth of our community.

JA BizTown Educational Summer Camp


Our camp engages kids in a learn-by-doing, active process, leading up to employment in one of eighteen establishments within JA BizTown. Once employed, they take on the responsibilities of buying or creating products and services that are sold within the JA BizTown market. Campers participate in a number of instructional seminars and speaker presentations on topics such as managing bank accounts, identifying career interests, interviewing for jobs, making healthy choices, and supporting charitable causes. Offering these underserved children a weeklong educational summer camp program, providing a safe environment, and a nutritious meal, will only increase the chance for them to succeed.

Thanks to the following for your support:

  • BJ’s Charitable Foundation
  • Carnival Foundation
  • Kinder Morgan Foundation

  • JA Day

    TD Ameritrade


    TD Ameritrade and Junior Achievement USA are partnering together for the sixth year to invest in America’s youth. TD Ameritrade is sponsoring a JA Day for Junior Achievement of South Florida during 2017.

    JA Fellows


    JA Fellows® is an in-depth, highly intensive leadership and entrepreneurship program for high schools students. Thanks to the following for your support:

  • AT&T Aspire
  • Broward College
  • Citrix Systems
  • Coral Springs Community Chest
  • Deluxe Corporation Foundation
  • Albert E. and Birdie W. Einstein Fund
  • The Hartford
  • The Jim Moran Foundation
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Sam's Club of Coral Springs
  • Sam's Club of Sunrise
  • William R. Watts
  • Xerox
  • JA Career Bound

    JA Career Bound is a ten-month, cutting edge, skills-building program that enables high school students to learn the skills necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

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    The William R. Watts Foundation, Inc.

    This has been made possible through support from the Sheriff Nick Navarro Fund I; Jack Belt Memorial Fund; Sheldon and Bobbe Schlesinger Fund; David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund; Community Impact Fund; William G. Roy, Sr. Fund; and Harold Rosenberg Fund for Children’s Education; of the Community Foundation of Broward.

    JA Personal Finance


    The JA Personal Finance curriculum will be provided to local at-risk high school students this school year. JA Personal Finance focuses on earning money; spending money wisely through budgeting; saving and investing money; using credit cautiously; and protecting one's personal finances. Thanks to the following for your support:

  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grant
  • TD Charitable Foundation

  • JA Finance Park Virtual


    JA Finance Park Virtual has three components that tie it all together and make it engaging and relevant to local high school students: in-class curriculum, mentors and a virtual simulation activity. Together, they show the relevancy of staying in school to future earnings; they provide a clear picture of the financial responsibilities of adulthood; and they inspire participants to succeed. Thanks to the following for your support:

  • Frederick W. Jaqua Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward
  • Nordstrom
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • State Farm
  • JA World


    Bank United

    Thanks to BankUnited for supporting James S. Hunt Elementary’s JA BizTown experience this year!.

    City Of Hollywood

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    Thank you to the City of Hollywood’s General Fund Grant program for supporting the JA BizTown program! Almost 2,000 children from the City of Hollywood are served each year through JA BizTown and this funding will help fund their participation.

    City of Margate

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    Junior Achievement of South Florida is proud to have served 950 students from the City of Margate last year alone, and the City of Margate recently granted support for Atlantic West Elementary School’s JA BizTown experience this year.

    City of Oakland Park

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    The City of Oakland Park recently granted support for Lloyd Estates, North Andrews Gardens, and Oakland Park Elementary Schools’ JA BizTown experiences this year, as well as James S. Rickards Middle School’s JA Finance Park experience!

    Franklin Templeton Investments


    Franklin Templeton Investments supports the delivery of Junior Achievement’s financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs to underserved, at-risk students with both funding and volunteer support. Their recent grant comes through a partnership between JA USA and Franklin Templeton Investments.

    Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust

    Thanks to the Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, four hundred and fifty-three local disabled and/or disadvantaged students will experience JA Finance Park this year!

    Singing for Change


    Singing for Change was created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995, and initially funded with contributions from his summer concert tour. Support from Singing for Change is going towards Hallandale Beach Elementary School’s JA BizTown experience this year.

    Walmart Foundation


    Local Walmart Community Grants Teams and facilities are supporting their local JA BizTown experiences.    

  • Coconut Creek Walmart Supercenter #1916
  • Coral Springs Walmart Neighborhood Market #4380
  • Lauderdale Lakes Walmart Supercenter #3625
  • Margate Walmart Supercenter #5325
  • Plantation’s Walmart Neighborhood Market #4595
  • Pompano Beach Walmart Supercenter #2962
  • Volunteerism

    American Express


    The American Express Foundation supports Junior Achievement's efforts to recruit, train, and retain over 6,800 volunteers needed to successfully deliver our classroom and capstone programs.