2019 – 2020



The Partnership Program Grants aim to promote social and environmental development in communities around the U.S. where Embraer operates.

Applications will be reviewed for projects conducted in the following areas and their surroundings:

Fort Lauderdale, FL  

Jacksonville, FL  

Melbourne, FL

Memphis, TN    

Mesa, AZ   

Titusville, FL

Windsor Locks, CT

Grant Guidelines 



2017-2018 Partnership Program Grant (PPG) Recipients

CodeCraft Lab
Codecraft Lab, Club & Camp Scholarships

PPG provided scholarships for 80 low-income students (50% Female/ 50% male) to participate in ongoing STEM related after-school programs, labs and clubs (mainly focusing on coding and engineering). The scholarship recipients received a cumulative 484 hours of access to an online learning platform and instruction from community mentors over the course of the performance period.
Melbourne, FL
Ambassador: Pawan Gaikwad

Daily Bread
Kitchen Garden

A kitchen garden at Embraer Engineering and Technology Center (EETC) premises was built with the grant funds. Embraer employees volunteer to maintain the garden and all food grown is donated to Daily Bread who provides meals to the hungry and needy.
Melbourne, FL
Ambassador: Henrique Terra Gallafrio

Learning for Success
Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW)

The KAPOW program connects 600 volunteers with 70 South Florida schools to teach 6,000 students – 70% from low-income families – about work and how to connect success in school with success in the workplace, and in life. The Embraer Foundation grant supported 177 of these students and hosted all of them to spend a day in our FLL site.
Broward and Miami-Dade County, FL (Ft. Lauderdale Site)
Ambassador: Alessandro Silva

Brevard Zoo
Educating Zoo Visitors about Climate Change and Climate Action

The funded project constructed an information kiosk for visitors to learn about climate change and climate action. Brevard County’s vulnerability to sea level rise and other climate change impacts – and what individuals may do to offset the latter – are important for visitors to learn about.
Brevard County, FL (Titusville Site)
Ambassador: Lynette Robinson

STARS Nashville
Evidence and School- Based Mental Health Support Services

The PPG supported 100 hours of direct mental health services during the 2017-2018 academic year for 2,500 youth. STAR services are proven to have produced consistent outcomes to include increased school attendance and grades, increased youth attachment to school and community, increased individual resilience, and reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, violence, delinquency and alcohol and other drug use (Kanu, Hepler, & Labi, 2015).
Nashville, TN
Ambassador: Harry Dodrill (Chip)

Kids Need to Read
READ Together

The grant provided part of the 500+ educational books to ‘book-desert’ areas where low-income families reside. The goal of the program is to break the cycle of illiteracy. READ Together addresses the systemic barriers to early school and childhood success by providing plentiful resources for at-home and on-campus reading activities, both crucial to building long-term reading achievement.
Mesa, AZ
Ambassador: Jenny Digiro

Westfield Technical Academy (WTA)
Falcon 20 Guardian Jet Relocation

PPG funded the transportation of a Falcon 20 Jet donated by New England Air Museum to the WTA’s Aviation Technology Program. This program is the third Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Aviation Airframe and Power Plant High School Program in the country. The donated Jet will be utilized for educational purposes by incorporating it into the FAA curriculum.
Windsor Locks, CT
Ambassador: Sean Peterson

Hope House
Early Childhood Education for Children Affected by HIV and Poverty

The grant improved the facilities through much needed items, technology and appliances. These included laptops, cots + sheets for toddler & Infant room, ring cameras, in between others. Through these items, Hope House continued providing the much needed child care and preschool services to children. The families that Hope House serves, not only experience health issues and the stigma related to HIV/AIDS, but also face many challenges that come along with living in poverty, such as access to quality education.
Memphis, TN
Ambassador: Mary Talley & Mat Gibson

Clarke School for Hearing and Speech (Clarke School)
Preschool Engineers – Magnet Wall Ball to Promote Early STEM Skills

The grant project built a magnet wall ball system for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Clarke School strengthened their children’s STEM skills by providing a structure in which to foster their natural inclination to explore, to build and question – all through this magnet wall.
Jacksonville, FL
Ambassador: Brent Carpenter

Morning Start School
Technology for Collaborative Learning

PPG funded 5 monitors as the essential technology needed for lessons to come to life like never before. Technology enhances lessons and class interaction necessary for preparing students for today’s world.
Jacksonville, FL
Ambassador: Daniel Rodriguez

St. Polycarp School
Makers’ Space / STEAM (science/technology/engineering/art/music) Lab

The grant provided equipment for the student’s STEAM lab. St. Polycarp became a model school in the Diocese of Orange for Blended Learning utilizing a station rotation model which included small groups, technology, hands-on and collaborative learning. 70% of St. Polycarp School’s students are receiving tuition assistance.
Stanton, CA (Irwindale Site)
Ambassador: Ezequiel Carrillo

2018-2019 Partnership Program Grant (PPG) Recipients

New England Air Museum (NEAM)
One Day At The Museum – SOAR Science Program

PPG supported 114 students to spend a day at NEAM. The SOAR for Science Program is an inspiring, educational program for Windsor Locks elementary and middle school students. It addresses the funding priorities of closing the achievement gap in education by providing public school children with a unique three part STEM inquiry program designed in conjunction with the district’s math, science and literacy curriculum.
Windsor Locks, CT
Ambassador: Brian Corbo

Enfield Loaves and Fishes
Facility Improvements to Better Serve the Homeless

PPG supported the installation of a new produce wash sink. This was an improvement needed in order to quickly and safely offer fresh fruits and vegetables with every meal provided to the homeless.
Windsor Locks, CT
Ambassador: Marc Diamonte

Project Heart
Stent to Replace Open-Heart Surgery

PPG funded materials needed for the research to create an innovative stent to be used in newborns with congenital heart disease. This would be used in place of invasive open-heart surgery.
Nashville, TN
Ambassador: Jason Grafton

Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Veteran Career Services Assistance

PPG funded career services assistance for 35 Veterans. This program supported them to find decent work, maintain their jobs, and experience economic growth to prevent homelessness.
Nashville, TN
Ambassador: Janet Dupree

Experience Aviation
Build & Soar Plane Build

PPG provided supplies & starter kits for underprivileged students to renovate a single engine aircraft by utilizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills.
Broward and Miami-Dade County, FL (Ft. Lauderdale Site)
Ambassador: Jesse Hickles

Broward Partnership for the Homeless
Emergency Food for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

The Broward Partnership’s Food Services program provides approximately 100,000 meals annually for men, women and children experiencing homelessness who lack access to nutritious food. The PPG funded approximately 170 of these meals.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ambassador: Sal Macaraig

Kids Need to Read
The Page Coach

The Page Coach is an innovative mobile outreach program that allows Kids Need to Read unprecedented interaction with disadvantaged children in our local communities. This helps foster a sense of belonging and acceptance for many who may lack either in their lives, while also welcoming every child into a culture of reading. The PPG funded materials for this program.
Mesa, AZ
Ambassador: Jenny Digiro

Economic Empowerment Center
Money Management 101 Course for HS Students

The grant funded financial literacy for 60 students. The course offers fundamental money management skills to high school students in Duval and Clay County, Florida.
Jacksonville, FL
Ambassador: Courtney Owens & Charlayne Sullivan

Clarke School for Hearing and Speech (Clarke School)
The Acoustic Accessibility Project for a Sound Future

The project enhanced the preschool classroom learning environment by installing sound absorbing material in the walls. These minimized background noise, lowered sound intensity and improved speech intelligibility, crucial for teaching children who are in deaf and hard of hearing.
Jacksonville, FL
Ambassador: Brent Carpenter

MOSH (Museum of Science & History of Jacksonville)
STEM Outreach for Underserved Students

MOSH supports the Extreme Science Shows, which introduce underserved and Title 1 students to scientific concepts through dynamic demonstrations and hands-on experiments. The grant funded liquid nitrogen refills for the cool demonstrations.
Jacksonville, FL
Ambassador: Evan Whitehouse

School on Wheels
Back on Track

PPG funded student supplies for the volunteer tutors to reduce the gaps in the education of K-12 homeless children living in shelters, motels, campgrounds, vehicles and on the streets.
Los Angeles Greater Area, CA (Irwindale Site)
Ambassador: Alex Miramontez

Hope House
Improving Quality of Life for HIV-affected Individuals

The grant funded the installation of the much needed new flooring. The project made improvements to our Social Services house, making it a safe and clean environment for individuals affected by HIV and poverty to receive support.
Memphis, TN
Ambassador: Mary Talley & Marcelo Prieto

Victory Kids Sports
Technology and Computer Education

PPG funded laptops for the afterschool league and camp participants, who come from different socioeconomic backgrounds. This addition gave youth access to technology, computer science, coding and other computer education opportunities which they previously didn’t have.
Melbourne, FL
Ambassador: Kevin Olds

Brevard Zoo
Zoo Sprouts

The admission of 320 students were provided by the grant. Zoo Sprouts are a family day event at Brevard Zoo. It is for early childhood audiences in Brevard Public Schools from lower socioeconomic backgrounds as part of a series of integrated programs that provide positive family nature experiences.
Brevard County, FL (Titusville Site)
Ambassador: Andrew Krull