AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Funding AVID

At AVID Center, we are committed to supporting schools, districts and institutions of higher education in their efforts to fund AVID at their campuses. Communities that have effectively implemented AVID and created sustainability have done so following these three principles:

Diversify Funding


For over 35 years, schools and districts have used a variety of funding sources to pay for components of the AVID system. The most successful funding models are diversified with sources from each of the sectors in this diagram, so that the loss of one source does not create a significant shortfall and system funding remains stable.

Build Relationships


Creating a stable funding base for AVID is an ongoing development activity reliant on strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Every school district and institution of higher education has its own internal protocols and systems to identify and apply for external funding. AVID district directors, liaisons and other advocates should work closely with school district leaders, grant writers, and development departments at colleges/universities to introduce the AVID College Readiness System, sharing information and resources that encourage decision makers to prioritize AVID within limited budgets. Working with the key decision makers inside each organization, the AVID advocate can provide AVID information to enhance the organization’s proposal and target the AVID implementation to meets the needs of specific funding competitions.

Create Community Support


As funding for education goes through periods of contraction and expansion, strong community support at the individual and local business levels can keep AVID strong and growing. Community leaders know how important an educated population is in order to build and maintain a healthy, prosperous community. AVID site and district leaders can get amazing results by engaging the full range of community stakeholders. These stakeholders will bring their time, money and resources so that all children can be college-ready and succeed in completing postsecondary education.

Grant writing resources and information on each of these funding sources can be found at Federal and State Education Funds; Foundations & Corporations; and Community Support. We offer a downloadable handout on Funding and Sustaining AVID to Ensure Success.

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