Potential Areas of Focus

The Escambia Children’s Trust is currently in the planning and development phase. Infrastructure, policies and procedures must be in place before we can begin disbursing funds. We thank the community for your patience; we want to do this right. 

Creating a Strategic Plan based on a comprehensive review of all the needs in our area is our next step. Lots of data already exists. Soon we will contract with a research group (See our RFP page) to create a meta analysis of current data that exists. We will base our plan from the empirical research then announce to the community for stakeholders to begin to apply for funding.

The following ‘buckets’ are our target areas, but are subject to change based on our findings.

Group of young school children sitting on the floor with their teacher.


  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Parent education
  • Closing the achievement gap
  • Trauma-informed curriculum
  • Increased graduation rates
  • Expansion of trade school opportunities
African american family playing in bed.


  • Expansion of childcare programs
  • Prenatal healthcare education
  • Decreasing poverty levels
  • Financial Literacy classes
  • Family Service Centers
Adult woman holding a small baby up and kidding his stomach with a smile.


  • Decreasing Infant Mortality Rates 
  • Reducing substance-exposed newborns
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy
Three young smiling girls sitting on a paddle board with oars and a wooden fence behind them.

Community Programs

  • Mentorship programs
  • Afterschool programs
  • Summer camps
  • Adult readiness programs
  • Leadership training
  • Collaborative/cross-sectional programs
Group of teens playing tug of war with a rope outside.

Juvenile Justice

  • Reduced youth arrests
  • Human trafficking issues