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Rashaan Foster, MABC, CNP, CNE, CDE, CNC

Educator

  • A twenty-year impactful educator with positions such as an English Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and Administrator.

Coach

  • Twenty-five years of coaching experience, a two-time, back-to-back 2013-2014/2014-2015 Florida Christian Conference State Championship High School Girls Basketball coach, and over 25 Youth/AAU championships.

  • 104-25 Overall Record as a Head Coach 80.62% (Winning Percentage).

 

Senior Grant Writer/Grant Enhancement Specialist

  • Over $350,000,000.00 in funded grants for his clients, which primarily consist of school districts, private schools, churches, and smaller-budget nonprofits.

  • Wrote and managed $245,000,000.00 in ESSER I (CARES), ESSER II (CARES), and ESSER III (ARP) grants for a Florida School District.

 

President, Foster Grants and Giving Inc. (Nonprofit)

  • Foster Grants and Giving Inc. implements programming comprised of areas that make an immediate and daily impact on vulnerable populations in our community.

  • Our comprehensive program, Fostering High-Quality Education for All was created to impact homeless students, their families, and underprivileged and lower socioeconomic students in the Central Florida area. 

  • Foster Grants and Giving Inc. has been writing grants, conducting grant source research, fundraising, and acquiring in-kind product donations since 2015.

  • We specialize in getting grant funding for private schools, charter schools, churches, and small nonprofits, which is why our motto is "Helping the Helpers."

  • As our client's funding success ballooned to astronomical levels, our services expanded to grant project management, consulting, post-award compliance, program evaluation, foundation/corporate grant reviewer services, and program design/implementation.

 

Education

  • Andersonville Theological Seminary – Master of Ministry in Biblical Counseling (Magna Cum Laude)

  • Ashworth College – Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education (Cum Laude)

  • Valencia College – Small Business Management Specialization Associates Degree

Credentials/Certifications

  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance – Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Credentialed

  • Career Learning Nonprofits/Nonprofit Web Advisor – ChatGPT for Nonprofits Certification

  • National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) – Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE) Credentialed

  • National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) – Certified Development Executive (CDE) Credentialed

  • National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) – Certified Nonprofit Consultant (CNC) Credentialed

  • University of Central Florida – Counseling for College Prep Certification

  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance – Designing Nonprofit Programs Certification

  • Grants Magic U – Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint 2023 Certification

  • United States Department of Labor – Rating and Documenting Evaluative Feedback for Grant Applications Course Certification

  • United States Department of Education – Being an Effective Peer Reviewer Course Certification

  • University of Central Florida – Nonprofit Management Certification

  • University of Central Florida – Nonprofit Marketing Certification

  • Career Learning Nonprofits/Nonprofit Web Advisor – Program Evaluation (Defining and Measuring Outcomes for Ongoing Improvement) Certification

  • Career Learning Nonprofits/Nonprofit Web Advisor – Nonprofit Program Design and Implementation Certification

  • University of Central Florida – Advanced Grant Proposal Writing Certification

  • University of Central Florida – Fundamentals of Supervision Management Certification

  • Technical Writer HQ – Grant Writing Certification

  • ROI Institute – Program/Project Evaluation Certified

  • ROI Institute – Return on Investment (ROI) Methodology Master Course Completion

  • University of Central Florida – Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials Certification

  • University of Central Florida – Nonprofit Management Certification

  • University of Central Florida – Grant Writing Certification

  • State of Florida Department of Education – Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 Teacher Certification

  • National Private School Association – Teacher Certification (English/Reading Endorsement)

 

Memberships

  • National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE)

  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

  • Grant Professionals Association

  • Central Florida Grant Professionals Association

  • Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay

  • American Grant Writers Association

  • Project Good Work Changemakers

  • National Black Chamber of Commerce

  • Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society

  • Florida Association of Basketball Coaches

  • Florida Grant Developers Network K-12

  • National Grants Management Association (NGMA)

  • National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA)

  • Florida Association of State Federal Educational Program Administrators (FASFEPA)

  • East Coast Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC)

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