Other Grants > Education

These grants support educational programs, primarily at the Foundation’s initiative.

2017


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Start with a Book
$75,000
www.weta.org

Avery County Board of Education

Newland, NC
Family Reading Partnership
$7,000
www.averyschools.net

Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation

Vienna, VA
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots
$25,000
www.janegoodall.org

Teach for America

Durham, NC
Education Equity in Eastern North Carolina
$15,000
www.easternnorthcarolina.teachforamerica.org

Discovery Trail

Ithaca, NY

Kids Discover the Trail! Program Expansion 2017-2018


$15,000
www.discoverytrail.com

2016


Black Student Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

Martha's Table

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.marthastable.org

Reach Out and Read, Inc.

Sylva, NC
Reach Out and Read North Carolina
$10,000
www.rorcarolinas.org

EducationNC

Raleigh, NC
Positioning EdNC to lead the way in new media frontiers
$20,000
www.ednc.org

Family Reading Partnership

Ithaca, NY
Books to Grow On Sponsorship, 2-year Old Book, "Roadwork" (over 2 years)
$15,000
www.familyreading.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

Arlington, VA
Start with a Book
$75,000
www.weta.org

iCivics, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
General operating support
$25,000
www.iCivics.org

Tudor Place Foundation, Inc.

Washington, DC
Tudor Place Educational Initiatives
$35,000
www.tudorplace.org

Avery County Board of Education

Newland, NC
Family Reading Partnership
$7,500
www.averyschools.net

Family Reading Partnership

Ithaca, NY
Second phase of campaign: Every Baby! Every Day! Talk. Sing. Read. Play (over 2 years) 
$90,000
www.familyreading.org

Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation

Vienna, VA
General operating support for the Roots & Shoots Program
$25,000
www.janegoodall.org

2015


Black Student Fund

Washington , DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

Reach Out and Read, Inc.

Sylva, NC
Reach Out and Read North Carolina Infrastructure Building
$10,000
www.reachoutandread.org

Teach for America

Durham, NC
Building a Leadership Force for Education Equity in Eastern North Carolina
$15,000
www.teachforamerica.org

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Washington , DC
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers 
$100,000
www.supremecourthistory.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

Arlington, VA
Start with a Book
$75,000
www.weta.org

Discovery Trail

Trumansburg, NY
Kids Discover the Trail! 2015-16
$15,000
www.discoverytrail.com

2014


Avery County Board of Education

Newland, NC
Family Reading Partnership
$7,500
www.averyschools.net

Black Student Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

Teach for America

Durham, NC
Advancing Educational Opportunities in Eastern North Carolina
$20,000
www.teachforamerica.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington , VA
Start with a Book program encouraging summer reading and writing by third grade children
$75,000
www.weta.org

Reach Out and Read, Inc.

Sylva , NC
Reach Out and Read North Carolina Capacity Building
$10,000
www.reachoutandread.org

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY
Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College
$30,000
www.ithaca.edu

North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation

Winston-Salem, NC
Scholarship for Student Artists
$10,000
www.uncsa.edu

Discovery Trail

Trumansburg, NY
Kids Discover The Trail! Expansion - Four New Districts
$10,000
www.discoverytrail.com

Tompkins Learning Partners, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Incarcerated Youth Services
$16,000
www.TLPartners.org

2013


Black Student Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$30,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

Teach for America

Durham, NC
General operating support for Eastern North Carolina
$25,000
www.teachforamerica.org

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Washington, DC
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers
$100,000
www.supremecourthistory.org

Avery County Board of Education

Newland , NC
School Nursing Program ($20,000), Classroom Inclusion Program ($10,000), Family Reading Partnership ($5,000), and a mobile teaching facility ($5,000)

$40,000
www.averyschools.net

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington , VA
Start with a Book program to encourage Pre-K through third grade students in Washington, DC to read and write over the summer
$74,000
www.weta.org

North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation

Winston-Salem , NC
Scholarships for students with financial need

$20,000
www.uncsa.edu

Reach Out and Read, Inc.

Sylva , NC
Capacity building assistance for its North Carolina office

$10,000
www.reachoutandread.org

Cornell University-Cornell Plantations

Ithaca , NY
Park Park Natural Area Stewardship and Enhancement
$20,000
www.cornellplantations.org

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Kids Discover the Trail!
$20,000
www.ipei.org

2012


Durham Community Charter School dba Maureen Joy Charter School

Durham , NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.joycharter.org

Family Reading Partnership

Ithaca , NY
Building a community culture of literacy that ensures every baby in
Tompkins County is read to by someone, beginning at birth (over two years)
$120,000
www.familyreading.org

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC
Improvements to the American Flag display on campus
$1,500
www.lmc.edu

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Washington, DC
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers
$100,000
www.supremecourthistory.org

Black Student Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$30,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Start with a Book program to encourage Pre-K through third grade students in Washington, DC to read and write over the summer
$60,000
www.weta.org

Reach Out and Read, Inc.

Sylva, NC
General operating support for programming in North Carolina
$10,000
www.reachoutandread.org

Avery County Board of Education

Newland, NC
School Nursing Program ($20,000), Pre-Kindergarten Inclusion Program ($10,000), Family Reading Partnership ($2,000), and the Technology Program ($10,000)
$42,000
www.averyschools.net

Cornell University-Cornell Plantations

Ithaca, NY
Park Park Natural Area stewardship and enhancement
$20,000
www.cornellplantations.org

Friends of Breakthrough Schools

Cleveland, OH
Breakthrough Charter Schools in Cleveland, OH
$5,000
www.breakthroughcleveland.org

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Kids Discover the Trail! program to provide curriculum-based trips to Discovery Trail sites during 2012
$10,000
www.ipei.org

North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation

Winston-Salem, NC
Scholarships for students with financial need
$20,000
www.uncsa.edu

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

Vestal, NY
For educational programming: Community Conversation and Martha Speaks
$10,000
www.wskg.com

Teach for America

Durham, NC
General operating support for Eastern North Carolina
$20,000
www.teachforamerica.org

2011


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Start with a Book program to encourage Pre-K through third-grade students in Washington, DC to read and write over the summer
$60,000
www.weta.org

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.lmc.edu

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Washington, DC
Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers
$100,000
www.supremecourthistory.org

Triangle Community Foundation

Durham, NC
Center for Global Initiatives' Scholars Latino Initiative
$15,000
www.trianglecf.org

Avery County School District

Newland, NC
Family Reading Partnership ($5,000) and  Pre-Kindergarten Inclusion Classroom ($10,000)
$15,000
www.averyschools.net

Saint Mary's School

Raleigh, NC
One-time support to the Visual and Performing Arts Department in memory of Berenice Goodwin O'Crotty
$10,000
www.sms.edu

Sciencenter Discovery Museum

Ithaca, NY
Empowering Children through Sustainability Education Project
$15,000
www.sciencenter.org

The Winston-Salem Foundation

Winston-Salem, NC
Ensure the continued operation of the North Carolina Governor's Schools
$25,000
www.wsfoundation.org

Avery County School District

Newland, NC
Partial support for the Avery County School Nurse Program and the purchase of a Sure Sight Vision Screener
$25,500
www.averyschools.net

Black Student Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Kids Discover the Trail! program to provide curriculum-based trips to Discovery Trail sites during 2011
$10,000
www.ipei.org

Johann Fust Community Library

Boca Grande, FL
One-time grant to purchase a new sound system
$10,000
jfcl.org

Outward Bound, Inc.

Garrison, NY
Pinnacle Scholarship Program for underserved New York youth
$20,000
www.outwardbound.org

Global Citizen Year Incorporated

San Francisco, CA
Financial aid support for emerging student leaders in the Triangle area of North Carolina to participate in the Global Citizen Year program
$15,000
www.globalcitizenyear.org

North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation

Winston-Salem, NC
Scholarships for students with financial need
$25,000
www.uncsa.edu

Teach for America

Durham, NC
General operating support for eastern North Carolina
$30,000
www.teachforamerica.org

2010


Avery County School District

Newland, NC
Family Reading Partnership ($5,000), Pre-Kindergarten Inclusion Classroom Program ($10,000)
$15,000
www.averyschools.net

Black Student Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$29,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC
Campus signage ($15,000) and general operating support ($10,000)
$25,000
www.lmc.edu

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Washington, DC
Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers
$100,000
www.supremecourthistory.org

Sigma Chi Foundation

Evanston, IL
The 2010 Balfour Leadership Training Workshop
$25,000
www.sigmachi.org

North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation

Winston-Salem, NC
Scholarships for students with financial need
$20,000
www.uncsa.edu

Outward Bound, Inc.

Long Island City, NY
Pinnacle Scholarship Program for underserved New York youth
$20,000
www.outwardbound.org

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Kids Discover the Trail! 2010
$10,000
www.ipei.org

The Island School Foundation, Inc.

Boca Grande, FL
General operating support for The Island School in 2010-2011 (with a focus on enhancing teacher salaries and training as well as conducting an independent evaluation of the school)
$25,000
www.tisbocagrande.org

Teach for America

Durham, NC
General operating support for eastern North Carolina
$30,000
www.teachforamerica.org

Reading is Fundamental, Inc.

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.rif.org

2009


Avery County School District

Newland, NC
Family Reading Partnership ($5,000), Pre-Kindergarten Program Support ($5,000) and School Health Nurse ($20,000)
$30,000
www.averyschools.net

Black Student Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.blackstudentfund.org

MDC, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC
The State of the South Report on poverty and the economy
$20,000
www.mdcinc.org

Outward Bound, Inc.

Long Island City, NY
Pinnacle Scholarship Program for underserved New York youth
$30,000
www.outwardbound.org

Sigma Chi Foundation

Evanston, IL
Horizons Leadership Program, Cornerstone Mentor Program and Balfour Leadership Training Workshop
$25,000
www.sigmachi.org

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Laurinburg, NC
Therapeutic Horsemanship Program and The St. Andrews College Press
$10,000
www.sapc.edu

Teach for America

Durham, NC
Recruit and place teachers in eastern North Carolina
$25,000
www.teachforamerica.org