Education

Over its history, the Foundation has maintained a diverse portfolio of grants to public schools, charter schools and faith-based schools. We work closely with school leaders and teachers to learn from them what they think constitute quality teaching and learning for young people.
We discuss the outcomes at board meetings to see how our learning can be shared with others in the education community. The foundation seeks programs that are innovative and have the potential to be replicated in other regions we serve.

The foundation holds a particular place of honor for teachers and seeks to support opportunities for those with energy and love of their vocation. Aristotle once said, “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” It is our intention to continue to explore new opportunities in this program area.

2013 Education Grants

America SCORES Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
10,000
for the After-School Health & Literacy Middle School Expansion Program and Alumni Program

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH

35,000

in continued support of summer music program scholarships for Lorain County students

Child Care Resource Center of Cuyahoga County

Cleveland, OH

8,000

in support of the Prime Time Tutoring Program in Lorain County

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Cleveland, OH

10,000

in support of the Model United Nations program for Lorain County students

Denver Kids Inc

Denver, CO

10,000

in support of the Educational Counseling program

Education Through Music Inc

New York, NY

1,397

in support of Education Through Music’s exploration to establish a Cleveland based affiliate

Educational Service Center of Lorain County

Elyria, OH

2,000

in continued support of the Scholastic Games of Lorain County

Esperanza Inc

Cleveland, OH

25,000

in continued support of academic mentoring for Hispanic students in grades 6-12

Friends of Breakthrough Schools

Cleveland, OH

50,000

in support of general operations

ideastream

Cleveland, OH

35,000

in support of the regional/national collaborative StateImpact initiative

Invent Now Inc

North Canton, OH

20,000

in continued support of the Club Invention Summer Program in Lorain County, Denver, and Columbia (SC) Public Schools

Lorain County Community College

Elyria, OH

100,000

for Great Lakes Biomimicry Collaborative, in support of the Lorain County biomimicry professional learning community and curriculum collaborative, over two years

Midlands Education and Business Alliance

West Columbia, SC

6,000

to fund 2-day training for teachers on serving wounded students

Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Cleveland, OH

2,000

in support of the 60th Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

0

in support of the WAVE program

Oberlin Public Library

Oberlin, OH

2,000

for expanding the gaming initiative at The Bridge

Ohio Aerospace Institute

Brook Park, OH

25,000

in support of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships through the Ohio Space Grant Consortium

Philanthropy Ohio

Columbus, OH

7,500

in continued support of the Philanthropy Ohio Education Initiative

Saint Martin de Porres High School

Cleveland, OH

50,000

in continued support of general operations

StreetSchool Network

Denver, CO

10,000

in continued support of the Emerging Schools Support Initiative

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Inc

Columbus, OH

45,000

in continued support of The Nord Family Foundation Scholarship Program and the Minority Scholarship Program

Town Hall of Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

5,000

in continued support of the Student Program and Distance Learning for Lorain County students

APQC

Houston, TX

25,000

in support of an improvement project using Process and Performance Management through Best Practices to empower the Lorain City School District

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands

Columbia, SC

45,000

in continued support of Project Learn

City Year Inc Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

0

toward the program cost associated with implementing Gamestar Mechanic, an innovative web-based curriculum

College Now Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

30,000

in support of College Access Advising for Lorain County high school students

Denver Street School

Denver, CO

10,000

in continued support of the Advocacy Program

Education Through Music Inc

New York, NY

40,000

in support of a summer training workshop for ETM and Northeast Ohio music professionals

Educational Service Center of Lorain County

Elyria, OH

2,000

to support a countywide survey on education

Fido’s Companion Rescue

Avon, OH

2,000

for the spay/neuter education in Lorain & Cuyahoga Counties to reduce pet overpopulation

Great Lakes Science Center

Cleveland, OH

40,000

in support of the Great Lakes Science Center website redesign

Independence Institute

Denver, CO

20,000

in support of the -Education Compass Project- to increase Hispanic parents’ knowledge of K-12 education reform issues

KIPP Colorado Schools

Denver, CO

20,000

in continued support of general operations

Lorain County Community College Foundation

Sheffield Lake, OH

9,000

in continued support of the -Atmosphere Adventures- Science Enrichment Program Presentations

Musical Arts Association

Cleveland, OH

150,000

in support of the Cleveland Orchestra Sound for the Centennial Campaign educational outreach, over three years

Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Cleveland, OH

2,000

in support of the 61st Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

1,709

for Education Through Music’s summer program

Oberlin Public Library

Oberlin, OH

8,000

in support of improvements at The Bridge and the Electronic Education Programming

Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Columbus, OH

50,000

for the Ohio Quality Charter School Growth Fund, over two years

Professional Association of Colorado Educators Foundation

Englewood, CO

2,000

to increase the visibility and credibility of PACE throughout the state

School Choice Ohio Inc

Columbus, OH

20,000

to increase awareness among Spanish-speaking families of their full range of K-12 school options in Northeast Ohio

The Elyria Schools

Elyria, OH

2,000

in support of an early childhood professional development conference

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Inc

Columbus, OH

10,000

in support of the Bridges College Readiness Program

University of Cleveland Preparatory School

Cleveland, OH

15,000

in support of manipulatives for K-3 students at I Can School

Education Total         $962,606

Grand Total of 2013 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $5,802,810

Other years: 2014, 2015