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.
2015 Education Grants
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County
in support of the LiveSchool teen programming initiative
Camp Discovery at His Acres
in continued support of general operations
Cleveland Council on World Affairs
in continued support of the Model United Nations Program 2015‑2016 for Lorain County students
College Now Greater Cleveland
to provide college access advising for Lorain County high school students
Cleveland Zoological Society
toward Enhancing Educational Excellence: The Online Resource Library puts the “E” in STEM education
Educational Service Center of Lorain County
in continued support of the Scholastic Games of Lorain County
Effective Leadership Academy
toward LEAD program access for low‑income, at‑risk students in Elyria and Lorain middle and high schools
Envision Excellence in STEM Education, Inc.
Cleveland Heights, OH
in support of a Computer Science strategy for Northeast Ohio
in continued support of academic mentoring for Hispanic students in grades 6‑12
Fido’s Companion Rescue
for spay/neuter education in Lorain County to reduce the homeless pet population
Great Lakes Biomimicry, Inc.
to support the Lorain County Biomimicry Professional Learning Community and Curriculum Collaborative for the remainder of the 2015‑2016 academic year
Invent Now, Inc.
North Canton, OH
in support of the Club Invention Program in Lorain County, Denver, and Columbia (SC) Public Schools
Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
Bay Village, OH
in support of general operations
Lexington Medical Center Foundation
West Columbia, SC
toward the Partners Program
Lorain County Community College
toward “Atmosphere Adventures” science enrichment program presentations
Lorain County Community College Foundation
in support of the K‑12 educator session at the Additive Manufacturing Tech Innovation Conference
Mercy Foundation of Lorain County
in support of the Rising Star Healthcare Internship Program
Midview Local School District
in support of Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science and Launch training
Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair
in support of the 63rd Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair
in support of the Oberlin College K‑12 Education Symposium on April 7 and April 10, 2015
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Brook Park, OH
for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships through the Ohio Space Grant Consortium
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.
in continued support of The Nord Family Foundation Scholarship Programs
in support of general operations and the Education Initiative
Saint Martin de Porres High School
for continued general operating support
Teach For America
in support of Teach For America’s Growth in Cuyahoga County
Teach For America, Inc.
North Charleston, SC
in continued support toward teacher recruitment and placement in high‑need South Carolina schools
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
in continued support of research, commentary and analysis of K‑12 education in Ohio
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
for the Ohio Standard Coalition in support of tele‑town hall meetings on education
YWCA of Elyria
in support of the Get on the Bus initiative