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.

2016 Education Grants 

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
42,465

in continued support of Summer Music Program Scholarships for Lorain County students

 

Blythewood Historical Society

Blythewood, SC
10,000

in support of educational programming

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
95,000

in continued support for out‑of‑school‑time programming

 

Camp Discovery at His Acres

Blythewood, SC
35,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Cleveland, OH
10,000

in continued support of the Model United Nations Program for Lorain County students

 

Craig Hospital Foundation

Englewood, CO
25,000

in support of The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Scholars Fund for the Education Programs

 

Educational Service Center of Lorain County

Elyria, OH
2,000

to construct an interactive sandbox to be displayed at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center in Bay Village, OH

 

Educational Service Center of Lorain County

Elyria, OH
2,000

in continued support of Scholastic Games of Lorain County

 

EdVenture Children’s Museum

Columbia, SC
25,000

in support of the Community Engagement Initiative

 

Effective Leadership Academy

Warrensville Heights, OH
15,000

in support of Camp LEAD programming for Lorain County students

 

The Epiphany School

Dorchester, MA
25,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Esperanza, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
30,000

in continued support of Mentors Making a Difference

 

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Denver, CO
25,000

in support of the Healthy, Self‑Sufficient Teen Families Project

 

Friends of Breakthrough Schools

Cleveland, OH
150,000

in continued support of general operations, over three years

 

Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
12,000

in continued support of K‑12 Economic Education Programs for Lorain County students

 

Keuka College

Keuka Park, NY
2,000

in support of the Eastman@Keuka Summer Music Camp for Yates County students

 

Lake Erie Ink

Cleveland Heights, OH
9,000

in continued support of Digital Express

 

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Bay Village, OH
40,000

in continued support of general operations

Lake Ridge Academy

North Ridgeville, OH
2,000

in support of a pilot summer STEM camp at Lake Ridge Academy for students from Elyria and Lorain City School Districts

 

Little Lighthouse Learning Center

Lorain, OH
50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Lorain County Community College

Elyria, OH
9,000

in continued support of “Atmosphere Adventures” science enrichment program presentations

 

MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

Cleveland, OH
30,000

in support of Manufacturing Success programming in Midview Schools

 

Mass Insight Education and Research Institute, Inc.

Boston, MA
15,000

in support of College Success Communities                                                                                                                                               

 

Midview Local School District

Grafton, OH
500

for collaboration efforts with teachers from Penn Yan Central School District, Penn Yan, New York

 

Midview Local School District

Grafton, OH
70,000

in support of Project Lead the Way’s Biomedical Science and Launch program expansion

 

Montessori Development Partnerships

Burton, OH
25,000

in support of Stonebrook Montessori, a CMSD sponsored Charter Montessori School in Glenville

 

New Legacy Charter High School

Aurora, CO
50,000

in support of general operations

 

Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Cleveland, OH
2,000

in support of the 63rd Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

 

Oberlin City School District

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of a writing workshop for high school students

 

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.

Columbus, OH
50,000

toward The Nord Family Foundation Scholarship Program

 

Saint Martin de Porres High School

Cleveland, OH
50,000

in support of professional development

 

Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center

Cleveland, OH
10,000

in support of ASK! (Applied Science for Kids) for Cleveland Schools

 

Teach For America

Cleveland, OH
100,000

in continued support for programming in Northeast Ohio

 

Teach For America, Inc.

North Charleston, SC
120,000

in continued support of recruiting, developing, and retaining local leaders to teach critical need subjects like STEM and stay in South Carolina, over two years

 

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Washington, DC
50,000

toward remediating Ohio’s charter school sector

 

Trinity Housing Corporation

Columbia, SC
25,000

in continued support for St. Lawrence Place Children’s Program

 

Young Americans Center for Financial Education

Denver, CO
6,500

in support of the Send‑a‑School Initiative for International Towne

Total Education $1,271,465

Grand Total of 2016 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $7,097,723

Other years: 2013, 2014, 2015