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.

2018 Education Grants 

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
42,465

in continued support for Summer Music Program scholarships for Lorain County students

 

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Garfield Heights, OH
30,000

in support of the Academy Program

 

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH
50,000

in continued support for the Summer Health and Academic Enrichment Program (SHAEP) at Case Western Reserve University

 

Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
50,000

in support of Student Voice in Ohio Schools

 

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Cleveland, OH
10,000

in continued support of the Model United Nations Program 2018‑2019 for Lorain County students

 

Colorado Seminary

Denver, CO
30,000

toward Expanding Restorative Practices in Denver Public Schools

 

Denver Kids, Inc.

Denver, CO
10,000

in support of general operations

 

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

Cleveland, OH
20,000

toward Building Youth Leadership through Cultural Exchanges in Lorain County

 

DSST Public Schools Foundation

Denver, CO
150,000

in support of DSST ‑ Aurora Expansion, over three years

 

Educational Service Center of Lorain County

Elyria, OH
2,000

in continued support of Scholastic Games of Lorain County

 

Epiphany School, Inc.

Dorchester, MA
30,000

in support of general operations

 

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Denver, CO
25,000

in continued support of Academic and Life Success for Two Generations

 

Lake Erie Ink

Cleveland Heights, OH
10,000

in continued support for Teen Ink

 

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 continued support of the summer STEM camp at Lake Ridge Academy for students from Elyria and Lorain City School Districts

 

Lexington Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

West Columbia, SC

10,000

in support of the Partners Program

 

Little Lighthouse Learning Center

Lorain, OH
50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church

Lorain, OH
12,000

in continued support of Camp I.D.E.A.S. (Individually Developed Educational Activities in the Summertime)

 

Mass Insight Education and Research Institute, Inc.

Boston, MA
25,000

in support of the Advanced Placement STEM & English Program in Boston Public Schools

 

Midview Local School District

Grafton, OH
67,000

in continued support of Project Lead The Way expansion and implementation

 

New Legacy Charter High School

Aurora, CO
195,000

in continued support of general operations, over three years

 

Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Cleveland, OH
2,000

in support of the 65th Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
1,582

for busing costs for Lorain City School fifth‑graders to attend the Courage and Compassion exhibit in Oberlin

 

Oberlin Early Childhood Center

Oberlin, OH
120,000

in continued support for the Tuition Assistance Program, over two years

 

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.

Columbus, OH
50,000

in continued support of The Nord Family Foundation Scholarship Program

 

Saint Martin de Porres High School

Cleveland, OH
50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Save Our Children of Elyria, Inc.

Elyria, OH
80,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center

Cleveland, OH
10,000

in continued support of the Applied Science for Kids (ASK!) Program with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District

 

Teach For America, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
100,000

in continued support for Teach For America in Lorain County

 

Teach For America, Inc.

Charleston, SC
120,000

in continued support of general operations, over two years

 

University Circle, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
15,000

in continued support of the Early Learning Initiative

 

PM Foundation, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
100,000

in support of general operations, over two years

 

Vital Connections of the Midlands, Inc.

Columbia, SC
35,000

in support of general operations

 

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
2,000

in support of the Wikipedia website

 

Youth On Record

Denver, CO
75,000

in support of Teaching Artists, over three years

 

YWCA of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
10,000

toward the Outdoor Classroom for YWCA’s trauma‑informed two‑generational Early Learning Center

Total Education $1,631,047

Grand Total of 2018 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $7,718,823

Other years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017