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.

July 2020 Education Grants

Agudath Bnai Israel Congregation of Lorain Ohio

Lorain, OH
$3,000

in continued support of the Holocaust Remembrance Day program

 

Arrupe Jesuit High School

Denver, CO
$25,000

continued support of tuition assistance for low-income students

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio DBA Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$50,000

continued general operating support at 8 club sites in Lorain County

 

Cleveland Zoological Society

Cleveland, OH
$15,000

Zoo Education Programs for Cleveland Metropolitan School District

 

Colorado Juvenile Defender Center

Denver, CO
$35,000

continued support of Education First: School to Prison Pipeline Project

 

Denver Kids, Inc.

Denver, CO
$25,000

continued general operating support

 

Educational Service Center of Lorain County

Elyria, OH
$2,000

in continued support of the Scholastic Games of Lorain County

 

Esperanza, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$30,000

post-secondary internship program

 

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Denver, CO
$45,000

Education Opportunities for Two Generations and basic needs support for students in response to COVID-19

 

Great Lakes Museum of Science Environment and Technology

Cleveland, OH
$50,000

continued general operating support

 

Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth

Cleveland Heights, OH
$10,000

continued support for Teen Ink and staff development

 

Lexington Medical Center Foundation

West Columbia, SC
$10,000

continued support of the Partners Program

 

Lorain County Community College Foundation

Elyria, OH
$2,500

in support of the STEAM Maker Teacher Training Initiative

 

Lorain Lighthouse UMC / Lorain United Methodist Ministries

Lorain, OH
$12,000

continued support of Camp I.D.E.A.S.

Lorain Negro Business and Professional Women’s League, Inc.

Lorain, OH
$5,000

toward scholarships for high school seniors in the City of Lorain

 

Midlands Technical College Foundation, Inc.

Irmo, SC
$30,000

in support of prioritizing academics and career training for young adults in foster care

 

Oberlin City School District

Oberlin, OH
$60,000

continued support of a 21st Century Education Framework for Oberlin City Schools and a Roadmap for STEM Teaching and Learning

 

Oberlin Early Childhood Center

Oberlin, OH
$60,000

continued support of the Tuition Assistance Program

 

Philanthropy Ohio

Columbus, OH
$25,000

Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Ohio’s Schools

 

PM Foundation, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$50,000

continued general operating support

 

Saint Martin de Porres High School

Cleveland, OH
$75,000

continued general operating support

 

Save Our Children of Elyria

Elyria, OH
$50,000

continued support of after-school and summer programs for kindergarten through 12th grade

 

Teach For America Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
$100,000

continued support for Teach For America in Lorain County

 

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.

Columbus, OH
$50,000

continued support of The Nord Family Foundation Scholarship Program

 

United Way of Greater Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$40,000

Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten Community Collaborative

 

University of South Carolina | College of Education

Columbia, SC
$40,000

Carolina Teacher Induction Program (CarolinaTIP)

Total Education $899,500

Grand Total of July 2020 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $10,020,813

Other years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019