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.

2020 Education Grants

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Garfield Heights, OH
$50,000.00

continued support of the Academy Program

 

Careers in Construction Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO
$20,000.00

Careers in Construction program in Denver

 

Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
$7,500.00

Students Weigh In: Learning & Well-Being During COVID-19

 

Epiphany School, Inc.

Dorchester, MA
$50,000.00

continued general operating support

 

Friends of Breakthrough Schools

Cleveland, OH
$3,500.00

sponsoring students and teachers attending the Breakthrough BASH

 

Highline Academy Incorporation

Denver, CO
$15,000.00

Highline Academy’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project

 

Little Lighthouse Learning Center

Lorain, OH
$5,000.00

Covid-19 Pandemic Reopening Support

 

Little Lighthouse Learning Center

Lorain, OH
$60,000.00

continued general operating support

 

Lorain County Community College Foundation

Elyria, OH
$150,000.00

continued support of the Emergency Assistance Fund for students at Lorain County Community College, over 2 years

Moonshot edVentures

Denver, CO
$40,000.00

general operating support

 

Penn Yan Central School District

Penn Yan, NY
$30,000.00

extended school day program

 

Rise Colorado

Aurora, CO
$10,000.00

continuing and expanding the RISE COVID-19 response

 

Save Our Youth

Denver, CO
$50,000.00

continued support of one-on-one mentoring and education programs

 

The Conflict Center

Denver, CO
$15,000.00

continued general operating support

 

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Washington, DC
$50,000.00

continued support of improving education for all Ohio students

 

Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA)

Denver, CO
$40,000.00

general operating support

October 2020 Total  Education $596,000

Grand Total of October 2020 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $2,620,407

Other 2020 Grant months: July

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