Good Neighbor Grant Applications Are Now Being Accepted

Grants_GNG_Social_Media_Button-version_3-1.jpgThe Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is happy to announce the opening of its fifth Good Neighbor Grant application period. This grant will be awarded to a few local, nonprofit organizations that are helping low-income, high-achieving youth reach their academic potential. Selected grantees will receive a one-time grant of $10,000-$35,000 to be used over a one-year period.

Examples of eligible programs include after-school academic and summer enrichment opportunities; college-access advising programs; arts, service learning, and STEM programs; innovative approaches that bridge education and technology; and internship programs. Funds may also be used for the development of education-related products that will directly benefit students, including handbooks, training guides, and other written and digital media.

To determine if your organization is eligible for this grant, please read about our eligibility requirements here. The deadline for all applications is Thursday, December 3, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

.@TheJKCF is looking for orgs to receive up to $35k with a Good Neighbor Grant! Now thru Dec 3, 2015: #Grants #DCMdVa

Some of last year’s recipients of the Good Neighbor Grant included:

  • Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra (Loudoun, VA) – $35,000 to launch the Preparatory Retreat for Excellence in Performance—an exciting new program, which will offer 80 students advanced music instruction, performance opportunities, and the creation of an audition recording to enable the LSYO to perform at a nationally recognized performing arts venue in 2016.
  • Center for Inspired Teaching (Washington, D.C.) – $35,000 to support the participation of 100 K-3 students in a nationally and globally recognized inquiry-based program — Dive into Inquiry — a four-week summer exploration building creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • College Summit (Washington, DC) – $20,000 to lead two “App-a-thons” connecting over 33,000 low-income students and their educators to college and career resources through innovative online and mobile applications.

We look forward to partnering with more educational leaders this year!