Grant Applications Sought from Education Nonprofits in DC Area


LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is taking applications for Good Neighbor Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $35,000, from nonprofit organizations that operate programs serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

“The Cooke Foundation is proud to be based in Northern Virginia in the Metropolitan Washington region and to be involved in this dynamic community,” said foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy. “The Good Neighbor Grants are one way we can support nonprofits here that are helping low-income students reach their full potential through education.”

The Good Neighbor Grants program was established in 2012 and has awarded over $1 million in the grants to 37 organizations.

Recipients will receive a one-time grant to be used over a one-year period. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. EST. Details on the grant program and the application process are available at:

The Good Neighbor Grants can support the establishment of new programs or the enhancement of existing initiatives. The Cooke Foundation is particularly interested in programs that promote engagement, enrichment, creativity, talent development and intellectual curiosity.

Examples of eligible programs include after-school academic and summer enrichment opportunities, college access advising programs, arts, service learning and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. Funds may also be used for the development of education-related products that will directly benefit students, such as handbooks, training guides, and other written and digital media.

Funding is intended for specific projects or program-based costs. Grants are not awarded to fund general operating support, capital improvements, endowments, lobbying, or activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations.


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarships to nearly 2,200 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The foundation has also awarded over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.