Dominion Trail Elementary students participate in a Cooke Foundation-funded Bluemont assembly in February 2017. (Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
If you’ve ever turned on music to escape, listened to the Hamilton soundtrack, or sang the ABC’s, you know that music teaches us something.
School assemblies are a staple in elementary schools, providing valuable enrichment opportunities outside the classroom. However, funding a musical artist or performing arts troop for multiple assemblies is not an easy expense for public schools on a limited budget.
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September 1, 2017
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation opens new round of funding for program that has awarded over $1 million to local organizations since 2012
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic and arts enrichment programs for over 700 K-12 students in Northern Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
Take a stroll through Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virginia during the height of the summer and you may stumble upon Shakespeare’s Puck frolicking through the woods, or Snow White and the Evil Queen exchanging an apple by the lake. Off to the side, you might find a woman in modern dress sitting on a tree stump mending a Renaissance gown. These are the members of Traveling Players Ensemble, a local theater school that offers acting classes throughout the year in addition to several camps over the summer.
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.
LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced $150,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to seven nonprofit organizations that provide academic and arts enrichment programs serving more than 3,600 students in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The one-time grants range from $10,000 to $35,000 each.
While primarily a scholarship provider, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation identifies and invests a portion of its funding in strategic grant initiatives to expand educational opportunities throughout the United States as well as in our local region. The foundation’s Good Neighbor Grants program provides us with the opportunity to partner with youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the Northern Virginia, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and Maryland areas that are helping students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education. Since 2012, the foundation has supported 32 organizations through grants between $10,000 and $35,000 who have used it to provide unique educational experiences and services for thousands of students in our area.
The 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.