Our goal for to help first generation/low-income students obtain a degree or high-quality credential.
This is one area of grantmaking in which we are taking a very narrow and targeted approach. Specifically, our aim is to ensure Challenge Scholars students in the Union High School pathway are socially and academically prepared for post-secondary success.
Please note: At this time our educational grantmaking dollars are
near exclusively focused on our Challenge Scholars program.
Kent School Services Network
To support the community school model that ensures students have access to physical health, mental health, and human services within their schools.
United Methodist Community House
To explore opportunities for program and operational growth.
Education Trust Midwest
To expand innovative, shoulder-to-shoulder school improvement work with educators in Grand Rapids Public Schools through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning network.
Investment in a collective project to create an online tutor and parent literacy curriculum to reduce literacy inequities in GRPS neighborhood schools on the Westside of Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Public Schools
To support year eight of Challenge Scholars at Harrison Park, Westwood Middle School, and Union High School to promote post-secondary readiness, access and success for all students.