Education

Academic Achievement

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. 

Applications for education grants are by invitation only.

Recent Grants From this Area

Recipient

Amount

Date

Purpose

  • Kent School Services Network

    Amount Awarded: $75,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2016

    To continue funding for the Kent School Services Network to support the community school coordinators and clinicians.

  • Grand Rapids Public Schools

    Amount Awarded: $500,000

    Date Awarded: Apr. 2016

    To support Year Six of a Partnership Pipeline at Harrison Park, Westwood Middle School and Union High School that promotes post-secondary learning for all students.