Cooke Foundation Awards Good Neighbor Grants

Lansdowne-based Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic and arts enrichment programs.

A total of 152 nonprofits applied for 2017 grants, which range from $10,000 to $35,000.

The grants that will support Loudoun County programs include: $35,000 for the Loudoun Education Foundation to support the launch of EDGE Plus, an 18-week after-school program for 90 fourth- and fifth-grade students who exhibit potential for high achievement; $29,000 for 30 low-income students to participate in Rock Ridge High School’s dual enrollment College Now Project; $10,000 to provide scholarships to 16 low- and moderate-income middle school students for two-week summer sessions at the history immersion program Extreme Journey Camp.

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