Morven Park has won the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Good Neighbor Grant, a $35,000 grant that will support the park’s programs that serve Loudoun County public school students.
“We are very grateful that the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded us this grant,” stated Gwyneth Mac Murtrie, Morven Park’s director of education. “The foundation’s support will play a key role in allowing us to teach civics education and 21st century skills to LCPS students.”
Morven Park’s civics education program focuses on developing four core characteristics of an active, effective, and informed citizen. It is on track to reach more than 6,000 local students.
This year, Morven Park was one of 12 organizations chosen from a pool of 106 applicants through a competitive selection process. Since being launched in 2012, the Cooke Foundation’s Good Neighbor Grant program has provided more than $1.2 million to nonprofit organizations serving students in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.