Cooke Foundation Accepting Applications for Good Neighbor Grants

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Good Neighbor Grants, which will provide up to $35,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC, area that focus on supporting students with financial need in reaching their full potential through education.

“Each year we’re inspired by the transformational work that our Good Neighbor grantees are doing right in our own backyard,” stated Seppy Basili, the foundation’s executive director. “This funding goes a long way toward supporting exceptional students in the Washington, DC region as they prepare for success in college and beyond.”

The Good Neighbor Grant program has awarded nearly $1.5 million to 47 organizations since it was started in 2012.

Good Neighbor Grants can be used to support the establishment of new programs or the scaling of existing initiatives. The foundation’s priority in this grant program area is to support projects that promote academic engagement intellectual curiosity, and talent development, and strive to exceed standards rather than meet them.

Eligible programs include in-school and after-school academic and summer enrichment opportunities; college access and completion initiatives; and arts education. Eligible nonprofits are invited to submit applications by 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Grant recipients will be announced in April.

Learn more about the program at

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