The Loudoun-based Jack Kent Cooke Foundation this week awarded half a million dollars in new grants to educational organizations dedicated to closing excellence gaps and supporting college access for high-achieving students with financial need in the Northern Virginia region. The grants will enable over 1,400 students to access programs focused on providing high-quality academic experiences and college success initiatives.
Among this year’s grant recipients was Loudoun County Public Schools, which got $150,000 to support Level Up, a program created in 2018 to provide a seamless enrichment pathway for academically talented students with financial need as they transition to middle school. The Foundation’s funding will support program expansion into two additional middle schools.
Also, the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Countieswas awarded $10,500 to support its Social Impact Institute and the Philanthropy Summit 2019. The focus of the October Philanthropy Summit 2019 is equity, including educational equity and the social determinants of health, in the Loudoun community.