The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is accepting applications from programs that help students achieve higher academic gains through enrichment, rigor, critical thinking, and creativity.
The foundation’s Good Neighbor Grants program was established in 2012 to identify and strengthen ties with youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the Northern Virginia, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and Maryland areas that are helping students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education.
Through the program, grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded to support a range of programs, including but not limited to afterschool academic enrichment opportunities, college access advising programs, arts programs, service learning, college STEM recruitment and retention strategies, innovative programs that bridge education and technology, and internship programs. Funds may also be used for the development of education-related products that will benefit students: handbooks, training guides, and other written and digital media.
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and focus on K-12 education, college access and completion, or visual and performing arts education. In addition, applicant organizations must be located and serve students in the following geographic areas: Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, and Prince William County in Virginia; the cities of Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Falls Church, and Clarke and Fauquier counties in Virginia; the District of Columbia; and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.
Visit the JKCF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.