The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded $190 million in scholarships to nearly 2,500 students from eighth grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services.
To that end, the foundation has announced the opening of the application period for its annual Good Neighbor Grants program, which provides up to $35,000 in funding to nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C., metro area focused on supporting students with financial need in reaching their full potential through education.
Good Neighbor Grants can be used to support the establishment of new programs or the scaling of existing initiatives. The foundation's priority is to support projects that promote academic engagement, intellectual curiosity, and talent development, and that strive to exceed standards rather than meet them.
Eligible programs include in-school and afterschool academic as well as summer enrichment opportunities; college access and completion initiatives; and arts education. Funding may be dedicated to either specific projects or program-based costs.
The deadline for applications from eligible nonprofits is November 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Grant recipients will be announced in April.
For more details on the grant program and the application process, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.