State and Foundation Grants
State and Foundation Grants
The Evaluation Group works with partners to evaluate a variety of state and foundation grants and initiatives such as the ones listed below.
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers - To provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in afterschool and summer community learning centers
- Georgia Innovation Fund - To plan, implement, and scale radically innovative programs that address the most significant education challenges
- John Rex Endowment – To build a community network to champion children’s mental, social and emotional well-being through the improvement of children’s places and spaces
- Kellogg Foundation – To foster family engagement as the purposeful involvement of families in activities to improve children’s access to education, school readiness, and academic progress, as well as foster their love of learning
- L4GA (Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading in Georgia) - To create a comprehensive literacy program to advance literacy skills, including pre- literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12
- Learning Undefeated – To provide life-changing STEM experiences for high needs communities by providing equitable access to education and inspiring students to imagine their own success.
- NC Afterschool Quality Improvement - To pilot after-school learning programs for at-risk students that raise standards for student academic outcomes by focusing an evidence-based model with a rigorous, quantitative performance measures to confirm program effectiveness
- NC Early Childhood Foundation - To drive policies and strategies by bringing together those working to promote children’s health and development, to support families and communities and to advance high quality birth-to-eight learning
- NC Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports - To fund high-quality, independently validated extended learning and integrated student support service programs for at-risk students whose learning has been negatively affected by COVID-19 impacts
- SC Math and Science Partnership – To strengthen the content knowledge and teaching skills of mathematics and science teachers and improve the academic achievement of students in these areas
- Sherwood Foundation - To facilitate the revitalization of a healthy, sustainable, mixed-income community and break the cycle of poverty and community deterioration by partnering to create high-quality housing, thriving schools, recreational facilities and other enrichment amenities
- Virginia Extended School Year – To establish extended year or year-round school programs in high-need schools to increase academic achievement and support for students, increase student engagement, and reduce discipline referrals
- Wake County Smart Start - To ensure children ages birth-5 are prepared for success in school and life through program funding and community capacity building.
- Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – To provide an infusion of short-term funding at a pivotal moment and is intended to build on existing momentum to help move an issue, an idea or an organization forward