Davie County Schools – (2017-2022) $2.5 million to support DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), a five-year early literacy initiative to improve kindergarten readiness and to increase the percentage of students reading proficiently by the end of third grade.
Hill Center and Mooresville Graded School District – (2015-2018) $1.9 million to test and enhance the Hill Learning System (HLS) iPad app, a digital version of the Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP).
4.0 Schools – (2017-2018) $200,000 to support Essentials Fellowships, Tiny Fellowships, and to offer start-up funds for promising innovative education-related ventures. Headquartered in New Orleans, 4.0 Schools is a non-profit incubator that finds, trains, and invests in passionate people solving the most important challenges in education.
Davie County Schools – (2017) $99,000 partnership to help fund the Read to Achieve summer camp, an intensive four-week program for third graders who have not met state requirements in reading to advance to the fourth grade. Since 2014, the Foundation has invested more than $325,000 to help fund the camp.
Triad Academy/Summit School – (2017) $50,000 to partially fund a private-public school partnership between Triad Academy at Summit School with teachers and students from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Camp Pathfinder is a 5-week summer literacy intervention and professional development camp for 10 public school teachers and 50 students. The Foundation has invested more than $125,000 since 2014.
Brookstone Schools – (2017) $25,000 grant for the “Straight to the Top” summer learning & enrichment camp and a $20,000 matching grant. The Foundation has invested more than $213,000 with Brookstone Schools since 2011.
Oakwood School – (2017) $25,000 to partner with Horizons National, an award-winning, tuition-free, summer academic program serving low-income, public school students on the campuses of independent schools, colleges, and universities across the country. The Horizons partnership with The Oakwood School in Greenville, North Carolina will be the first of its kind in the state. This is the second grant of $25,000 to Oakwood School.
Moore County Schools – (2012 – 2015) $2,000,000 + three-year commitment and partnership to launch an innovative professional development model for K-12 teachers known as “STEM Infusion”
Asheville City Schools – (2011) $100,000 challenge grant for the Digitally Literate Asheville Initiative. Funds used towards the purchase of laptops for Asheville City Schools 1:1 initiative
Kenan Fellows Program – (2011) $20,000 for partnerships with local businesses to train classroom teachers on relevant subject matter from industry and how to incorporate the information in classrooms.
Iredell/Statesville Schools – (2010) $150,000 five-year commitment as part of a match needed by ISS to receive $5,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Education as part of its I3 Challenge.
Wilkes County Schools – (2009 – 2011) Additional $100,000 challenge grant, in addition to a three-year $300,000 challenge grant which paid out in 2011 and was used to purchase technology in the school system.
Davie County Schools/Cooleemee Elementary School – (2009-2011) $140,000 three-year commitment to fund a computer-based reading intervention program featuring Waterford and Successmaker software as well as a summer reading program.
Davie County Schools – (2008 – 2011) $750,000 three-year commitment for the Mebane Masters Program, an innovative professional development model for K-12 teachers and a prelude to the STEM Infusion Model of professional development.
East Bend Library – (2008) $150,000 challenge grant for the completion of a new library in East Bend, North Carolina. Funds were used for construction costs and the purchase of technology
Davie County Schools – (2004) $25,000 towards continuation of teacher training for its ongoing RAP reading intervention program.
Hill Center – (2004 – 2011) $2,000,000 from 2004-2011 for a partnership and the development of HELP, RAP I & RAP II; reading intervention outreach models that can be used from Pre-K thru 8th Grade in the public school system. The majority of these funds were committed in Davie County Schools.
Davie County Schools – (2004 – 2007) $750,000 three-year commitment for the Mebane Masters Program, an innovative professional development model for K-12 teachers and a prelude to the STEM Infusion Model of professional development.