Six Local Nonprofits to Receive Funding Through The Washington Post Charities

June 27, 2013

The Washington Post is pleased to announce that through The Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, six local nonprofits will receive funding support totaling $165,000. The 2013 grant recipients include:

 ·         Capital Partners for Education : $30,000 for their mentoring and college preparation program that includes career exploration and life skills development.

·         Everybody Wins! D.C. Inc.: $30,000 to support the Power Lunch Program at Ross Elementary School which provides Reading Mentors for students once a week during the lunch hour.

·         The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc .: $25,000 to support their Saturday School program which offers tutoring and mentoring support for students in Montgomery County.

·         Horton’s Kids : $30,000 for their academic programming that improves the math and reading skills of children from D.C.’s Ward 8.

·         Mentor’s Inc.: $25,000 for their program that provides mentoring support to public and charter high school students in Washington, D.C., and improves graduation rates and students' outlook for the future.

·         Reading Partners: $25,000 to support the Literacy Tutoring Program which provides curriculum-based one-on-one tutoring for students in grades K-5 who have fallen behind in reading.

 “Education continues to be a top priority for The Post. I am pleased that grants through The Washington Post Charities continue to enable local nonprofits to expand upon the results-oriented work they are doing,” said Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post and CEO of Washington Post Media. “We are grateful for the continued generosity of our readers, employees and area residents which make this funding possible year after year.”

 “The Washington Post and Robert R. McCormick Foundation share a commitment to addressing the growing needs of our local communities,” said David Hiller, president and CEO of the McCormick Foundation. “These grantee partners are doing wonderful work with at-risk youth in the Greater D.C. area by providing mentoring and literacy services to help the kids get on a successful path.”

 The Washington Post partnered with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in 2009 and launched The Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The Washington Post Charities is dedicated to increasing the educational opportunities available for at-risk youth and teens in the Greater Washington Region. The McCormick Foundation matches all gifts at 50 cents on the dollar, increasing the impact of charitable donations. The Washington Post and the Foundation pay all campaign and administrative expenses. One hundred percent of all gifts, plus the match, benefit underserved children.

 To learn more about The Washington Post Charities or to make a donation, visit: www.washingtonpostcharities.com.

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