The Washington Post Charities Award 2014 Grants to Local Nonprofits

July 14

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 $160,060. The 2014 grant recipients include: 

·         Beacon House Community Ministry, Inc. $30,000 for their Academic Enrichment program, which assists at-risk children and youth in pursuing their educational objectives by offering tutoring, life skills mentoring and college or vocational training.

·         Fair Chance: $20,060 for the Capacity Building of Education Nonprofits, which selects promising, youth-serving nonprofits and provides them with free, comprehensive expertise in organizational management for up to two years.

·         Higher Achievement DC Metro: $30,000 for general support. The agency provides middle school scholars with supplemental educational experiences through intense, multi-year afterschool and summer programs in addition to top high school program placement services.

·         Horton’s Kids: $30,000 for the One-on-One Tutoring program, helping low income students, grades K-6, improve math and literacy levels.

·         Literacy Lab: $25,000 for the Metro DC Reading Corps program, which provides one-on-one reading instruction to low income students in order to improve their overall academic success.

·         Reading Partners: $25,000 for the One-On-One Literacy Tutoring program, which trains a corps of community volunteers to provide curriculum-based, individualized tutoring to students in grades K-5 who have fallen behind in reading and leads to measurable results.

“The Post is proud to support these exceptional nonprofit organizations in the work they do for our community,” said Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post. “We are grateful to our donors and look forward to our continued involvement with local nonprofits and reaching those in need in meaningful ways.”

“The Washington Post Charities 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 grantees 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 beginning in 2009 and launched The Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

Later this summer, The Washington Post will launch a new nonprofit giving initiative called The Washington Post Helping Hand that will facilitate significant financial donations to human services organization in the D.C. metro area through high-impact, in-depth narratives about those in need and the programs that assist them. The Post will partner with human services nonprofits that provide direct assistance to individuals and families in need and are registered 501(c)(3) organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. Areas of concentration for these organizations may include food security, temporary and transitional housing, abuse, trafficking or support of low income families and individuals. For additional information, please keep checking this page.

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