Spring 2018 Grants

Berryhill School

Charlotte, NC

Program support for “Project Horizon-Summer Cool” summer school to prevent summer learning loss in reading (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $7,500

BEST NC

State Level – NC

General operating support for BEST NC, a nonprofit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders committed to moving North Carolina’s education system from good to great $105,000
(over 3 years)

BEST NC

State Level – NC

Seed funding for the TeachNC campaign to capture, cultivate and convert teaching candidates through the creation of a Digital Recruitment Platform focused on career pathways, licensure and job openings, working in partnership with NC Department of Public Instruction $50,000

Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center

Charlotte, NC

Program support for clinicians to provide individualized support to 120 rising CMS 1st – 3rd graders who are struggling readers enrolled in three summer learning programs as well as support for an external program evaluation $26,000

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University

State Level – NC

Program support to promote teachers’ use of evidence-based practices to teach foundational reading skills to K-3 students through the creation of an online MOOC-Ed course $56,844

Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University

Charlotte, NC

Program support for nine CMS teachers to complete a three-week summer internship in Charlotte businesses, participate in 80 hours of professional development, and create new curriculum that connects the classroom to workplace skills $50,000

Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, NC

Program support for project “IMPACT” for 35 middle and high school math teachers to create technology-infused learning in their classrooms at low-performing CMS schools $75,000

KIPP Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Program support for a Summer Step-Up Reading Program for a new rising 4th grade class (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $2,500

Montclaire Elementary

Charlotte, NC

Program support for a new culturally relevant library collection for students and a teacher resource library (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $10,000

Project LIFT

Charlotte, NC

Program support to extend the human capital innovations of LIFT and unify models across CMS $400,000
(over 2 years)

Public School Forum

State Level – NC

Program support for The NC Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative for elementary school teacher training to respond to the impacts of childhood trauma on student learning and behavior $75,000

Read Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Program support for an 18-month project to apply improvement science principles to improve early literacy outcomes in six CMS elementary schools, working in partnership with UPD Consulting and CMS $217,130

Queens University

Charlotte, NC

Program support for Queens School Executive Leadership Academy (SELA), a program that prepares new school leaders and principals through a partnership with Queens’ McColl School of Business, Cato School of Education, and CMS $50,000
(over 2 years)

The Innovation Project

State Level – NC

Program support for a network of 15-20 continually low-performing NC schools to implement innovative approaches to human capital strategies to attract and retain high-quality teachers and staff $75,000

* Continuing the family legacy, the Next Generation Advisory Board is comprised of 4th generation Belk family members who have come together to learn about the Belk Foundation legacy and mission, in part by running their own grantmaking process. This Advisory Board was formed in 2013.

Fall 2017 Grants