Spring 2020 Grants

Augustine Literacy Project

Charlotte, NC

Capacity building support to develop communications strategies and resources to increase volunteer recruitment for the tutoring program (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $5,000

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation

Charlotte, NC

Program support for the CMS Teaching Residency with a goal of licensing 120 diverse, non-traditional teachers in the 2020-2021 academic year $75,000

digiLEARN Digital Learning Institute

State Level - NC

Program support to create recommendations for micro-credentials that will lead to state-wide improvements in how North Carolina teachers are developed, recognized, and rewarded $40,000

Helps Education Fund

Charlotte, NC

Program support to deliver HELPS targeted fluency tutoring to 270 students in 15 high-need CMS schools during the 2020-2021 academic year $100,000

The Hill Center

State Level - NC

Program support for curriculum development to virtually train Teach For America corps members in the science of reading during their 2020 National Summer Institute $50,000

MyFutureNC

State Level - NC

General operating support to ensure two million North Carolinians obtain a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree by 2030 $35,000

North Carolina State University Foundation

State Level - NC

Program support for the Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) at the College of Education that will work with 30 diverse rising high school seniors to enhance their leadership $10,000

New America Foundation

State Level - NC

Program support for advising on the development of a plan for North Carolina teacher micro-credentials, in partnership with DigiLEARN $35,000

Our Turn

Charlotte, NC

Program support for the student-led NC Effective Educator Campaign, which seeks to improve teacher effectiveness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools by including student input in the teacher evaluation process $50,000
over 2 years

ourBRIDGE For Kids

Charlotte, NC

Capacity building support for in-depth training to develop a fully trauma-informed approach to the afterschool program (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $10,000

Profound Gentlemen

Charlotte, NC

Capacity building support for new financial management software and implementations that increase staff efficiency, accountability and sustainability (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $15,000

* 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 2019 Grants