Spring 2019 Grants

Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center

Charlotte, NC

Program support for clinicians to provide individualized support to 240 struggling readers in K– 3rd grades to build vocabulary and language expression $35,000

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation

Charlotte, NC

Change management support for the new ELA and math curriculum adoption process in 2019-20 across the district $150,000

Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University

Charlotte, NC

Program support for four 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 $25,000

Montclaire Elementary

Charlotte, NC

Program support for a book vending machine to motivate students and build their at-home libraries (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $10,000

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Statewide - NC

Project support for a UPD Consulting-led analysis of the K-3 Literacy Team at NCDPI to inform evidence-based decisions that maximize impact on K-3 literacy outcomes statewide $100,250

Read Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Program support to work with Helps Educations Fund to double the number of students receiving the evidence-based HELPS fluency intervention $125,000

Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Charlotte, NC

Program support for RWSA’s Math Lab, a dedicated intervention space for increasing students’ understanding of numbers and math proficiency (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $10,000

Teach For America - Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

General operating support to bolster Teach For America’s 730 corps members and alumni working in CMS, impacting 25,000 low-income students $200,000
over 2 years

* 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