Spring 2021 Grants

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Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center

Charlotte, NC

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

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation

Charlotte, NC

Program support for the CMS Teaching Residency, with a goal of licensing 140 diverse, non-traditional teachers in the 2021-2022 academic year $75,000

EducationNC

State Level - NC

Capacity building support for an analytics tool to understand and grow EdNC’s online audience (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $12,500

Heart Math Tutoring

Charlotte, NC

General operating support for a math intervention program that reaches over 1,100 students and provides curriculum and on-site support for volunteer tutors in Title I CMS elementary schools $120,000
over 2 years

Helps Education Fund

Charlotte, NC

Program support to deliver HELPS targeted fluency tutoring to over 1,600 CMS elementary students in Title I schools during the 2021-2022 academic year $100,000
over 2 years

The Hunt Institute

State Level - NC

Program support for The Path Forward, a multistate convening to transform early literacy instruction by embedding the science of reading into teacher preparation and to improve early literacy outcomes through policy changes $75,000

International House of Metrolina

Charlotte, NC

Program support for the Rising Readers program that provides intense literacy support over the summer months to over 500 English Learner students in partnership with Camp CMS $40,000

myFutureNC

State Level - NC

General operating support to ensure two million North Carolinians obtain a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree by 2030 $25,000

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching

State Level - NC

Program support to bring national expertise to state education leaders at the fall Curriculum Leaders Conference and Literacy Leaders Conference $40,000

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 interested in pursuing a career in teaching $10,000

New America

State Level - NC

Program support to provide expert guidance on measures of teacher effectiveness to NC Professional Educator Preparation & Standards Commission (PEPSC) subcommittees, as part of the NC Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) Pathways to Excellence for Teaching Professionals, a new vision for NC’s teacher licensure and professional growth system $58,609

Public School Forum

State Level - NC

Building upon the DRIVE Task Force recommendations, program support to conduct a landscape analysis and policy recommendations for Grow Your Own strategies in the state, with a goal of recruiting and developing diverse teachers $50,000

SREB

State Level - NC

Program and consulting support for the North Carolina Pathways to Excellence, the revamped NC teacher licensure and professional growth system $181,650
over 2 years

Teach for America- Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

General operating support to support over 110 early teachers and 670 alumni working in CMS, through professional development and training, impacting thousands of CMS students in under-resourced communities $100,000

UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education

Charlotte, NC

Program support for 260 Teacher Candidates to tutor 400 K-3rd CMS students in foundational reading skills with the Sound Partners intervention $237,951
over 2 years

UrbanPromise Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Program support for a year-round program for 250 under-resourced students that provides out-of-school-time academic and spiritual development $130,000
over 2 years

UrbanPromise Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Capacity building support for a custom database to track students’ “20-year journey” with UPC (Next Gen Advisory Board Grant*) $17,500

* 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.

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