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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation




The Foundation, created by the late billionaire, Jack Kent Cooke, focuses its grantmaking on education, specifically in three areas: youth education, college access, and community college transfer. Youth education grants support learning opportunities for high-achieving, low-to-moderate-income K-12 students. Youth education grants offer direct support to students as well as grants for schools and out-of-school programs, summer enrichment activities, specialized education courses, and scholarships. College access grants address the lack of information and advising on enrolling in college thatís available to low- and moderate-income students. Community college transfer grants provide more than 1,000 exceptional low- to moderate-income community college students across the country with the opportunity to attend the nationís most selective four-year institutions. The program partners with eight highly selective colleges and universities, as well as dozens of community colleges across the country. For any new grant initiatives, the Foundation will issue a Request for Proposals or applications will be accepted by invitation only. The Foundation is interested in hearing about programs that serve high-achieving, low-income students and will accept letters of introduction no more than two pages long. Additional information is available on the Web site.

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