2000 Education Grants
Grants in this area are focused primarily on improving educational opportunities for minority students from elementary school through college. Additionally, the Foundation supports medical training in the areas of rural practice and humanism. The Foundation has also begun to support programs to improve our public schools. (Total grants $220K)
American Indian College Fund, Denver, CO. $20,000 to support scholarships at the tribal colleges.
Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Englewood, NJ. $20,000 to support Student Summer Research Fellowships allowing first year medical students to work with faculty mentors on a variety of community health issues. Students from the following schools participated in the program: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cornell University Weill College of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, New York University School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Tuffs University School of Medicine.
Children’s Storefront, New York, NY. $25,000 to support the Renovations 2000 project ($15K) and general operating support ($10K) for the ongoing mission of this innovative, tuition-free elementary and middle school in Harlem.
Council On Foundations, Washington, DC. $1,830 to support their membership programs that promote and enhance responsible and effective philanthropy.
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. $20,000 to support a minority scholarship for the 2000-2001 school year. This is the last year of a three-year, $60,000 commitment.
Maui Tech Ready, Kahului, Maui. $10,000 to support expanding access to computer technology for Maui County public school students and their teachers and enhancing learning opportunities for students through implementation of Project EAST (Environmental And Spatial Technology).
Peninsula Community Foundation, San Mateo, CA. $15,000 to support the Teacher’s Fund. This fund allows teachers, through small grants (less than $5,000), to implement creative projects in their classrooms.
St. Aloysius School/Child, Inc., New York, NY. $10,000 to support scholarships to the school. St. Aloysius is a Jesuit based school in Harlem providing programs from pre-school through middle school.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA. $24,441 to support a minority tuition scholarship for the 2000-2001 school year. This is the last year of a three-year commitment to fund the annual tuition.
Union College, Barbourville, KY. $5,000 to support financial aid to students attending the college. A large percentage of the students attending the College come from families whose total income is below the nation’s poverty line. Many of these students are the first generation to graduate from high school and attend college.
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. $25,000 to support two scholarships for the 2000-2001 school year in the Accelerated Family Practice Residency Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This is the second year of a four-year, $100,000 commitment. The goal of this program is to identify and prepare more doctors interested in practicing rural medicine.
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. $20,000 to support four minority scholarships for the 2000-2001 school year. This is the third year of a four-year, $80,000 commitment.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. $23,640 to support a minority tuition scholarship for the 2000-2001 school year. This is the third year of a four-year commitment to fund the annual tuition.