The Foundation’s education funding is its largest area of focus, representing over 40% of its annual grant-making. The Foundation supports K-12 public education, independent private school education as well as higher education.
The Foundation funds independent private schools, for both capital projects and scholarship support. The scholarship support is intended to help increase diversity and inclusion as well as provide positive educational experiences to qualified students, regardless of income.
The Foundation supports projects directed toward improving educational quality and equity in Baltimore City with the understanding that education is a prerequisite to a strong civil society and an employed workforce— two keys to a better Baltimore.
Much support to higher education is made in recognition of the importance of these institutions in creating the next generation of leaders and the positive economic impact of their graduates. While funding has not been confined to scholarship or fellowship opportunities, funding has been significant, providing over $9 million to 18 universities, benefitting approximately 170 students a year. Other university funded projects facilitate campus expansion and improve instruction.