|Foundation Awards 4th Qtr Grants|
FOURTH QUARTER 2009 GRANTS ANNOUNCED
KDK-Harman Foundation closes the year awarding $220,000 to various Central Texas nonprofits focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Grant recipients were as follows:
Citizen Schools : To continue afterschool programming at Kealing and Bedichek Middle Schools, which engages low-income students in real-world learning, academics and community service: $50,000
Communities In Schools: For general operating support of a leading, dropout prevention program for at-risk students: $50,000
FIRST LEGO League : To expand programming in 10 high-needs middle schools in Central Texas, and introduce students to real-world engineering: $10,000 (Austin, Buda, Kyle, Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock, Texas).
SEDL: To support Connecting Kids to Math and Science Project in two elementary schools (McBee and Norman Elementary Schools) and two middle schools (Ann Richards School and Kealing Magnet School): $30,000
St. Edward's University College Assistance Migrant Program - CAMP : For expansion of Summer 2010 Bridge to College Success, which recruits first-generation, migrant freshmen students and provides comprehensive, first-year support services plus the promise of full tuition support through graduation: $20,000
Texas Mathworks Summer Math Camp: To provide student scholarships for Mathworks Summer Math Camp: $10,000
Upstarts: To support Upstart’s Community Partnership and Opportunity Center, which targets supporting at-risk students in the areas of high-school graduation, post-secondary access, and career readiness: $50,000
About KDK-Harman Foundation
KDK-Harman Foundation was founded by Janet E. Harman in December 2004. The Foundation provides financial and capacity-building resources to education-focused nonprofits that assist disadvantaged Central Texas families, with a focus on women, to help them achieve educational success. The ultimate goal of such funding is to transform their lives from poverty to financial independence to enable a better life for themselves and future generations. The Foundation supports programs within Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Burnet and Llano counties.