May 24, 1989 4 min read

Below is a sampling of grants given by various public and private organizations. The listings are intended to be representative, rather than comprehensive; they focus on grants that pertain to elementary and secondary education and certain associated fields.

From Corporate Sources

The Bank of New England28 State St., Boston, Mass. 02109

Disadvantaged youth. To support the “College Bound” program, which provides assitance to and expands opportunities for underpriviledged urban youth wishing to pursue a college education: $250,000 to Boston College.

Chrysler Corporation Fund12000 Chrysler Drive, Highland Park, Mich. 48288

Reading skills. To establish the “Running Start” program, designed to give 1st graders in 10 cities an early introduction to reading: $2.1 million to Reading is Fundamental Inc., Washington, D.C.

The Hitachi Foundation1509 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037

Gifted education. To support the development of curricula and programs in leadership training, aimed at enhancing global awareness in the field of physical sciences, for junior- and senior-level students gifted in mathematics and science: $114,450 to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora.

From Federal Sources

U.S. Education Department400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202

The U.S. Education Department has awarded close to $4 million in grants, under the Law-Related Education Program, to support 32 projects designed to improve public awareness and understanding of the American legal system. The program seeks to increase the number of persons capable of providing law-related education, and encourages the development of partnerships between state, local, public, and private agencies aimed at developing and implementing law-related curricula on a local, statewide, or nationwide level.

The grant recipients and the amounts of the awards are listed below by state:

California. Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles: $70,088. Connecticut. Hartford Public Schools: $98,708. Idaho. Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston: $83,110. Illinois. Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago: $138,105. Wright College, Chicago: $96,712.

Iowa. Drake University, Des Moines: $137,023. Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond: $96,821. Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville: $102,858. Louisiana. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge: $259,504. Maine. University of Maine, Portland: $170,784.

Maryland. Citizenship Law-Related Education Program, Baltimore: $124,730. Prince George’s County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro: $68,421. Michigan. Michigan Law-Related Education Project, Pontiac: $129,049. Minnesota. Minnesota Center for Community Legal Education, St. Paul: $138,169. Mississippi. University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg: $175,815.

New Mexico. Cobre Consolidated School District, Bayard: $19,907. New York. New York City Board of Education, District #21, Brooklyn: $148,033. New York City Community School District #18, Brooklyn: $173,402. Legal Outreach Inc., New York: $126,251. Rochester City School District: $151,160. North Carolina. Wake Forest University cradle Program, Winston-Salem: $400,005. Ohio. Ohio Mock Trial Program, Columbus: $94,171.

Oregon. Western Education Support Team, Portland: $136,523. Pennsylvania. Shippenburg University, Cumberland: $58,862. Temple University, Philadelphia: $158,368. Rhode Island. Citizenship and the Law for Students, Providence: $104,403. University of Rhode Island, Kingston: $111,990. Texas. Law Focused Education Inc., Austin: $48,368.

Virginia. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond: $92,130. Washington. University of Puget Sound, Tacoma: $113,364. Wisconsin. Oneida Tribe of Indians: $18,612.

From Private Sources

The Pew Charitable TrustsThree Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102

At-risk students. Toward establishment of the Center for At-Risk Students at LaGuardia Middle College High School, which will serve as a national training and technical assistance center for urban high schools with high dropout rates: $200,000 over two years to the City University of New York, New York City.

Disadvantaged youth. Toward the expansion of the stipend program for economically disadvantaged high-achieving high-school students: $180,000 over three years to the White-Williams Foundation, Philadelphia.

Economic education. To support, over three years, the expansion of the Developmental Economic Education Program, which aims to develop new curricula for increased economic literacy among high-school students: $600,000 to the Joint Council on Economic Education, New York City.

Immigrant students. To support a study aimed at improving the reading proficiency of immigrant children by using closed-captioned television in the classroom: $75,000 to the National Captioning Institute Inc., Falls Church, Va.

Native-American students. To support a summerenrichment program for native-American students in the middle grades at the Native American Preparatory School: $260,000 to Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Mass.

School restructuring. To support programs developed by the Philadelphia Schools Collaborative to assist the Philadelphia School District in implementing its plan for school restructuring and systematic change: $8,300,000 over three years to Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia.

James Irvine FoundationOne Market Plaza, Spear TowerSan Francisco, Calif. 94105

At-risk students. Toward the establishment of a program in which high-risk students will design and produce their own video documentaries on youth-related topics: $90,000 to The Right Channel Inc., Los Angeles.

Minority students. Toward the development of a summer fellowship program which will pair high-school teachers acting as mentors with minority students from San Diego public and private schools: $9,800 to the Council for Basic Education, Washington, D.C.

Minority students. To support an after-school mathematics and science preparatory program for talented minority middle-school students: $150,000 to Interface Institute, Oakland, Calif.

A version of this article appeared in the May 24, 1989 edition of Education Week as Grants