While primarily a scholarship provider, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation identifies and invests a portion of its funding in strategic grant initiatives to close the Excellence Gap and to expand educational opportunities throughout the United States. The Cooke Foundation partners with educational leaders that share our commitment to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Together, the Cooke Foundation and its grant partners work to create high-quality learning experiences for thousands of remarkable students whose families, schools, and communities need additional resources to help these students reach their fullest potential.
A new initiative seeks to identify 100,000 low-income students and students of color and enroll them in advanced academic courses over the next three years.
By awarding grants totaling $500,000 to selective public high schools in six states, the Cooke Foundation seeks to increase the number of academically talented, low-income students who gain admission and graduate. Combined, the grants will benefit more than 1,500 students in grades 6-12.
A new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation finds that state education policies are failing bright, low-income students. Learn why no one state receives an A on any of the nine distinct state-level policies or nine specific measures of student outcomes.