Every child deserves a quality learning experience and the opportunity to excel in the classroom and beyond because a good education can be the gateway to a better life. Despite high drop-out rates, poor academic achievement and unsafe schools, Barra believes that given the right leadership and learning environment, all children can develop their own unique abilities. To this end, the Foundation supports organizations that create and deliver effective educational approaches to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Organizations in the field of K-12 education may receive funding from The Barra Foundation in three ways.
- Project Grants: To advance the education reform movement in the Greater Philadelphia area, Project Grants in the area of education are exclusively awarded to schools and enrichment programs that have been proven to increase their students’ success. To read more, click here.
- Planning Grants: Organizations seeking outside expertise to undertake a new planning initiative are eligible to apply for this one-time grant. To read more, click here.
- Community Fund Grants: Community Fund Grants acknowledge and advance the work of exemplary nonprofit organizations in the five-county Philadelphia region by providing unrestricted grants of $15,000 to $20,000 per year for a two-year period. The Foundation uses a nominating process to identify organizations that are then invited to submit applications. To read more, click here.
For more information about our grantmaking guidelines, please visit our FAQ page.