CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Belk Foundation has awarded $1.8 million to educational nonprofits across the Southeast.

The foundation invests in schools and organizations for achievements such as increasing the number of children who perform at or above grade level.

Among the grants in Charlotte were:

  • $25,000 to A Child’s Place for new software to help track and better serve the estimated 4,453 homeless children enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
  • $87,240 to the Carolina College Advising Corps to support two college advisers at four CMS high schools whose efforts focus on increasing the rate of students attending college.
  • $50,000 to Freedom School Partners for 50 at-risk children to attend a six-week program focused on increasing literacy.
  • $25,000 to New Leaders for New Schools for its training and support program for aspiring school leaders.
  • $25,000 to Sugar Creek Charter School for its “extended learning-time” program, which seeks to increase the achievement of its lower-performing students by providing additional tutoring and support.
  • $50,000 to Teach For America to support two of its corps members in CMS.

The Belk Foundation is a charitable organization affiliated with Belk Inc., a Charlotte-based department-store chain. The foundation has distributed more than $28 million to charities across the Southeast since 2000.

Charlotte Business Journal

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