K-12 educational group receives $8 million grant
May 02, 2013
When news emerges about donations made for educational purposes, many people automatically think of alumni pledging money to their alma maters for renovations, scholarships or other projects. However, that is not always the case.
For instance, the Walton Family Foundation recently revealed it is giving StudentsFirst a $8 million grant over the next two years. StudentsFirst is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting policies that provide parents with information when deciding on public schools for their children attending kindergarten through 12th grade.
"Thanks to the Walton Family Foundation's investment, we will continue to help families secure the exceptional education their kids deserve," StudentsFirst founder and CEO Michelle Rhee noted. "I thank the Walton Family Foundation for their unrelenting focus on ensuring all students have access to a high-quality education."
The funds will be helpful, as the nonprofit group plans on working to increase membership numbers and create new statewide policies to improve education in various regions.
The Walton Family Foundation tends to focus its efforts on educational progress, freshwater and marine conservation and overall quality of life improvements in the Arkansas-Mississippi region. In 2012 alone, the organization invested $432 million in a number of different projects in these areas.
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