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Washington Post Raises Money for Students

As a company and a member of the Washington community, the Post has supported educational ventures for many decades. Washington Post Co. chair Don Graham's grandmother, Agnes Meyer, was a dogged supporter of better D.C. schools. His family has continued that tradition, with Graham being particularly active in setting up college counseling for students in all of the city's public high schools. In keeping with this tradition, I am pleased to announce that The Post has partnered with the McCormick Foundation, to create Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, which will raise funds locally, and provide matching dollars, for our region’s most important educational programs.

The idea is to gather support for students who want to stretch their talents and achieve much more than their personal financial resources will allow.

My colleague David Jones, who is directing this effort, says grants of $5,000 to $25,000 will be available to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, operating in and for the benefit of students in the Greater Washington region. He is looking for proposals related to after-school programs that enhance the standard curriculum for grades K-12, or provide scholarships or fellowships for those seeking careers in education or the arts, or help students get into college or other post-secondary programs and improve their chances of graduating.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 16. For more detailed information, please go to this McCormick Foundation Web address.

By Jay Mathews  | October 13, 2009; 6:52 PM ET
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