Seed the Dream Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

 OVERVIEW: The Seed the Dream Foundation invests in education through three funding lines: educational access, educational engagement and educational awareness. This funder is active in the greater Philadelphia area and in Israel. 

IP TAKE: The Seed the Dream Foundation prioritizes education through three separate funding initiatives: educational access, which supports schools and arts and music education; educational engagement, which works toward establishing meaningful connections between young people and Israel; and educational awareness, which supports and coordinates Holocaust education programs and empowerment for Holocaust survivors. This funder is mainly active in the greater Philadelphia area and in Israel.

PROFILE: The Seed the Dream Foundation was established by Joel Greenberg, founder of the Susquehanna investment and equity trading group, and his wife, Marcy Gringlas. Based in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, this foundation supports education exclusively. Its three initiatives are educational access, which funds schools, music and arts education and scholarship programs; educational engagement, which supports young adults' study of and engagement with Israel; and educational awareness, which promotes Holocaust education and empowers survivors of the Holocaust to share their stories with younger generations.

The foundation supports K-12 education mainly through its educational access initiative, which aims to expand access to high quality education in underserved communities. Grantees include charter schools in the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and in Israel. In the area of music and arts education, the program has supported Play on, Philly, an afterschool music program in Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, which partners with area charter schools to create public art works in the spirit of urban revitalization. Seed the Dream has also supported the Rift Valley Children's Village, an orphanage in Tanzania, and the construction of a school on the village site. K-12 populations are also served through the foundation's educational awareness program, which coordinates lessons and programs about the Holocaust for middle and high school students in the U.S. and Israel.

Seed the Dream works mainly with existing partners in the greater Philadelphia area and in Israel but does not officially restrict funding to these areas. Additional information about past grantees is available at the foundation's educational access, educational engagement and educational awareness pages.

Application for Seed the Dream grants is by invitation only. General inquiries may be made via the foundation's contact page.

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