Grants for After School, Summer Programming and Early Childhood Initiatives
Our foundation has provided numerous grants to those organizations and institutions that serve to benefit Salem's youth and further their education. As of summer 2017, we've made grants to enhance educational opportunities for Salem students from pre-K to those ready for college. They include
- A grant to Stand up for Salem to support the continuation and expansion of Salem Youth Empowerment Services, a program that will engage 25 students from grades 3-8 in educational and entrepreneurial activities during the summer and continuing into the school year.
- A grant to One Village Alliance to expand its Around the World in a Summer program to two additional sites in Salem. Forty Salem youth ages 6-13 will take a journey around the world, learning about different cultures through literature, math & money, arts & crafts, music & movement and culinary arts.
- A grant to It's a Girl's World to establish a pilot summer exerience for middle school girls focusing on STEM. This two week program will be held at Salem Community College with full costs for girls from Salem City, including transportation, paid through the grant.
- Creation of the Acton Achievers' Computer Lab, which focuses on making sure that Salem’s youngest children - those attending the Early Learning Academy at United Way’s Campbell Center - are familiar and comfortable with computers. (Learn more about the Acton Achievers program here.)
- Full scholarships for high school students to attend the three-week residential STEAM Academy on the Rowan University campus this summer. (Learn more about the STEAM Academy here.)
- 91 Salem High School juniors and seniors to receive 736 college credits from Salem Community College. (Learn more about the College Enhancement Credit Grant here.)
- Hiring a coordinator to facilitate enrollment in the Acorn Fund. (Learn more about our coordinator here.)
The Foundation is working with nonprofit organizations that provide after school programming for Salem's youth. If you would like to discuss support for your nonprofit organization’s initiative call Kortney Swanson Davis at 844-4FORMAN (844-436-7626), ext 108.