Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation Announces Education Grants

Grants awarded to four local education nonprofits serving disadvantaged populations.

The Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation was established in 1967 to support education in Minnesota, particularly activities that benefit current and potential future Harvard students. As part of this mission, the Foundation awards grants annually to Minnesota nonprofits with an educational component in their programming. Generally, the Foundation awards a grant to a nonprofit for no more than three consecutive years.

This year's grants are:

  • $5,000 to Project Success (Minneapolis): Teens learn leadership skills through theater arts, college tours, and outdoor activities. Harvard has been a destination for a college tour in recent years.
  • $5,000 to Edina A Better Chance: Low-income youth participate in a boarding school experience to attend an academically rigorous high school (Edina High School).
  • $5,000 to Higher Ground Academy (Saint Paul): Primarily East African students attend the school, which has a high graduation and college acceptance rate.
  • $5,000 to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Minneapolis): High school with a high population of Spanish-speaking students which has a college acceptance rate that recently climbed to 92%.

Those attending the May 7 Annual Banquet will be able to meet representatives of these nonprofit organizations.