Grant Funding Helps Us Meet Goals, Improve Outcomes, and Grow

Foundation and Corporate Grants make up a significant part of High Jump’s revenue stream (1/6). Pursuit and access to institutional funding provide long-term financial sustainability and promote continued growth and development within our organization.

Grants can pave the way to meeting organizational goals such as:

  • Increasing reach of the High Jump program to serve more students
  • Providing a high-quality academic enrichment program
  • Preparing students to succeed in rigorous college preparatory high schools
  • Expanding student access to rigorous college preparatory high schools

Moreover, the pursuit of these goals has resulted in the following outcomes for students:

  • 87% of High Jump alumni graduate from 4-year colleges within six years of high school completion. (based on 2021 data from High Jump cohorts 18-20)
  • 96% of students maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher (2018-2019)
  • 2 years of academic gains for each year of programming
  • 100% of students who completed the program graduated from high school

Institutional funding can also support long term organizational growth through:

  • Increased organizational capacity
  • Implementing a data analysis strategy and framework
  • Incremental growth of programming to serve more students
  • Launching pilot programming to scale programs sustainability

Grants provide the resources necessary to innovate, scale, and in some cases, collaborate to solve the most critical challenges of our beneficiaries.

We are grateful for the foundations currently supporting our programs:  

  • A. Montgomery Ward Foundation
  • Auerbach Family Foundation
  • The Brinson Foundation
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Cubs Charities Community Fund
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • Lefkofsky Foundation
  • Luther I. Replogle Foundation 
  • Malott Family Foundation
  • Motorola Solutions Foundation
  • New Frontiers Foundation
  • New York Life Foundation
  • The Osa Foundation
  • Pritzker Pucker Foundation
  • Randhill Park Cemetery Association, Shalom Memorial Park
  • The Seabury Foundation

High Jump is just the beginning of a successful educational journey for many students. More than ever, we must continue to build equitable learning opportunities for Chicago’s middle school youth.

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