Higher Achievement is funded by generous support from foundations, businesses, government, and individuals. We thank them for their investment in our scholars. For more details, please take a look at our FY2016 Audit, our FY2016 990, and our 2016 Annual Report.

Higher Achievement Donors

For the fiscal year ending August 31, 2016.

Summa Cum Laude ($100,000+)

21st Century Community Learning Centers



Children and Family Legacy Fund

Clark Construction Group and A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation

DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Inc.

Family League of Baltimore City

Maryland State Department of Education

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

Richard King Mellon Foundation

Middle School Renaissance 2020 LLC

New York Life Foundation

Jane Bancroft Robinson Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education

The Wallace Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.


Magna Cum Laude ($50,000+)


Baltimore City Public Schools

BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern


The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Capital One

Children and Youth Investment Trust


The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia


Dweck Family Foundation

Lois & Richard England Family Foundation

The Heinz Endowments

Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation

McAuley Ministries

Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation

Parking Management, Inc.

Reed Smith LLP

RGK Foundation

Robins Foundation

Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism

Jerry Taylor and Nancy Bryant Foundation


Distinguished Honors ($25,000+)

ADI Construction


Arnold & Porter

Balfour Beatty Construction

Bates White

Jack Buncher Foundation

CarMax Foundation

Censeo Consulting Group

Coaching for College

DAVIS Construction

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic

Development: New Communities Initiative


Diana & Richard England

First Potomac Realty Trust

Eric & Mindy Gaier

Gilbane Building Company

The Grable Foundation

Harman Family Foundation

Mason Hirst Foundation

HITT Foundation, Inc.

Hoffberger Family Philanthropies

Horning Family Fund

The K4 Solutions Charitable Gift Fund

Kimsey Foundation

The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation


MARPAT Foundation

The Menkiti Group

The Morningstar Foundation

Office of the State Superintendent for Education:

College, Credential & Career Initiative

Quadrangle Development Corporation

Red Coats, Inc. / Admiral Security

Mitchell N. Schear

Shippy Foundation c/o Mott Philanthropic

The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

Venable Foundation, Inc.

Vornado/Charles E. Smith

Walmart Foundation

Webber Family Foundation

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

The World Bank