Education and Youth

The Daniel Foundation believes that a quality education provides the basis for individual opportunity and economic vitality. We are committed to supporting and improving education and development for youth in grades pre-K-12, especially children in underserved areas or facing economic disadvantages. In addition, we are interested in supporting:

Our priorities:

• The availability of and access to high quality public libraries
• Quality and readily available pre-school opportunities
• Advocacy and programming that promotes bold approaches to Alabama’s public school challenges, and programs working to provide better educational opportunities for K-12 students.
• Youth development, including mentoring programs
• Readiness for both higher education and employment opportunities
• Summer learning, with a particular focus on SAIL

Higher Education
We believe that the colleges and universities in Alabama are key economic drivers for the communities in which they exist. They offer important resources to us in achieving our philanthropic goals, and we support them in this partnership role. Grants to universities will be primarily focused on these partnerships and primarily initiated by the Foundation.

Past Grants

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Teen Center 2

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama is dedicated to ensuring disadvantaged teens have a safe, positive environment promoting Education, Character and Leadership Training, and Healthy Lifestyle Habits. The…

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Black Warrior Council

A gift of $10,000 was made to support the Scoutreach efforts in West Alabama.  This program of the Boy Scouts benefits underserved youth by preparing them for success in school…

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PreSchool Partners_2

A grant of $120,000 was made to the Operation Schoolhouse campaign.  The Foundation is committed to supporting and improving education and development for youth in grades pre-K- 12.  The relationship…

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The Schools Foundation_2

A grant of $10,000 was awarded to the Schools Foundation A+ College Ready Program, Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program.  Teachers in this program receive training to increase student achievement…

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The Eclectic Public Library was awarded a challenge grant for $12,500 to renovate donated space located next to their library.   This grant provided the incentive for a member of the…

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Teach for America_3

Through our grant of $75,000, the Daniel Foundation helped fund Teach for America’s general operating expenses to support the corps members in Alabama including their placement, training, and ongoing professional…

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