Building on the career of Mme. Jaqueline Akhmedova, the Academy is devoted to training the next generation of American ballet dancers in the Russian classical Vaganova technique. The Foundation supported initial startup costs.
Amadeus inspires a community of classical music lovers in the Washington, DC area through up-close performances. The Foundation provided general operating support and supported the Emerging Artist project.
Arena produces “huge” plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American Spirit. The Foundation supported Arena’s annual fund, its Next Stage Campaign, and the deLaski Education Center.
Bravo transforms the lives of underserved youth through intensive classical music instruction. The foundation supports Bravo’s programming at Rosa Parks School in North Portland, OR.
The Children’s Chorus of Washington provides high-quality choral experiences for young people in Washington, DC. The Foundation provided general support that enabled the launch of a prep class and a community outreach program.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation, and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg. The Foundation gives general operating funds and supports historic garden upkeep.
The Foundation has supported the DC Youth Orchestra to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality music education and performance opportunities to young people throughout the DC metropolitan area.
The Fairfax Symphony presents symphonic repertoire and builds future musicians and audiences through education and outreach. The Foundation supported the Masterworks series, enabling 1,500 students to free admission for three seasons.
CVPA is dedicated to advancing the study, creation, and exhibition of the arts. The Foundation supported a 31,000-square foot addition, as well as a CVPA endowment.
The Living Desert is a unique, independent, non-profit institution covering more than 1,200 acres of integrated desert gardens and animal displays. The Foundation supported various Living Desert’s fundraising efforts.
The Theatre’s mission is to entertain and educate the public by offering a variety of performing arts experiences. The Foundation supported the Theater Institute to partner with local schools and teachers to incorporate inquiry-based learning.
Mount Vernon seeks to preserve George Washington’s estate and educate visitors and students about his life. The Foundation supported production of the estate's orientation film, and the National Library for the Study of George Washington.
The National Gallery serves the United States by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art. The Foundation supported “Art Around the Corner,” exposing DC students to hands-on art appreciation.
Sitar Arts Center brings a diverse community together to give underserved children and youth the opportunity to explore the arts in an afterschool safe haven. The Foundation provided facilities and operating support to the Center.
The Foundation has provided general support to further the Opera in pursuit of its mission to present operatic works, establish itself as an internationally-renowned company, and offer a diverse array of outreach programming in DC.
Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment transforms lives for the better through research, education, and application of Edgar Cayce’s writings. The Foundation provided support and contributed toward building of an education center.
CWB at George Mason University promotes well-being through interdisciplinary research, education, and practices informed by science. The foundation helped found the Center in 2009 and has since provided general support.
CMBM is dedicated to relieving trauma-related stress and building healing communities by teaching mind-body skills. The Foundation has provided operating funds and supported its trauma relief work in the Middle East, Kosovo and Haiti.
Creativity for Peace prepares the next generation of female leaders and peacemakers in Israel and Palestine. The Foundation’s support has enabled it to become a year-round program and model for women’s leadership development.
The Network strives to enhance the quality of life for children with asthma and their families. The Foundation supported a DC-based asthma clinic, a neighborhood outreach program and the “Head-off Asthma in Louisiana” (HEAL) project.
With a focus on mindfulness and self-awareness practices, PTCI helps participants discover their highest values and awaken a sense of their purpose. The Foundation supported PTCI’s delivery of personal well-being and growth courses.
District of Learning is a program that bridges learning across school, home, community, and online environments. The Foundation supports District of Learning’s connected learning movement in Washington, DC.
EIP at George Mason University is an innovative college prep program for first-generation college-bound eighth to 12th-graders. The Foundation supported EIP’s summer academy for eighth graders and a weekend tutoring service.
EdFuel aims to build and sustain top-quality leadership in the education reform sector. The Foundation has funded EdFuel’s launch in the Washington, DC region.
The Education Design Lab was founded in 2013 to redefine higher education models to ensure that they effectively equip students to pursue 21st-century careers. The Foundation has provided start-up and operating support to the Lab.
Enstitute was a start-up initiative that worked with entrepreneurs to educate tomorrow’s workforce. The Foundation supported it to marry its program with some of the experiences and competencies that a traditional university student acquires.
ERN addresses the growing achievement gap in America’s public schools through advocacy and thought leadership on education reform. The Foundation supports its efforts to educate DC political leaders on key issues in education reform.
NewSchools is committed to transforming public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs. The Foundation has invested in NewSchools DC Fund II to strengthen the city’s entrepreneurial charter school sector.
PIQE creates partnerships between parents, students and educators to further students’ academic success. The Foundation supported its Parent Involvement Education sessions in California and founded PIQE’s program in DC.
The Academy, run in partnership with George Mason University, seeks to enrich the lives of community members by providing the highest caliber of artistic instruction. The Foundation provided founding support.
“Shadow Project teams with teachers to close the achievement gap for students in special education by providing an innovative, results-based classroom program. The Foundation supports the goals in its current strategic plan.
Sitar Arts Center advances the critical life skills of underserved youth and prepares them for achievement in the 21st century through arts education. The Foundation supports Sitar’s evaluation of 21st century skills development in students.
StudentsFirst, founded by former DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, is working to put students’ success front and center. The Foundation was a founding investor in this effort to advocate for effective teachers, options and transparency.
Thurgood Marshall is a college preparatory public charter high school in DC serving the lowest income community in the city. The Foundation provided general operating support to the Academy.
VineCorps closes gaps in opportunity and achievement for teenagers in Prince George’s County, MD by offering personally-tailored educational support. The Foundation is supporting its efforts to build its capacity and expand its reach.
The Foundation has supported the Shepherd's Center of Oakton in Vienna, VA to provide life-enriching services to the elderly through a variety of programs and services offered at little or no cost.
Veggie Rescue improves nutrition and quality of life in Santa Ynez Valley, CA by promoting food security and reducing food waste. The Foundation supports Veggie Rescue to deliver fresh produce to community organizations.
Through the Vibrant Village Foundation, the deLaski Family Foundation supported a clean water project in Fielmuo, Ghana. The program developed new water wells and pumps and repaired older boreholes to bring clean water to villagers.