José Valdés Math Institute

Featured Education Grantee

The José Valdés Math Institute, a local nonprofit organization, was founded by a high school math teacher from Cuba who wanted to improve the math skills of academically-challenged students who were preparing to enter high school at Andrew Hill. His vision was to ensure that underrepresented youth were given equal opportunities to succeed in mathematics. To date, the Institute has provided comprehensive math education to more than 25,000 middle and high school students, including many underserved Latino youth and other youth of color. The José Valdés Math Institute was recently recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a “Bright Spot” for helping to close the STEM achievement gap.

Grant Application

Interested applicants should register online to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as the first step in the application process. If your organization meets our eligibility criteria and your project aligns with our strategies, you will receive an email invitation to complete the online application.

Next Application Deadline

New! Beginning July 1, 2017 the foundation will only consider grant requests during two grant cycles a year in the fall (August - October) and spring (February - April). The specific due dates for each cycle will be posted at least 30 days in advance of a deadline.