Even before the pandemic, NAEP scores for students saw unprecedented declines, especially in math. Afterschool STEM programming plays a unique role in promoting academic outcomes, supporting social-emotional development, and leveraging the home and community environments as places for extended learning. That's why Overdeck Family Foundation aims to make high-quality afterschool STEM accessible to all students.
In Q3 2021, our foundation awarded 33 grants totaling over $13.5 million dollars. Of these, six grants were new, while 27 were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.
This final news roundup of 2020 highlights our grantees’ and Foundation staff’s work in December, especially in response to COVID-19's continuing impact on education.
During this difficult time, we are proud to support and stand in solidarity with our grantee partners, many of whom support Black children to overcome inequity and achieve their tremendous potential. In this post, we highlight four grantee partners who are making an immense difference in the lives of Black children and families across the country.