Foundation/Grantor Name: Thunderbirds Charities

Grant Amount: $80,000

Program Name: Zion Early Learning Academy’s Preschool Excellence Program

Nonprofit/Recipient Name: The Zion Institute

Overview of Use of Funds: The Zion Institute’s early education model utilized in the Preschool Excellence Program, combined with Open Table’s Convening model, created a platform to serve 300 children and families through Zion Early Learning Academy. This donation of $80,000 will allow them to replicate their work and help countless more families.

Overview of Grant Objective/Impact: The Zion Institute recognizes that education is essential to disrupting generational poverty. Quality childcare, education and family support services impact the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs. Zion, through its subsidiary, Zion Early Learning Academy (ZELA), focuses on early childhood education and family stabilization in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.