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Hattie M. Strong Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Hattie M. Strong Foundation

6551 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 160

Springfield, VA United States 22150-1820

Telephone: (703) 313-6791


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-08-31)

Assets: $32,709,557

Total giving: $1,281,086






Incorporated in 1928 in DC

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to charities serving at-risk school-aged children enrolled in public or public charter schools in the city of Washington. Occasional grants are also made to organizations serving at-risk children in surrounding jurisdictions. The foundation's current priority is to assist organizations that provide out-of-school-time (OST) programming during the after-school hours, Saturdays, and summers. Preference is given to programs that support, reinforce, and enrich the core academic objectives of the District of Columbia Public Schools, as well as character development, community service, good citizenship, and appreciation of the performing and visual arts.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships for college students enrolled in teacher-training programs at selected partnering institutions .

Strong Scholarship Program for Initial Licensure Teacher Candidates

This program is aimed at college students enrolled in teacher-training programs. Specifically, the foundation hopes to reduce financial pressure during the student-teaching term, when a student's ability to offset expenses with outside employment is curtailed by the rigor of full-time work in the classroom. Funds for the $5,000 scholarships are distributed via partnership with fifteen institutions, all located near Washington, DC, that have demonstrated leadership in preparing outstanding classroom teachers. Application requirement and student selection will be determined by each institution's scholarship committee in line with the foundation's criteria. .

The Barbara B. Cantrell Classroom Support Fund (The "Bobbie Fund")

Strong Scholarship recipients are eligible for the Bobbie Fund for three of the first five years of their teaching career but initial funding must be requested within three years of certification. Funding is limited and applications will be approved on a first come, first served basis between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15. Applications must include a completed Bobbie Fund Support Request (available on foundation web site) and independent verification of employment as a full-time teacher under contract for the upcoming school year (e-mail acceptable). See foundation web site for additional information.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Basic and remedial instruction
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Reading promotion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • At-risk youth
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Coalitions and alliances

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-08-31

Assets: $32,709,557 (market value)

Gifts received: $320

Expenditures: $1,900,772

Total giving: $1,281,086

Qualifying distributions: $1,679,326