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The Webber Family Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/15/2017
Last grant data update: 09/16/2017

At A Glance

The Webber Family Foundation

3112 Windsor Rd., Ste. A336

Austin, TX United States 78703-2350

Telephone: (512) 495-9494

URL: www.webberfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

EIN

742927126

BRIDGE Number

2285618696

Background

Established in 1999 in TX

Purpose and Activities

The foundation offers grants to organizations that are aligned with its mission of helping lower-income youth perform at the highest levels of achievement in academics and the arts. Currently there are three areas of focus: 1) School readiness/early literacy, with a goal to increase the number of lower-income students who enter kindergarten as high-achievers (at or above grade-level norms). Grants will fund preschool programs that provide structured, school- or center-based education for children ages 3-5, with a focus on early literacy and parent engagement; 2) Out-of-school time programs for grades 6-12, an initiative to increase the number of lower-income students who: enter high school as high-achievers, are prepared for and enroll in selective colleges, and develop artistic skills and talents without regard to financial barriers. Grants will fund long-term, intensive programs that serve lower-income students in grades 6-12 who are exceeding grade-level norms. Specific interests include enrichment programs that help students fulfill their potential through academics and/or the arts. This initiative does not include development of leadership and/or social skills, mentoring (except in the context of academics or the arts), nor remedial programs to help struggling students achieve grade-level expectations. In the arts, grants will fund programs that allow students to study music, dance, visual arts, and/or theater in depth. Artistic skill development, not exposure, is the goal. Another interest is college preparation and guidance programs that encourage high-achieving, lower-income students to attend selective colleges; and 3) Charter schools, an initiative to expand the capacity of outstanding charter schools that serve predominantly lower-income students. Grants will fund schools serving grades 6-12 that produce exceptionally well-prepared graduates.