The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced over $450,000 in funding for 18 school projects around North Carolina on Thursday.
$468,462.47 in Champions Grants. The grants are awarded annually to K 12 public and charter schools to help them address critical needs, and this year will benefit more than 11,000 North Carolina students.
Champions Grants are awarded in the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), Language & Literacy, Health & Wellness, and the Arts.
Schools can request between $15,000 and $35,000 per project during the application process.
Jimmie Johnson, co-founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation said:
“It’s important that we continue to support K-12 public education. “Chani and I both grew up in the public school system and know how important it is to have access to technology, STEM programming, wellness, arts and libraries that have relevant and up to date books. Schools need help more than ever and the JJF has funded some incredibly impactful programs over the years. I can’t wait to see what the schools do with these grants.”
The 2022 Champions Grants were awarded to the following schools:
Berryhill School (Charlotte, NC)
Joseph W. Grier Academy (Charlotte, NC)
Metro School (Charlotte, NC)
Rocky River High School (Mint Hill, NC)
Starmount Academy of Excellence (Charlotte, NC)
West Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte, NC)
Concord High School (Concord, NC)
Harnett Central High School (Angier, NC)
Western Harnett Middle School (Lillington, NC)
Cool Spring Elementary School (Cleveland, NC)
Montgomery County Early College (Troy, NC)
Montgomery Central High School (Troy, NC)
Williston Middle School (Wilmington, NC)
Frederick Douglass Elementary School (Wilson, NC)
Mineral Springs Performing and Visual Arts Middle School (Winston-Salem, NC)
Moore Elementary School (Winston-Salem, NC)
Evergreen Community Charter School (Asheville, NC)
Thomas Academy (Lake Waccamaw, NC)