The Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County recently established a restricted fund for the Huntsville Network for Urban School Renewal. Donations may be made to the Community Foundation and earmarked for the Huntsville Network for Urban School Renewal Fund, enabling donors to receive a tax deduction and the Huntsville Network for Urban School Renewal to raise much-needed start-up funds.
The Huntsville Network for Urban School Renewal was created to significantly improve the academic achievement of children in the most ethnically diverse and poorest schools in Huntsville.
According to Edward Jones, CEO of the organization, “We are happy to partner with the Community Foundation because effective community partnerships increase the availability and improve the quality of critical opportunities and supports for children in high-needs schools. Through a network of partners that include The Community Foundation, institutions of higher education, high-needs school districts, and community-based groups, we seek to positively impact the academic achievement of children, particularly in mathematics and science, by informing and creating educational policy, training teachers and managing schools in urban school environments.”
Lynne Berry, Executive Director of the Community Foundation, added, “The Community Foundation is very happy to provide this service for the Huntsville Network for Urban School Renewal. Under certain circumstances, community foundations can provide this kind of support to organizations as they pursue their non-profit status. We wish the Huntsville Network for Urban School Renewal great success in their efforts and we are glad to be able to be of service.”