Educational Success

Educational attainment is a key predictor for future success. MCF invests in strategies proven to have the most influence on students' long-term educational advancement and career preparation including early childhood education, supportive school environments, out-of-school enrichment and positive behavioral developments. For students who do not pursue a traditional path to college, we recognize a need for innovative workforce programs that cultivate job and life skills and provide young people access to career opportunities.

Our Goals:

  • Children enter school ready to learn and receive effective academic and social support throughout their educational experience.
  • Youth are nurtured to become skilled, self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

Mathews 4-H Camp

Recent Grants

Spring 2022

Total Amount Awarded: $43,674.00

Concerts by the Bay, Inc. – to support the continuation of the Concerts by the Bay youth historical program and the development of a youth musical program that enhances and encourages the performing arts in the county schools.

Hands Across Mathews Interfaith Council Inc. – to support 25 economically disadvantaged students attending school in Mathews County to obtain clothing and school items for the upcoming school year.

Jacob’s Ladder, Inc. – to support two Mathews County middle school children to attend Jacob’s Ladder summer residential enrichment camp with continued year-round advocacy through middle school extending to high school for college and career preparation.

Mathews County 4-H – to support the 2022 Summer 4-H Teen Program, which includes 4-H State Congress, Summer Counselor Leadership training, and civic engagement.

Mathews County 4-H – to support the Mathews County 4-H Cloverbud day camp program, a five-day camp where youth ages 5-8 in Mathews will learn about valuable life skills, nutrition, creative arts, and more.

Mathews County Public Schools – to support improved behaviors and academic success at school since students have been out of school, due to the pandemic.

Mathews County Public Schools – to support the students of Thomas Hunter Middle School by updating the fiction and nonfiction collection and provide current periodical publications.

Mathews County Public Schools – to support the identified gifted learners in grades 4-8 by providing field trips at no cost to the students.

Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA – to ensure a safe and structured environment while providing nourishing meals, enrichment opportunities, and wellness activities throughout the summer camp program for Mathews children, ages 5-12.