Throughout their lives, Tom and Jean Yawkey valued the importance of education and understood its ability to change lives. They supported many scholarship programs for disadvantaged youth at middle and secondary schools in Massachusetts and Georgetown, South Carolina. They also helped to establish several scholarship programs at colleges and universities to help young people reach their educational goals.
Today, the Yawkey Foundations continue this commitment to education through programs designed to support young people and struggling families. Please click here to learn more about the Foundations' commitment to the Yawkey Scholars Program, Adult Education Programs, Middle and Secondary School Scholarship Programs, and Youth Academic Development Programs.
The Yawkey Foundations are currently not accepting grant applications from organizations not previously funded by the Foundations.