Grantee Partners

The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation is focused on supporting literacy instruction, afterschool and summer programs, and college and career readiness for K-12 students in metro Atlanta.

We invite you to learn about our recent grant recipients.

Featured Grant Recipients

Atlanta Speech School – Rollins Center for Language and Literacy

For more than a decade, the Rollins Center has provided professional learning and coached teachers to extend the mission of the Atlanta Speech School to every classroom in Georgia. The organization combines research on how to build language, vocabulary, critical thinking skills and reading comprehension in children from birth through third grade with mentoring and coaching. They aim to ensure every educator, healthcare professional and childcare agency has the tools to provide the language and reading foundation every child needs to succeed. The Cox Campus allows the mission to extend even further with free online classes, tools and resources.

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Reading is Essential for All People

REAP’s 10-Day Basic Structured Literacy Training equips educators with instructional strategies, approaches, and support so they can teach all their readers confidently and effectively, including those kids who are hard to reach with traditional reading instruction. REAP’s expert ‘Literacy Leaders’ provide deep foundational knowledge backed by real-life modeling in the classroom, hands-on work with real students, and follow-up observations and coaching for teachers and administrators. REAP’s professional development is about integrating a new approach and is customized to meet the needs of public schools in Georgia.

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Corners Outreach

Corners Outreach is focused on equipping metro Atlanta’s underserved children of color and their families to lead full lives through educational development and economic opportunities. Summer and afterschool programming is provided to elementary-aged students and teens, with curriculum-guided instruction in reading and math, social and emotional learning activities, physical and nutritional health, and vocational exposure. Parent Workshops cultivate relationships and offer education on topics such as navigating the education system, immigration, technology and health.  Corners Outreach works closely with community partners to serve families through a holistic approach.

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Leap Year

Leap Year is improving college success and literacy results in metro Atlanta by recruiting first-generation high school graduates to serve as elementary school reading coaches through a year-long community service and college readiness program. During their paid, full-time program, Leap Year Fellows spend 20 hours per week as part-time second grade reading coaches, gaining invaluable leadership and professional skills while they help young students improve their reading skills. The remaining 20 hours per week Fellows work on college readiness through academic readiness workshops, applying to college/FAFSA, career mentorship and exposure, and taking a real college class at Georgia State University for credit. Their Leap Year culminates with entering college prepared to graduate, strengthening two generations by providing talented students a chance to fulfill their college and leadership potential while helping young scholars in second grade build a strong foundation in reading.

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Next Gen Men & Women

Next Gen partners with under-resourced high schools in metro Atlanta to create student cohorts, led by teachers and mentored by college students, to connect student interests to the world, visit local colleges and companies, and execute a plan for success after high school. Their program targets “quiet middle” students who are often passed over for enrichment opportunities, not involved in extracurricular activities, or students in need of tier one supports as identified by key school leaders and 9th-grade teachers.

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List of Recent Grant Recipients

Grant CycleGrant Fiscal YearOrganizationAmountLength of Grant (years)First Time GranteeType of Support
Spring2024Andrew P Stewart Center$60,0003Program/Project Support
Spring2024Communities In Schools of Georgia in Marietta/Cobb County$40,0002XProgram/Project Support
Spring2024Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education$45,0003General Operating Support
Spring2024Georgia Reading Corps$40,0002XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2024Girls on the Run Georgia$40,0002XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2024Horizons Atlanta$90,0003General Operating Support
Spring2024Learn4Life$90,0003General Operating Support
Spring2024National Council on Teacher Quality$10,0001Program/Project Support
Spring2024OneGoal-Metro Atlanta$150,0003General Operating Support
Spring2024Paint Love$40,0002XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2024Promise 686$50,0002General Operating Support
Spring2024Reach for Excellence$40,0002General Operating Support
Spring2024Reading Is Essential for All People$150,0003XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2024Ser Familia$150,0003Capital Support
Spring2024Stage Door Theatre$15,0001XProgram/Project Support
Spring2024United Way of Greater Atlanta$50,0002Program/Project Support
Spring2024Veritas$60,0003XProgram/Project Support
Fall 2023Atlanta Music Project$60,0003General Operating Support
Fall 2023Bearings Bike Shop$60,0003General Operating Support
Fall 2023Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta$150,0003Program/Project Support
Fall 2023Close Ties Leadership Program$60,0003XGeneral Operating Support
Fall 2023Emmaus House$60,0003Program/Project Support
Fall 2023Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network$40,0002XGeneral Operating Support
Fall 2023GeorgiaCAN$20,0002General Operating Support
Fall 2023Hillside (for ‘Connecting Communities’ program)$60,0002XProgram/Project Support
Fall 2023Junior Achievement of Georgia | 3DE Schools$150,0003Program/Project Support
Fall 2023Kate’s Club$30,0002XGeneral Operating Support
Fall 2023Los Ninos Primero$90,0003General Operating Support
Fall 2023Moving in the Spirit$60,0002General Operating Support
Fall 2023Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta$20,0002General Operating Support
Fall 2023Raising Expectations$210,0003Capital Support; General Operating Support
Fall 2023Reimagine Atl$40,0002XGeneral Operating Support
Fall 2023Synchronicity Performance Group (for Playmaking for Girls program)$40,0002XProgram/Project Support
Fall 2023The Study Hall$25,0001Capital Support
Fall 2023True Colors Theatre Company (for Next Narrative Monologue Competition)$40,0002XProgram/Project Support
Fall 2023YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta$100,0002General Operating Support
Spring2023American Rivers$30,000 2Program/Project Support
Spring2023Atlanta Ballet | Centre for Dance Education$20,000 2General Operating Support
Spring2023Atlanta Beltline Partnership Inc.$150,000 3Capital Support
Spring2023Atlanta Speech School | Rollins Center for Language and Literacy$160,000 2General Operating Support
Spring2023Atlanta Youth Academy$90,000 3General Operating Support
Spring2023Black Teacher Collaborative Incorporated$15,000 1XProgram/Project Support
Spring2023Breakthrough Atlanta$75,000 3General Operating Support
Spring2023Chris 180 Inc$50,000 2XProgram/Project Support
Spring2023City Springs Theatre Company$50,000 2XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2023Corners Outreach Inc.$100,000 2XProgram/Project Support
Spring2023Geears: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students Inc.$50,000 1XProgram/Project Support
Spring2023Georgia Justice Project$15,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2023Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement Inc.$30,000 2XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2023KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools$100,000 2General Operating Support
Spring2023Leap Year$40,000 2XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2023National Black Arts Festival$10,000 1XGeneral Operating Support
Spring2023Next Generation Men and Women Inc.$90,000 3General Operating Support
Spring2023Star-C$90,000 3General Operating Support
Spring2023Teach For America Metro Atlanta$100,000 2General Operating Support
Spring2023The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation Inc.$20,000 2XProgram/Project Support
Spring2023The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs$50,000 1XProgram/Project Support
Spring2023Training & Counseling Center at St. Luke’s$10,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2023Voices for Georgia’s Children$45,000 3General Operating Support
Fall2022Agape Youth and Family Center$40,000 1Capital Support
Fall2022Amana Academy Inc.$40,000 1XGeneral Operating Support
Fall2022Atlanta Childrens Shelter Inc.$30,000 2Program/Project Support
Fall2022Atlanta Music Project$30,000 1General Operating Support
Fall2022Atlanta Police Foundation | At Promise Youth Initiative$225,000 3Program/Project Support
Fall2022Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta$150,000 3Program/Project Support
Fall2022Chattahoochee Riverkeeper$7,000 1General Operating Support
Fall2022College AIM, Inc.$50,000 2XGeneral Operating Support
Fall2022Emmaus House$15,000 1Program/Project Support
Fall2022Georgia Conservancy$15,000 1General Operating Support
Fall2022Georgia Policy Labs | Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE)$15,000 1XGeneral Operating Support
Fall2022Georgia State University Foundation Inc | CREATE Teacher Residency$60,000 2XGeneral Operating Support
Fall2022GeorgiaCAN$10,000 1General Operating Support
Fall2022Heartbound Ministries$50,000 2Program/Project Support
Fall2022Inspiredu Inc.$50,000 2XGeneral Operating Support
Fall2022L.E.A.D. Center for Youth$80,000 2XProgram/Project Support
Fall2022LaAmistad, Inc.$50,000 2Program/Project Support
Fall2022Los Niños Primero$15,000 1XGeneral Operating Support
Fall2022Moving in the Spirit$40,000 1General Operating Support
Fall2022National Council on Teacher Quality$10,000 1Program/Project Support
Fall2022Park Pride$150,000 2Program/Project Support
Fall2022Robert W Woodruff Arts Center Inc$310,000 2Capital Support
Fall2022Ser Familia$40,000 1Program/Project Support
Fall2022Shepherd Center Foundation, Inc.$150,000 2Capital Support
Fall2022The Trust for Public Land$50,000 2Program/Project Support
Fall2022Westside Future Fund$50,000 1Program/Project Support
Spring2022Breakthrough Atlanta$15,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022Georgia Justice Project$20,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022Georgia State Golf Association$50,000 2Program/Project Support
Spring2022Horizons Atlanta$20,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022Next Generation Men and Women Inc.$25,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools$75,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta$10,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022Star-C$15,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022Teach For America Metro Atlanta$75,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022The Kindezi Schools$50,000 1Program/Project Support
Spring2022Training & Counseling Center at St. Luke’s$15,000 1General Operating Support
Spring2022Year Up Atlanta$75,000 1General Operating Support