Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

The mission of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation is twofold:

(1) to foster the development of individual young people to the maximum possible extent in Ohio’s secular primary and secondary schools, and (2) to provide a means for greater accomplishment on the part of Ohio’s teachers by encouraging creativity in teaching and bringing greater recognition to the teaching profession.

We have specified four goals for our activities:

  • Support pre-K through 12th grade students in secular schools throughout Ohio with preference given to students and districts most in need
  • Engage schools and districts in partnerships with institutions of higher learning, affiliated organizations, and the Ohio Department of Education to provide services that align with and reinforce what is being taught in the schools
  • Focus on Excellent Teaching and Deep Learning
  • Focus on measuring outcomes and disseminating successes

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For local information on the Fund for Teachers grant process, contact Stephanie Ascherl at