Northern Trust Awards $1.25 million to Support Education

Non-profit groups worldwide to receive 125th anniversary grants

CHICAGO--()--In honor of its 125th anniversary, Northern Trust created a special $1.25 million fund to support education, in addition to approximately $15 million donated to charitable causes annually.

The global financial services firm announced recipients of the grants designed to support education for disadvantaged young people. The funding will support causes from early childhood education to college preparation, reaching more than 140,000 students facing significant economic, intellectual and physical barriers to success.

“We have spent much of the past year celebrating Northern Trust’s 125-year history, from its founding as a local institution to its current position as a trusted global financial services provider,” Northern Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frederick H. Waddell said. “I’m proud of our ability to invest in the lives of young people and to help them fully reach their potential. Education is an issue that affects all of us and is critical to building successful families and communities.”

For the company-wide initiative, Northern Trust engaged employees in the referral process and designated five regional committees across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America to lead the review and selection of its final grantees. Employees conducted site visits to nearly 60 organizations before selecting the final 26 based on their alignment with designated guidelines and the impact each grant will make.

These extraordinary programs include Classroom, Inc. (New York, NY), which uses technology-based games to teach literacy and foster collaboration in New York Public Schools; Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County (Fort Worth, TX), providing in-school counseling and dropout prevention to at-risk high school students; and the Early Learning Initiative (Dublin and Limerick, Ireland), addressing academic underachievement by engaging parents and their young children, starting at two years old.

Organizations receiving the award are:

Achievement Centers for Children and Families       Delray Beach     FL       United States    
Aim High St. Louis MO United States
Anchor Center for Blind Children Denver CO United States
Ardoch Youth Foundation St Kilda Australia
Asian Women's Welfare Association Singapore Singapore
Centro Mater Foundation Miami FL United States
Christel House India Bangalore India
Classroom, Inc. New York NY United States
College Now Greater Cleveland Cleveland OH United States
Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County Fort Worth TX United States
Early Learning Initiative Dublin Ireland
Every Child Our Future LBG St Pierre du Bois Guernsey
Fondation Autisme Luxembourg Capellen Luxembourg
Horton's Kids Washington DC United States
I CAN London United Kingdom
Junior Achievement Ireland Dublin Ireland
KidSmart St. Louis MO United States
Our Next Generation, Inc. Milwaukee WI United States
Steppingstone Foundation, Inc. Boston MA United States
Summer Search Seattle WA United States
Sunbeam Children's Foundation Limited Hong Kong China
The Center for Hearing and Speech Houston TX United States
The Deaf Aid Society Bangalore India
Tuloy Foundation, Inc. Muntinlupa Philippines
Umoja Student Development Corporation Chicago IL United States
XS Tennis and Education Foundation Chicago IL United States

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2015, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$960.1 billion. For 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

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