Cultivating Mike's passion for education

What we do

$51,000 in literacy grants since 2009

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Growing potential through scholarships

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Get involved There are many ways you can support Mike's Kids!


Branching outOur programs support learning at all levels.

Mike's Kids Literacy Grants

Literacy Grants

Watching ideas blossom in Madison classrooms.
Mike's Kids Scholarships


Planting Mike's Kids in higher learning environments.

I am a Mike's KidMeet the students who have received our scholarships.

Mike's Kid Chelsea Sparks

Meet Chelsea Sparks, a 2010 recipient of the Mike's Kids Education Foundation Scholarship. Chelsea, who graduated from Madison Southern High School, is studying arts administration and music at the University of Kentucky with minors in business and music performance. She recently returned from a five-month semester exchange in Jyväskylä, Finland, an opportunity made available by UK's arts administration program. "Learning and seeing how other people think, work and live is an opportunity I would encourage everyone to pursue," Chelsea said.

Read Chelsea's story

Learning in full bloomOur grants are making a difference!

The Betsy Ross Project

“Thanks to Mrs. Caudill and the Mike Caudill Literacy Grant Committee for making our classroom a wonderful place to learn and grow!”
Daniel Boone Teacher Jill Van Dyke

Grant award

“Educators like these are what makes our school district one of the best in the state.”

Lisa Caudill
MKEF President