Charlie’s House

Project: Construct Safety Demonstration Home
Grant Amount: $50,000
Total Project Cost: $1 Million

Charlie’s House

In 2016, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $50,000 to support the construction of America’s first Demonstration Home specifically for child safety.

Charlie’s House is located in Kansas City, Missouri and has been in operation since 2007. In late November 2007 a 2 year old Kansas City boy was killed when he attempted to climb a dresser in his home. What started as a memorial and outpouring of public support has grown into an organization dedicated to keeping the community informed and engaged when it comes to preventing injuries to children in and around the home.

Drury University

Project: Construct a Black Box Theatre
Grant Amount: $150,000
Total Project Cost: $150,000

Drury University

In 2016, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $150,000 to convert a former classroom into a Black Box Theatre that can be used for smaller performances, plays and recitals. The theater was officially named the Sunderland Black Box Theater.

Drury University was founded as Drury College in 1873. It is an independent church related university rounded in the liberal arts tradition.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

Project: Kendall Planetarium Renovations
Grant Amount: $100,000

Total Project Cost: $1.8 Million

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

In 2016, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $100,000 to support the renovation of the Kendall Planetarium. This planetarium is the largest full-dome theater of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. It features a 52-foot dome that seats 200 people at a time. Renovations include upgrades to the projection and sound systems as well as interior upgrades.

The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry is a science and technology museum in Portland, Oregon established in 1944. OMSI is ranked as one of the top science centers in the United States and has an international reputation for its innovative exhibits and educational programs.

Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

Project: Floor Replacement Project
Grant Amount: $65,000
Total Project $65,000

>Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

In 2016, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $65,000 to support the replacement of flooring throughout the major thoroughfares in the museum.

Wonderscope was founded in 1989 offering exhibits and programs in a repurposed elementary school in Shawnee, Kansas. The museum offers multiple exhibits/experiences with a focus on arts and science for younger children.