The Fourscore project has been generously funded by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

“We are excited to provide teachers with the historical documents and essays provided by the American Heritage Society," says Rich McKeon, Program Director for Education at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. “The Common Core’s college and career-ready standards include an ability to read complex nonfiction, and the Society’s rich resources will be another invaluable tool as teachers prepare their students to meet these new benchmarks.”

The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits in health and medical research, human services, education, and conservation. Since 2008, when the Trust began its active grant making, it has committed approximately $800 million to a wide range of charitable organizations. Despite its more than $4 billion in assets, the Trust is a relatively new organization, and it expects to continue to expand in the coming years, as it adds to its assets and increases the number, scale, and impact of its grants across an array of critical issues.

For more information on the Trust and its programs, please visit