February 29th, 2012
10:37 AM ET
No matter what happens at the Academy Awards, there's clearly no tension between Meryl Streep and Viola Davis.
CNN affiliate WPRI reports that Streep has donated $10,000 to the Segue Institute for Learning, a charter school in her fellow best actress nominee Viola Davis' hometown of Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Davis has previously donated to her hometown's cash-strapped library, and has spoken about how close the Segue school is to her heart.
In her acceptance speech for the outstanding performance by a female in a lead role award at this year's SAG ceremony, Davis said she had a "special note" to the kids of Central Falls, and the students at the Segue Institute for Learning: "Dream big, and dream fierce."
WPRI reports that Davis had mentioned to Streep about the school's needs, and on Monday, the "Iron Lady" actress sent the school a check for $10,000.
The school's director, Angelo Garcia, has said that they're thrilled with Streep's gift.
Garcia adds to WPRI that although Davis lost the best actress Oscar to Streep, she's still a big inspiration for his students.
"So many kids came in and said, mister, she didn't win, she didn't win," Garcia recalled of the morning following the Oscars. "So many of them were really sad, but I kept telling them all, 'Look how far she went, and look how far she's going."
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