Excellence in Education awards $33,750 in mid-year grants | SierraSun.com

Excellence in Education awards $33,750 in mid-year grants

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Excellence in Education Foundation has awarded $33,750 in mid-year grants to teachers and classrooms in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

Mid year grants were added to the Foundationand#8217;s giving program in response to a growing need in the district for classroom supplies. These grants allow individual teachers to apply for grants up to $1,000 and can include consumable items, which are not normally funded by the Foundation, as long as they are tied to a project or curriculum.

During this grant cycle, the Foundation received 65 grant requests and was pleased to award funds to 51 applicants. Many grants provided for classroom materials including art and photography supplies, science materials and supplies for Living History Days. The Foundation also funded several science materials, math enhancement tools, Spanish curriculum and audio cameras for the two high school band programs.

and#8220;We got a number of requests for science grants in this cycle,and#8221; said Ann Delforge, allocations chair and vice president of Excellence in Education. and#8220;In the past we have funded many language arts and literacy grants, so we were interested to see this trend.and#8221;

Additionally, the Foundation established a new partnership with the Truckee Tahoe Airport. The Airport District is funding two of the science oriented grants through their Community Grants Program. and#8220;We are excited with this new partnership and hope to build on it in the future,and#8221; says Excellence in Education Executive Director Laura Brown.

The combined funding for fall and mid-year grants brings the total money awarded by Excellence in Education to just more than $100,000 so far this school year. More than $2.1 million has been awarded since the Foundationand#8217;s inception 25 years ago.

For more information about Excellence in Education please call 530-550-7984 or visit http://www.ExinEd.org.

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that supports quality public education with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Each year the Foundation raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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