public schools:

Children and teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade, particularly those children with special needs, have benefited from being awarded money by the Foundation. Grants to provide simple things to individual teachers in individual classrooms such as books, alphabet charts, games, or supplies; educational field trips for a particular grade level in a particular school building, musical instruments, computers / laptops, or gym equipment for use by an entire school building, or money to benefit certain groups of children throughout an entire district such as special communication devices for autistic kids or the implementation of a STEM program; are all worthwhile causes and worthy of consideration for grants by the Foundation. No request should be thought of as too unique, too unusual, too small, or too large; as long as the overriding purpose and goal is to help children develop and learn.

non-profit organizations:

Outside of a formal school structure, children and especially those with special needs, rely on grants to assist them in a variety of ways.…so who pays for providing a tutor for your child if he or she ends up with an extended stay at a local children’s hospital? The Foundation can award the hospital a grant for that cause. How about the funding for a local organization who buys, raises, trains, and then provides service dogs to blind or deaf children, or to those with another impairment? The Foundation can assist with that. Or even groups such as the Boys and Girls Club, Camp Invention, Special Olympics, and others; the Foundation can provide some funding to these types of organizations and their affiliated programs. The possibilities are endless – while the children’s needs are great!

 

types of programs funded in 2016 grant cycle:

  • Learning technology
  • Therapy programs
  • Learning camps
  • Field trips
  • Dental programs
  • Vision programs
  • Research programs
  • Enhanced learning environments
  • STEM programs
  • At-risk youth programs
  • Early intervention services
  • Reading programs
  • Music therapy programs
  • ADA assistance
  • History programs
  • Nutrition programs
  • Fitness programs
  • Invention programs
  • Robotics
  • Medical programs
  • Classroom supplies
  • Animal inclusion therapy
  • Hearing and speech therapy programs
  • Special needs day camps
  • Art programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • Life skills programs
  • Performing arts programs
  • Career development programs
  • Advocacy programs
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