Foundation grants $62,600 to schools this fall

We are pleased to provideĀ $37,600 for projects and programs and $25,000 forĀ students experiencing poverty and homelessnessĀ across the district.

These grants reflect the Foundationā€™s efforts to reduce barriers to education for low-income students, improve graduation rates, and offer enrichment opportunities across all Corvallis public schools.

Grants will support a wide array of projects across 12 schools, from art and music, to literacy, science, specialty equipment, and professional development for teachers. Some will fund programs designed to boost graduation rates, such as AVID and after-school tutoring.

ā€œWe are pleased to direct resources toward areas that are making a real difference for students,ā€ said Foundation Chair Bill Humphreys, Jr. ā€œThese funds a critical part of how the Foundation supports our schools through innovative programs and professional development opportunities.ā€

While funds for students navigating poverty are allocated to schools according to need, classroom and school grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Applicants are asked to demonstrate the importance of the project and impact on student learning. Priority is given to projects that will benefit the greatest number of students and that can be shared with other teaching professionals.

$25,000 in foundation funds are designated to assist students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch or who are experiencing housing instability. These funds provide support for health and hygiene supplies, tutoring, food, clothing, and other resources to facilitate full participation in school.

Thank you to all our donors and supporters for making these grants possible!