Foundation announces $150,000 in fall grants

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation announced this week that it is granting $150,000 to the Corvallis School District for critical needs this fall, including wrap-around services and racial equity efforts.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the CPSF Board is thankful that we are able to assist the district in vital and critical work,” said CPSF Board Chair Ashlee Chavez. “Awarding funds that aid in the advancement of racial equity work and that support struggling families during the pandemic are top priorities for the Foundation.”

Projects include the expansion of the S.A.F.E (Students Advocating for Equity) program into elementary schools, culturally responsive reading materials, placement of racial equity coaches in each school, and professional development funds for staff of color.

Significant funding is earmarked for tutoring, internet access, supplemental food, and other essential supplies and support for students navigating poverty and homelessness during the pandemic.

Funds will also support virtual seminars to help parents and guardians learn how to support their students while learning at home. Seminars will be offered in Spanish, Arabic, and Mam.

View a full list of fall 2020 grants here.