Fraser Education Foundation Grant Program

  • MakerSpace at RMS

    The Fraser Education Foundation offers mini-grants and single grants to any staff member in the Fraser Public Schools district.

    The grant program supports funding for all levels to enhance student enrichment, teacher creativity and community involvement through programs that go beyond the scope of normally-funded school budgets.  

    Since its inception in 1987, the FEF has awarded more than $300,000 in grants.

Mini-Grants and Single Grants

  • Mini-Grants (up to $1,000) and Single Grants ($2,000-3,000) are available each year. Requests must include a creative idea or innovative approach for enhancing instructional and learning experiences for all students or that would provide support for students in the learning process. Applicants must explain how the grant will be used to include every student, regardless of ethnicity or gender, and the specific benefits from the project. Non-allowable costs include staff stipends, substitute salaries, conference attendance, college or university course work, or other professional development activities.

    The 2023-2024 Grant Application window is open from September 28 - October 13, 2023. Awards will be made in the fall of 2023. 

    Grant Application


2023-2024 Grant Recipients

  • Single Grant

    Joseph Kowalski, Fraser High School 


    Dynamic Carts and Track Systems Physics lab experience and data collection can provide students with a learning advantage and help deepen the understanding of scientific concepts. We would like to purchase a system of carts and tracks so that we have enough supplies for our students to observe and collect their own data rather than watching teacher demos. 


    Mini Grants

    Alina Chinn & Melissa Ludeke, Salk Elementary School 


    Refresh the Nest  

    As we adapt to meet the evolving needs of students at Salk Elementary, we need to keep social/emotional regulation at the forefront of our work. Through this grant, we hope to consistently implement a dedicated safe space to allow students to process and regulate emotions, as well as sensory needs. 


    Alyssa McNamara & Samantha Bartkowicz, Edison Elementary School 


    Inclusive Lending Library  

    An inclusive book library will be created and will feature books to educate students on different disabilities and promote an inclusive school culture. Representation is important and since Edison has two self-contained special education classrooms and two resource rooms, we want to have literature that all students can see themselves in. Teachers will be able to check out 30+ different books about different disabilities, accepting others, and promoting inclusion. 


    Amy Olenzek, Fraser High School 


    La Musique Canadienne Francophone I love to incorporate music from the francophone (French-speaking) world in my French classroom. I also have many students who love music and/or are musicians themselves. With this grant, a guest speaker will come to the classroom and deliver a program fusing these two themes. 

    Andrea Filip, Disney Elementary School 


    Soft Start Mornings The teachers at Disney have noticed our students’ emotional needs drastically changing over the past few years, many of us are now starting off our mornings using a different approach. This approach is referred to as a "Soft Start." I would like to put soft start bins together for the whole school and keep them in our bookroom, where teachers can check them out and rotate through different ones throughout the year. 

    Erin Price & Olivia Ottenbacher, Eisenhower Elementary School 


    Social Emotional Sensory Needs Students with autism have a tough time socially with their neurotypical peers. Our children do not understand facial expressions, body language and the conversational skills that help them to relate to other children their age. Having a social emotional curriculum and books will allow our students to learn the appropriate social skills they need to be with their grade-level peers. They will be able to then reference the books that help them with these skills, and they will be able to use these books with their peers to help build empathy. 

    Kristi Skladanowski, Richards Middle School 


    RMS Sensory Room at RMS we have developed a basic sensory room that supports our students' need for a safe space to regulate or break when needed. We hope to increase the materials that could benefit our students' various needs.