Fraser Education Foundation Grant Program
The Fraser Education Foundation offers mini-grants and single grants to any staff member in the Fraser Public Schools district. Applications are available during the summer and due in September of each year. Awardees are selected and notified in the fall.
The grant program supports funding for all levels (DK-12) 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 2022-2023 Grant Application window is open from September 1 - September 16, 2022. Awards will be made in the fall of 2022.
2022-2023 Grant Recipients
Ms. Marisa Fett and Ms. Kara Michael
Mark Twain Elementary
Ms. Fett and Ms. Michael will use their grant to provide more social-emotional learning opportunities for students. With this grant, they will purchase specific materials to create a sensory room for all students.
Ms. Jacquelyn Carter
Richards Middle School
Ms. Carter will purchase high-interest books for the five ELA classroom libraries to cultivate a passion for independent reading.
Ms. Kate Pionk
Fraser High School
Ms. Pionk will purchase chemistry lab equipment and data collection technology to provide a learning advantage and help deepen students' understanding of scientific concepts.
Ms. Amy Laidlaw
Ms. Laidlaw will purchase the Kimochis Tool Kit to teach her Young 5s students how to recognize/manage emotions & make responsible decisions.
Ms. Christina Vrzovski
Fraser High School
Ms. Vrzovski will use the grant to bring in a special guest who will facilitate creative movement activities as a means to explore successes and failures in learning and life.