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.
2020-2021 Grant Recipients
Ms. Zombo will use the grant to create a thinkerspace/imagination station in the media center at Eisenhower. “We would like to increase the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of all of our students making this change to a thinkerspace and including more STEM activities,” said Ms. Zombo in her application.
Richards Middle School
Ms. Wetzel will purchase books for all elementary and the RMS libraries that include characters with commonly underrepresented populations. “I want all Fraser students to be able to find books on the shelves with which they can personally identify,” Ms. Wetzel said in her application. “I want them to find characters that look like them and share common experiences.” Teachers will also be able to use the books to facilitate a culturally responsive classroom.
Fraser High School
Ms. Belvedere will purchase flexible seating for her classroom to increase student engagement and choice. “Choice allows students to select the best type of learning experience for them and keeps classroom activities from getting too predictable,” Ms. Belvedere said in her application. The floor seats and bean bag chairs will allow students to move around the room and make decisions that are best for their learning.