Press Release for the Classroom Grants 2020

SEF AWARDS SNOHOMISH SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHERS AND STAFF WITH CLASSROOM 
GRANTS 
$74,256 to Snohomish School District Classrooms 
The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) recently awarded 170 classroom 
grants to Snohomish School District teachers and staff totaling $74,256 
for 2020. The Foundation was able to fund, either in full or partially, 
90 percent of the applications received. The classroom grants were 
personally delivered to many very surprised teachers in their classrooms 
and staff meetings throughout the District by SEF Board members, 
Snohomish School District Superintendent, 
Dr. Kent Kultgen, School Board member, Brandy Hekker, District 
Communications Director, Kristin Foley, and SEF Executive Director, Ken 
Hammond. 

SEF Awards a Generous Amount 
“WOW! Thank you so much for your support! This grant not only will 
benefit my students this year, it will benefit students in the coming 
years! Thanks again,” said Emily Taylor, Para-educator at Cascade View 
Elementary School in Snohomish. 

“Through the tremendous generosity of our donors and the great support 
of our community, the Snohomish Education Foundation was able to award a 
generous amount this year in classroom grants. The Foundation and our 
classroom grant program are proud to support more students in the 
Snohomish community than any other organization. We thank everyone who 
has contributed to the great success of the program,” said Steve Thomas, 
Chairman of the SEF Classroom Grant Committee. 

The grants will improve student learning in literacy, science, 
technology, engineering, and math. Since the program began in 1996, the 
Snohomish Education Foundation has funded over $899,000 to 1,730 
teachers and staff in the Snohomish School District.