The foundation reached a record number of grants given. See the results of the support our donors and community have given us to help achieve the grant program’s most successful year to date. Click the blog below to read the full story.
The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) recently awarded 193 classroom grants to Snohomish School District teachers and staff totaling $76,750 for 2018. 91 percent of the applications received for classroom grants were awarded with either full or partial funding. The classroom grants were personally delivered to surprised teacher’s classrooms and staff meetings throughout the District by SEF Board members, Snohomish School District Superintendent, Dr. Kent Kultgen, Snohomish School District Communications Director, Kristin Foley, and SEF Executive Director, Ken Hammond.
“Through the tremendous generosity of our donors and the great support of our community, the Snohomish Education Foundation was able to award this record amount this year in classroom grants. The Foundation and our classroom grant program is proud to support more students in the Snohomish Community more than any other organization. We thank everyone who contributed to the great success of this 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 this program began, the Snohomish Education Foundation has funded over $737,000 to 1,244 teachers and staff in the Snohomish School District.
“Thank you for the grant! The students and staff a Little Cedars Elementary School are excited to move forward with coding. The Ozobot Coding Robots grant will help us purchase a set of robots for our 718 students to use in the library. I look forward to sharing our story when we receive our Ozobots,” said Corrin Richter, Little Cedars Elementary Librarian.
The Snohomish Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student success through scholarships, classroom grants, District grants, and the Hansen Shoe Fund. As a community-based organization, the Foundation relies on private donors and volunteers to carry out their mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students. For more information or to donate, visit our donate page
Check out this video from when the Seattle Shakespeare Company performed at Snohomish High School, the cost of which a Snohomish Education Foundation classroom grant covered. The video includes interviews with Linda Sparks and Rob Sumner, both English teachers at SHS, as well as interviews with students who attended the performance.