Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools Awards Additional Grants for 2023-2024 School Year

Students engaging in innovative and impactful educational programs through the Goldbeck Family Grant: "Land and Sea, Them and Me." Courtesy of FWHPS

With the second grant cycle, the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools will have awarded more than $70,000 to benefit students at all grade levels across the district.

By Ronni Newton

The Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools announced this month that during its second cycle there are an additional 21 grants, totaling $31,674, that will be awarded during the current academic year.

Last fall, the Foundation announced that grants for the 2023-2024 academic year would be awarded in two cycles to allow teachers more flexibility in the process. In the first cycle, 23 grants, totaling $38,490, were awarded and were able to be implemented by teachers at the beginning of the school year.

The total amount that will have been distributed this school year is $70,164.

“All grants awarded support educational projects, programs, and initiatives that enhance and enliven the classroom experience for all West Hartford Public School students,” the Foundation said in an announcement.

Students engaging in innovative and impactful educational programs through the Macca Plumbing and Heating Grant: “Introducing Biotechnology into the Science Classroom.” Courtesy of FWHPS

All grade levels were represented in the most recent award cycle. The Foundation noted that grants awarded include:

  • Enhancing the Science and Social Studies Curriculum
  • Who Lived Here First? A Study of the Wangunk, Sicaog and Tunxis
  • Sing, Move, Learn!; Bringing Kindergarten Science to Life
  • Enhancing High School Students’ Language Education: A University-Level Chinese Language Experience
  • A Gardeners Dream – Black Gold Creating the Business.

More details of the grants awarded as well as the Foundation’s monthly newsletter highlighting the Grants in Action” with summaries and photos are available at www.fwhps.org.

The Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) organization. Since its founding in 1997, the Foundation has provided more than $2 million in grants to teachers and schools at all levels, including pre-k and post-secondary.

To learn more about the Foundation or to make a donation, visit fwhps.org.

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