Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools Awards Additional Grants for Current School Year

Students engage in activities through grants awarded by the FWHPS. Courtesy photo

With the second grant cycle, the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools will have awarded a total of $90,000 to benefit students across the district during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Students engage in activities through grants awarded by the FWHPS. Courtesy photo

By Ronni Newton

The Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools announced this month that during its second cycle there are an additional 28 grants, totaling $45,112, that will be awarded during the current academic year.

Last summer, the Foundation announced that grants for the 2022-2023 academic year would be awarded in two cycles to allow teachers more flexibility in the process. In the first cycle, 25 grants, totaling $43,338, were awarded and were able to be implemented by teachers at the beginning of the school year – as early as September 2022. In addition, three grants of $500 each were also awarded by the Foundation to the Teacher of the Year finalists.

With the completion of the second cycle, a total of 56 grants, for $90,000, have been awarded this academic year. “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 a news release.

All grade levels – elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary – were represented in the most recent award cycle. The Foundation noted that grants awarded include:

  • Cultural Diversity with HIP HOP
  • NBMAA Museum Exploration and Studio Session
  • Close the Gap in Math with Ozobots; Joust and Learn
  • Jamar Nicholas Author Visit
  • Financial Freedom
  • Building Thinking Classrooms Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces
  • REACH for the sky 2023
  • Share Your Voice Podcast Challenge
  • Growth with Terraponics
  • Pollinator Paradise: A Living/Learning Courtyard Garden
  • Literature Connections Through Hartford Stage

The Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) organization and continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2022-2023 school year. Since its founding, the Foundation has provided nearly $2 million in grants to teachers and schools at all levels.

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

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