This year, the Frisco Education Foundation distributed more than $61,000 to support special program supplies, learning opportunities and classroom materials to Frisco teachers. This sum represents 45 grants distributed among 34 FISD schools, benefiting 44 educators and 23 co-applicants.
“This is my favorite day of the year,” said Ashley Sine, director of the Frisco Education Foundation and community relations. “This is a chance for the Frisco ISD community to directly give back to the classroom and see their donations used by educators in a way that positively impacts kids’ lives.”
Some of the donations include $3,800 to Gunstream Elementary School to establish three “makerspaces,” providing students with hands-on opportunities for exploration and innovation.
Scoggins Middle School was also granted nearly $3,000 to create an outdoor classroom that will enhance students' creativity and critical thinking skills.
Various grants were allocated to different initiatives, including nonfiction sports books for the Staley Middle library, drones for a new STEAM club at Lebanon Trail High and glockenspiels for Fisher Elementary. Panther Creek High will use its grant to establish a community podcast, the Early Childhood Center’s Multicultural Family Read-Alouds will receive a boost and Frisco High will be able to take bilingual students on a field trip to explore post-high school employment opportunities.
A full list of grant recipients can be found here.
The grants are made through contributions from the Frisco ISD payroll, CoServ, the Frisco Women’s League and various other community partners. Since 1999, a total of 778 grants have been given, amounting to over $1.16 million.
The Frisco Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the primary goal of enhancing student potential within FISD. The foundation fulfills its mission by supplying financial resources for educational programs, student scholarships and grants that support innovative educators.
To support foundation initiatives such as Grants for Great Ideas, donate to the Frisco Education Foundation.