Excellence in Education Grants
To all Sunnyside Foundation’s Friends and Supporters,
As we near the end of the year, thank you for your continued support and please consider making a charitable donation to the Sunnyside Foundation. With Education budgets continuously slashed, it is vitally important, a matter of ‘national security’ to continue providing proper levels of funding to Educational programs and professionals. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by making a donation today by clicking here or on the button below!
2012 Sunnyside Foundation Classroom and Teacher Focused Grants:See Chart Above:
- • 35 Projects
- • 15 Different Sites
- • $35.8K Awarded
Funding is provided for projects that are:
- • supportive of academic achievement;
- • those that enhance and encourage learning and academic growth;
- • that use resources effectively;
- • and areas where outcomes can be measured.
NEXT GRANT ROUND:
Fall, 2013 – Deadline for submittals: Monday, September 16th, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
Excellence in Education Grant Awards 2011 – 2012
APPLICATION AND REPORTING FORMS:
- • Grant Application - Deadline for submitting grants is the third Monday in September. Deadline for 2012 is Monday, September 17, 2012, 5p.m.
- • Post Grant Report Form - A post-grant evaluation report including pictures (if applicable) is required from each Grant recipient to qualify to receive future funding.
APPLICATION AND REPORTING FORMS:
- • Helpful Hints for Excellence in Education Grant Applications
- • Grant Scoring Rubic
- • Extracurricular Activities & Field Trips
- • Literacy
- • Fine Arts, Music & Performing Arts
- • Math & Science
- • General Academics
- • Professional Development for Teachers or Librarians
- • Special One-time Projects
- • Technology
- • Teachers, coaches and administrators submit Excellence in Education Grant applications annually in the fall with approval from the school principal or administrator
- • A panel of community volunteers and Sunnyside Foundation Board Members review and score the grant requests and make recommendations for approval by the full Board of Directors
- • Grants are awarded up to the maximum of funds available to fund projects and programs not funded through the district’s general budget
- • Individual project or program grants are awarded up to a maximum amount of $1,000. Requests that benefit multiple schools or the entire school district are awarded up to a maximum of $2500
HELPFUL HINTS AND DOWNLOADS:Excellence in Education Grants not only provide enhanced learning opportunities for students, they renew teachers, give them additional tools for teaching and provide them with reinforcement which says that their ideas are important. By working together we can provide teachers and students with the resources to ensure a strong academic experience.
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION GRANT AREAS OF SUPPORT PROCESS:
Following is a sampling of past grant applications received and related budgets:
Science Olympiad, Chaparral Middle SchoolStudents interested in competing in the regional and state science Olympics.
Total Request $600
Total Funded: $600 ($200 raised by students)
Total students impacted: 60
UA Planetarium & Challenger Shuttle Mission Field Trip, Gallego Elementary School
Total Request: $1050
Total Funded: $1050
Total students impacted: 145
After School Math Enrichment, Gallego ElementaryCreate an after-school math enrichment program for 5th grade students who exceeded the standards on their 4th grade math AIMS. The students will learn advanced math concepts. Request to purchase materials.
Total Funded: $357
Total students impacted: 23
Kinder Cooking, Esperanza Elementary SchoolCooking is integrated into all areas of our curriculum. Cooking can help teach math skills (measuring, comparing, number sense, fractions, graphing). Request to purchase equipment.
Total students impacted: 125
Arizona Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Days, Sunnyside High SchoolMath, Engineering, Science Achievement is an after school college preparation program that strives to increase the number of ethnic minority, low income and first generation college-bound students who are eligible to enter a degree program at a university. Students participate in hands-on activities related to improving their math and science skills. Request to purchase materials and calculators.
Total Funded: $600
Total students impacted: 75
Reading Challenge, Los Ranchitos ElementaryDescription: Involves students earning tickets for books they read. Every student will have their name drawn to win a new book. There is also a grand prize of a bicycle. Students benefit from extra time spent on reading. There is a correlation between reading for pleasure and gains in language and comprehension.
Total Students Affected: 715, entire school
Science Fair, Esperanza Elementary SchoolCameras to be used to demonstrate and enhance the individual/team science fair project displays in order to show a clear and logical progression from project idea through data collections and analysis to presentation of results and final conclusion.
Total Funded: $600
Total students impacted: 350
Student created movie from student written script inspired by novel, Lauffer Middle SchoolDescription: Students will create a film based off of a novel they read.
Total Request: $1000
Total Students Affected: 40 (Language and Media Arts)