FACF announces grants program for classroom teachers

Are you a classroom teacher or librarian at a public school in Fort Atkinson? Is there something that you wish you had that would really enrich your classroom environment? Well maybe the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation can help with that!

The Community Foundation is very pleased to announce its new Classroom Teacher Wish program that will offer grants of up to $500 for specific materials, supplies, equipment or program to assist a teacher with a new or existing project in their classroom. The intent is to provide assistance beyond what tax dollars can support.

To apply, potential applicants should first visit the Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org and click on the Grant Info tab to review the full guidelines for the Classroom Teacher Wish Grant program.

If, after reviewing the guidelines, a classroom teacher or librarian at a Fort Atkinson public school believes their project would qualify, they can request a grant application from the Community Foundation via email at facf@fortfoundation.org, starting August 1st.

Applications will be accepted annually from August 1st to September 15th, with award notifications being made in late October. There is no advantage gained by applying early as reviewers will not have access to any applications before the September 15 deadline.

The funding for this new, endowed Classroom Teacher Wish Fund came from the Foundation’s Mary Hoard Fund, a powerhouse of a fund that continues to make possible so many wonderful things in Fort Atkinson. The Foundation remains grateful to Mrs. Hoard for her enduring gift – a gift that continues to make a difference in the life of every resident of our community, whether they know it or not.

For more information about the Classroom Teacher Wish Grant program, contact Sue Hartwick, executive director of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, at 563-3210 (office) or via email at facf@fortfoundation.org. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.fortfoundation.org.