The Kent Schools Foundation delivered 26 grant checks to 13 schools in Kent School District, awarding almost $15,000 in its first round of grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
Following a successful auction in October, which raised nearly $80,000, the KSF board continues to build on its commitment to fund innovative and supportive learning opportunities throughout the district.
Grant recipients included 13 schools within the district and 26 grant recipients in all, made possible by generous donors from the community. This is the third round of foundation-funded projects in the past year, impacting Kent students throughout the district. Three of the grants were awarded to middle schools, one grant to the Early Child Learning Center and the remaining to elementary schools.
Among the various requests, monies allocated will support a variety of un-funded needs, including field trips, reading projects, Buddy Benches, a sustainable garden, a robotics program and a STEAM Family night.
The Kent Schools Foundation operates on philanthropic contributions from organizations and the local community. They are in the planning stages for its fall auction at the Renton Pavilion on October 24.
For more information about the auction or the foundation, visit kentschoolsfoundation.org.
Article Source: Kent Meridian High School