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Foundation 191 awards 10 grants for learning projects

Foundation 191 will fund 10 grants for learning projects during the 2018-2019 school year totaling almost $5,000, it was announced at the May 10 meeting of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education.

Each year, the not-for-profit foundation receives grant requests from District 191 staff members with creative ideas to enhance, enrich and expand educational opportunities for students, which is core to the foundation’s mission, according to Robbie Bunnell, interim president of the foundation.

“Congratulations to each award recipient,” she said. “Thank you to teachers and staff members for not only taking the time to go through this grant application process with us, but for also going above and beyond by providing fun and innovative educational experiences for our 191 students.”

Since its inception in 2005, Foundation 191 has provided more than $100,000 in grants and in-kind contributions to supplement and enhance students’ experiences.

Grant awards for the 2018-19 school year go to:

  • M.W. Savage Elementary: $500 for Whaletale Publishing.
  • BES Transition Program: $1,000 for core quilting project.
  • Nicollet Middle School: $500 for audiobooks.
  • Vista View Elementary: $400-$500 for student-led book clubs in 4th grade.
  • Sky Oaks Elementary: $500 for the Sky Flyers student leadership team.
  • Edward Neill Elementary: $292 for Boogie Boards.
  • Eagle Ridge Middle School: $150 student service club.  
  • Community Education / Hidden Valley: $500 for swimming lessons.
  • Early Childhood Programs: $400-$500 for providing more diverse literature.
  • District-Wide: $500 for Bowls for BrainPower fundraiser for weekend food for students in need.

Photo: Robbie Bunnell, interim president of Foundation 191, presents a check to Board Chair Jim Schmid. 

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 14:31