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Foundation 191 announced grants totaling $11,127.50 to help fund eighteen projects at Burnsville-Eagan-Savage schools at the June 13 School Board meeting.
“Foundation 191 was formed in 2005 to meet a need for innovative opportunities for students. The mission of Foundation 191 is to enhance, enrich and expand educational opportunities within the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district. Since inception, we have used our status as a not for profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation to raise funds and in-kind contributions that have been returned to the school district in programs and projects benefiting students and early childhood education, according to Foundation Board President Robbie Bunnell. “We raise funds for these grants through an annual golf tournament and an annual dinner event as well as employee and individual contributions.”
“Starting in 2007 we began a successful grant program that has awarded more than 100 grants totaling over $125,000 to projects created and developed by staff or students in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district impacting Early Childhood Education, Community Education, all ten elementary schools, our three middle schools, Burnsville High School and the Alternative High School. Each project directly benefits students in the district and has carried a wide ranging impact for students, staff, their families and our community. We are proud to say we have touched thousands of students with these projects,” she said.
2019-20 grants are: Burnsville High School, $3000 for Junior Achievement Finance Park; Harriet Bishop Elementary School, $231 for Orienteering for Everyone; Hidden Valley Elementary School, $266 for Growing Resilience and $600 for Growing Roots; M.W. Savage Elementary School, $250 for Whaletale Publishing and $250 for Learning Center; Nicollet Middle School, $295 for AVID Binder Hospital, $399 for Atlas Subscriptions, $525 for Hate U Give Lit Project, $350 for 6th grade AVID Literature to Explore Diversity Read Aloud Refuge and $286.50 for Book Club to Explore Diversity and (Extra)Ordinary Students; Rahn Elementary School, $500 for Podcasting and $500 for 50th Anniversary Celebration; Sky Oaks Elementary School, $2500 for Peaceful Playground and $500 for YMCA Student Leadership training; and William Byrne Elementary School, $150 for Kindergarten Math Bags, $150 for 3rd grade Math Bags and $375 for Native Plants.Back to Top
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