Small Grants $27,000 and Going Strong

With the awarding of two grants in October 1997, BEF has donated a 10-year total of $27,728 to Bangor public school teachers through its Small Grants Program. From salmon spawning to forest ecology to Holocaust remembrances, the small grants have enriched the public school experience by enabling teachers with innovative ideas to supplement their classroom work with special tools, supplies and project funding.

This October, BEF continued its support of creative teaching by awarding $1,234 to two elementary teachers for two very different types of books. Stephanie Leonard received $514 for supplies to start an after school Sketchbook club for artistically gifted 4th and 5th graders at Fairmount School. BEF also awarded $720 to Barbara Kelley to support her effort to create welcoming books for kindergartners and new students at Vine St School.

BEF extends to all grant recipients, past and present, ongoing encouragement and support of your fresh ideas and tireless work on behalf of the children you teach.

Need a Small Grant Application?

BEF is currently accepting applications for small grants to be awarded for the second half of this school year, or for the first of next year.

Applications are available in the principal's office of each school or you may download a copy from this site.

Time to Spare? Ideas to share?

The Foundation is always looking for new board members who will bring fresh perspectives and new energy to help carry out its mission. If you're interested in joining the board, or simply in volunteering on any of the Foundation's projects, please call (207) 947-1633.

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