|RIVERVIEW EDUCATION FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ITS 20TH GRANT SEASON|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:26|
The Riverview Education Foundation (REF) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2011-2012 grant season for the teachers, staff, parents and students of the Riverview School District. All are encouraged to apply. Coinciding with the start of the 2011 academic school year, grant applications are available for downloading via the Foundation’s website at www.REFweb.org.
For those interested in applying for grants this year, individual classroom grants are awarded up to the level of $1,000. All other grants (e.g. whole school or program, whole grade level, and those department-wide) are awarded up to the level of $3,000. All grant criteria and restrictions are available at www.REFweb.org. Notably, the 2011-2012 academic year marks the 20th year for the REF grant season. Examples of REF’s past grant awards are available for viewing on the Foundation’s website as well.
REF awarded approximately $41,000 in grant requests last year, with an additional $20,000 allocated to help fund other district needs. Since its inception, the Riverview Education Foundation has awarded nearly $350,000 to the Riverview School District, with the 2010-2011 contribution proving to be the most money ever awarded by REF during a grant season.
For 2011-2012, the application process began on September 6, 2011, with the deadline for all postmarked and emailed grant applications set for Friday, December 16, 2011. All grant recipients and applicants will be notified in late January 2012.
For more information on grants, contact Mike Ward, grant administrator, at grants@REFweb.org. To learn more about the Foundation, how to donate or get involved, visit the website or contact President Sue Davenport at email@example.com.