The Foundation at Great Valley bridges the community and our schools to help bring resources and financial support to pilot innovative programs that inspire our students.
Each June we allocate funds to the Great Valley School District for use in the following school year in the following ways:
GVSD teachers and administrative staff submit grant requests to the Foundation to fund new ideas that are not currently covered by the district budget. Our Grants Selection Committee, comprised of parent representatives from each GV school and community representatives, review grant submissions each spring and select the grants that will be funded according to that year’s Venture Grants budget.
For more information about the Venture Grants program, or to inquire about joining the Grants Selection Committee for a 2-year term, please contact Ann Juliano, Allocation Committee chair.
Key Initiative Funding
Beginning in June of 2014, the Foundation began donating a portion of its annual allocation to GVSD in support of district-defined key initiatives. (See GVSD’s published Comprehensive Plan for the next three years and beyond.) This additional funding source helps our school district to address the ever-evolving needs of our students through systemic programming that affects all students. In the 2014-2015 school year, Foundation Key Initiative Funding in the amount of $40,000 helped the district to procure much-needed equipment and resources in support of new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum.
Check out some of the grants we’ve awarded!
The following list of grants provides a taste of the breadth and depth of programs supported by the Foundation. Click “read about this grant” to learn more about each grant. Videos are included where noted.
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