The Beaufort County School District Foundation for Educational Excellence (www.foundationedexcellence.com) was established in 2007 to support student enrichment activities and projects that are beyond regular school budgets through Innovative Teacher Grants.
What kind of projects do Innovative Teacher Grants fund? They can be as diverse as providing monies to purchase books, CD players and CDs to help improve students' listening, fluency and comprehension or buying supplies to build a robot. An innovative grant can be more complex such as establishing an eco-habitat for native species. What all grants have in common is that they are the “extras” that spark inquisitive minds.
When and how are Innovative Teacher Grants awarded? The Foundation for Educational Excellence awards grants two times a year. Grant applications are due once in the fall and once in the winter. Contact Jackie Rosswurm (firstname.lastname@example.org) for specific deadlines..
Please click on this link for the grant application and instructions. Grants are scored and awarded by a committee from the Foundation for Educational Excellence.
How are moneys raised to fund these Teacher Grants? The Foundation for Educational Excellence Board holds an annual fundraiser each year. For information about this year's event and additional Foundation information please go to the Foundation's website at www.foundationedexcellence.com.
What’s the Foundation’s newest initiative to provide additional educational resources our community?
Project: STAR is an online video library created by educators, students, parents and community members of the Lowcountry of South Carolina for use by educators, students and parents and community members worldwide. The possible uses of these videos are only limited by the imagination of our viewers. We hope to expand your knowledge and experience as we expound on our topics and resources. With Project: STAR the possibilities are limitless. To learn more, click this link:http://projectstar-edex.com/
Our Community Partner
The Foundation for Educational Excellence is a fund under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Donations are made directly to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and are tax deductible as allowable by law.
How to make a donation …….
Please make your check payable to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and note BCSD Foundation for Educational Excellence in the memo line. You can mail your check to:
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925-3019
Please go to www.cf-lowcountry.org
*Select DONATE, then
*Select CHOOSE YOUR FUND, then
*Select BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FUND