Grants are still available to adopt in the FISD Education Foundation annual Adopt a Grant program online. With March 3 as the deadline for adopting, shoppers can still peruse all six campuses to see what is still being requested by teachers and principals.
Approximately $80,000 grants have been purchased in the 8th annual Adopt a Grant program hosted by the foundation but the amount will continue to grow until the deadline.
The grants are sold online at the district website at myfisd.com. Each year the community is invited to shop and adopt grants that enrich student learning and supply classrooms with materials, equipment and programs that will benefit and impact students.
The successful program brought in more than $80,000 last year in grants purchased.
Its success is based on giving the community a chance to select a teacher specific class, a campus or a subject they would like to help.
Adopters are invited to the annual SurPrize Patrol in the Spring when foundation directors and adopters present balloons and large checks on the six FISD campuses.
Grants can be purchased in family names, in tribute to others and in memory of individuals.
Subject, teacher campus, and price filters allow community members to shop the right selections for each adopter.
Prices vary from $19 to up to $5,000 and include everything from field trip programs that take students back to Austin in the 1800’s, technology equipment and programs, art supplies, and math multisensory manipulatives, to AP Physics Circuit sets, Biology forensic labs and pots and pans for the Culinary Arts program.
Grants can be adopted online through Friday, March 3.
For additional information, contact Foundation Executive Director Paige Ridout at 281-996-6655 or [email protected]
Story by Karolyn Gephart