"I cannot express how exciting this is! It is a dream come true." - Grant recipient.
Donors and volunteers made lots of dreams come true, helping MEF award grants totaling $89,920 grants during the 2015-16 school year. Teachers all five schools submitted applications, including several grants co-sponsored by teachers across different grades and/or schools.
See a listing of all grants awarded during the 2015 - 2016 academic year.
How are grants making a difference?
A small sample of on-the-ground feedback....
Elementary School Teacher: “We want to thank you all for your assistance in providing 12 brand new iPads for the resource center at our elementary school. We are beyond excited and have already utilized the iPads in our instruction. We are truly appreciative for all of the work you do for the Madison School District."
the current events in Iraq and Syria, most notably in the ancient cities of Nimrud, Nineveh and Hatra, the opportunity to see ancient Mesopotamian artifacts is becoming more and more rare. MEF's generous grant for our entire 7th grade to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art will allow our students to experience numerous Mesopotamian cultures as well as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans at one of the world's premier museums.”
High School Teacher: "Thank you so much for this tremendous grant that will allow us to purchase a 3D Scanner. I cannot express how much this will enhance the curriculum and aid MHS in keeping up with industry standards. The MEF is an amazing organization that truly benefits the students of MHS, and for all you do -- THANK YOU!"