COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM

20th ANNIVERSARY GRANT

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, a one-time commemorative grant of $20,000 was created to complement our fall and spring grants cycles.

 

We are thrilled to announce the winner of this grant, "For the Love of Libraries."  This grant will provide much needed updates to the book collections at the four elementary school libraries with an emphasis on nonfiction materials.  Presently, the average publication date for material in Glover and Tucker is 1990 and in the Collicot-Cunningham collection is 1992.  For "The Love of Libraries" grant will provide 1, 124 newly published quality titles for circulation, which will allow 2,105 students access to wider reading, motivate learners, and support students as they develop independent information literacy skills. 

 

Congratulations to School Librarian, Lori Henry, for writing and applying for the grant.  She is looking forward to these new books to be stocked in the library very soon. 

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS & DONORS who help to make these grants possible and enhance all 6 Milton Public Schools.

 

 

FALL GRANT 2016 CYCLE

Thanks to your support the MFE was able to award more than $18,000 by funding 18 grant proposals.


For those curious about how the committee arrives at its recommendations, the most important factor in determining a proposal’s eligibility for funding is the quality of the idea and its benefit to student learning. This is at the core of the MFE’s mission, and we love to see student-centered proposals. In addition, applications must demonstrate creativity and/or innovation in education, clearly state the objectives of the proposal, and discuss the method of assessing the impact of the grant.


Here is a sampling of this fall’s awards:

On the elementary school level:

  • Materials to teach computer coding to kindergartners
  • Flexible seating ‘wobble stools’ and tables to promote interaction and collaboration
  • Innovative design software (Boardmaker Studio) to aid strong visual learners in communication.
  • Non-fiction books to teach students about ecology and life science

At the Middle School:

  • Hands-on foam cutter tool to teach mechanical design at Pierce Middle School
  • A library of multicultural young adult literature in French and Spanish that reflects the cultures explored in Gr. 6-8 foreign language classrooms

At the High School:

  • "Sam the Super Skeleton,” an anatomically-correct model for MHS’s athletic trainer to utilize while working high school students
  • DNA Model Kits to teach structure of DNA in a hands-on fashion to Biology and Biotech students at MHS
                        

 Thank you for your continued support of the MFE's Grant program through the Annual Appeal!

 

Click here to read more about all of the innovative grants we have funded this fall 2016 grant cycle.

 

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Resources for Grant Applicants and Recipients:

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MFE Payment Procedure Guidelines

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About the Program

The Milton Foundation for Education has funded hundreds of projects since 1995, supporting a wide diversity of teacher-initiated projects in the arts, mathematics, music, science, the environment, history, literature, language, social skills, and valuing diversity. These investments in Milton’s children provide educational enhancements that will extend beyond the duration of the money.

Please click on the following links to see some of the grants we have funded over the years.