Education Foundation awards $116K in teacher grants

Continuing its tradition of supporting teachers, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County recently awarded $116,000 in GoTeach! Classroom grants.

On Oct. 8, the foundation’s president and CEO James Gavrilos presented 73 individual grants to Palm Beach County teachers and schools through its virtual ceremony.

Annually, the Education Foundation distributes individual grants up to $1,000 for an individual teacher as well as $1,500 for a team effort. Thanks to a grant from the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, the Education Foundation was able to provide up to $3,000 to each recipient of the new Go Reach! grants

“We understand how critically important our teachers are. Teachers have demonstrated their resilience, dedication and creativity to benefit their students,” Angelika Schlanger, director of the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation said, during the ceremony.

Focused on literacy, STEM, career readiness and increasing graduation rates, the Education Foundation serves as the nexus of Palm Beach

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Nissan Foundation launches 2021 grant cycle to build inclusive communities through education

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Established in 1992, the mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community through valuing cultural diversity. The Nissan Foundation is part of Nissan North America's commitment to enrich people's lives by helping to meet the needs of communities throughout the U.S. through philanthropic investments, corporate outreach sponsorships and other charitable contributions.
Established in 1992, the mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community through valuing cultural diversity. The Nissan Foundation is part of Nissan North America’s commitment to enrich people’s lives by helping to meet the needs of communities throughout the U.S. through philanthropic investments, corporate outreach sponsorships and other charitable contributions.
Established in 1992, the mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community through valuing cultural diversity. The Nissan Foundation is part of Nissan North America’s commitment to enrich people’s lives by helping to meet the needs of communities throughout the U.S. through philanthropic investments, corporate outreach sponsorships and other charitable contributions.
  • Since 1992, the Nissan Foundation has awarded more than $12 million to more than 150 nonprofit organizations committed to promoting cultural awareness and understanding

  • The Nissan Foundation annually awards grants to nonprofits in California, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas

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Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Foundation Funds $50 Million ‘Health Justice’ Center To Curb Health Disparities Affecting Minorities

A $50 million pledge from billionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio’s Dalio Philanthropies is funding a new center for health justice at NewYork-Presbyterian, the hospital announced on Tuesday.

The new Dalio Center for Health Justice will “address health disparities and health justice through research, education, advocacy and investment in communities,” according to a press release. One of its top priorities will be to focus on reducing disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color.

“Our goal is to contribute to equal healthcare and equal education because we believe that these are the most fundamental building blocks of equal opportunity and a just society,” Dalio said in the statement. “We know that these don’t adequately exist, and we are excited to have a great partner in NewYork-Presbyterian, who we are confident will find ways

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Highland Park Community Foundation Honors Highland Park High School Teachers with 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Award

The Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) has recognized three well-deserving Highland Park High School teachers with 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Awards. This year’s honorees are Josh Chodoroff, HPHS Band Director; Nairy Hagopian, Spanish Teacher; and Katrina Tolemy, Special Education Essentials Teacher.

“The Highland Park Community Foundation is privileged to honor Josh, Nairy, and Katrina as the HPCF’s 2020 Golden Apple Recipients,” said Sara Sher, HPCF Golden Apple selection committee chair. “We want to recognize these exemplary teachers for the valuable work they do every day on behalf of the children in our community. The Highland Park Community Foundation celebrates these extraordinary individuals for their positive impact and their teaching in both the classroom and the virtual world.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

To recognize outstanding teachers in the Highland Park School systems, in 2010, the Highland Park Community Foundation worked with a local family foundation to launch the annual HPCF Golden Apple Award. The HPCF

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Alfond Foundation grants $500M to Maine higher ed and research institutions

A prominent Maine philanthropic organization said Tuesday that it is granting more than $500 million to “high-performing” institutions that it said will help build Maine’s future.

The Harold Alfond Foundation said the grants, which range from $5 million to $240 million, will be given to innovative higher education and research organizations that can help create jobs, educate and build skills.

“Our state faces unprecedented challenges,” said Greg Powell, chair of the Harold Alfond Foundation. “In the face of these challenges, we still see a bright, prosperous future for the people of Maine.”

Gov. Janet Mills said the investment will “fuel new opportunities for Maine people and diversify and expand our economy at a critical moment in our state’s history.” The institutions that will receive the grants will support the goals of Maine’s 10-year economic development plan.

The grant recipients are the new Roux Institute at Northeastern University in Portland, the

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Katy ISD Education Foundation trivia night to benefit grants for teachers

For an evening of fun and fundraising, join the Katy ISD Education Foundation for its Trivia Night Under the Stars on Thursday, Oct. 29.

The pop-up event hosted by The Oaks at Cane Island will pit teams of four or six against one another, challenging each other in different categories. With a donation to the foundation’s teacher grant program, teams receive a dinner provided by The Oaks Kitchen & Bar, live entertainment from Runaway Rodeo, swag bags, awards and more.

Each team must name their team and is urged to dress in line with the team theme.


The event is for adults only and begins at 6 p.m., with limited seating. All proceeds will go toward the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program.

“The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone this school year with over $2 million awarded in

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TV Personality and Former QVC Host, Rachelle McCray, Launches MinMinBear Foundation to Educate On the Importance of Organ Donation

2020 Mission Sends Bears to All 50 States to Find Donors for McCray’s Mother

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2020 / Today, the MinMinBear Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was officially launched to educate the public on the importance of organ donation. The Foundation is led by Founder, Rachelle McCray, TV Personality (QVC, Arizona Living, CelebTV, etc.) and former Miss Arizona United States and Arizona Cardinals NFL cheerleader.

Every year, the MinMinBear Foundation will choose a new mission to help those affected by chronic illnesses, like kidney disease, which leads to organ donation. The Board of Directors will help seek out people and causes that need support, and the Foundation’s mascots, the MinMinBear, and friends- three teddy bears including MinMinBear, AlbieBear, and WinskiBear- go to work to help. The Foundation also partners with other non-profit organizations around the country, research and development firms, transplant centers, hospitals, children’s

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Bharti Foundation in talks with potential partners for tech support across education initiatives



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Bharti Foundation on Friday said it is in talks with potential partners for technological support across its education initiatives, as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises looks to bring in new tech tools to aid students in learning amid pandemic, over the coming months.

Bharti Foundation Chief Executive Officer Mamta Saikia said focus in the next few months to a year will be on strengthening content, including online digital repository, bringing smart TV-based teaching into classrooms (for which plans are underway), and further streamlining virtual pedagogy and processes.

Established in 2000, Bharti Foundation implements and supports programmes in primary, secondary and higher education as well as sanitation. The flagship Satya Bharti School Program provides free quality education to thousands of underprivileged children in rural India across six states, with a focus on the girl child.

The impact of quality education has been scaled up by

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Get the kids and the whole family active with online Kids on the Geaux, launching October 5 | Sponsored: Woman’s Foundation

A virtual program throughout the month of October aims to help Acadiana children and teens become more active and practice healthy habits.

Woman’s Foundation, Inc. has hosted the Kids on the Geaux program for several years through in-person classes. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this version of the program will be online. The four-week program begins October 5 and includes one evening session each Monday in October. Children and at least one parent must participate in all sessions. There is a $35 fee for the program, which includes learning materials for all four sessions.

The program will address fitness, nutrition and behavior modification education for all children, but particularly those who are at risk for complications from obesity. Each session will include 60 minutes of nutritional and behavioral education and 60 minutes of physical activity.

“Our Foundation is

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National Science Foundation awards $1.3 million grant to MPC’s Marine Advanced Technology Education Center

The National Science Foundation awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center at Monterey Peninsula College to support community college students to participate in its global underwater robotics competition.



Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012.  (Monterey Herald file)


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Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012. (Monterey Herald file)

The center was established at MPC in 1997 with funding from the National Science Foundation. The Remote Operated Vehicle Competition was created as a core part of the center’s mission to educate and prepare students for the technical workforce. Remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, are used in a variety of underwater activities including construction and inspection, search and recovery, energy operations, aquaculture, national defense, conservation, and research and exploration by scientists such as those at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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