Each year, AEF raises money from the Amherst community to support strategic initiatives in our schools. The 2017-2018 Excellence Grants are listed below. Details regarding the Foundation's past grants can be found by clicking on the links below.
The submission deadline has passed for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. We thank everyone who submitted a proposal and look forward to announcing the grant winners in April!
2017-2018 Excellence Grants
ARHS Wellness Improvement Grant. This grant funds PE curriculum revisions equipment upgrades to attract a wider range of students and create a culture of health.
Grant Applicant: ARHS Athletic Director Rich Ferro, PE/Health Department Head Ken Jacque, and PE/Health Educator Brittni Upchurch. AEF Grant: $6,000
Fractions Facilitation Course for Elementary Math Coaches. This grant addresses disparities in fraction ability, serving students across elementary schools.
Grant Applicant: Elementary Math Coaches Amy Chang, Elizabeth Pretel, and Mary Lambert. AEF Grant: $7,230
Picture My Immigration Story. This grant funds student research and storytelling of their family immigration stories through pictures, stories, and song.
Grant Applicant: ARMS Interim Co-Assistant Principal Alicia Lopez and ARMS Interim Principal Patty Bode. AEF Grant: $10,000
Undoing Racism. This grant pays for training for 20 teachers across the District to facilitate dialogue and to develop Racial Equity Professional Learning Communities across elementary schools.
Grant Applicant: Fort River School Adjustment Counselor Ruth Killough-Hill. AEF Grant: $7,000