Foundation grants $59K to Portland educators

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools has completed its 14th annual teacher grants program cycle. Seventy-six teachers, ed techs, librarians and others have been awarded grants totaling $59,261. These grants will benefit thousands of students – from pre-K through Portland Adult Education – in 15 schools across the district.

The Equity and Innovation Teachers Grants Program supports Portland Public Schools staff in their efforts to enrich education, innovate in the classroom, and engage the community. Funded projects are selected based on their potential to inspire students and improve learning outcomes. This year, funding will support a wide range of projects, including expanding and diversifying classroom and school libraries; providing students with supplies, access to visiting artists, and tickets to performances to enhance art and music education; purchasing science and technological equipment; and expanding the range of social and emotional supports available in our schools.

Support for the 2022 Equity and Innovation Teacher Grants Program came from EnviroLogix (via the Ensign Bickford Foundation), Nellie Mae Education Foundation, J.B. Brown & Sons, Bangor Savings Bank, Coffee By Design, Town & Country Federal Credit Union, Northeast Bank, Camp Alsing, Capozza Floor Covering Center, Clark Insurance, Machias Savings Bank, and many individual contributors.