WHAT WE’VE DONE SINCE ASF’S FOUNDING IN 1994.

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Educational, Annual and Special Grants
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Donor Designated Grants
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Pricipal Designated Grants
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Scholarships

OVER $410,360 GIVEN TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS!

Aurora Schools Foundation offers two types of grants
Educational Enhancement and Special Grants.

EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

These grants, secured through applications, are made available to the staff of the Aurora Schools twice a year to accommodate the two semesters.  Information regarding these grants, including the instructions required for the application process, is sent to the entire ACS staff via school email.  The goal of these grants is to support innovative, imaginative, and creative programs, experiences, or opportunities that would not otherwise be available to the students of the Aurora Schools. This grant program is designed to enrich the student experience within the areas of ASF endorsed “Pathways to Excellence” which include:

  • Fine Arts
  • Communication
  • Value Diversity
  • Math/Science/Technology
  • Global Perspective
  • Leadership
  • Wellness
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking

Any individual or group seeking consideration for a Educational Enhancement Grant or interested in the criteria or application process should contact the ASF Grant Committee at grants@auroraschoolsfoundation.org or submit an online application by clicking here.

APPLICATION DUE DATES

FALL
Application Deadline – November 1
Notification to teachers – December 15

SPRING
Application Deadline – March 15
Notification to teachers – June 1

SPECIAL GRANTS

The Foundation consistently supports special student-centered activities and programs which may or may not be supported by our other grant initiatives.  Requests for these grants may be submitted by individuals or groups from within or out of the school community and will be considered on a case by case basis.  Any individual or group seeking consideration for a Special Grant or interested in the criteria or application process should contact the ASF Grant Committee at grants@auroraschoolsfoundation.org.

$1030 – Auditorium Amplification Enhancement: Katherine Iriarte (District Wide)

This grant was for the purchase of 4 Audio Technica U853 Condenser Hanging Microphones plus cables and stands to enhance the quality and amplification of vocal and instrumental  group in Auditorium performances.

$310 – Chess Club Hardware: Dmitri Kourennyi (High School)

This request is for continued support of the extracurricular activity Chess Club to meets its growing participation and tournament needs with the purchase of 14 new chess boards and 6 chess clocks.

$1,000 – School Friendly Fidgets: Tami Mazella (Leighton)

This project expands the use of Fidgets to the general school population in grades 3 – 5. Based on past successful usage and current research, the Fidgets would be used to deal with stress relief by keeping restless “fingers busy, bodies relaxed and minds focused.”

TOTAL SPECIAL GRANTS ALLOCATED FOR THE SPRING $2,340.00

CLICK HERE to view previous years grants.

2020-2021 Grant Allocation for 2nd Semester

$1,000 – Membean On-line Vocabulary Program: Jeness Kington (High School)

This on-line vocabulary program expands the teaching strategies to include etymology in its presentation of words as well as videos, images, interactive word maps and an Adaptive Reinforcement Engine.

$670 – Social Justice Books: Mary Beckstrom (Harmon)

This request will enable Harmon Library to augment their available books covering a variety of “Social Justice” topics including Black History, Women’s History and other social justice issues.

$5,000 – Mathematical Practice through Coding with DASH Robots: Cara Morelos (Leighton)

This request provides funding to procure Dash robots which are used in conjunction with computer programs requiring coding. The hands-on problem based coding is now an integral part of the STEM/STEAM Standards of Mathematical practice and is an extension to the 3-5 grades of the same program which has been successfully piloted in the 2nd grade.

$795 – Kindergarten Storytelling Center: Laurie Kidwell (Miller)

This grant requests funding for a variety of “hands-on” materials to permanently incorporate a “Storytelling Center” into the curriculum. Pilot program successful.    For independent and interdependent activities.

TOTAL EDUCATIONAL GRANTS ALLOCATED FOR THE SPRING $6,465.00

GET INVOLVED!

If you are passionate about the Aurora Public Schools and would like to use your talent to help students achieve lifelong success, we invite you to volunteer for a board position. Please contact the Foundation office if you would like to learn more about our board.

We have a variety of programs to support teachers and help students succeed. You can make a difference by getting involved.