The Olympia Tumwater Foundation, in its efforts to increase and enhance educational programs in Thurston County, is accepting early learning grant applications through May 4.
Grants are offered to school districts, early childhood education programs and K-3 curriculums located in Thurston County. Acceptable programs will assist children from birth through third grade. Individual grants vary in size from about $300 to $5,000. Funds must be used specifically for this grant request. Applications for teacher/staff training are excluded.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following goals of the grant program:
- To stimulate student creativity and motivation to learn.
- To enhance the current learning environment.
- To leave a lasting impact on as many students as possible.
As a reminder, teachers are encouraged to contact the district Teaching & Learning department before submitting a grant application related to teaching materials.
The Olympia Tumwater Foundation has funded more than $120,000 in early learning grants to deserving Thurston County educators since 2006. Funds will be awarded in late May.
More information is available on the Foundation’s Scholarships and Grants page on the organization’s website or by contacting John Freedman at the Foundation office at 360-943-2550.