OSDEF sets aside $40,000 to support student mental health

OSDEF Logo with image of stick figures of an adult and children and the name of the Foundation beneath

As part of its Mental Health Initiative (MHI), the Olympia School District Education Foundation this year has set aside $40,000 to help support student mental health/social emotional needs. Principals, counselors and other district staff engaged in student mental health support/SEL are encouraged to apply for up to $2,000 per building for supplies, projects and programs that would benefit their students. The brief Grant Request Form can be found on the Foundation’s Grants page under “Quick Links.” To be considered during the next review period, forms must be submitted to info@osdef.org by 5 p.m. Friday, November 19. Questions may be directed to OSDEF Executive Director Katy Johansson at katy@osdef.org or (360) 596-6110.

Grant Requests in all other categories – Closing the Opportunity Gap, Creativity and the Arts, Cultivating Engaged Citizens, Innovative Teaching and Learning, Meet a Need and Browsers Books – also must be submitted by November 19 to be considered during the next review period. The Foundation will notify applicants of their grant’s status by no later than December 17.