New Grant Announcement Coming on June 6, 2017
2016 Laurens County Community Foundation Grant Award Recipients
Joe R. Adair Foundation: LCCF funding from this grant will be used to purchase an Enviroscope® Waste Management Model and related instructional materials to be used with K-12 students and community groups. The referenced model will be used by trained staff and volunteers to teach air, land, and water ecology and will provide opportunities for meaningful and rigorous environmental education that shows a connection between individual actions and their impact on our environment.
M.S. Bailey Child Development Center: This project addresses the educational need of the youngest and poorest children in Laurens School District 56. Specifically, the LCCF grant funding will be used to give impoverished children experiences that develop reasoning and conceptual knowledge and grow language skills that are integral to emotional, social, and cognitive development.
Bridging the Gap Advocacy: This project addresses the educational need of the youngest and poorest children in Laurens School District 56. Specifically, the LCCF grant funding will be used to give impoverished children experiences that develop reasoning and conceptual knowledge and grow language skills that are integral to emotional, social, and cognitive development.
Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board: This project will serve Laurens County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, and autism with “live” training to enter workplaces within the county. The LCCF grant will fund an on-campus store which will provide hands-on training and prepare these individuals to be work ready in the areas of stocking, cleaning, food preparation, and hospitality allowing them to gain the skills and experience needed to join the workforce by the end of August 2017.
Laurens County Museum: LCCF grant funding will benefit the establishment of a Summer History Camp in 2017 for fifth to eighth grade students. The primary goal of the program is to present historical information to a group of future leaders about the place in which they live, attend school, and hopefully will pursue careers and raise families in the future. This grant will defray the cost of transportation to historically significant sites, purchase materials for campers, and provide financial assistance for campers who cannot afford the cost of the camp.
E.B. Morse Elementary School: The 2016 LCCF grant will be used to address a technology gap, the absence of computers and printers, in two of the first grade classrooms in this Laurens School District 55 elementary school. Chromebooks and printers will be purchased for these classrooms for student use under the supervision and training from the classroom teachers. A computer skills assessment and performance in a Wax Museum Culminating project will be used to report the success of the project.
How to Submit a Grant Proposal
Coming June 6, 2017