Highline Schools Foundation Announces $10,000 Impact Grant

August 26, 2013

(Burien, WA)  The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall with its new Impact Grant.  The $10,000 grant is in addition to the Foundation’s Excel Grant program—through which they expect to award nearly $50,000 in grants to a number of district classrooms this year.

This morning during the Highline Public schools All-District Meeting held at the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac, Scott Gifford, President of the Highline Schools Foundation Board of Trustees, announced the Foundation’s new Impact Grant to an audience of nearly 2,000 district employees. “This grant was created to promote innovation our schools, and to support the District’s new Community Strategic Plan, Gifford said.” One requirement of the grant is that it aligns with the district’s new Community Strategic Plan, a draft of which can be found on the districts website

This grant was made possible by funding from Alaska Airlines and Matt Griffin.  “Thanks to our partners, we are able to make a more significant impact than ever before. We plan to continue our popular Excel Grants to support specific classroom needs—but the new Impact Grant offers resources on a larger scale—something we hope to do more of in the future,” said Ashley Fosberg, the Foundation’s Executive Director.

Online grant applications will be available on the Highline Schools Foundation website on September 10 and must be received by Friday October 25, 2013. The grant winner will be announced at the District’s “State of the Schools” event in early November. Grant funds will be distributed by December 1, 2013. 

Impact Grant Funders Forum: All interested applicants are invited to attend this important meeting to learn more about grant guidelines. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 – at 4:30pm ERAC boardroom.

Important Dates: The online grant application will be available on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 25, 2013.

Since 1999, the Highline Schools Foundation has been supporting innovation and excellence in Highline Public Schools. Our funding priorities focus on programs to improve academic achievement, supporting college and career readiness, grants to teachers for engaging classroom projects, the arts, athletics, and programs that keep students in school and productive. Highline is a district full of need and opportunity. The Highline Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to all schools in our district—our goal is to help as many students as possible be successful!