Private Funder: P. Buckley Moss Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Moss Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-K-12 schools; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $1,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 30.
Summary: These grants support special education projects. The foundation’s education grants aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children with learning disabilities and other special needs.
Innovation counts. The Pahoa High & Intermediate School, Pahoa, HI, won a grant for a new project, “EAT, Edible Art for Teens.” The project enables students to create artistic ways for using food items and special classroom tools. Mather High School, Chicago, won a grant to help integrate the arts into mathematics. Algebra 1 students are introduced to the basic concept of polygons and create three-dimensional “dream catchers” through representation and application of at least four polygons. They use different colors of yarn and repeating patterns to showcase each polygon, aiding in identifying and classifying polygons.
Info: www.mossfoundation.org; 152 P. Buckley Moss Dr., Waynesboro, VA 22980; 540/932-1728.