Moss Foundation Grants to Aid K-12 Education

grantsPrivate 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.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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