Providing educational experiences that enrich learning and create life-long learners.
Every year we impact more than 10,800 MCCSC students.
Grants to Equip, Inspire, & Innovate
Each year the foundation provides grant funding for creative and innovative projects. Jill Courtney, music teacher at University received a classroom set of ukuleles.
Ukuleles provide students not only a hands-on opportunity to learn about chords and harmonies, but also to feel the joy of successfully playing music with others that engages them, particularly the older elementary students.
During these pandemic times, ukuleles are even more important because they are a non-aerosol instrument that is totally safe in the music classroom. Thank you - this will really enhance music for your children.
Elementary Library Grants
Elementary Library Grants - keep library collections current and relevant. "Each year this grant gives me the opportunity to purchase 60 to 70 new books for our library. The kids look forward to the new books and it helps keep them reading." Melinda Hamilton, Binford Media Specialist
Sponsor A Student
Sponsor A Student is an opportunity for donors to help students start the school year with supplies and resources for learning. The 2022 campaign is now open. The goal is to raise $20,000 to help every school purchase supplies unique to their building and student's needs. Some schools will purchase basic supplies like, crayons, markers and notebooks, while others need playground equipment or enrichment resources. Research shows that nationwide 94% of public school teachers use their own funds to purchase school supplies for their students. Your gift will help ease this burden on our educators.
"Thank you, the support of the foundation helps in so many ways." Aaron Ritter, Marlin Elementary
Support for food assistance provides lunches and nutritional snacks for hundreds of students each year.
This year funding for free and reduced lunches will follow the FDA guidelines for eligibility. We anticipate this fund will be greatly needed to support families in need.
"Children in early learning classrooms require additional nutrition, including one or two snacks from different food groups each day. This requirement is currently underfunded. The support of the Foundation to help with snacks is truly a gift." Jen Smallwood-Holmes, Early Learning Director
Each year the Foundation awards more than $20,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
"I feel so honored and humbled to have been selected as the recipient of the Elena T. Veach scholarship. I am the second one in my family to have received this special scholarship. I know it will make a difference in my college education and I am proud to represent the Veach legacy."