$43,050 in Grants!

The Suffield Foundation For Excellent Schools (SFES) is pleased to announce its 2011 Grant Awards in the amount of $43,050.  These grants will enhance the education of students throughout the public schools and the community at large. The SFES grants committee reviewed a number of excellent grant proposals from teachers and administrators, as well as parent-teacher and community organizations.   Grants were approved based on their level of innovation, the number of students impacted, and their long term sustainability.  Funding of these grants resulted from the generosity of Suffield citizens and others who value the education of Suffield’s children.   The Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools raised the majority of the funds at the annual auction, but received other funding from personal donations (including United Way payroll deductions) and a donation by the Suffield Knights of Columbus that was targeted to special education.  Since the SFES began awarding education grants in 2002, grant awards have totaled $484,243.