Solano County

Solano Community Foundation funds 18 school projects

By From page A3 | December 21, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Eighteen public school teachers throughout Solano County recently received an email that may change life in their classrooms.

All submitted applications to the Solano Community Foundation to underwrite the cost of a special classroom project from the Foundation’s 2012-13 Education Plus! Mini-Grant Program. From a pool of 44 applications, the foundation board approved 18 projects, totaling $14,397, the average award being about $800.

The vast majority of funded projects focus on science and technology in the classroom. A full list of funded projects can be viewed at www.solanocf.org.

To date, the Solano Community Foundation has made 644 mini-grants totaling almost $300,000. Approximately 20,000 Solano County students have participated in these special projects.

“Ed Plus continues to be our keystone grant program,” said Stephanie Wolf, president and CEO of the Solano Community Foundation, in a press release. “It truly makes a difference for the students in our communities.

“We increased the per grant amount to $1,000 to encourage all teachers to provide the ‘Plus!’ factor in their classrooms. The funded applications demonstrate there are many teachers who completely embrace this idea. We are eager to see their projects in action.”

The Solano Community Foundation was established in 1994, incorporated in 2000.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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