Winning Teachers Get Surprise Visits

Foundation board members and Orange County School Board members visited schools throughout the county delivering $175,000 to 92 schools impacting 181 teachers. To check and see who won in your school, visit our online directory: 2014 Grant Winners' Directory.

Grants are for science, math, technology, literacy, fine arts, civics and energy education to enhance hands-on learning in classrooms.Teachers applied for the grants over the summer, and community volunteers judged the applications in August.

To watch videos of past projects, click here. Check back later in the year to see stories about how this year's grants impact our students.

#GivingTuesday is Dec. 2

The Foundation has joined the "#GivingTuesday" movement to generate awareness for the ongoing needs of Orange County's teachers and students. Serving more than 193,000 students and 13,000 teachers in 184 schools, the Foundation connects community resources – financial and other – to our schools.

Gifts can be directed to specific schools, programs, or to where the need is greatest. Perhaps a literacy program that helps struggling readers build their vocabulary and fluency skills to be grade-level readers, book clubs for reluctant readers in middle school who are often reading chapter books for the first time, or inspiring elementary students to question and investigate the world around them through science.

Taking place on December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving - #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

Join us in our effort to make #GivingTuesday an overwhelming success!  Give on December 2...and tell your friends to give too!


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