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Foundation 51 Announces Spring Grants Awarded

posted May 2, 2019, 11:08 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated May 2, 2019, 11:09 AM ]

We are happy to support the following creative and compelling educational grants totaling nearly $9,000.

1.) Cultural Awareness Through Music, Storytelling, Dance, Art & Direct Communication.

This grant will bring a village drummer from Guinea, Africa to the Mabel I. Wilson school for a week to teach students, during art class, about the culture of the Malinke people, music, and art. 

2.) Exploring Adaptive Fairytales Through Reader's Theater.

STAGES teaching artists will spend 5 one-hour visits for each second grade class, working with students and teachers to create an original script of fairy tales adapted from traditional ones.

3.) Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert & Masterclass.

This grant supports a Kinderkonzert, presented by the PSO,  in the new Greely Center for the Arts for Kindergarten through grade 5 students, and a Masterclass for music students in grades 6-12. 

4.) Snowshoeing as a Lifelong, Winter Physical Activity.

Mabel I. Wilson students will experience the many benefits of participating in snowshoeing as a lifelong physical winter activity as an opportunity to increase health related fitness. This grant will support the purchase of 30 sets of snowshoes to serve physical education classes. 

*Foundation 51's FALL GRANT application deadline will be in mid October. Stay tuned on Facebook and our website for more information.