The Cache Education Foundation just completed delivering $150,000 in grants to teachers throughout the Cache County School District. The grants, part of the Tools for Schools program, were awarded to dozens of teachers throughout the district for non-consumable resources.
“Thanks to the many donors who made this possible!” exclaims Cache Education Foundation Executive Director Teri Lewis. “Because of (our donors), a student will have a calculator during math instruction, or use headphones during computer lab time, or use a Chromebook to take their ‘reading counts’ quizzes, or play with manipulatives to help comprehend the curriculum.”
To receive a grant, a teacher would need to apply to the foundation and explain how the funds would be used in the classroom. A committee reviews the requests then the foundation, along with members of its board, delivers the grants directly to the teachers while they are in class with their students. Each grant is $200 or less.
The grants were made possible by multiple donors and fundraisers through the year, notably the foundation’s golf tournament at Birch Creek Golf Course in the summer. Notable donors to the Tools for Schools grant program include Dell Loy Hansen Charitable Support Trust, Young Toyota Honda, Fisher Home Furnishings and dozens of others who participated in and sponsored the golf tournament.
Trina Dayley, a music teacher at North Park Elementary, was so excited about the grant she received for her music programs she created a song to thank the sponsor of her grant: Fisher Home Furnishings.