Education foundation awards grants
April 10, 2019
In a short amount of time, the Three Forks Education Foundation has become a valuable asset to local schools.
Founded three years ago, the foundation awards Teacher/Educator Grants during both the spring and fall. Grants awarded in March were for a total of $3,870.
Foundation member Heidi Oliver said it is always great to be able to award the grants, adding Three Forks has some really great teachers who are very concerned about getting everything students need.
Oliver said the grants can help educators make purchases their budgets would not allow them too.
One of the grants awarded in March was $620 to Lisa Malmquist who Oliver said will be using the money for a Life Skills Program to help students with daily activities. Another grant of $1,000 was awarded to Industrial Arts Teacher Matthew Bakken to help with the purchase of a CNC Machine.
Teacher Ben Kruppenbacher was awarded a grant for $750 to be used for AG education.
The two other grants were to help purchase IPads for student use and for more hot plates for the science department.
Oliver said the foundation is a 501 3C non-profit and they receive donations from the community and businesses, and also obtain funding through grants. The foundation hosts a fall fundraiser each year which is in conjunction with Education First and National Honor Society Events.