Three Learning Links grants will support projects at Jackson Community School and Smokey Mountain Elementary School. The grants will fund field trips, a project exploring the middle ages and pottery lessons and materials.
The Foundation also awarded grants totaling $10,400 to Summit Charter School from the Learning Links grant program. Three Learning Links grants will support will fund field trips to Nantahala Outdoor Center for middle school students, Greenville Zoo for third grade students and a capstone trip to the coast for eighth grade students.
Learning Links offers grants up to $800 per classroom to public school teachers in 11 Western North Carolina counties to provide experiential learning projects for students. The goal is to increase students’ enthusiasm for learning and school.
The grants are funded through the Cherokee County Schools Foundation Endowment Fund, Fund for Education, Ben W. and Dixie Glenn Farthing Charitable Endowment, Leon C. and Grace E. Luther Charitable Fund, Dr. Robert J. and Kimberly S. Reynolds Fund and an anonymous fund. This year, 57 grants were awarded totaling $101,912.
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in 18 counties in Western North Carolina. Last year, the Foundation facilitated $23.5 million in charitable giving.
For more information, contact The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina at 254-4960 or visit www.cfwnc.org.