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Local educators urged to apply
for Community Foundation grants

 

 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (December 10, 2013) Teachers in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania can apply for professional enrichment and character development grants through The Community Foundation.

The foundation's Haven Make a Difference Fund will award at least $10,000 in grants that benefit Fredericksburg City School teachers and students. Teachers may apply for grants that expand their teaching skills or provide classroom resources. Successful proposals will feature innovation, be based on solid research and best practices in teaching and include professional development that directly impacts students. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 13, 2014.

The Trust for Public Education will award a minimum of $10,000 in grants to Spotsylvania public school teachers this year. The grants will enable teachers to further develop their classroom skills or build programs to cultivate strong youth character. All applications are due to The Community Foundation by Monday, January 13, 2014.

Guidelines and applications are available online at www.cfrrr.org.

For more information on The Community Foundation's grants and scholarships, as well as how the foundation can assist donors in creating charitable funds, call 540.373.9292 or visit www.cfrrr.org.

 

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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