Provide funds for projects that provide students and teachers with enhanced and enriched learning experiences.
order to fulfill our mission, the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation
operates and manages a variety of programs.
- Critical Needs Program, which is the focus of this
proposal, ensures that basic needs such as warm winter clothing, school
supplies, fees, transportation, and hygiene supplies are provided for students.
- Got No Milk program funds are raised each year for over 1,700 low-income students, so they can afford milk as a mid-morning snack along with their classmates.
- Innovative Education Grants are awarded twice each year to
Fargo Public Schools teachers and staff for innovative learning and literacy
projects. These grants range from $500-$2,500 and are awarded in October and
February each school year. Each grant round, an eight-person committee
considers up to 40 applications and makes awards based on innovation, teaching
techniques, and student involvement.
- Adopt-A-School Program which currently brings 27 business and community
organizations into classrooms and schools. Partners include Microsoft, Sanford
Health, Essentia, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Costco, City of Fargo, Courts Plus,
Heat Transfer Warehouse, several area banks, and a variety of service clubs. These
partnerships do not focus on financial support but rather support elementary
and middle schools by bringing volunteers to read to students, to help with
math and science homework, and provide one-on-one mentoring and another caring
adult in their lives.
- Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars is a Foundation program which
provides more than 45 one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships to graduating
seniors from Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Oak Grove, Shanley, and Woodrow
Wilson High Schools each year.
- Academic Scholarship Program which provides an additional 34 annual and endowed scholarships
to deserving seniors who wish to continue their education.
- Alumni Network that provides continued connections
for alumni to schools. This includes maintaining a 39,000+ database, providing
support for class reunions and events, and publishing the AlumniNews newsletter.
sponsorship for the Trollwood Performing
Arts School, which is a program of Fargo Public Schools that provides arts
and theater opportunities for area youth.