The School Foundation seeks grant requests that align with the five areas of focus identified by Florence 1 Schools (F1S): Literacy, Math, Early Childhood, Technology or Fine Arts. Our Board of Directors has voted to award $130,000 in grants to F1S for the 2022-2023 school year.
To date, the foundation has awarded $1,970,572.78 in grants to F1S.
Please click on grant name to read additional information on this year's grants.
Southside Middle and South Florence High schools were awarded $36,700 for their grant which will fund two key additions to their curricular arts programs: musical instrument and vocal lessons, clinician/conductors for secondary CPA (Choral Performance Assessments) pre-festivals at all F1S high schools and feeder middle schools.
West Florence High was awarded $10,000 for its grant that will give a cohort of 60 academically gifted low-income students the ability to take unique advanced classes each of their four high school years.
Wilson High School was awarded $12,300 for its grant that will create a place for classes to gather and engage in lessons in the natural environment.
South Florence High School was awarded $41,000 for its grant, which envisions a collaborative learning environment to foster student creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.
RN Beck Childhood Development Center was awarded $20,000 for its grant which will provide a tricycle track that will offer their students an opportunity to socialize while improving balance and eye-hand coordination required for academic work.
Briggs, Dewey L. Carter, Carver and Savannah Grove Elementary schools were awarded $10,000 for their grant that will assist with reversing fine motor delays in their kindergarten students that have been ampified by school and preschool closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.