Grants are the primary way the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation is able to distribute funds from the endowment. To date, the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation has provided to Vestavia Hills schools and the Board of Education over $1,043,976 in funds to support professional development, technology, and classroom enhancements.
In 2018-2019 school year, the Foundation was able to award grants totaling $110,600 to eight Vestavia Hills schools and the Vestavia Hills Board of Education. For a complete listing of grants and schools, click here.
Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation Awards 2018-2019 Grants
The board of directors of the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation has awarded 28 grants totaling $110,600 to the eight schools in the Vestavia Hills system and to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education.
The Foundation currently has a grant-making endowment of over $2.7 million. The principal endowment is invested, and only the interest earned on the principal is used to fund the annual grants. Since providing its first grants in 1999, the Foundation has awarded $1,043,976 to Vestavia Hills City Schools and the Board of Education.
Grants awarded this year will provide schools with curriculum enhancements for reading, math and science; technology-related equipment; and professional development for teachers. In addition, the Foundation’s $8,000 grant to the Board of Education will provide training opportunities for every teacher in the Vestavia Hills school district to provide funds for District 2019 Summer Professional Learning and Design It Yourself Professional Collaboration (DIY).
The Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides funds each year to Vestavia Hills educators for technology improvements, classroom enhancement projects, and professional development training for teachers. All Vestavia Hills teachers and the Board of Education may submit grant requests to the Foundation each fall.
The Foundation’s endowment is funded by contributions from parents, grandparents, and other community-minded residents and companies who want to ensure Vestavia schools have access to funds for educational improvements. The Foundation is able to provide a perpetual source of funding for schools that is not federal or state controlled and can never be prorated in times of financial hardship.
THE FOUNDATION ENCOURAGES PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS...
• that impact a large number of students and teachers;
• that are consistent with the strategic objectives of the Vestavia Hills City Schools Board of
• that can be used in future years; and
• that can be replicated in other schools in our system.