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Upstate Giving, Nov. 19, 2018

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Pine Street School Foundation tops $30K in grant awards

Teachers at Pine Street School are putting more than $30,000 to work in their classrooms for this school year through the grant funding program sponsored by the Pine Street School Foundation. This is the highest amount of individual teacher grants the foundation has awarded in its nine-year history and brings the foundation’s total grants program investment to $253,000, according to a news release.

“It is incredible to see the continued growth and investment in supporting students and teachers at Pine Street School, especially as the foundation nears the milestone of its 10th anniversary,” said Mary Elizabeth Evans, board chairwoman of the Pine Street School Foundation for 2018-2019, in the release. “Teachers continue to bring us innovative ideas that go beyond what traditional funds can support, and our community responds enthusiastically with gifts that bring their ideas to life. We are thankful to all who make these projects possible for our school.”

The Pine Street School Foundation raises funds each spring to award for projects that will be implemented the following school year, creating an immediate and direct impact with its resources. The grant application process is open to Pine Street School faculty and staff and includes a proposal submission and an interview with the foundation’s grants committee.


Meals on Wheels of Greenville gets grant

Meals on Wheels of Greenville has received a grant from Dabo’s All in Team Foundation. The grant of $5,000 will be used to support Meals on Wheels’ At-Risk Children and Homebound Seniors Meal Program.

Specifically, this grant will fund the purchase of a Delivery Concepts Transportation System, a specialty vehicle designed to transport large quantities of food in temperature-controlled storage, both heated and cooled. The transportation system will allow Meals on Wheels the opportunity to serve as a funded partner providing nutritious meals and snacks to multiple agencies supporting a diverse group of recipients including at-risk children and youth in after school and summer meal programs, according to a news release. In addition, the transportation system will bolster Meals on Wheels’ ongoing delivery of supplemental groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to clients in rural areas of Greenville County.

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