By Kallie Sulanke—
MUNCIE, IN– Through the Robert P. Bell Education Grants Program, three local teachers were awarded grants totaling $1,693.29 from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County in April. Across the county, thousands of students benefit from Robert P. Bell Education Grants each year.
Teachers often have instructional ideas they would like to implement in their classrooms. Sometimes, a lack of funds can prevent them from moving forward. Robert P. Bell Education Grants are awarded to teachers with innovative ideas, programs, or projects related to a classroom unit or lesson. Grants range from $50 to $600 and support projects to stimulate students’ learning.
The following grants were awarded through the Robert P. Bell Education Grants Program:
Beth Buehler, Yorktown Elementary School, was awarded $552.27 for a project titled Chess for Everyone.
Caleb Mills, Wes-Del Elementary School, was awarded $600 for a project titled Maymester Gaga Pit.
Hannah Stevens, South View Elementary School, was awarded $541.02 for a project titled Publishing Squad.
Bell Grants are funded through the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund at The Community Foundation. This fund ensures that teachers have access to grants to help engage their students in meaningful ways for years to come. Individuals can contribute to the endowment fund to honor or memorialize a special teacher or to show their support for K-12 education in Delaware County. More information on the Bell Grants program can be found at cfmdin.org/teachers.
About the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. encourages philanthropy, assists donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets, and exercises leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County. Since 1985, community members and businesses have helped the Foundation grow our endowment to $83 million. Using the earnings on the endowment, the Foundation distributes grants to nonprofit organizations, including scholarships to support students through post-secondary education. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $65 million to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.
Kallie Sulanke is Chief Community Partner for Outreach and Donor Relations for
The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.