Background: For the past 20 years, the Toyota U.S.A Foundation has funded K-12 educational programs that focus on the areas of math and science. Since 1991, the Fremont Education Foundation has been awarding FUSD teachers with Innovative Education Grants. In addition to individual grants, the Fremont Education Foundation has supported innovative programs in math and science at school sites in FUSD when additional funds have been available. Some of the funds have been used for additional science equipment for science labs, math manipulatives, and more.
Current Status: During the 2010-2011 school year, the Fremont Education Foundation applied for a Toyota U.S.A. Foundation grant. We are proud to announce that we have successfully partnered with the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation to support the schools in FUSD in the areas of math and science.
Funding will support several educational programs currently implemented at Fremont Unified School District including Everyday Mathematics, Project Lead The Way and Smaller Learning Communities. The grant will allow the Foundation to purchase SMART boards, calculators, math decks, books, computer upgrades and other student materials.
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Like many other nonprofit organizations, the Fremont Education Foundation (FEF) has seen its ability to raise money for educational programs impacted by a struggling economy. Fortunately, FEF has been able to rely on community members and organizations for much needed help. We are especially appreciative of Fremont Bank, which has been a solid supporter of the foundation for many years. The bank recently notified FEF that it will be donating $10,000 to support the Innovative Education Grant progam, as well as the After School Band and Guy Emanuele Sports Fund. With this latest donation, Fremont Bank has contributed over $82,500 in just the past five years.
On Jan. 28, 2011, Wells Fargo Bank presented Deborah Watanuki, FEF President, and James Morris, Fremont Unified School District Superintendent, with a $40,000 check to benefit Fremont students. The Fremont Education Foundation was among 13 schools and foundations in the Bay Area that received a share of the $250,000 in grants donated by Wells Fargo Bank. The funds are meant to support a variety of programs impacted by recent cutbacks in education funding. So far, Wells Fargo Bank has donated more than $826,000 across nine Northern California counties.
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