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About the Foundation
This grant opportunity was created to assist Loudoun County Public Schools implement programs on multicultural education, targeted primarily towards students, to help them better understand and embrace diversity in Loudoun County. In addition, programs may also involve parent, teacher, or community educational activities if they are associated with student programming.
The 2017-2018 grant program is now closed. The LEF Grant Committee identified 12 projects for grant funding totally over $9,400. The grants were sponsored by Loudoun Interfaith Bridges and the Tikva Fund of Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation. Congratulations, Fall 2017 grant recipients!
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Previous Grant Winners
Congratulations to the multicultural grant recipients for the 2015-2016 school year!
Super Scavenger Hunt: A Multicultural Reading Incentive at Potowmack ES
Students will begin searching the library for books to complete their scavenger hunt as part of Potowmack's Celebration of "Multicultural Month" in February. All Potowmack students will receive a scavenger hunt worksheet, challenging them to read books about different kinds of people and different places around the world. To complete the scavenger hunt, students must record titles of the books they read as well as post a book review on Biblionasium.com.
Students who complete the scavenger hunt will participate in a videoconference with Evan Liddiard at The Virginia Historical Society who will do a presentation about multiculturalism in Virginia. The $500 grant will be used to purchase sets of biographies to supplement the libary collection and to pay for the videoconference.
Second Annual International Night at Algonkian ES
Students will explore and connect with diverse cultures within their school and around the world through participation in school-wide classroom diversity activities and Algonkian's 2nd Annual International Night. All students are invited to create a booth and fact presentation celebrating their cultural heritage. Twenty-one cultures were represented in the first International Night in 2015. The $500 grant will go towards all the materials needed to host International Night.
Grants Summary Sheets for Awarded Grants
Click on the appropriate link to download your Project Summary sheet to report back to the Foundation the success of your awarded grant: