CIRCLE OF GIVING GRANTS
JUST ONE WAY WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Each year, the Renton Community Foundation raises between $25,000 and $40,000 through the Circle of Giving program. Donors give $1,000 or more to have the privilege of coming to the table to decide how to disburse the money. Most grants range between $500 - $2,500 and can be used for operations. Last year, RCF gave $8,000 to the Renton School District, which then divided that money into smaller, classroom grants. Here are just a few of the thank yous from appreciative teachers.
"On behalf of the Renton High School math department, I want to thank you for your generous gift of $600 that will allow us to purchase additional graphing calculators for our students. These students do not have the means to buy one themselves, so your organization has stepped in to help. Thank you!" C.B., RHS Math Dept. Chair
"I want to sincerely thank you for funding my Circle of Giving grant that allowed me to purchase life skills materials for my students with autism. They were greatly needed and appreciated. The students especially like using the vests to learn dressing skills." M.B., Renton Park Elementary School
"We want to thank you once again for your generous grant. The classroom sets of 3-D figures have arrived. The kids were squealing with excitement as we performed our tasks with volume and surface area. The shapes made the lessons so much more interesting and fun. Thank you!" L.P. & D. P.
FIRST FINANCIAL NW FOUNDATION FUND GRANTS
The FFNWF Board has voted NOT to hold a summer round of grants this year. Stay tuned. They may do a round in the fall. Thanks for your patience.