WEF Grants Over $12,000 in Mini-Grants for 2017-18
The Winters Education Foundation (WEF) has awarded over $12,000 in mini-grants to Winters Joint Unified School District programs directly benefiting students. Mini-grant funding was made possible this year by generous donations to WEF during the Big Day of Giving along with donations made throughout the year.
A sample of grants funded this year include: hands on science materials for the pre-school, books for 2nd – 5th grade reading intervention groups, STEM Foundation Curriculum for elementary students, sound system for the 4th – 8th grade music program and Robotic Team materials for both middle school and high school students.
Big Day of Giving = BIG SUCCESS!!!!
Over $13,000 in donations.
WEF was thrilled to participate in its first Big Day of Giving on May 4, 2017 through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. Thank you to ALL of our donors, your dollars will go directly to Winters public school classrooms through teacher initiated grants. Check out our Funding in Action page to see how your donations make great things happen for our students.
A special thank you to the Winters Friends of the Library (WFoL) for partnering with Project Playground and inviting WEF to share in the Party in the Park. It was a wonderful event and a terrific opportunity for showcasing the generosity of the Winters community. Thanks too, to Winters Broadband for providing temporary wi-fi at the park.
A very special thank you goes out to WHS teacher Mike Challender and his robotics team for demonstrating their robots at the WEF booth. Check out this video of kids having fun!
Amazon Smile Shopping is here!
You can now support our students everytime you shop using Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. So remember to Smile when you shop and select Winters Education Foundation as your charity of choice. Check it out!
Jill Aguiar, Winters Combined PTA, Carrie Green, WJUSD Board of Trustees, Paul Fawcett, WHS Principal and Kurt Balasek, Winters Education Foundation accept the Partnership Award from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund
WEF 2014 Yocha Dehe Certificate of Recognition Winner
The Yocha Dehe Community Fund jointly honored the Winters Combined PTA and Winters Education Foundation with a Partnership Award at its seventh annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon. Winters Combined PTA and the Winters Education Foundation were recognized for their ongoing committment to promoting academic excellence and creating opportunities for all students in the Winters Joint Unified School District
In 2014 the Yocha Dehe Community Fund focused on supporting partners and neighbors in Yolo County and the surrounding areas, funding more than two million dollars in grants to 60 organizations including education, health care, native rights, social services and environmental stewardship. WEF is grateful to the Community Fund for their support and honored by their recognition.
Anonymous donor makes generous gift to WEF!
Thank you to our anonymous donor who recently made a generous donation to WEF through the anonymous fund of the Yolo Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. This donation will allow us to continue to support all students in the Winters Joint Unified School District through mini grants to all WJUSD school sites. As a non-profit, all-volunteer organization WEF relies on donations such as these in order to continue our work of ensuring continued education excellence and equal educational opportunities for every child in a Winters public school.
WEF promises to put your money directly into a local classroom. Tax deductible contributions can be made on this website (donate now) or you can mail your donation to the Winters Education Foundation, P. O. Box 1047, Winters, CA 95694.
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