GRANTS THAT WE’VE WON!
PHIT AMERICA GO! GRANT ($4,300)
We were awarded this grant in Aug 2016. It provides $2,800 cash and $1500 worth of P.E. equipment to help support school P.E. programs for elementary school students.
LOWE’S TOOLBOX GARDEN GRANT ($5,000)
We were awarded this grant in Jan 2016. These funds support grassroots community and school projects in the communities where Lowe’s does business. We are using the funds to plant our new California Native Outdoor Classroom.
NATURE WORKS EVERYWHERE GARDEN GRANT ($2,000)
We were awarded this grant in Nov 2015. These funds help support school gardens and community green spaces. We are using the funds to plant our new California Native Outdoor Classroom.
LAUSD LET’S MOVE! ACTIVE SCHOOLS GRANT ($1,500)
We were awarded this grant in Aug 2015. These funds are intended to help bring the many benefits of physical activity to students attending Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
LAUSD SEEDS GRANT ($25,000)
We were awarded this grant in June 2015, which provided us with $25,000 towards greening our campus. We also received an additional $25,000 in matching funds from the school district. The funds were used to tear down some old bungalows, install irrigation, and replace them with a green space, that is currently under construction and being planted. When it is done, we will have California native outdoor classroom including an oak grove, native plants, and a monarch butterfly habitat. This is a first phase in the goal of eventually transforming our entire playspace as outdoor park, which would still allow for the minimum LAUSD required “play space.”
If you would like to help, Rebecca Feldman heads up the Beautification committee. Additional committee members would be great. Please contact her to join: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION GRANT ($2,000)
We were awarded this grant in 2013. Micheltorena was one of six local schools to receive a $2000 grant for our Garden for 2013-2015. Whole Kids is a non-profit founded by Whole Foods Market. Their mission is to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. They hope to help kids get excited about fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritious whole foods.
WONDER OF READING LIBRARY GRANT ($25,000)
We were awarded this grant in 2007. The Wonder of Reading is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to renovating public elementary school libraries, restocking their shelves and helping to improve the reading skills of children.
GRANTS IN THE WORKS
Target Field Trip Grant
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION
Action for the Arts Impact Grant