Shenandoah Community Foundation announced a grant award of $19,000 from its Bowman-Shannon Cultural Arts Fund to Shenandoah County Public Schools. The grant will be used to purchase art supplies for students that can be used in the classroom or from home in a virtual learning environment.
This is the second grant awarded to SCPS from this Fund. The application process was modified because of Covid-19, and rather than individual teachers submitting grant applications identifying funds for activities, supplies, or equipment for art students, they submitted their requests to Chad Hensley, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation for SCPS, who consolidated the requests and submitted one proposal to Shenandoah Community Foundation.
“We are pleased to be able to provide this grant to further the arts in the public schools, particularly during this challenging time for students and teachers,” said the Foundation’s president Michael Funk.
The Bowman-Shannon Cultural Arts Fund was established with the intention to educate, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in cultural arts in Shenandoah County. At least half of each annual distribution is made available to County public schools and the remainder is distributed through arts-related community grants. The resources for this Fund were generated after the closure of the Bowman Shannon Cultural Arts Center in Mount Jackson.
For information on creating an individual or corporate fund, contact us at 540-459-7737 or view our website at www.shenandoahcommunityfoundation.org