July News from the Foundation


July is the Time to Donate to "Collect for Kids" 

Maybe you've seen backpack collection boxes in your local grocery store, or heard appeals from local non-profits to donate school supplies. That's "Collect for Kids" at work, Fairfax County's consortium of organizations that commit to provide low-income students in FCPS with the supplies they need to start school in August. Over 56,000 students qualify for free or reduced meals in Fairfax County. That's a lot of backpacks and pencils! 

Help us to fill the gaps with your financial donation to the Foundation designated for "Collect for Kids." Funds raised through the Foundation are used to supplement the work of our partners throughout the district. 

Let's make sure all students have what they need to be successful in school! Find out more on the Collect for Kids website.  

Donate now!

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Foundation Announces Second Round of Grant Awards

We're excited to have nearly doubled our teacher grant program for the coming year! The Foundation for FCPS recently awarded 45 educators with grants totaling $90,000. From field trips to local college campuses or job fairs, to school-based enterprises, to career fairs at the elementary school, grant funding is helping teachers make connections for students between classroom learning and future career interests. 

Find out more about the grant awards and read blurbs about the projects on the Foundation's website

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Read our new blog posting about the impact of last year's grant at Annandale High School.

Read it Here!


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SAVE THE DATE: State of Education Luncheon

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Fairview Park Marriott

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Keynote speaker:

Colonel Michael H. Greenberg, Garrison Commander, Fort Belvoir

Proceeds from the luncheon fund the teacher grant program.

Tickets and sponsorship information available here.

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Summer FEEDS Programs around the County

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. Did you know that FCPS provides free meals to students throughout the summer at 18 locations? At several school sites, the Summer FEEDS program serves a free barbecue lunch every day to students under age 18, and adults can eat for $2.00. More information is available at this link

Financial Contributions are Needed All Year Long 

Summer break doesn't mean our work slows down! Here are some ways you can contribute to the Foundation during these warm days. 

  • Provide backpacks or school supplies for students in need (Collect for Kids)
  • Erase student lunch debt (Kids in Need)
  • Support Teacher Grants to expand work-based learning and career exploration opportunities (Workforce Development)
  • Enhance Employee Recognition programs, such as FCPS Cares or the FCPS Honors (Employee Recognition)
  • Provide gift cards and support to homeless students in FCPS (Kids in Need)

Or give to the school or program of your choice. We make it easy - YOU make the difference.

Donate Today!

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