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Heart of the School Fund awards $100K in grants to 58 Baltimore principals  

The Heart of the School Fund, a grant program for school enhancement projects, announced Thursday the awarding of over $100,000 in grants to 58 Baltimore City principals for projects that recognize and thank their school staff. The grant program is part of the Heart of the Schools, a year-round program managed by the Fund for Educational Excellence, that recognizes and supports Baltimore City Public School principals through grants, recognition and events.

The grants, each ranging from $1,500 to $2,500, will allow schools to commemorate staff for their hard work and dedication to their students. Projects include end of the year celebrations, teacher room makeovers, wellness days and team building retreats.

Based on these discussions, the Heart of the Schools decided to dedicate the May Heart of the School Fund grant round to recognize and support teachers. Heart of the School Fund grants are distributed six times throughout the year to Baltimore City Public School principals to support projects that enhance their students’ learning, their staff’s growth and their schools. Since 2016, the Heart of the Schools has provided grants for more than 175 principal-identified projects that might not otherwise have been funded.

The Heart of the School Fund is a part of a broader year-round Heart of the Schools program honoring City Schools principals for their exemplary innovation, execution and leadership inbuilding strong school cultures. Coordinated and managed by the Fund for Educational Excellence, the program is a collaborative of dozens of businesses, foundations, individuals and nonprofits.