Fort Bend Education Foundation awards nearly $460,000 in grants to FBISD teachers and schools

Shown presenting a check to FBISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck (right) is FBEF President Frank Petras (left), with FBEF Board of Directors in the background.

Shown presenting a check to FBISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck (right) is FBEF President Frank Petras (left), with FBEF Board of Directors in the background.

At its 2016 Grant Awards Program, the Fort Bend Education Foundation presented Fort Bend ISD with a check for nearly $460,000 to fund grants for teachers and schools, professional development grants, and new teacher grants.

Since its inception, the Education Foundation has awarded $5 million in grants to teachers and schools. For the 2015-16 school year, the Education Foundation awarded 185 grants totaling $288,772 to support the Grants to Teachers and Schools Program. The Foundation also awarded $38,755 for two Founders Grants, 311 New Teacher Gifts for $24,803, an additional $25,000 in Professional Development Grants and $82,036 in pass-through grants for a total of $459,366 this year.

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