Faculty and Staff Grants

Faculty and Staff Grants

The East Angel Friends and Alumni Foundation (EAFAF) supports the East High community through generous funding of faculty and staff grants.  Each fall, East faculty and staff are invited to apply for grant funds through EAFAF’s Faculty and Staff Grant Committee.  Applications that support innovation, excellence and enrichment for the students of East High are welcome.  Once the application deadline has closed, usually by mid-October, the Committee reviews each application, conducts follow-up with faculty and staff as needed, and then meets to make funding decisions.  Input from the administration at East is part of the process as well.  Where possible, the Committee seeks additional funding from East’s school budget, our PTSA and our parent community by seeking in-kind donations or funding of smaller grants that are important requests but may be outside the mission of EAFAF.

For the 2013-14 school year, the Committee received 38 grant requests seeking more than $85,000 in funding.  As is always the case with our faculty and staff, the grant requests were meaningful and demonstrated a real dedication to the students of East High.  The Committee awarded just over $39,000 in either full or partial funding to 24 grant applicants.  Examples of grants for this school year include:

  • Cooking classes for our special education students
  • Funding for our Speech & Debate program
  • Funding for our music department to bring professional musicians into the classroom
  • Assistance with student attendance at the Denver Film Festival
  • Maintenance work for the Angel Garden
  • Maintenance for East’s stage (where all those fabulous theatrical productions are put on each year!)
  • An assistant athletic trainer to work with all of our student athletes and P.E.  classes
  • A support group for students experiencing homelessness during the academic year
  • Continuing support for East’s new EA Live! Broadcasting venture
  • Continuing support for the Constitutional Law team

The Committee would like to thank our fabulous faculty and staff for applying, for always striving for excellence, and for expecting the same from our kids.  For more information about Faculty and Staff Grants, please contact Megan Bertron.