XCS Foundation Grants for 2021-22

XCS Foundation Accepting Grants for 2021-2022 School Year
Posted on 04/29/2021

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF) is seeking a first round of applications for classroom grants for next school year. Applications submitted through May 28, 2021, will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in early June. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by June 30, 2021. 

In addition to grants funded by the Foundation itself, Dr. Nodie M. Washington, PhD, former XCS Board of Education member, has committed to providing $2,750 annually to fund the Dr. Jenene Washington-Stepter Science Grants in honor of her daughter (XHS graduate and Class of 2013 Hall of Honor inductee). Funds are designated as follows: elementary buildings $250 each, Warner Middle School  $5000 and XHS $1,000. 

The criteria for these grants are as follows:

Projects must impact a broad cross section of students within the school and can apply to the following areas:

  • Science Tools/Equipment
  • Laboratory Supplies
  • Science Field Trips
  • Science Teaching Consultants (innovative techniques/tools on teaching science)
  • Guest Speakers in Science
The Cox Family Legacy Grant, totaling $5,000, will also be available for one or more grants for the 2021-2022 school year. To qualify for funds through this grant, projects must focus on activities that promote positive behavior and good citizenship.

The XCS Foundation’s Grant Program is designed to enrich learning experiences for Xenia area students. It is an opportunity for staff, parents and community members to put creative ideas into practice with financial support from the Foundation. Priority for funding is given to projects that support knowledge, academic growth and literacy. Residents and employees of the Xenia Community Schools District are eligible to submit a grant proposal.

Application guidelines and online application form are now available. The standard application and guidelines should be used for all XCSF funded and/or sponsored grants.