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Grant deadline coming soon

$20,000 for school programs

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) announced that applications for the group's fall funding cycle are due on Friday, Oct. 28.

Successful applicants will receive a total of $20,000 to benefit local school children in time for the spring semester.

"Administrators, teachers, staff, students sponsored by certified staff, parents and other community members, with the support of teachers or administrators, are eligible to apply," said Peggy Neuman, chair of the WSVEF Grant Committee.

View the application at, and obtain copies to fill out from any school principal or District Superintendent Dr. Jerry Lewis. All grants must benefit education in the White Salmon Valley School District.

For questions about the application, process, or project/program eligibility, call the Education Foundation at 493-1175, or e-mail

"If you haven't applied for funds lately, it's time to try again," said Neuman. "Using feedback from teachers, administrators, and other applicants, we recently streamlined the process, making it much simpler to apply for grants."

The WSVEF has funded some three dozen programs since 2006, for a total of more than a quarter million dollars.

The next opportunity to apply for grants from the WSVEF will be in June 2012. Those funds will be distributed to successful applicants in time for the next school year.

And don't miss out on the WSVEF’s annual Gorge Grape Escape. The group's major fundraising event is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Best Western Hood River Inn. The evening will feature dinner, fine Northwest wines, and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit our local school district.

The WSVEF is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education within our community by creating a stable source of supplemental funding for curriculum enhancement and investment in our teachers. At least 25 percent of every donation goes to the WSVEF's endowment fund, which will allow for continued grant funding into the future.


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