FSAS enriches the student experience at Saline Area Schools by funding a portfolio of grants that provide incubators/catalysts for learning, align with key educational initiatives (e.g., SAS Compass) and complement school operational budgets.
Our 2021 grant year is in progress and we’re inspired so far by all the amazing DEI and literacy initiatives throughout the district. Check back when our grant year ends for an updated listing of award recipients. Until then, view our interactive grant compass that shows the strong alignment between the Foundation’s grant making and the Saline Area Schools learning framework.
Types of Grants
Teaching Grants are the heart and soul of FSAS’s funding mechanisms and are aimed at enrichment activities within a specific population, such as a classroom or school club.
Building Grants are targeted at student populations within one of the seven Saline school buildings, and that have impact across multiple classrooms.
District Grants are broad educational initiatives that typically impact a large proportion of students in the district, often across multiple school buildings.
Our grants have touched every corner of the Saline Area School District for over 30 years.
Who Can Initiate?
FSAS seeks ideas and grant proposals from a wide variety of sources in order to maximize opportunities for student enrichment throughout Saline Area Schools. Grant applications can be submitted by individuals in any of the following groups.
- Community Members**
** Note: All grant applications by students or community members must have a staff or administration co-sponsor.
FSAS Grant funding comes through a variety of sources:
- FSAS Assets are funds that have been raised over the years through various FSAS events and fundraisers (e.g., Snowblast), and provide the vast majority of funding for grants.
- FSAS Managed Assets are funds that have been provided by family/corporate endowments, and are managed by FSAS. In some cases, they are restricted for grants aimed at specific enrichment activities (STEM, music, social wellness, etc).
- Partnership funds are financial investments by either internal (e.g., SAS, PTO) or external (e.g., businesses, university) organizations to jointly co-fund specific grants with FSAS. Due to the time-sensitive nature of partner fund availability, partnership-funded grants can be submitted for review year-round, and can be utilized for District, Building or Teaching grants.