The Foundation is awarding $14,093 for projects that will impact students at all grade levels, according to Emilia Hodgson, executive director. The “mini-grants,” which have been awarded by the Foundation since 1992, are usually for classroom-level or grade-level projects and cover all areas of the curriculum.

Grant recipients for this round of funding are:

In elementary schools — Susie Lancaster, Viking, $314, for “A Soft Way to Begin the Day,” to provide multiple STEM tools — such as Legos, magnetic strips and snap circuits — to help students to make connections, communicate and be creative as they start the day;

Katie Wood, Century, $386, for “The Spot (SEL (social-emotional learning) Curriculum for Primary Grades),” to purchase “On the Spot” SEL books for K-2

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