School Grants

BVEF School Grant Programs

School districts with full membership in the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation are invited to encourage their teachers, counselors, and administration to annually submit proposals for funding under one of five grant programs provided.

The BVEF School Grant Program is made possible by contributions from local businesses that have a strong commitment to local education and to the mission of the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation. Without their support, these grants would not be possible. 

Applications for 2023-2024 BVEF School Grants will be available in February 2023. 

Thank you so much. The BVEF Foundation has always been a wonderful support to our community. The teacher and building-based administrators wish to extend the foundation a big "Thank you"! - Nancy A.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to enhance the social emotional learning of our students. We are thrilled to be able to build this library and put it to use right away!! Our students will benefit from your generosity for years to come! - Keriann K.

Engineering Class

Lampin Grants

Focus: STEM
Awards: Up to $2000

3D Printer

BVEF
Innovative Academic Grants


Focus: Education and Work-Force Connections
Awards: Up to $1000

 

Giraffe at the Zoo

BVCC Transportation Grant

Focus: Field Trips
Awards: Up to $500

School Kids Meditating

UniBank Enrichment Grant

Focus:
Creative Enrichment
Awards: Up to $2000

Happy Twins

Osterman
Family 
Foundation Grant 


Focus: Growth & Social-Emotional Learning
Awards: Up to $1000

 
 

UniBank Enrichment Grant

UniBank Grant

Examples

  • Sutton High School

$1500 Connections Conference

High schools across Massachusetts will be invited to year two of the ‘Connections Conference’.  Students will learn about diversity, acceptance, and tolerance.  By attending a variety of workshops presented by college faculty from across the country, local non-profit organizations, and local business and community leaders, students will have knowledge to take with them back to their own communities.  Being culturally competent is a critical employment skill.

  • Uxbridge High School
    $1,500 Wellness Walk

Through the development of a sustainable student driven Wellness Walk Committee, students will create, implement, and maintain a walking path from which they will learn about health and wellness.  Information can be changed in and out of kiosks on a regular basis and displays will not only promote health and wellness strategies such as healthy recipes or forms of exercise and mindfulness, but also showcase student work, share community resources, and highlight upcoming events that are focused on wellness.  Students will also gain critical thinking, leadership, communication, and collaboration skills as they develop a yearly plan to rotate relevant wellness information. 

Creative learning experiences for students. 


Award Amounts: up to $2,000

To apply, click here.

Founded in 1870, UniBank has served the financial needs of the Greater Blackstone Valley and Beyond for nearly 150 years.  UniBank contributes to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves by providing a high level of financial soundness and integrity.  UniBank employees pride themselves on their strong commitment to the local community and are frequently visible in a wide variety of volunteer services. Visit www.unibank.com/ for more information. 

Lampin Grants

Lampin Grant

Examples

  • Blackstone Millville- Frederick W. Hartnett Middle School
    $1,000 Ozobots on the Loose, Sixth Grade Science
     
    Ozobots are programmable robots that will be used to teach students various levels of coding.  Students will use Ozobots in collaborative teams to help their robot achieve increasingly challenging missions.

  • $2,000 High Efficiency Inverted Heat Pump System 
    Students will learn how to install, service, and troubleshoot a heat pump system that uses emerging technology.  This experiential learning in conjunction with updating curriculum, will prepare them for direct entry into the local and regional workforce.

Focused on innovative programming, proposals with an emphasis on STEM will be given priority.

Award Amounts: up to $2,000

To apply, click here.

Lampin Corporation, located in Uxbridge, is a 100% employee owned company that engineers and produces precision-machined components included spur gears and mechanical assemblies.  Lampin employee owners have a strong commitment to the local community. Visit www.Lampin.com for more information.

BVCC Community Education & Transportation Grants

BVCC

Grant

Examples

  • Millbury Jr-Sr High School          
    $388 Cycles of Matter: Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District

    After visiting the wastewater treatment plant, seventh grade students will compare traditional wastewater treatment to the water reuse process used in areas where water is scarce.

  • W. Edward Balmer Elementary School
    $500 A Home for Everyone
    Students will visit Southwick’s Zoo to learn about animal enclosures.  Zookeepers will talk with students about what an animal needs in its enclosure and how to care for the animals.  In the classroom, students will work in groups to research an animal’s habitat and design a prototype or model of the enclosure.  A Southwick’s Zoo employee will either visit or Skype to offer students feedback on their design.

Connecting schools with the community. 

 

Areas of Focus:

Field Trips & Transportation


Award Amounts:  up to $500

 

To apply, click here.

Part of the mission of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership, support and resources in connection with issues which impact commerce and the quality of life in the Valley. In partnership with the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, supporting comprehensive opportunities that allow Blackstone Valley students to learn about future possible future career paths is one way we achieve this goal.  Visit www.blackstonevalley.org/ for more information.
 

BVEF Innovative Academic Grants

BVEF

Grant

Examples

  • Blackstone Millville Regional High School
    $1,000 Dark Heat Transfer Printer for Graphic Design Department 
    With the purchase of a dark heat transfer printer, students will have opportunities to take part in self-motivated projects that will help them explore their interests in STEM career opportunities.

Connection between academic preparation and career readiness.

Award Amounts:  up to $1,000

To apply, click here.

Osterman Family Foundation Grants

Osterman
Grant
Examples

  • This grant is NEW for the 2022 application season. Examples will be posted following the awarding of grants.

Grants are awarded to proposals that focus on student growth, with an emphasis on social-emotional learning and essential skills.

Award Amounts:  up to $1,000

 

The Osterman Family Foundation supports innovative efforts in education, physical and emotional health, violence prevention, and cultural enrichment for all. The foundation champions organizations throughout the New England area with diverse missions who selflessly dedicate their efforts to affecting a positive change in society. 

To apply, click here.