FREDERICKSBURG – September 5, 2023 The Community Foundation invites local educators to apply for
grants through its educator-focused funds: the Trust for Public Education IV Fund, the Haven Make a
Difference Fund, the Governors Row Fund, the Martha Scott Ross Literacy Fund and the new Bill
Greenup Charitable Fund. This grant cycle opens September 18th, and these funds will collectively award
$41,000 to local educators.
The foundation will support educators and their students through the funds’ focus areas, including:
• Creating Career/College Ready Lifelong Learners – at all grade levels
• Community engagement to benefit students, teachers, and families in our local communities
• Health and wellness programs for students’ and teachers’ social, emotional, and physical health
• Professional development for all teachers and staff
The community Foundation announces The Bill Greenup Charitable Fund NEW to the grant cycle this
year! This fund is a dedication to H. William, ‘Bill’ Greenup’s love of books, reading and to those giving
back to their community in the public library profession. He was an avid reader, passionate history buff,
and long-time supporter of local education. This grant will support public-school library media specialists
and library professionals employed by Fredericksburg City Public Schools.
The Martha Scott Ross Literacy Fund was established in August 2022 by Richard Ross and their
daughters, Sarah Knoll and Amy Ross, as a memorial to a beloved wife and mother, Martha, an educator,
and librarian. Grants will be made to Librarians/Media Specialists in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and
Local developers established The Haven Make a Difference Fund and the Governors Row Fund for
Teachers and Students with the commitment to support Fredericksburg City Public Schools teachers and
students. Educators may apply for funding to expand their teaching skills or provide classroom resources.
Successful proposals feature innovation; are based on research and best practices in teaching; and
include professional development that directly impacts students.
Established in 1999 by NTS Virginia Development Company, developers of the Fawn Lake community,
the Trust for Public Education distributes funds annually to projects benefiting students and teachers at
the elementary, middle and high school levels in Spotsylvania County Public Schools. Grants provide
professional development opportunities in appreciation of teachers and support the character
development of students. The grants will enable teachers to further develop their classroom skills or
build programs to cultivate strong youth character.
Educators interested in applying for these grant opportunities should visit The Community Foundation’s
website for application information and instructions. The deadline to apply
is 11:59 pm on October 23, 2023.
To learn more about our grant programs, contact Casey Hu, Director of Donor Services, at
[email protected] or 540-373-9292 x123.