Educate Fairfax Recognized by FCPS School Board

At the regular meeting on October 21, 2021, Educate Fairfax staff and board members were recognized by the School Board for ten years of service to the county’s public schools. The Board commended them on the new name and brand and for raising nearly $6,000,000 to support FCPS over the past few years.


Educate Fairfax: The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools re-aligns to address evolving needs

The former Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools has changed its name to Educate Fairfax. This new name better reflects the organization’s mission to elevate the community by providing enhanced resources to teachers and students across Fairfax County.

Through a refined focus on “Our Students, Our Strength,” Educate Fairfax strives to ensure that every FCPS student has a path to success.

Educate Fairfax relies upon the generous support of Fairfax businesses, educators, parents and alumni to fulfill its mission. Visit our Impact Page to see how we enhance educational opportunities for all students! Read the full release here.

 


Foundation for FCPS Announces 73 Grant Awards!

The Foundation for FCPS has announced the third round of grant winners for its innovative teacher grant program. For the 2021-2022 school year, the Foundation will provide $96,000 in grant awards to support 73 educators in three areas: continuity of learning, building or recovery of math and literacy skills, or social-emotional learning. The grant program was modified this year to support a strong Return to School following the pandemic.

In the first three years of the program, a total of 146 grants have been awarded, impacting nearly 55,000 FCPS students. 

Details on the grant awards can be found on the Teacher Grant page.


Thank a Teacher!

This year we were reminded of the impact that teachers have on students, both in and out of the classroom.  A talented teacher can ignite a student’s passion for learning, leading or performing. A great teacher can truly transform a student’s life.  In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), we invite you to make a donation in the name of an FCPS educator who made a difference in your life, or the life of your student.  These funds will be used to support our annual Teacher Grants, which encourage innovation and creative learning in the classroom. Visit our Thank a Teacher page to make a donation or share your story.


2021-22 Teacher Grant Cycle Opens March 22nd

The Foundation for FCPS invites teachers, counselors, and other school personnel to apply for its annual grant program for projects to be completed in the 2021-2022 school year. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the grant priorities have been modified this year. The Foundation will provide up to $1,500 for classroom initiatives that focus on one of three areas: continuity of learning, building or recovery of math and literacy skills, or social-emotional learning.

Detailed grant guidelines and a link to the application can be found here.

The application period will be March 22 through April 23, and funding will be provided in August for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact the Foundation office with questions at foundation@fcps.edu or 571-423-1031.


Project Cornucopia

The pandemic has impacted many of our students, especially those with limited access to food. During this season, the Foundation wants to be sure our neediest students can enjoy the simple pleasure of a holiday meal with family or friends. Project Cornucopia is a donation campaign that will provide gift cards that can be redeemed for groceries. This effort will run through December 31st. Click here to donate to Project Cornucopia.


Calling All Alumni

For 150 years, Fairfax County Public Schools has been educating students to excel in all aspects of life. Today, thousands of FCPS alums are leaders in many sectors across the globe, from government and business to the arts and entertainment, science and technology, education and community service.

The Foundation is committed to creating a community of FCPS Alumni to help them engage with FCPS, its schools, students and fellow alumni. To learn more, please visit the Alumni page and submit your info form.


Ensuring Every FCPS Student Can Succeed this Fall

The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic impact on us all, and especially on our children. Disruptions to school, food insecurity, economic downtown and social distancing have had an even greater impact on the nearly 60,000 FCPS students in need. In the midst of this uncertainty and fear, the Fairfax community has responded with overwhelming kindness and generosity.  To date, more than $500,000 has been raised through donations to our Access for All Fund, providing technology access and connectivity; as well as Collect for Kids, the annual effort to furnish school supplies for these students.  This school year may look different for our students, but thanks to this outpouring of support, we can ensure they have the tools they need to succeed.

For more information on these efforts, please visit the “Impact” tab at the top of our website.


Foundation Board elects new leadership for 2020-2021

At its regular meeting on June 23, the board of directors of the Foundation for FCPS elected new leadership for the coming year. Congratulations to all!

Officers for 2020-2021

Chair: Len Forkas, Milestone Communications, Inc.
Vice Chair: Sunil Budhrani, M.D., Innovation Health
Treasurer: Jeri Fellerman
Secretary: Cindy Anderson, Boeing

More information on the Board of Directors can be found in the “About Us” tab on this website.


Capital One Invests in Fairfax County Schools to Support Student Connectivity During Distance Learning

Capital One  has donated $90,000 to the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools (the Foundation) to support the purchase of MiFi units for students without internet connections in their homes during the COVID-19 quarantine. The units are being used to provide students in need with internet connectivity for up to five devices so that they can participate in classroom activities and distance learning.

To read more, or learn about the other ways Capital One supports our students, visit https://www.fcps.edu/news/capital-one-invests-fairfax-county-schools-support-student-connectivity-during-distance