Over the past four years, the Mathews Community Foundation has awarded more than $123,000 in grants for Mathews County Public School needs and projects.
Anne Leddy, who served as the foundation’s 2018 grants chair, addressed the topic during the Jan. 15 meeting of the Mathews County School Board, which was held in the Mathews High School media center.
Leddy, who has since rotated off the MCF board, reviewed the grants that the organization has made to the school division since 2015, with the total amount growing by leaps and bounds each year.
“In recent years, the needs have grown tremendously,” Leddy said of money for needed for school programs.
In 2015, a total of $10,500 was awarded in school grants, with much of that ($6,000) going to support the Scholastic Read 180 program through a donor-advised fund within the MCF. Grants were also made that year for Mathews High School Robotics ($3,000) and the division’s breakfast and lunch program ($1,500).
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