Support Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grant Applicants

Support Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grant Applicants

We received an overwhelming number of applicants for our biannual Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grants this round. While we would love to fulfill all these requests, it is simply impossible to do so - we received 80+ applications! 

Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grants are awarded to Berrien County teachers to support classroom projects or needs. The grants are for up to $500.

The Berrien Community Foundation has selected recipients for the Fall 2020 round, and we invite you to provide financial assistance for these additonal opportunities.

 

School Districts

 

Available Opportunities

 

Benton Harbor

Action-Based Learning - Discovery Enrichment Center
Funds are being sought to purchase materials for the PE/Action Based Learning Lab for kindergarten students at the Discovery Enrichment Center. The applicant is seeking $499.85.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Virtual Intervention Necessities - Fairplain Elementary 
Funds are being sought to purchase Lexia5 reading software and Generation Genius software to provide individualized virtual instruction for students. The applicant is seeking $1,325.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
At-Home Workspace - Fairplain Students
Funds are being sought to purchase lap desks and bookbags for virtual students to keep materials accessible at home. The applicant is seeking $589.59.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Student Self-Regulation Development Project - International Academy at Hull
Funds are being sought to purchase sensory tools and self-regulatory materials to assist in handling mental health issues in 1st-3rd grade students. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Musical Instruments - Discovery Enrichment Center 
Funds are being sought to purchase Orff musical instruments and mallets, which will be used by kindergarten students at Discovery Enrichment Center. The applicant is seeking $497.15.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Healing Schools, Students & Communities - International Academy at Hull
Funds are being sought to purchase materials for the Mindfulness & Mindful Movement program for use in dealing with emotional trauma. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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I Choose Me - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase materials to use restorative justice techniques and practices to reduce violence and bullying in school. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Flexible Seating - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase "surf seats" to provide flexible seating choices for 8th grade students. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Experiment Materials - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase six Monster Chain Reactions marble kits for 6th grade physics lessons as well as materials for group collaborations. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Pre-Algebra Manipulatives - Fairplain Middle Schoolers
Funds are being sought to purchase materials for use in math classes to enhance pre-algebra skills. The applicant is seeking $512.
 
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Art Supplies - Discovery Enrichment Center
Funds are being sought to purchase art supplies for the art classroom at the Discovery Enrichment Center. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Artist of the Month - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase materials to recognize and reward three students monthly as the Artist of the Month at Fairplain Middle School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Virtual Engagement - Fairplain Elementary
Funds are being sought to purchase a desktop projector for online lessons at Fairplain East Elementary School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Virtual Comfort - Fairplain Elementary
Funds are being sought to purchase materials for students to use at home during online lessons. The applicant is seeking $497.54.
 
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Historical Journal Project - Fairplain Elementary
Funds are being sought to purchase such as a projector, dry erase markers and writing software for students at Fairplain East Elementary School. The applicant is seeking $711.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Hands-On Math Materials - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase math manipulatives to be used in a special education classroom for students with cognitive impairments at Fairplain Middle School. The applicant is seeking $475.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Virtual Learning Tablet - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase a Wacom drawing tablet for use in 6th-8th grade virtual classrooms. The applicant is seeking $487.58.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Virtual Technology - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase a digital tablet and document camera for math lessons for virtual students. The applicant is seeking $292.99.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Earth Science Materials - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase hands-on materials such as clay and rock samples to be used during Earth science lessons. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Cardio Drumming - MLK Elementary School
Funds are being sought to purchase 25 sets of cardio drumming supplies for physical education classes at MLK Elementary School. The applicant is seeking $587.50.
 
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VITE - Fairplain East Elementary
Funds are being sought to purchase a document camera and other items or software to enable virtual learning. The applicant is seeking $537.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Virtual Book Studies - International Academy at Hull
Funds are being sought to purchase books and materials for 3rd grade small reading groups at International Academy at Hull. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Viral Video Projects - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase an iPad and accessories for students to create how-to videos and other content to learn pre- and post-production for classroom digital medium projects. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Music Activities - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase music and instruments for the general music program at Fairplain Middle School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Life Science Exploration - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase flexible seating for social distancing and materials for hands-on life science lessons at Fairplain Middle School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Work Smarter, Not Harder - Fairplain Middle School 
Funds are being sought to purchase laminating equipment and materials that will allow reuse of math and reading monitoring materials for special education students at Fairplain Middle School. The applicant is seeking $379.48.
 
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Creating Video Resumes - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase an iPad and accessories for classroom digital medium projects. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Shakespearean Rap Videos - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase an iPad and accessories for classroom digital medium projects as well as a subscription to the Flocabulary Literacy app. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Life During COVID - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase two video cameras and memory cards for a high school journalism project about student life during the pandemic. The applicant is seeking $501.78.
 
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Construction Videos for Everyone - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase an iPad and accessories for classroom digital projects. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Flexible Seating Classroom - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase 3 tables and 2 stools to enable students to be socially distant in the classroom. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Cooking Show - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase am iPad and accessories, and appropriate apps related to the culinary arts at Benton Harbor High School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Our Dunes - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase classroom science materials as well as to cover travel expenses to both Sarett Nature Center and to a "Clean the Beach" event. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Math During COVID - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase a document camera and other items or software to enable virtual learning. The applicant is seeking $293.98.
 
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Creative Writing Workshop - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase a color copier as well as book binding equipment and supplies. The applicant is seeking $437.26.
 
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Therapeutic Environmental Enhancement - Fairplain Middle School
Funds are being sought to purchase a soundbar speaker to play classical music to reduce stress and enhance concentration in the classroom. The applicant is seeking $259.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Virtual Mini Computer Kits - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase 8 mini computers and cases for high school students to take home and learn many elements of hardware and systems. The applicant is seeking $459.92.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Book Production - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase a video camera, memory card, printer ink and other materials to complete video and written classroom English projects at Benton Harbor High School. The applicant is seeking $470.99.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Games for Student Enhancement - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase board, card and other types of games for the classroom to enhance student thinking, listening and collaborative learning skills at Benton Harbor High School. The applicant is seeking $498.08.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Take Home Art Kits - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase materials to create take-home art kits for students to use during virtual learning. The applicant is seeking $477.12.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Math Scavenger Hunt - BHHS
Funds are being sought to purchase materials to enhance virtual learning for special education students at Benton Harbor High School. The applicant is seeking $426.82.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 

 

Berrien RESA

Social/Emotional Fitness - Lighthouse Education Center
Funds are being sought to purchase cardio drumming equipment for use physical education classes for students on the autism spectrum and special education students at Lighthouse Education Center. The applicant is seeking $475.
 
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Brandywine

Waves in Action - Brandywine Middle and High School
Funds are being sought to update physical science lab materials to meet Next Generation Science standards for 7th-12th grade. The applicant is seeking $499.82.
 
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Bridgman

Lots to Learn While Seated - Immanuel Lutheran
Funds are being sought to purchase a new rug for students to encourage social distancing during seated group learning activities. The applicant is seeking $399.46.
 
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Coloma

Centervention - Coloma Elementary School
Funds are being sought to purchase the online version of Centervention Curriculum, which is used for social and emotional behavior) for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The applicant is seeking $160.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 

 

Countryside Academy

Individual Sensory Bins - Countryside Academy Young 5's
Funds are being sought to purchase bins to limit material sharing between students, per CDC guidelines. The applicant is seeking $612.
 
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Grace Christian School

Spanish Culture Activities - Grace Christian High School
Funds are being sought to offer Spanish dance and cooking lessons with high school students. The applicant is seeking $140.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 

 

Lake Michigan Catholic 

Mentoring Young Authors - LMC Elementary School 
Funds are being sought to buy a writing curriculum for kindergarten students at Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Readers are Leaders - LMC Elementary School
Funds are being sought to purchase books for in-classroom book clubs and for discussion groups at the 5th grade level. The applicant is seeking $475.40.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
STEM Enrichment for Little Lakers - LMC Elementary
Funds are being sought to purchase STEM supplies for a preschool classroom at Lake Michigan Catholic elementary school. The applicant is seeking $496.84.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Diversify the Curriculum - LMCHS
Funds are being sought to purchase copies of the book "Just Mercy" for use in 9th grade English class at Lake Michigan Catholic High School. The applicant is seeking $419.70.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Gross Motor Expansion Toys - LMC Elementary
Funds are being sought to purchase additional tricycles for the preschool program at Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Pivot Interactives - LMCHS
Funds are being sought to purchase virtual science lab software for biology, chemistry and physics classes at Lake Michigan Catholic High School. The applicant is seeking $375.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 

 

Lakeshore

RAZ Kids for Virtual Academy - Stewart Elementary School
Funds are being sought to purchase access to digital libraries of online books for readers at the "beginner" level who are attending virtual school. The applicant is seeking $481.60.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Classroom Reading Center - LHS
Funds are being sought to purchase books appropriate for the reading levels of special needs students at Lakeshore High School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Science Supplies - Stewart Elementary
Funds are being sought to purchase science experiment supplies for a 4th grade classroom at Stewart Elementary School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Online Coding Platform - LHS
Funds are being sought to purchase an online platform for Lakeshore High School students to complete online lessons and submit them for grading. The applicant is seeking $350.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 

 

New Buffalo

Book Love - NBMS
Funds are being sought to purchase books to expand an in-classroom library for 7th and 8th grade students at New Buffalo Middle School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Keep Art on the Walls - NBES
Funds are being sought to support drive thru student art shows and in-school art displays at New Buffalo Elementary School. The applicant is seeking $496.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 
Peer-To-Peer T-Shirt Project - NBHS
Funds are being sought to purchase T-shirts for students involved int he Peer-to-Peer program at New Buffalo High School. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
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Trinity Lutheran - Berrien Springs

Rechargeable Wireless Mice - Trinity Lutheran
Funds are being sought to purchase 22 rechargeable wireless computer mice for students in 1st through 4th grades at Trinity Lutheran school. The applicant is seeking $308.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 

 

Trinity Lutheran - St. Joseph 

Portable Work Surfaces - Trinity Lutheran
Funds are being sought to purchase portable work surfaces so that 3rd grade students may work outside per CDC guidelines. The applicant is seeking $483.93.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.
 
 

 

Watervliet

Shop Development - Watervliet High School
Funds are being sought to purchase a track saw to be used in Watervliet High School's woodworking classes. The applicant is seeking $500.
 
Click here to let us know you're interested in funding this opportunity.

 

 

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