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Education Endowment Fund

Endowing Educators to Bring Their Ideas to Life
The North Canton City Schools Education Endowment Fund was designed to bring attention to those educators who make significant contributions to the excellence of North Canton City Schools. Their innovative ideas advance our students' education, but these ideas often require financial support to see them fully implemented.
Statement of Purpose: The purpose of the North Canton City Schools Education Endowment Fund is to promote, sponsor, and encourage the pursuit of excellence for all students attending the public schools in the district. We recognize that additional monies beyond the local, state and federal funds are continuously needed for the development of exemplary and creative programs. We further recognize that many educators have innovative ideas which need financial support to make them operational in the schools for the direct benefit of students. The North Canton community has high expectations for its schools; thus we look toward meeting these needs in part through innovative programs made possible by the NCCS Education Endowment Fund.

Any North Canton City Schools employee or student is encouraged to submit an Endowment Fund grant request form. Information that you include on the form will provide the Board with the data it needs to make a judgment regarding the possible funding of your project. The proposal will be reviewed and evaluated on an anonymous basis, with names and school/area removed. If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Board of Governors for clarification.

Each year the nomination form and process changes slightly based on current grant and fund guidelines.
Examples of previous grant-winning projects include:
  • Studio 525
  • North Canton Middle School Store
  • Click It, Learn It
  • AGAPE Girls
  • Project MOSAIC
  • North Canton: A Green Community Today & Tomorrow
  • North Canton Middle School Robotics Academy
  • From College to HS: Implementing Physics Labs
  • The ABC’s of North Canton Book
Points to consider:
  • Grants are awarded anonymously but on a competitive basis – "on-going" projects will be rated higher than a one-time, single-session project.
  • The maximum allocation per project request varies, but has typically been in the $1,000 range.
  • Names and identifying information will be deleted before copies are given to the Endowment Board for review purposes.
The Education Endowment Fund Board will review each grant request using the following criteria:
  • Is the statement of the proposed project clear?
  • Does the project have promise of benefiting students in the school where it is being conducted or North Canton City Schools as a whole?
  • Will the project be a one-time program or an “on-going” program?
  • Are the objectives clearly stated? Are they realistic?
  • Are the procedures to be followed clearly described? Are the methods, needed materials, resource personnel, a tentative schedule, and completion date specified?
  • Are the plans for evaluating the project suited to the nature of the project?
  • Is the budget request reasonable and sufficiently detailed?
  • Is this a new, innovative project for the North Canton City Schools?
brochure in orange and white promoting the Education Endowment Fund
Education Endowment Spring Celebration Event
four women and one man honored by the Education Endowment
From left to right: Judy DeMarco and Sue Oryzsak for the Special Award,
Melissa Colantuono for the Classified Award, 
Tom Wilson for the 6-12 Educator Award, Kim White Pre-K-5 Educator Award.
Not present is Susie VanVranken for the Citizen Award. 
2018 Big Idea Grant Recipients
The winner of the Big Idea Grant for 2018-2019 is "Great Books for Great Kids," submitted by Denise Cooley, Coordinator of the Gifted Education Program; Elizabeth Geckler, Galaxy teacher at Greentown and Junior Galaxy teacher at Clearmount; and Shannon McPherson, Galaxy teacher at Orchard Hill and Junior Galaxy teacher at Northwood.
The following individuals have been selected to receive the 2017-2018 Education Endowment Fund Grant Awards:
Bobbie Meleg, Educational Assistant
Mary L. Evans Early Childhood Center
Awarded: $400
Project title: "Snuggle Up with a Good Book"

Annie Moore, School Counselor
Hoover High School
Awarded: $200
Project title: "Project MOSAIC Day: Listen to Understand, Not Reply"

Todd Dannemiller & Jerome Nist, STEM teachers
North Canton Middle School
Awarded: $1,000
Project title: "Gateway to Technology: Computer Science App Creators"

Nicole Wadkins, School Counselor, & Matt Ile, Principal
Clearmount Elementary School
Awarded: $961.75
Project title: "PBIS & The Zones of Regulation"
Applications & Forms
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Your donations help us make a difference in NCCS classrooms.
Make a secure donation by credit card to the Education Endowment through the Stark Community Foundation. 
We appreciate your support!
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