NAES Awards 2009-2010 Outreach Fund Grants to Eleven Member Schools

The National Association of Episcopal Schools is pleased to announce that it awarded grants totaling $10,000 to the following schools in support of these projects and programs.

  • Annie Wright School, Tacoma, Washington: Early Childhood Chapel
  • Episcopal Day School, Augusta, Georgia: Leadership Studies
  • Esperanza Academy – School of Hope, Lawrence, Massachusetts: Peacejam—A Global Call to Action
  • Hoosac School, Hoosick, New York: Beyond Our Boundaries
  • Queen Anne School, Upper Marlboro, Maryland: Leadership Development
  • San Jose Episcopal Day School, Jacksonville, Florida: Diversity Support
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Labyrinth Project
  • St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, California: Special Camp for Special Kids
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal School, New Orleans, Louisiana: The Supply Project
  • St. Paul’s School for Girls, Brooklandville, Maryland: Establishing an Organic Vegetable Garden
  • St. Timothy’s Preschool, West Des Moines, Iowa: Faith & Fun

The Association received 47 grant applications for this cycle, marking the most competitive cycle to-date in the program’s three-year history.

Each school year NAES designates 10% of its budgeted Annual Fund goal to be distributed in the form of grants to members, associate members and regional, state or diocesan Episcopal schools organizations. These grants support projects commensurate with the mission and philosophy of the Association, including:

  • Mission-focused projects
  • School outreach projects
  • Programs designed to strengthen a school’s Episcopal identity
  • Need-based scholarships for attending Biennial Conference (available only for Biennial Conference years)

The maximum grant available is $1,000. NAES extends its congratulations to the recipients and its thanks to all who applied.

The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) is an independently incorporated, voluntary membership organization that supports, serves, and advocates for the vital work and ministry of those who serve over 1,200 Episcopal schools, Early Childhood education programs, and school establishment efforts throughout The Episcopal Church. Chartered in 1965, with historic roots dating to the 1930s, NAES is the only pre-collegiate educational association that is both national in scope and Episcopal in character. The Association offers a variety of services, publications, resources, and conferences consonant with its mission and focused principally on Episcopal school identity, leadership, and governance, and on the spiritual and professional development of school leaders.