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Carl M. Freeman Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity for Sussex County Teachers

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is thrilled to announce the opening of a new one-time grant opportunity for Sussex County public school teachers. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes and difficulties local schools have experienced, the foundation’s Board of Trustees want to celebrate the good work being done by local educators and fund needs and projects they and their schools feel would support their students most.

The grant cycle will open for application on January 6, and applications are due by January 25. A brief application, budget plan and a recommendation form signed by a school administrator are required to apply. Teachers can apply by visiting the Carl M. Freeman Foundation’s grant portal. Those with questions may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or Winners will be announced in mid-February. All grant awards will be sent to the school administration and designated for the proposed project.

“We realize 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for so many, and our education system has experienced so much change,” said Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation. “Our Board of Trustees want to support those who can directly affect change and support the students in our community.”

This one-time grant opportunity will utilize an advisory board composed entirely of employees of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and Carl M. Freeman Companies. Advisory board members will evaluate the applications and recommend where funding should be awarded based on the needs and projects submitted.

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent, and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. It seeks to honor its founders’ legacies and passions by endorsing excellence and leveraging resources. Generally, donations are limited to communities where the customers, employees and vendors of the Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live and play.