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To date, we have awarded more than $86,000 for innovative projects in our River Falls public schools! With your generous donations, future grant disbursements can continue to fund the ideas that are rolling in. Below are this year's grant recipients:

World Drumming Circle

Recipient:  Bridget Lyons

Amount:  $1,000

Westside Sensory Garden

Recipient:  Katrina Loy

Amount:  $900

Suicide Prevention Materials

Recipient:  Sarah Zeller

Amount:  $1,000

Individual Whiteboards

Recipient:  Jayne Hoffman

Amount:   $550

Sustainability Through Folk Music

Recipient: Daniel Parks

Amount:  $1,400

EZ Sign Displays

Recipient:  Devin Dorn

Amount:  $1,280

Book Buddies Kind, Library

Recipient:  Megan Felling

Amount:  $1,140

Elementary STEM Resources

Recipient:  Karen Sizemore

Amount:   $1,000

Second Step - Prevention

Recipient: Sommer Bowers

Amount:  $980

Mallet Instruments

Recipient:  Kris Swanson

Amount:  $1,000

French Language Materials

Recipient:  Mary Giles

Amount:  $1,500

Readers Workshop

Recipients: Stephanie Reid & Rita Thorson  

Amount:   $1,500


Recipient:  Cheryl Hoffman

Amount:  $1,100

Emotional Pyramidal Model Training

Recipient:  Becky McAleavey

Amount:  $1,050

Solar Power Charging Stations

Recipient:  Lisa Kleinschmidt

Amount:   $650

Graphing Calculators

Recipient:  Sue Papelka

Amount:  $1,500

CNC Mill Shopbot

Recipient:  Kyle Stapleton

Amount:  $1,500

Intramural Equipment

Recipient:  Rollie Hall

Amount:  $800

Empowered For Learning

Recipient:  Marie Anderson-Smolinski

Amount:  $800


FORWARD is a nonprofit education foundation that supports the School District of River Falls. We raise private funds to enhance creative learning initiatives that engage, challenge, and inspire students.

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