Trust gives grants to educators

by SOURCE Texas Trust Gives Foundation

Arlington—From preschool readiness to cutting-edge high school health sciences, Texas Trust Credit Union, through its Texas Trust Gives Foundation, delivered $80,000 in grants to support local initiatives of a wide range of learning experiences.

The “grant patrol” of the foundation surprised educators and delivered funds to various school districts in North Texas. Educators received grants ranging from $6,500 to $13,500.

The foundation offers three-yearly grants to school districts and education foundations in markets where Texas Trust Credit Union has branches. Since the inception of the Texas Trust Gives Foundation in 2019, it has awarded more than $221,000 in grants that enrich student learning.

Public school education foundations receiving grants this cycle were Arlington, Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, HEB, Irving, Lewisville, Mansfield and Midlothian.

Grand Prairie ISD received the largest grant award this cycle, $13,500. The grant will fund seven specific STEM-oriented projects that incorporate business and money skills with science and technology experiential learning initiatives for students in pre-K through 12th grade.

Irving ISD was granted $10,000 to provide weekend meals for 300 children and food gift cards for longer holidays. The meals and gift cards are for students identified as at risk of being without a hearty and nutritious meal when school is not in session.

“Through our grants, we are able to help students achieve success,” said Washima Huq, executive director of the Texas Trust Gives Foundation. “As school budgets become leaner, we are able to ensure that North Texas students continue to receive an exceptional learning experience, as well as provide for the whole well-being of the students.”

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