The Agua Fria Foundation, comprised of local community and business leaders, teachers, students, parents, and staff was established in 1981. Its goal has always been to support the District’s mission as it strives for excellence in attitude, academics, and achievement. Servicing as a link between the community and the schools, the Foundation has awarded over $350,000 since its inception.
The Foundation awards merit grants for student-related enrichment programs. These grants are competitive and must meet established criteria. Foundation board members meet periodically throughout the year to review grant applications.
In the last ten years, more than 100 teachers have received merit grants from the Foundation. While $1,000 is the average grant request, grants for up to $3,000 have been awarded for high impact, innovative programs.
Purpose of the Foundation
Offering a unique level of local support to the Agua Fria Union High School District, the Foundation is a cooperative effort between the schools and the community to initiate and promote innovative programs which have the potential to become an integral part of the curriculum. The Foundation seeks to support projects which lack sufficient District funding and which, without Foundation monies, could not be implemented. These programs and projects must demonstrate the potential to positively impact student learning and must be consistent with District goals.
Over the years, awards from the Foundation to such programs have provided a continuous pipeline of teaching materials and learning opportunities, enabling our students and our staff to excel.