Together with our generous donors, the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation enriches the educational experience of our students by funding excellence in teaching and learning that requires financial support beyond the district. We support excellence in education by funding vital school programs and leading-edge educational enhancements. This year, the Foundation is providing more than $325,000 in grants, program support, awards and scholarships.
Over the course of students' thirteen years in East schools from kindergarten through graduation, the Foundation and its donors will contribute more than $3.5 million to their education in the form of program support, classroom grants, faculty awards and scholarships, student scholarships and co-curricular funding. When we meet our goal of increasing the Foundation's endowment to $12 million, we will contribute approximately $600,000 to our schools every year, together.
None of that would be possible without your tremendous support of our students and the Foundation. We're investing in our future, and the future belongs to Pioneers.