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The Binghamton City Schools Foundation
The Binghamton City Schools Foundation

The Binghamton City Schools Foundation was established to enhance the educational experience of students in the Binghamton City Schools by providing additional resources to support the curriculum.  The Foundation awards grants to school district staff members who submit proposals for special projects or activities that fall beyond the scope of the district's operating budget.

Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $107K to fund unique and innovative projects. A much-needed clothing bank at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, a highly successful staff-student mentoring program at West Middle School and the creation of two school/community gardens are just some of the exciting and rewarding projects that have been funded by the Foundation.

One hundred percent of our funding comes from donations.  Through the continued generosity of private individuals, corporations and public/private foundations, the Binghamton City Schools Foundation can help to make a lasting impact on the educational experience of our students for generations to come.

Please consider supporting the Foundation through a donation or by participating in our current fundraising campaign, "Take Your Seat."   We sincerely thank you for your generosity.

Important Grant Information

The Binghamton City Schools Foundation grant program provides funding for teachers, staff members and students who submit a proposal for an educational program, project or activity that complements and supports the initiatives of the district and enhances the educational experiences of students in the Binghamton schools.
See Grant documents in the menu bar on the right side.
Grants Awarded for the Past 3 Years (2014-2016)
2014-2015 School Year
  Grant Name Applicant School
1 Binghamton High School Mentoring Emily Buss Binghamton High School
2 Dodge Poetry Festival Sally Crossley Binghamton High School
3 East Side Story Jennifer Farrell, Margaret Gates East Middle School
4 Enhancing Writing Skills in Kindergarten Patty Mangan Wilson Elementary
5 First Lego League Team for West Jill Browne West Middle School
6 Fish Bowl Café, End of Year Andrea Hankey, Cristin Plourde MacArthur Elementary
7 Franklin Steel Drum Scholars Eugenie Johnston Franklin Elementary
8 iPad Technology for Occupational… Kimberly Wiggins Franklin & MacArthur
9 Kindness Counts K. Bogart, T. Morgan West Middle School
10 Project Based Learning: Investing… Sarah McLachlan Franklin Elementary
11 Project INSPIRE Angela Martinez West Middle School
12 Read Aloud 15 Minutes… P. Fiato, A. Merrill, C. Buchinsky Coolidge Elementary
13 SciGirls: Engaging Girls in STEM Suzy Kitchen Wilson, Roosevelt, Jefferson
Franklin, Coolidge
14 Technology for PE Keri Stenta Wilson Elementary
2015-2016 School Year    
  Grant Name Applicant School
1 Making Interdisciplinary Connections..Art Ann Sargent Jefferson Elementary
2 Scribblers in the Technology Classroom B. Lidestri/B. Donnelly East/West Middle School
3 Science Club startup Carolyn Wilczynski Binghamton High School
4 Explore a New World of Words Eliza Taylor Roosevelt Elementary
5 Binghamton Steel Drums Scholars Eugenie Johnston Franklin Elementary
6 Digital Microscopy Explorations Joseph Zapach East/West Middle School
7 Lyrics-2-Learn Kathleen Pasquale Roosevelt Elementary
8 Into the Life of the Haudenosaunee Kelly McDonald Wilson Elementary
9 Little Free Library Krista DeGennaro Jefferson Elementary
10 Team building- Create your own...Garden Maria McIver MacArthur Elementary
11 Coding with Bee Bots Mary Webster Franklin/Mann Elementary
12 Business School Store Michelle Zikuski Binghamton High School
13 Faces of Franklin Suzanne Thomas Franklin Elementary
14 Outdoor Classroom/Lab for BHS Jessica Nevins Binghamton High School
2016-2017 School Year    
  Grant Name Applicant School
1 Inspiring Lifelong Learners & Readers Connie Buchinsky Coolidge Elementary
2 Introspections: Converging Art… Heather Dengler West Middle School
3 CTE Business Etiquette Luncheon Michelle Gee Binghamton High School
4 Career and Agency Fair Paula Grassi Binghamton High School
5 Drum Circles Dana Ingerson Wilson Elementary
6 Behavior Intervention Center Denise Parsons Mann Elementary
7 Science Club continuation Carolyn Wilczynski Binghamton High School
8 Around the Town-We're Going Places Michelle Zaverton Franklin Elementary
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