Supporting Education in Sturgis

Sturgis Public School Endowment Fund and Sturgis SUCCESS Endowment Fund

Funds within the Sturgis Area Community Foundation

310 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091   www.sturgisfoundation.org   269.659.8508

 

The SPS Endowment Fund and the Sturgis SUCCESS Endowment Fund provide long term support for education in Sturgis.

SPS Endowment Fund:

The SPS Endowment Fund was established to support programs and projects that enrich the educational experience for students. 

How does the SPS Endowment Fund work?

The focus of the Fund is the annual teacher mini grant awards. The Fund and its advisory committee are committed to funding larger projects as well.

·         Grant awards are capped at $500.00; however group proposals may be eligible

      for a larger award.

·         Larger, special grant awards may also be awarded!

·         Applications are due in the late fall annually and are available school site (teacher “j” drive).

·         Since inception of the Fund every building and every grade level has benefited from grants from the SPS Endowment Fund!

 

 

Growth = More grant opportunities!

 Annual contributions of staff, administration and the community along with investment performance have brought about steady growth in the Fund. The formula is simple: the greater the asset value of the Fund the greater the grant opportunities are for teachers and their students!

 

How to join in supporting the Sturgis Public School Endowment Fund:   

Gifts to the Fund: 

·         Direct contribution: SPS Endowment Fund c/o Sturgis Area Community Foundation

              310 North Franks Avenue, Sturgis, MI 49091

·         Payroll deduction-this option is available to staff members who would like to support education through the fund via payroll deduction. Please contact the business office of the Foundation for more information!

 

Gifts are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The SPS Endowment fund can receive a wide variety of immediate and deferred gifts such as cash gifts, gifts of stock, bonds or real estate, or naming the fund in a will or trust.

 

Sturgis SUCCESS Endowment Fund:

The Sturgis SUCCESS Endowment Fund provides long term support for the local college access network for Sturgis students and their families, including scholarship awards for SHS students. 

 

Sturgis SUCCESS, through the St. Joseph County College Access Network, offers a variety of college access resources for students and families, with the goal of increasing the number of students attending and graduating from post-secondary education schools and programs.

 

How to join in supporting the Sturgis SUCCESS Endowment Fund:   

Gifts to the Fund: 

·         Direct contribution: SPS Endowment Fund c/o Sturgis Area Community Foundation

              310 North Franks Avenue, Sturgis, MI 49091

·         Payroll deduction-this option is available to staff members who would like to support education through the fund via payroll deduction. Please contact the business office of the Foundation for more information!

Fast Facts

SPS Endowment Fund                                                                                                                                                                

·          Over 65 teachers and through them countless students have received teacher mini grant awards

·          $50,000+ has been returned through the Fund to students in all buildings

Sturgis SUCCESS Endowment Fund:

·          $35,000+ in scholarship awards since 2010; assisting 30+ students

·          $53,000+ in support to Sturgis SUCCESS college access network