Heights Schools Foundation awards grants to fund worthwhile projects across the CH-UH City School District. Thanks to generous donations from alumni, businesses and other supporters, HSF partners with the district to identify funding gaps and works to close them by making meaningful investments that impact teaching and student learning.
Great ideas don’t always come together in time for next year’s budget or simply don’t fit into it. Sometimes, key needs arise during the school year that were not expected, or a special opportunity presents itself. The Opportunity Fund pools contributions from dedicated alumni and supporters to meet educational enrichment needs as they arise. Grants can be awarded both for co-curricular or classroom needs across the district. More than 100 mini-grants have been awarded to enrich pre-kindergarten through high school students’ experiences! Now more than ever, access to mini-grants to reposition students for returning to school in-person is critical.
We have urgent work right now to ensure that every student can succeed in our schools and to address historic achievement gaps in educational outcomes. You can join our efforts by making a contribution to “The Equity Project”. All grants awarded from this fund will further the impactful work under the District’s Equity Policy, and target strategic objections that help kids thrive.
Cleveland Heights High School’s Holocaust Studies program has long been known for its uniqueness and impact. The Holocaust Studies program accesses the fund, created in 2012, to attend lectures, visit museums and pursue other relevant educational experiences and programs.
The first use of funds helped students attend the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust Conference in Cleveland. Social Studies teacher Mark Sack ’76, and his students were joined by past Holocaust Studies teachers Dr. Leatrice Rabinsky, Sol Factor and Adrienne Yelsky ’65 at this special gathering of more than 400 Holocaust survivors and their descendants from all over the world held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland. Since then, funds have supported trips to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture, Cincinnati’s Holocaust and Humanity Center, and Detroit’s Holocaust Museum and Underground Railroad Experience.
Created in memory of Bradley R. Larson, class of ’05, by his parents Brian Larson and Laurie Albright, this fund helps foster a love for music through support of music education. Starting in elementary school, Brad played the trumpet and later guitar and drums as well. Because his love for music began in early grades, the fund may make grants for music education needs at any grade level including: sheet music, guest musicians, travel for performances, uniforms or performance clothing, or instrument acquisition.