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Grants Awarded | Application Forms
The Duluth East High School Foundation is pleased to announce that we will begin accepting applications for grants every calendar year beginning January 1 through April 1.

2024 Awarded Grants

Special Education Department - $1,000
Funding ten classrooms to meet the needs of their Students.

All Night Grad Party - $1,000
Providing scholarships and security for the All Night Grad Party ’24.

Art Department - $1,000
Purchasing of supplies and equipment for student art projects.

Orchestra - $700
For the purchasing of literature and sheet music for chamber music.

East Unified - $1,000
Purchase of Unified Music Equipment and supplies.

Principal’s Contingency Fund - $850
Providing the Principal with discretionary funds to meet unfunded needs of the school.

Art Department - $800
Providing funds for photography purchase of two Canon EOS Rebel cameras.

Mental Health Practitioner - $1,000
Providing funds to partially provide funding for experience of students involved in the program.

Science Department - $750
Providing partial funding for DNA Mapping kits and needed microscopes.

Boys’ and Girls’ Golf - $600
Funds to partially fund equipment needs. Specifically, mats, nets, and targets.

East Cheerleading - $800
For the purchase signs and flags to help promote school spirit.

East Media Center - $500
Partially funding the purchase of “MakerSpaces” for student use in the Media Center.

Grant Application Process

The Mission of the Duluth East High School Foundation is to enhance a world class educational experience for all East High School students by providing financial support for academics, student activities, athletics, and campus improvements.

The Duluth East High Foundation (DEHSF) will accept grant requests from January 1 through April 1 or, under special circumstances, at anytime of the year. Grant proposals from $500 to $2000 that meet our mission guidelines will all be considered by the Foundation. Higher priority will be given to those requests that 1)impact the greater number of current East High Students and 2)demonstrate a great financial need.

Applicant Eligibility is open to any representative of a school sanctioned activity, as defined by the school principal and school district policies. This includes all academic, athletic, extracurricular programs, and clubs that are officially sanctioned by East High School.

An Allocation Panel, a standing committee of the DEHSF Board, will identify and rank which grant requests best meet the Foundation's criteria and the unmet needs of East High during each grant making cycle. The Allocation Panel will be staffed by representatives of the East Foundation, including the Principal or Principal's designee, President or President's designee, and Activities Director or the Director's designee.

The Allocation Panel will present its ranking of grant proposals and recommendations to the May Duluth East High School Foundation Board meeting for approval and distribution of the funds in July for the next school year.

  • Individual salaries or stipends, as dictated by school district's guidelines.
  • Requests for re-granting. e.g. Student Forum requesting $1,000 for a gift to Project Joy. Endowments. e.g. The Band requesting $2,000 to establish a uniform fund.
  • Debt retirement. e.g. The Birch Log requesting $2,000 to cover a yearbook price increase. Partisan political organizations or campaigns.
  • Efforts to fund lobbying efforts to influence legislative decisions.

Grant Winner Responsibilities: Submit a testimonial letter to the Foundation explaining the impact on students that the grant has made. This letter is due upon the completion of the funded project. Grant recipients will not be eligible for future DEHSF Grants until this letter has been received by the Board. Your letter may be used in promoting the work of this Foundation.

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2023 Awarded Grants

All Night Grad Party - $1,000
Provide scholarships for deserving students, fund busing, and provide security personal.

Ceramics and Glass/Metal/Fiber Classes - $500
For the purchase of tools and materials for creating new innovative projects and advanced tools and processes for a new CITS Ceramics course.

Replacing Training Equipment Duluth East Swimming and Diving - $1,000
In order to train effectively and safely, to help defray costs of new equipment for boys' and girls' teams.

Calculators for Special Education Department - $1,000
Assistance for providing calculators that are the same for everyone in a classroom. This will provide effective and appropriate services to students on IEPs and that have disabilities.

EHS Science Fair Club - $800
This grant is given to help defray the costs of of students to attend the Science Fair in St. Paul after winning regional honors.

Unified (Special Olympics) Cheer Team - $1,700
To assistant in the purchasing of East Cheer Team uniforms for Special Education students who work with The East Cheer team so that they will have the same uniforms.

Career Center - $700
For the purchase of up-to-date materials for use in the Career Center as students explore career opportunities after graduation.

Duluth East Journalism / The Greyhound - $750
For the purchase of a laptop computer for production of the school newspaper. This is even more important with the computer labs being dismantled with the exception of the Career and Tech Ed labs.

Boys' & Girls' Swim Teams - $2,000
Needed to purchase a display case to display the trophies and awards won by the swim teams, currently these are unable to be displayed for lack of space.

HOSA for Circle of Friends - $200
To assist HOSA students in planning and implement special needs students with the transportation to attend prom.

Principal's Discretionary Fund - $1350
A special fund established by the East Foundation to provide the East Principal with funds when the budget or district funds are unavailable to provide for important needs of East High students.

History Day - $500
A special grant designated by a donor to assist students in attending a national competition.

East Orchestra - $500
For the purchase of Bow Bags to protect bows in storage and travel.

2022 Awarded Grants

All Night Grad Party - $1200
Provide scholarships for deserving students, fund busing, and provide security personal.

Physical Education Department - $500
Purchasing badminton rackets and provide for repairs.

Science Department - $2000
Updating science labs and purchasing new lab equipment.

Establishing an Emergency Purchase Fund - $500

Art Department - $2000
Purchasing of consumable supplies and new kiln.

Career Center - $1200
Updating Career books in multiple fields and purchasing a standing rack.

Theater Department - $549
For Theater Production Royalties for the 2022-23 School Year.

2021 Awarded Grants

SPECIAL DEDICATED GRANT - Drama Department - $6451
Show Royalties and building materials for department storage.

Engineering/Architecture - $1000
Assistance in purchasing design materials.

East Athletics - $1500
Upgrade to Weight Room/Classroom sound system.

Physical Education Department - $1000
Recreation and leisure curriculum enhancements.

Art Department - $1000
Assistance in purchasing casting equipment.

Speech Team - $575
Purchasing "hot-spot" needed for program.

Eastside Steppers - $750
Help in funding a costume fund needed for competition.

All Night Grad Party - $500
Provide scholarships for deserving students.

Track, Field, and Cross-country - $900
Purchase a timing system, microphone, and speakers.

2020 Awarded Grants

East Activities Office - $1000
Enhance leadership - via Captains training.

Physical Education Department - $1000
East Weight Room update.

Alpine Ski Program - $1200
Purchase of 4 high quality Motorolla radios.

Special Education Department - $1900
Upgraded grant to provide for "Tech Tub" mobile unit that holds 6 chromebooks.

Sources of Strength - $500
SOS and Key Club Lock-In.

2019 Awarded Grants

Touchdown Club - $500
Assistance in purchasing uniforms not provided by district.

2019 Grad Party - $500
Assistance in providing scholarships to seniors unable to attend event.

Theater Department - $1,000
Purchase of projection system for the theater.

Lacrosse Booster's - $1,000
Assistance with budget uniforms and busing.

Physics Department - $1,000
Purchase of roller-coaster kits for classroom use.

WIN c/o Bill Nygaard - $500
Purchase of materials and supplies for fly casting class.

Physical Education Department - $1,500
Cost to replace worn equipment.

Guidance Department - $500
Grant to assist hiring the Sioux Chef for school program.

Health Department - $520
Purchase of Practi-CRdM-CPR Monitors for use in CPR program.

2018 Awarded Grants

Science Department - $1750
Anatomy and Physiology Lab development - tissue samples, slides, and models.

Duluth East Activities - $1000
Improvements to Fitness Center/Weight Room.

German Department - $650
CALP Institute Training. World Class training for staff that will be shared with colleagues.

East High School - $1400
Development and construction of a safer access from East High School to the Lakewalk avoiding the traffic congestion of the main East entrance.

2017 Awarded Grants

East Activities Department - $1000
For the purchase of a Wall Wrap project promoting school spirit at the East gym door in the atrium.

Science and Forestry Fish-Wildlife Management - $1500
For their development of the East Forest with trails, classroom, and benches for school use and that of neighbors.

East Theater Department - $500
For the development to broadcast live video feeds for use in the auditorium for use by the school for special events.

2016 Awarded Grants

East Theater Department - $650
To purchase wireless microphones to avoid having to rent them for each production.

East Circle of Friends - $500
To purchase promotional materials for the program.

East Daredevils Robotics Team - $250
To purchase Tetrix kits for for summer workshops

Wolfpack LaCrosse Team - $600
To assist with start up of program and to purchase needed equipment.

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