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Grants & Projects


Grant Successes

The Coralwood Foundation funds the salary of a development director which is a non-voting position on our executive board. Through the efforts of our development director, Coralwood’s school and foundation have received a number of helpful grants and awards. The first grant was received in the Fall of 2006. In the first four years, we have received 27 grants totaling $141,211.

Those grants funded the following:


Technology - 4 grants totaling $54,262

  • Installed a school-wide wireless system

  • Purchased Promethean ActivBoards for classrooms (Note: Through the efforts of the Foundation, Coralwood was the first school in DeKalb County to have a Promethean ActivBoard)

  • Purchased computers, cameras, printers, toner and other classroom technology needs


Arts Programming - 10 grants totaling $38,500

  • Provided arts education training for 70 staff members

  • Held an after-school dance program for Coralwood parents and students which culminated in the performance of an original dance piece

  • Hosted eight weekend family art workshops and field trips

  • Hosted a puppetry arts residency

  • Developed a dance curriculum for kindergarten

  • Purchased a new piano, 20 ukuleles, art supplies and cameras

  • Provided funding for visits from the Atlanta Ballet and Capital City Opera as part of Coralwood's
    Cultural Events Program


Outdoor Spaces - 9 grants totaling $35,849

  • Built an Outdoor Classroom beside the school including benches, storage shed, water feature and tools and equipment for gardening

  • Built a quarter-mile ADA-accessible Outdoor Trail as well as a shorter dirt trail beside the school

  • Installed exercise equipment and built an Outdoor Classroom along the Outdoor Trail

  • Built five raised vegetable beds including one ADA accessible bed

  • Designed and planted a Sensory Garden

  • Secured training for three School Master Gardeners and designed and built a Butterfly Garden

  • Secured free architectural drawings and additional funding for a Nature Platform (our "treehouse")
    built during the 2009-10 school year


Health - 2 grants totaling $10,000

  • Offered after-school exercise classes for staff and parents

  • Provided in-school dance classes for all Coralwood students

  • Hosted nutrition education training for staff and Nutrition Nights for parents and students

  • Provided funding to build the Outdoor Trail

  • Other - 2 grants totaling $2,600

  • Provided matching funds for Coralwood Foundation's Mini-Grant for Teachers program (now incorporated into the Foundation’s Higher Opportunities for Teachers program.)

  • Expanded Coralwood's Family Reading Night event


Since that time, the Foundation through its Development Director has sought and received many additional grant projects. Watch for more updates coming soon.

The Georgia Council for the Arts Teacher Professional Learning Grant allowed me to see storytelling in a new way. It showed me that everyone can be an artist.

- Susan Stembel, Coralwood Faculty


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