Spring Grants 2015:

  • Multiple Schools - MSS, MLS & PES:                          (multi curriculum - music/dance/PE)                              " We've Got Rhythm"

  • Pownal Elementary School:                                            Library Audio Book program

  • Mast Landing School:

              - STEM materials for 5th grade teachers        

              - Cyber-bullying Curriculum

              - Active Seating Alternatives Pilot

  • Durham Community School: 

              - Musical Instruments for All

              - Library - Listening for Lifetime learning

              - Class of 2019 student event

  • Freeport Middle School:  

              - Ancient Egypt project supplies


Spring Grants 2016:

  • Morse Street  School :  

              - Natural Playground Design Concept

  • Mast Landing School

              - Kindle Readers                                            

              - 5th Grade Multimedia Equipment

              - Active Seating Alternatives - Part II

  • Pownal Elementary School

              - Designated School Funding

  • Durham Community School:   

             - Art Sketch Book Pilot

             - Marine Science  Guest Presentation

             - Science Probs for 7th & 8th Grade I-pads

  • Freeport Middle School

              - Functional Life Program - Garden Project

  • Freeport High School

              - Science Department - Vernier Sensors


Congratulations to all of our 2017 Spring Grant program awardees!! 

Thank you to all of the amazing RSU5 teachers and staff members who applied for mini grant funding this year!  We received an exceptional group of applications and we feel very fortunate to have been able to help support so many of the wonderfully innovative grant ideas which were submitted.   

The list of 2017 Spring Grants awarded this year:

MSS : Outdoor Learning - Music and Art Station    DCS:   Mock Newbery Book Club

PES:   Experiential Learning Unit                                  FMS:  Math I-pads

MLS:  Ukulele Pilot Program

             STEAM Legabits

             Summer Book Program

             Aquaponics Pilot

             MSBA Author Visit


             Responsive Classroom Seating Options


Spring Grants 2014:

  • Morse Street School:

              - Visiting artist:  Writing with Ted DeMille

  • Mast Landing School:

              - Bully Prevention Speaker

              - FUNds for Bridges

              - Family Engineering Night Pilot

  • Pownal Elementary School:

              - Playground Building Project

  • Durham Community School:

              - Garden Project

              - Integrating Literacy & Technology

  • Freeport Middle School:

              - Reducing School Food Waste project

              - Salsa Garden

              - Freeport Youth Ink - Creative Writing

  • Freeport High School: 

              - Model Sailboat Building


The Freeport, Pownal and Durham Education Foundation

The FPaD EF is focused on advancing academic excellence in the RSU5 schools.  We do this by making grants to teachers and student led groups, in support of innovative and worthwhile projects which fall outside the regular annual school budget.  

In addition to our annual grant-making program, we also help facilitate the delivery of targeted gifts made by donors for specific school sponsored projects.  Some examples of these targeted donations include support for the Mast Landing School Playground Project and Freeport High School's Renovation Project, funding to support innovative classroom use of new technologies, and support for teachers' professional development travel related expenses.

To-date, as a result of generous community support, we have made over $50,000 in grants to support the RSU5 schools!!