SPRING GRANTS 2017 !! Our Spring grant-making program is now underway!  We are currently accepting applications for project ideas which will enrich the student experience at RSU5.  Applications are open to all members of the RSU 5 school community - teachers, administrative staff and school-sanctioned student groups.

Grant application forms can be picked up in the main offices in each of the schools, or on-line at: https://app.box.com/s/ldwvmqf4yu6jxbxihfkgeyr9rrhe5wsx

Please note the deadline for Spring grant applications is Friday, March 24th.


The Freeport, Pownal and Durham Education Foundation

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


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 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 include targeted donations made by individual donors for use in the Mast Landing School Playground Project, the Freeport High School Renovation Project, and in support of  teachers' professional development travel related expenses.

To-date, as a result of generous community support, we have made over $43,000 in grants to support the RSU5 schools!!