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About the Congdon Park Foundation

The mission of the Congdon Park Foundation is to obtain funding to provide academic enrichment through school programs and activities for students at all grade levels at Congdon Park Elementary School in Duluth, MN.   The Foundation was established in 1998 and is governed by a board of directors made up of concerned citizens, parents, staff and former students.  The Foundation is constructed as an endowment to maintain and support a comprehensive educational program with the goal of providing academic enrichment to the maximum number of students through requested educational programs and opportunities.  Each year a % of the raised  and invested monies are granted to fund programs or provide schoool equipment.

Past funding has supported math and reading tutors, stage lighting and audio system upgrades, digital cameras, art and music equipment and supplies, field trips, art education programs, and anti-bullying workshops, among many others.  See below for complete list of grants awarded since 2001.

Have an idea to help, support and enrich our students at Congdon Park?  Looking for funds to make it happen?   Consider filling out a grant application to the Congdon Park Foundation.  link to granting page

GRANT APPLICATION                                                                                                                                        GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS - please read before completing grant application.
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Grants Awarded/Projects Funded

2013-2014 Grants
  • Garden Shed
  • Starter LEGO robotics kit

2012 – 2013 Grants

▪ 6 drums for the music program and to create and after-school drum group 
▪ ceramic glaze for art class 
▪ 30 soccer balls for use in Phy. Ed class and at recess
▪ graphic novels and materials to allow 5th grade students to create their own graphic novels
▪ French curriculum and technology resources for the after-school French program
▪ two way radios to improve communication within the school
▪ books for school garden planning
▪ Hartley Nature Center field trips

2011 – 2012 Grants

▪ P.E. equipment for both adaptive and standard P.E. classes
▪ P.E. running program (incentive charms)
▪ Carpet cleaner
▪ Musical instruments
▪ Smart Board equipment
▪ Tables
▪ Hartley Nature Center field trips 

2010 – 2011 Grants

▪ Helmets for ice skating/skiing
▪ Smart Board curriculum training
▪ Art Adventure
▪ Wolf Ridge Grant
▪ Hartley Nature Center

2009 – 2010 Grants

▪ Art Adventure
▪ Clay tables
▪ Sand tables
▪ Ukeleles
▪ Goei Memorial Garden

2008 – 2009 Grants

▪ Math tutor
▪ Reading tutor coach

2007 – 2008 Grants
▪ $2000 library books 
▪ Math tutor
▪ Reading tutor coach

2006-2007 Grants

▪ Stage Lighting
▪ Social Studies DVDs
▪ Library Books
▪ $700.00 for Art Adventure program
▪ $685.00 for school store
▪ $700.00 for physical education equipment
▪ $700.00 for digital cameras
▪ $9100.00 for math tutor

2004-2005 Grants

▪ Increase in Media Specialist time
Development and maintenance of the school’s website
Math tutor
▪ Art Adventures program
▪ Library books
▪ Each child at Congdon visited the Children Just Like Me Exhibit
at the Children’s Museum in the Depot. The Foundation paid the
admission fees for the classes.
▪ Bully prevention training for all students. Students will see plays
to teach them strategies for resolving conflicts. Climb Theater
presented BUD the Bully (K – 2) and The Ride of Your
Life (grades 3 – 5).

2003-2004 Grants

▪ Art Adventures
▪ Library Books
▪ Breakfast Program
▪ Blue Ribbon School Banner
▪ Fitness Program – printing costs
▪ Reading Tutor
▪ S.M.A.R.T. K-1 Training
▪ Maps and Globes
 2002 – 2003 Grants
▪ Contributions toward the audio enhancement system
in the classrooms
▪ Funding towards spring field trips

2001 -2002 Grants

▪ Increase in time for the Congdon Park Media Specialist
▪ Instruction for grade one students in theater skills
▪ Environmental education lessons led by Hartley Nature Center
for kindergarten students
▪ New video camera
▪ Laminating machine 

2000 – 2001 Grants
▪ Television/ VCR units
▪ 20 Microscopes
▪ Xylophones for Music classes: 2 Alto and 2 Soprano
▪ A Science exploration table for each Kindergarten class
▪ Field trips for the 2000-2001 school year for all classes
at Congdon.
▪ A class set of microscopes
▪ A new digital camera
An After School Environmental Studies Program for
grades 1-5 that will be offered to during the 2000-2001 school year.
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