Teton Valley Education Foundation Receives Grant Awards through Community Foundation of Teton Valley and US Bank  

September 30, 2014

The Teton Valley Education Foundation received grant contributions from theCommunity Foundation of Teton Valley and US Bank with respective funding of $2,500 and $1,500. The awards will support ArtReach, an engaging and comprehensive art curriculum for the Teton School District Elementary schools.

ArtReach provides each classroom one hour of quality art enrichment a month and benefits over 800 elementary students.  Deidre Morris, the Art Instructor commented, “elementary art education is critical because of the intense cognitive and personal development at that age.  Children have innate creativity that, if not supported, will soon wither.  By supporting, encouraging, and most importantly, facilitating the creative process, children retain the confidence to keep trying when confronted by challenge.  At the most basic and essential level, children experience wholehearted joy in doing what they love best: imagining and creating.”

Diane Tauer Temple, Teton Valley Education Foundation Executive Director added, “we are grateful to our friends and supporters at CFTV and US Bank for their ongoing support of cultural enrichment in our public schools.  We appreciate our partnership and shared vision of improving lives in Teton Valley through enhanced public education programming.”

About CFTV:  Founded in 2007, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley’s mission is to improve lives through the power of generosity by supporting the nonprofit sector, maximizing the impact of the Valley’s donors, promoting a culture of giving, and serving as a catalyst in addressing critical community needs.

About US Bank Charitable Giving:  U.S. Bank contributes to the strength and health of our communities through the U.S. Bank Foundation, Community Affairs and Corporate Giving.  Each year, the U.S. Bank Foundation provides cash contributions to nonprofit organizations in our grant priority areas of education, economic opportunity, and artistic and cultural enrichment.