Teton Valley Education Foundation Receives Grant Award through Idaho Community Foundation Donor Advised Funds

September 13, 2013

The Teton Valley Education Foundation received grant contributions from the Kissler Family Philanthropic Advised Fund through the Idaho Community Foundation and the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund of Idaho Community Foundation with respective funding of $1,500.00 and $2,000.00. The awards will support ArtReach, an engaging 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 at the Idaho Community Foundation for their support of our public schools.  We appreciate our partnership and shared vision of furthering Idahoans’ quality of life through enhancing public education, not only in Teton Valley, but across the state of Idaho.”

About ICF:  The Idaho Community Foundation is a statewide public nonprofit organization whose goal is to have a permanent endowment of charitable dollars that will serve Idaho forever.  ICF manages charitable funds on behalf of organizations, families, individuals and businesses.  A gift of any size to an ICF fund helps increase the size and number of grants and scholarships awarded to local nonprofits and students.

The Teton Valley Education Foundation works to enhance the educational experiences for students and increases opportunities for academic excellence in Teton County public schools.  For more information on the Teton Valley Education Foundation, please visitwww.tetoneducation.com or call 208-419-6219.