Neighbors FCU launched the Project Grants for Public Schools (PGPS) granting program in April 2021 to offer project funding for public elementary, middle, and high schools throughout our 9-parish service region. NFCU has committed to injecting $50,000 into our service community each year by responding to applications that address long-term project needs within schools, including new or upgraded technology, school beautification, and facility improvements.
Schools interested in applying for a project grant must be a public or non-profit charter school operating in Neighbors’ 9-parish region: East Baton Rouge, Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
Winners for Spring 2021
Denham Springs Elementary
$15,000 toward innovative play spaces
Tara High School
$2,490 toward a new tech pathway through LSU titled Digital Storytelling
The Dufroq School
$2,479 toward ‘Robots in the Classroom’ program
Magnolia Woods Elementary
$2,400 toward sound and display systems
Sugar Mill Elementary
$2,395 toward the Buddy Benches program
Gonzales Middle School
$1,092 toward ‘Engraving the Way’ program
The mission of the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation is to create and support education-focused & community-driven initiatives in the greater Baton Rouge area. As we grow our initiatives, we seek to become an invaluable educational resource to underserved individuals and groups in our service community through scholarships, grants, and volunteer efforts.
Currently, the Neighbors Foundation raises funds via NFCU’s Free Cash Back Checking account program, the Employee Payroll Donation Program, and our yearly sporting clays tournament, Clays for a Cause being held on Friday, September 10 at Covey Rise Lodge.
As the Neighbors Foundation expands, it is our goal to inject $100,000 into our service community by the end of 2021 through $50,000 in Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award scholarships and $50,000 in grants through Project Grants for Public Schools.
For more information on how your school can apply, click here.