Our Mission

Foundation 51 is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide independent funding to promote innovative student development in MSAD51.  
By supporting the inventive use of existing and emerging teaching methods, Foundation 51 seeks to enrich the educational experience with programs that inspire creativity and passion, and encourage social responsibility.
Please Consider Foundation 51 During Your Year-end Giving!

Dear MSAD 51 Community Members, 

 

As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on our supportive community and the amazing schools our children attend each day. We are thankful for our neighbors and all the generous acts they perform.

 

As board members of Foundation 51, we are also thankful to our generous donors who recognize the importance of funding in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities for students in MSAD 51. For 20 years, Foundation 51 has been directing private charitable resources towards the enrichment of educational opportunities for our children. 

 

Over the years, the number of grant applications has steadily increased, and our hope is to fund even more projects. Please consider supporting Foundation 51’s efforts during our 20 year anniversary.

 

Sincerely,

The Foundation 51 Board

 

PS - Your donation is tax deductible - and we encourage you to dedicate your corporate match.

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Or, send a check, payable to “Foundation 51” to P.O. Box 545, Cumberland, ME 04021. 

You may e-mail questions or to ask for assistance to info@foundation51.org or to the Board President, Carla O’Sullivan, at Carla@foundation51.org

The entire Board of Directors wishes you a kind and gentle holiday season. May 2019 only see your hands reach out in friendship, never in need. 

Warm Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year,

The Foundation 51 Board

Grant Spotlight

  • High School Robotics Club
    The Greely High School Robotics Club gives students a chance to apply lessons they’ve learned from a broad array 
    of classes (e.g. general science, computer science, physics) in a practical situation. Andrew Baca, a former science teacher and current member of the science staff at Greely High School has prior exposure to robotics competitions and applied for a grant in the 2016 spring grant cycle. Foundation 51 was proud to award a grant substantial enough to fund the Robotics Club this fall.  The Club already has 14 students participating - enough to sponsor three teams working on one robot each. Club members meet twice a week at the high school.  The Robotics Club’s main activity is to design and build robots to bring to local competitions. Baca makes sure that the students have the materials, direction, and support to build and compete.

    In addition to fostering interest in physics, computer science, and programming, the Club promotes teamwork and communication skills. Eacindividual contributes some range of leadership, project management, mechanical awareness, technological savvy, and, of course, problem solving skills to his or her team. The Club provides an opportunity to bring students together to explore and to practice these vital skills regularly.  Baca anticipates that participation will continue to grow over the next few years. As the Club grows, he hopes to extend not only the number of teams composed of high school students but also to expand the Club to include middle school students as well.

    Foundation 51 is pleased to have been able to help enrich the intellectual and personal growth of a number of students at Greely High School outside the classroom with this fun and innovative project. We thank Andrew for his leadership and commitment.




    Posted 27 Dec 2016, 17:54 by Webmaster Foundation51
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