BHSF Foundation Grants Make a Difference!

Foundation grants support opportunities to explore educational  perspectives, ideas, and challenges. They promote educational excellence, provide critical resources,  align with key  initiatives, and complement the BHS operating budget.

Our grants fund programs that engage our students in core and co-curricular targeted areas, including:

  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics/Recreation
  • Technology

areas such as academics, arts, technology, athletics, special education and extra-curricular activities.

How are Grants Funded?

BHSF grants are funded through donations from BHS supporters such as current families, alumni, families of alumni, staff, corporations, small businesses and community members. Funds are generally raised through annual events such as our Annual Appeal, Foundation Celebration (signature gala), and Tribute Campaign.

Who Can Apply for Grants?

BHS administrators, teachers, staff, students and program leaders can apply for grants for a single classroom, grade, school or entire district.

When are Applications Available?

Applications will be available in September 2019 for our Fall 2019 grants.

Special Grants

Shelley Lazarus Memorial Grant

Established in 2015, this grant honors Shelley Lazarus, a beloved BHS teacher for 25 years. Shelley taught at Pine Lake and Way , and was the Media Specialist at Eastover.  The grant is awarded to programs that support Shelley's love of literature. 

  • 2015 - Diversity Book Collection (Eastover, Cindy Livingston)

  • 2016 - Literacy Library (EHMS, Catherine Young)

  • 2017 - Diverse Faces in Children's Literature (Bloomin' Preschool, Katie Weylan) and Music + Reading = Love (Lone Pine, Kate Philp)

  • 2018 - Book of the Year Programs at EHMS and BHSM (Laura Amatulli)

Dr. Rob Glass Superintendent Grant

This grant was established in 2017 in recognition of Dr. Glass being named Michigan Superintendent of the Year. One grant is awarded annually that supports Dr. Glass' passion for innovative educational initiatives.

  • 2017 - BHS Robotics (Middle Schools)

  • 2018 - Middle School Makeover Movements (BHSM, EHMS, WHMS, Laura Amatulli)

The Compass Fund for Social-Emotional Health

Established in 2017 by the Andover and Lasher classes of 1997 in honor of four classmates who committed suicide.

The fund supports a grant annually that focuses on BHS student social-emotional health and supports programming in anti-bullying, suicide awareness, inclusion, mental health initiatives, and other areas that help students who feel lost or who have lost their way.

  • 2017 - Health Wellness Promotion for High School Students (BHHS, Wendy Olah)

  • 2018 - ESL Puzzle Partnerships (WHMS, Jennifer Ostheimer and Valerie Weeks)