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APS is the largest school district in the state and 15th in the nation, has been the central source for public education in the Albuquerque community for decades.  APS strives to create excellence in public education and serves every child that walks through the door, all 75,000 of them. Each one has a story.  Many never had a “Aha!” moment in which they found what they were learning in class was applicable to real life.  The APS Education Foundation works as a catalyst to make that connection and serve the emerging needs for over 143 APS schools.  We are devoted to supporting a wide range of programs to let all of our students explore interests and passions through new experiences.  The motto we live by is to ensure students have the opportunity to succeed the minute they enter APS to the moment they walk across the stage as a senior.

During the 2020-2021 school year, one of the most challenging in our history, the APS Education Foundation awarded 79 grants totaling over $316,500.  These grants fund projects and programs across all academic content areas.  They also support social emotional learning, community and family engagement and so much more.


 

2020-2021 Our Impact

 

Student Clubs & Activities

Amount Awarded: $99,533
Amount Requested: $139,770.36
Funded: 31 out of 42 applications
Students Impacted: 3,466

Programs have a focus of STEM, literacy or fine arts
Amount Awarded: $77,322.80
Amount Requested: $130,957.38
Funded: 33 out of 51 applications
Students Impacted: 5,589

  • Guhl Early Literacy 

    Amount Awarded: $15,000
    Amount Requested: $50,000
    Funded: 1 out of 2 applications
    Students Impacted: 1,334

Schoolwide Impact

Amount Awarded: $54,999.20
Amount Requested: $398,715.32
Funded: 6 out of 28 applications
Students Impacted: 7,554

School Climate Transformative Idea Grant (TIG)

  • Amount Awarded: $17,988
    Amount Requested: $29,138
    Funded: 4 out of 6 applications
    Students Impacted: 744

Highland HS DECA National CompetitionPepsi for Student Competitions  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS Education Foundation was unable to fund any qualified applicants.

 

Varsity Awards

    Directed by the APSEF Student Board Members
    Amount Awarded: $16,557
    Funded: ACT Practice Test, AP Exam Fees, and Varsity Scholarships
    Students Impacted: 250

    Eldorado 3Gold Bar Best in Class Awards

    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS Education Foundation was unable to host Gold Bar 2021.

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    Discretionary Awards

    • Amount Awarded: $35,083
    • Students Impacted: 1595