The Harvey L. Foster Foundation understands that school budgets are tight yet the cost for science equipment rises. In some cases the return on investment for a single piece of classroom equipment is too small to include or save up for in one’s budget. And this doesn’t include glassware that naturally gets broken in everyday classroom use throughout the year. Consequently, another way our Foundation contributes to schools in our four-Parish vicinity is to support them with regard to scientific equipment they may need for classroom teachings.
The Foundation is able to utilize donated funds to science related items schools have identified as needed to pursue science instruction. We provide this in the form of grant money. If your classroom would like to be considered for a grant, the Foundation encourages you to fill out our equipment request form and send it in. And please let others know about our Foundation as well by providing the information to other science education teachers at your school or to those at other schools.
Do you want to make sure your name is on our list for future notifications? If so, let us know in the Contact Us page.
By making lab equipment available to schools that might otherwise have no way to purchase items, we expose and excite youths about the wonders of science. This is another way The Harvey L. Foster Foundation contributes to the community.
Our desire is to encourage excitement in science today while creating future science leaders of tomorrow.
August 2010: St Thomas Aquinas High School received a $1525 grant for laboratory equipment and supplies for their Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science classes.
August 2010: Lakeshore High School received a $1500 grant for laboratory equipment and supplies for their Biology, Physical Science and Chemistry classes.
August 2010: Northlake Christian School received a $1500 grant for laboratory equipment and supplies for their Chemistry, Biology and Anatomy & Physiology classes.
September 2010: Covington High School received $1500 grant for laboratory equipment and supplies along with burettes for their Chemistry and Chemistry Honors classes.
October 2010: Mandeville High School received a $1500 grant for laboratory equipment and supplies for their Biology, Anatomy & Physiology classes.
October 2011: Mandeville High School received 7 LCD microscopes for special education students in traditional science classes along with a donation of laboratory equipment and supplies, donated by Environmental Business Specialists LLC, valued at approximately $5000 for their Science Department.
October 2011: L.P. Monteleone Junior High School received a donation of 5 iPads to be able to utilize the vast array of science apps available for their 7th and 8th grade science and gifted science classes.