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The Foundation funds a variety of academic

projects and programs for Averill Park Schools.

APEF Grants Awarded

The Averill Park Education Foundation exists solely for charitable and educational purposes to benefit the students of the Averill Park schools and works to support educational and creative initiatives to enrich programs and services for the students.  Funds are distributed in the form of grants and project awards focused primarily in the academic subject areas, as well as technology, cultural enrichment, and general scholastic achievement.   The Foundation encourages teachers, students, and community members to help identify worthwhile projects for funding opportunities.

Here are some of the Foundation's awarded grants:


USB Microphones AMS

ANGST Screening HS

Falconer presentation AMS

MakeyMakey Invention Kits AMS

Michael Nearney - guest speaker HS

The Story Pirates ( Grade 4 in-person and virtual at PES, MHSL, & WSLE

e-Sports Program at Algonquin Middle School

Chauvet Ovation LED lights (Luminescent bottom up stage lighting) APHS Theater Dept. 



Flip Forms MH

Earth Dome PES

Author Visit  - Eric Luper PES/WSL/MH

Theatre on the Go AMS

Author Visit - Jennifer Donnelly AMS

TI Innovator Hub HS

Student Canvas - Art HS

Homespun Community Dancing HS

Language Immersion HS

One School One Book Skype AMS

Vernier EKG sensors HS

Human Brain Lab Equipment HS

Lost Boy of Sudan author visit AMS

Prom Speakers HS

Little Bits Workshop Sets PES

Author Visit - Eric Luper PES/MH/WSL

Mr. Herren - guest speaker HS

Story Pirates PES/WSL/MH

Tone Chime PES


Artist in Residence PES/MH/WSL

Language Immersion Program HS

Pre-Prom Speakers HS

Maker Bot 3D Printer AMS

Microphones AMS

Pergola HS


Google Expedition AMS

FOSS Energy Modules WSL

iPad minis SPED

Richard Jensen  - speaker HS

Piano - partial funding AMS

Wonder grant WSL/PES/MH

TV Studio Equipment  AMS

Language Immersion HS

Apple TV for math classrooms HS


  • 13th year of support for the Albany Symphony Orchestra Adopt-a-School Project

  • Funding to support AMS students at Odyssey of the Mind World Competition

  • Funding for the Off Broadway Players

  • 20 Makaya Soprano Ukeleles for the AMS Music Program

  • Homespun Community Dance Program for High School students

  • Materials for hands on science projects for all 4th and 5th grade students district wide

  • SmartKids NY Program, exposing 3rd and 4th grade students throughout the district to emerging technologies and innovations through hands on demos, experiments and field trips led by young entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists

  • APEX Tutorial software and 8 Chromebooks for use by 7th and 8th grade students at AMS

  • Support for the APHS Robiotics Club for Vex Robotics Competition


2013 - 2014

  • Ryan Smithson, author - visit to 9th ELA students

  • Funding for 28 easels for the APHS Art Department

  • Printing costs for the 5th grade journalism's West Sand Lake Elementary School Chronicle newsletter

  • Funding for APHS seniors to take the Upper Level Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar

  •  24 additional Precision Laptops with mobile cart to provide additional wi-fi access to all classes

  • Honey Bee Chamber and Observation Project in High School Biology classroom

  • Materials for Vex Robotics Competition (Vex Toss Up Field and Game Objects)

  • New Kiln, Kiln Furniture and Vent System to benefit ceramics and sculpture students

  • Purchase of percussion instruments (soloist xylophone, concert marimba, and concert bells)

  • 12th year of support for the Albany Symphony Orchestra Adopt-a-School Program



  • Homespun community dancing program for LOTE 

  • Albany Symphony Orchestra Adopt-a-School Program 

  • 3 professional cameras and 9 point and shoot cameras with SD Cards and Batteries

  •  VEX Robotics Equipment 

  • Pre-performance material and in school performance by Ennio Emanual for LOTE

Sampling of Grants from previous years:

  • Fund the purchase of 24 laptops for AP High school mobile computer lab to benefit Technology, English, and Theater students.

  • Fund the purchase of 12 netbook computers for Algonquin Middle School to provide increased resources for technology-fused, project based learning experiences

  • Fund the purchase of 6 ipads for each school in the APCSD for the Physical Education Departments to track fitness levels of students in grades K-12

  • Extension of Robotics program to the AP High School 

  • Fund distance learning content through Nova Net to benefit middle and high school students

  • Off Broadway Players grant to support productions at AP High School

  • Supported West Sand Lake Elementary School team travel costs to Odyssey of the Mind World Competition.

  • Art Department grant to purchase framing materials and supplies for the display of AP Alumni artwork with the school district buildings.

  • Support High School Orchestra opportunity to perform at Avery Fischer Hall a tLincoln Center this May 2012 in New York City. 

  • Fund the Albany Symphony Orchestra Adopt-A-School Program

  • Fund the Robotics Program for grades 7 and 8.

  • Purchased 22 netbook laptop computers and computer mobile cart for AMS.

  • Assisted in funding Rachel’s Challenge.  An anti-bullying program for MS and HS students.

  • Helped fund several musicals such as Bye, Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, and Into the Woods.

  • Purchased an iMAC computer and software for the APHS Forensics Program.

  • Refurbished and refinished a Wurlitzer Grand Piano for AMS.

  • Helped fund the Adventure Based Ropes Course Project at AMS.

  • Purchased a pottery wheel for APHS Art Department.

  • Purchased a simulated smokers lung comparison kit for the APHS.

  • Provided funding for the MH/SL playground.

  • Provided funding for The Garden Project at the APHS.

  • Purchased 3 electric violins for the APHS Orchestra.

  • Purchased a video camera, tripod and case 

  • Supported the “A Touch of Woodwinds” performance for the entire APHS.

  • Purchased 30 pairs of snowshoes for 4th and 5th grades at Poestenkill Elementary School.

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