Fifteen years ago, a group of dedicated parents, alumni, and administrators started The Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation, Inc. Working within the Winston Churchill High School cluster, they sought to bridge the financial gap between County funding and the desire of the entire Churchill community to maximize student enrichment. Since then, largely through the contributions of generous donors, the Foundation has provided critical funds to address a unique set of needs for our students and teachers that are not funded by Montgomery County Public Schools.
And now, due mostly to the efforts of teachers, administrators and students, but in some small part to the efforts of the Foundation, Winston Churchill High School has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, ranked #1 Best High School in Maryland in 2017 by US News and World Report, and ranked #4 Best High School in Maryland by Newsweek in 2015.
The Foundation, today governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of community members, faculty, and students, continues this focus to include: educational facility enhancements; educational enrichment materials; grants to staff for professional development; and grants to students for activities, clubs and special projects.
The Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation, Inc. is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization; an independent entity; it is not part of the Montgomery County Public Schools and receives no public funding.
To enhance the education of all students within the Winston Churchill High School cluster by harnessing the intellectual and financial resources of individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Our Board of Directors
Besides focusing on fundraising to “enhance the educational experience” the Foundation develops and presents a variety of events designed to bring together the Churchill community. Some of the events we’ve hosted in recent years include the Harlem Wizards vs. The Churchill All-Stars; an Author Appearance and Book–Signing showcasing three student authors; TEDx Churchill 1 & 2 (organized by the Churchill Think Big Club); Author Appearance and Book Discussion featuring Vaddey Ratner, author of In the Shadow of the Banyan; and a performance by The Capitol Steps in our own Churchill Auditorium.
Our Grant Program
As part of our ongoing efforts to “enhance the educational experience,” we offer grants to Staff and Students.
Staff: The Foundation has funds available to assist with fees for professional development courses related to staff members’ content areas or to enhance instruction. Grants for supplemental instructional materials or supplies are also available. You will find our guidelines, instructions on how to apply, and application form here:
Guidelines: Guidelines for Staff Grant applications Please review all guidelines before completing the application and submitting it to the Foundation.
Application Form: Staff Grant Application Request Form
Students: The Foundation also offers grants to students. The program, called the “Power to Improve” Challenge grant, encourages students to make Churchill or the community a better place. Get together with a group of friends and get creative! We’re looking for group ideas or projects that will improve Churchill. You could be funded up to $500 to cover project expenses and be eligible for school–wide recognition! Applications and guidelines are available by clicking the links below. There is no deadline to apply, but the sooner you do, the more funds will be available. Project deadlines will be determined on an individual basis, apply as soon as possible…..so get thinking!
Application Form: Power to Improve Grants for Clubs or Student Groups
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