It’s that time of the year again, teachers! We are accepting applications for VISIONS grants for engaging, innovative learning opportunities for students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools.

The deadline is Dec. 15. For students, the impact is lasting.

Review the grant application procedure, then fill out this application and email or mail it to: VISIONS Fund Attn.: Grant Committee PO Box 722 Vandalia, OH 45377.

Last year, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation awarded $26,206 in new educational grants and disbursed an additional $11,500 in previously approved awards. Those grants are supporting nearly two dozen initiatives — from Planetarium technology upgrades and Cincinnati Zoo tickets for elementary school students to supplies for a clay studio and flexible seating options for students with special needs.

The VISIONS: An Eye for the Future Fund underwrote the bulk of the grants, with significant contributions from the Arts Revitalizing Team Fund, Vandalia-Butler High School Alumni Association Fund and the Mary Ann Wietzel (“What’s in It for Kids?) Fund.

Since 2002, more than $240,000 has been granted or committed to support learning opportunities for students in the district.

For those wishing to make a contribution to the VISIONS Fund, tax-deductible donations can be mailed to VISIONS Fund, c/o The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main St., Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45409. To make an online donation, click here.

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation and its funds are components of The Dayton Foundation.  Leadership for the Vandalia-Butler Foundation rests in our own community, while fiscal oversight of our funds is maintained by The Dayton Foundation, which serves the Dayton/Miami Valley area. This partnership allows for the Vandalia-Butler community to benefit from local leadership and profit from resources pooled with others for investment growth.