Arts Grant 2019

IDAHO SCHOOLS RECEIVE 2019 MUSIC & ARTS GRANT FROM CALIFORNIA CASUALTY

Three school programs are getting a boost, thanks to a $250 Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty. The grant will enable:

  • Filer High School (Filer) to purchase Photography Equipment
  • Summit Elementary School (Jerome) for the Recorder Music Program
  • Clark County School District #161 (Dubois) for Music Equipment

Idaho schools are among 139 public schools in 31 states receiving a total of $34,750 to provide materials, supplies and instruments for art, music and performance programs at the schools.

The grant is designed to foster creativity in schools, such as choir, band, dance, film, theater, computer arts and graphics, or any K-12 curriculum that employs art for learning. 

California Casualty has partnered with Idaho Education Association since 1988 and understands the importance of music and arts education for children. Numerous studies have concluded that sharing a love of the arts enhances students’:

  • Brain development
  • Creativity
  • Classroom involvement

Music and art curriculum has also been shown to reduce disciplinary issues and dropout rates.

Unfortunately, many schools have reduced or eliminated music and arts education because of budget cuts. California Casualty hopes to fill the need with the Music and Arts Grant. California Casualty hopes to fill the need with the Music and Arts Grant.

“Students love to showcase their creativity, and helping educators keep music and arts in the forefront of every-day learning is absolutely the right thing for us to do,” said California Casualty AVP Brian Goodman.

Oregon public K-12 schools needing funding for an arts or performance program can apply for the 2020 Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty, at www.calcasmusicartsgrant.com

Founded in 1914, California Casualty has provided the NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program to members since 2000. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit www.calcas.com/IEA or call 1.800.800.9410.

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Join the Race for a 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty

California Casualty is looking to help public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools seeking funds for their program can apply at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. Applications must be received by January 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

Qualifying teams can receive $1,000 to $3,000.

 

The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who believes that teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship help develop high achievers in academics and in life.

 

Last year, athletes at 79 public middle schools and high schools in 33 states benefited from $83,000 awarded to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.

 

The 2018 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants helped:

  • Crosby High School (Connecticut) purchase a tackling and blocking sled to increase football team player safety
  • Burley Jr/Sr. High School (Idaho)
  • Somersworth Middle School (New Hampshire) outfit the softball team with new uniforms
  • Red Bay High School (Alabama) provide uniforms and equipment for the baseball team
  • Santan Junior High School (Arizona) invest in soccer and track and field equipment for the school’s ADAPTS sports activities for autistic students
  • Firth Middle School (Idaho)
  • Gervais Middle School (Oregon) provide the track and field team with sweat suits and a canopy to protect athletes during cold weather meets
  • Coalinga High School (California) supply balls, jerseys and shoes for the girls basketball team

Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.

 

“The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are another example of California Casualty’s commitment to educators and students,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. “We are proud to help students and schools compete at a higher level.”

 

Public middle and high schools whose sports programs have been impacted by inadequate budgets should apply for the 2018/2019 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019.

 

California Casualty has served educators since 1951 (a business partner with the IEA and IEA Member Benefits since 1988) and has provided the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program since that time. The company has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the $7,500 School Lounge Makeover®, www.YourSchoolLounge.com/NEA ; $500 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with the NEA Foundation, www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/awards-for-teaching-excellence; and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.

 

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. Learn more at www.calcas.com or by calling 1.800.800.9410.

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