Versacare is an independent foundation which has been serving Seventh-day Adventist ministries and a select few other humanitarian efforts with financial grants since 1990. They are a self-funded lay organization, and the board is comprised of both lay Adventists and present and former Adventist church employees, all committed to furthering the Kingdom of God and to restoring the “image of God” in those in need. Explore their website and readtheir history, learn about some of the wonderful programs they have supported and review their grant guidelines to learn if your organization qualifies for a Versafund grant.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY GRANTS 2020
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
WITHIN THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION OF SDA
$300,000.00 Designated for Fixed Grants:
Fixed Grant Amounts:
- 12 @ $ 5,000: For small schools with three classrooms or less.
- 18 @ $10,000: For larger schools with multiple classrooms.
- 6 @ $10,000: For secondary schools.
Restrictions on Use of Funds Awarded:
There are no restrictions provided the funds are used for the purpose stated in your application and in your school’s technology plan (see Applicant Qualifications below), the funds go to facilitate teaching science in the classroom as opposed to simply providing hardware or software for teachers or administrators, and the funds are spent in the year the grant is awarded.
Included within the STEM category are classroom smart boards, tablets or Chromebooks for student use, equipping or updating student computer labs, installation of 3D printers and related software, initiating or funding robotics programs, instruction in software coding, and the equipping of chemistry, physics and biology labs, and other STEM related needs.
Function as an official school within the K-12 system of the North American Division.
Have in place a board-voted technology plan outlining the STEM technology or equipment in use or being considered, whether new, replacement, upgrades, and professional development, if any, is anticipated for teachers to guarantee the use of the technology for the students’ best interests (teacher development is not a permissible STEM grant expense).