Jan 10, 2017
Ecolab Foundation Awards $1.1 Million to Teachers in 2016 Through Visions for Learning National Educator Grants Program
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies
and services, has awarded $1.1 million in grants to K-12 educators
throughout the U.S. through the Ecolab Foundation’s 2016 Visions for
Learning Educator Grants program. The Visions for Learning program
provides K-12 teachers with funds to purchase equipment and materials to
enhance the classroom experience for their students. In 2016, more than
680 grants were provided through the Visions for Learning program,
benefitting nearly 340 schools and more than 150,000 students nationwide.
“Ecolab Visions for Learning Educator Grants support the incredible work
teachers are doing in their classrooms to augment basic skills
instruction,” said Kris Taylor, vice president of Community Relations at
Ecolab. “Teachers submit applications for materials to make their lesson
plans more engaging for students, creating richer educational
experiences that will better prepare young people for successful
Since the program began in 1986, more than $13.9 million has been
distributed to teachers in classrooms across the U.S. The 2016 Visions
for Learning program included the distribution of $244,000 in grants to
educators in St. Paul, Minn., the home of Ecolab’s world headquarters.
Projects funded through this year’s grants include reading materials for
Spanish, Native American Culture and English Language Learner classes,
supplies for an underwater robotics class, trigonometry surveillance
kits, materials for a multicultural poetry publication class, and
resources for an elementary school wind column experiment.
The Ecolab Foundation contributes to the quality of life in the
communities where the company operates, supporting organizations and
programs focused on youth and education, civic and community
development, arts and culture, and the environment and conservation. For
more information on the Visions for Learning Educator Grants program,
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Ecolab Media Relations
Roman Blahoski, 651-250-4385
Source: Ecolab Inc.
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