GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation Supports School Projects
The Ballston Spa schools were among the community organizations selected to receive funding from the GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation as they announced their awards for 2017. The district received $5,500 in funding for the annual Tech Valley Robot Rumble Off-Season Robotics Competition held at the BSHS in the fall. The High School PTSA was awarded a $3,500 grant to help with Arts-In-Education programs and the annual After-Prom activities implemented by the organization each spring. The Ballston Spa FIRST Robotics Team #3044 was awarded a $2,000 grant to support the team’s participation in regional competitions.
Additional organizations in the district receiving grants include $2,500 to the Malta Avenue PTA and $2,000 to the Gordon Creek Elementary School PTA to provide Arts-In-Education programs in the schools. The Middle School’s Launching Pad Productions received $2,500 to support their performance of Shrek the Musical in February. The High School’s Student Book Club received $1,800 to purchase books and support club activities, while the Senior Short Story class received $1,222 to fund a field trip to attend theatrical performances.
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation recently presented its 2017 slate of grants totaling over $159,000, benefiting 45 local organizations and community projects. The Foundation was developed to fund organizations, programs and projects that provide tangible benefits of a public nature to diverse groups serving the citizens of the Town of Malta, including not-for-profit corporations, charitable organizations, community arts and theater groups, community historical sites, special events, education programs, and sports and recreation activities.