STAR Grant Awards
In order to achieve our goals, we partner with community businesses and organizations in initiatives to raise awareness of and funding for our cause. Through our major campaigns, local schoolchildren receive the resources needed to achieve their potential.
The STAR Mini-Grant program provides funds (up to $500 per applicant) to elementary teachers to support teacher recognition for excellence in education at the elementary school level. Awards provide teachers the ability to recognize student achievements and citizenship and to support classroom academics and special projects that are not funded through the school district. Awardees and guests are invited to the UTB Chamber/UTBEF Annual Awards Dinner in June. The Shaluly Foundation's Manufacturing Day Run, Walk, and Paddle provides funding annually, and this year, a grant from Walmart made it possible to award $600 for 11 local elementary school projects.