Frequently Asked Questions
Following are answers to some of the most common questions about the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation. If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact the Foundation office for assistance.
Who can request a grant?
Any teacher or administrator in the school district can request a grant from the Foundation. The grant may be for a specific class, for the school, or for the district.
How do I request a grant?
Please visit our grants page to find instructions and the application form.
When do I find out if my grant is approved?
Grants are due in the early spring prior to the school year. The Board meets in late spring to review all grant applications, and applicants are notified within one week as to whether their grant was approved or denied.
How do I make a donation to the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation?
You can make a secure online donation via this site. Or you may send a check to the Foundation: 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546. If you would like to discuss another kind of gift, please contact the Foundation office at (616) 493-8500. The Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. Gifts to the Foundation meet charitable deduction guidelines.
How can I get involved with the Foundation?
There are many ways to get involved! We are always looking for board members, and for volunteers to help with our events. Please contact the Foundation office at (616) 493-8500 to talk with us about the opportunities and your interests.
Our mission is to provide funding for all areas of academic excellence in Forest Hills Public Schools.
June 12, 2013
26th Annual Charlie Anderson Memorial Golf Outing
November 7, 2013
Please go to our Events page for more information.
The Foundation has launched an Ambassador Program to assist with educating the community on the mission of the Foundation. Stay tuned for more to come about this new and exciting program!
Our new STAR Program (Staff, Teacher, Appreciation & Recognition) will recognize any district employee when you make a donation in their honor.
Learn about how your donation is used to ignite passion for learning with these creative and progressive educational programs.
Walter Perschbacher, Chairperson
Michael Batts, Vice Chairperson
Karen Lott, Secretary
Matt Smith, Treasurer
Dan Behm, FHPS Superintendent
Jeannine Leslie, Past Chairperson
Sue Gutierrez, District Liaison
Mary Vonck, Board of Education Liaison
Jana Siminski, Director of Philanthropy
Deanna Wynn, Foundation Coordinator