News & Notes from the Dart Foundation and organizations supported by our grants…

Dart Foundation representatives visit Mercy

Four months after awarding a grant to Mercy Hospital Ada for training mannequins, local representatives of the Dart Foundation visited the hospital Tuesday to see staffers use the equipment to hone their skills.

Read the full article at The Ada News

Alcovy teacher wins $5,000 Dart Foundation grant for robotics equipment

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy High School juniors and seniors will soon have new science technology engineering and math equipment to create robots from scratch for their capstone projects. Mr. Zachary Pitts, an engineering, manufacturing and robotics instructor at the school, recently won a $5,000 grant from the Dart Foundation to purchase the new equipment.

Read the full article at The Covington News

Dart Foundation awards funds to support hi-tech ocean buoy

A state-of-the-art oceanographic buoy has been installed in Little Cayman, providing real-time data on marine and weather conditions through an interlinked cellphone app.

The buoy contains high-tech instruments that record everything from barometric pressure to ocean acidification.

Data from the buoy, installed by researchers from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, can be used by...

Read the full article at Cayman Compass

Middle School Summer Camp Benefits From Dart Foundation Grant

Southeastern Randolph Middle School received $5,000 from the Dart Foundation to purchase equipment and materials for STEM projects at their summer camp.

Article: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20180725/rcss-uses-dart-gift-for-serms-summer-camp

Electrical engineering technology program receives $50,000 grant

The College of Lake County’s electrical engineering technology program has received a $50,000 grant from the Dart Foundation. The funding will finance new lab equipment, including specialized generators and software upgrades scheduled to be installed in the 2018-19 academic year.

“We are excited and very grateful to receive the grant funding from the Dart Foundation,” said Michelle Leonard, chair of the electrical engineering program. “Having th…

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Dart Foundation funds $45,000 3-D measuring instrument at Bates Technical College

TACOMA, Wash. – Students in the CNC Machinist program will have new equipment on which to learn because of a generous grant from the Dart Foundation.

The $45,000 grant, given to the Bates Technical College Foundation, will fund the purchase of a specialized measuring machine, the Computer Numerical Control Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), which will allow the college to offer a career path in CNC coordinate measuring machine operation and pro…

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Dart Foundation Grant to benefit Allen Cancer Center at Nanticoke

The Nanticoke Health Foundation has received a grant supporting the Allen Cancer Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in the amount of $40,000 from the Dart Foundation. The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established by Dart Container Corporation founder William A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart. The Foundation supports projects that enhance education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and tho…

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Dart Foundation Awards $750,000 to Highfields

Highfields is the recipient of a legacy gift in honor of W.A. and Claire Dart and their longtime affiliation with Highfields.

Article: https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2018/06/organization_serving_children.html

Dart Foundation Awards $45,970 to Owensboro Health Foundation

The Dart Foundation recently provided a grant to Owensboro Health Foundation to purchase an Apollo Adult Patient Simulator.

Article: https://surfky.com/index.php/daviess/daviess-county-news/130421-new-patient-simulator-provides-lifelike-learning-experience

Dart Foundation provides grant to Piedmont Rockdale Hospital

CONYERS – Piedmont Rockdale Hospital has received a $36,390 grant from the Dart Foundation to purchase two Panda Warmers, medical devices used during labor and delivery to keep newborn babies warm and healthy in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

“We appreciate the support of the Dart Foundation,” said Marty Wynn, chief financial officer, Piedmont Rockdale. “The grant enables us to purchase equipment that allows us to provide th…

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Dart Foundation awards Norco College $95,000

Norco, CA – The Norco College Manufacturing Technology program was awarded a $95,000 grant from the Dart Foundation to purchase a new Y-Axis Computer Numerical Control lathe for the Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

The Lab is utilized by more than 800 students each academic year. The new equipment will provide students with access to industry standard equipment. This will ensure they are fully prepared to operate current technology and enter the work…

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Dart Foundation Donates to Common Ground Community Greenhouse

The Dart Foundation awarded a grant to Common Ground Ministries to help provide students the chance to put their hands on learning. The non-profit will soon begin construction on a greenhouse to teach students the finer points of agriculture and horticulture. 

Article: http://www.waxahachietx.com/news

Dart Foundation Awards $700,000 to Capital Area Career Center

A check presentation was held at the Capital Area Career Center on April 24th, announcing Dart Foundation’s grant to CACC to create an Advanced Manufacturing collaboration space. Together with matching capital projects funds, CACC will be renovating spaces for Precision Machining, Welding and Engineering Technology, fostering a collaborative environment for students in these programs. Upgraded manufacturing equipment will be purchased as well, pr…

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Dart Foundation Grants Benefit Local Children

The Dart Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $8,360 to benefit a local nonprofit organization and an area school in Thomaston, GA.

Article: Dart Foundation Grants Benefit Local Children (PDF)

Dart Foundation awards grant to TCPS career and technology education program

Dart Foundation awards grant to TCPS career and technology education program

The Dart Foundation recently awarded a grant in the amount of $4,495 to Talbot County Public Schools for their Career and Technology Education – Interactive Media Production (IMP) Pathway Equipment Project.

Article: http://www.stardem.com/life/article_0d1c5153-150e-58cd-a2b7-9ffc684e3f2f.html

Grants Distributed to Support STEM Projects in Local Classrooms

The Dart Foundation awards a several grants to Rockdale and Newton County schools to give them a boost in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects.

Article: http://bit.ly/2lxwAsk

Dart Foundation Recognized by Kettering University

The Dart Foundation was recently recognized for its $177,000 grant to Kettering University, at a special event held on campus. Members of Kettering’s administrative staff and faculty – as well as students – were on hand to express their appreciation, with Foundation Manager Emily L. Matthews conveying the Foundation’s pleasure to partner with the university. The grant purchased new plastics equipment, leading to the development of new undergradua…

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Dart Foundation Donates to Kettering University

The Dart Foundation has awarded Kettering University $177,000 to purchase plastics equipment to enhance educational and research opportunities for faculty and students on campus. Article: Kettering University

Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley

The Dart Foundation provides a grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley for their newly-renovated and expanded robotics classroom. Article: MagicValley.com

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Hot Wheels Race to Win

Foundation Manager Emily L. Matthews (4th from right) attends Impression 5’s Press Conference, Unveiling the Dart Hall of Science and the “Hot Wheels Race to Win” Exhibit.

Dart Foundation donates to LCC Foundation

Dart Foundation Trustee Ariane Dart presenting a $300,000 “Big Check” to Dan McKean, Executive Director of the Lansing Community College Foundation, for renovation and new construction of their Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

Dart Foundation Provides Grant for TechTransport Bus

Foundation Manager Emily L. Matthews was on hand to receive special recognition from ITEC (Information Technology Empowerment Center) as one of several area funders that helped bring their TechTransport bus project to fruition. The bus is designed to bring learning to 2,500 Lansing-area children annually who have limited access to home computers and the internet.  

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