We are proud to say that  we awarded more than $28,000 in grants during the 2018-19 school year - our highest total ever!  These are some of the grants we awarded: 

Elementary Schools

  • All Elementary Schools Beyond Ballroom Dancing Program for 4th or 5th graders
  • Church Street "One Book, One School" program for all K-5 students
  • Church Street "Kindness Garden" for all K-5 students 
  • George Washington School Artist for the Bus Entrance Mural Project
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Live Theater Tanglewood Marionettes production of Cinderella
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Storyteller Artist-in-Resident Program for K-5 
  • Post Road School Scholarships for the Nature’s Classroom for the 4th grade
  • Post Road School Critter Caravan science program for Kindergarten students 
  • Post Road School Weather Lab for all Kindergarten students
  • Ridgeway School Supplies for the Garden Club 
  • Ridgeway School Author/Illustrator Arts-in-Residence Program for K-5

​Middle Schools

  • Eastview School Latin American Dance Artist-in-Residence
  • Highlands School More than 100 Stylus Pens for use by math students on I-pads

​High School

  • Scholarships for 9thGrade students to attend a performance at SUNY Purchase
  • Celebration Math Lunch for 70 girls taking calculus
  • Author visit with students studying Spanish at WPHS & Eastview 
  • R.E.A.D. program at Rochambeau School

We hope you will help us as we work to continue our success!

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Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School

Grant History

2018-19 Was a Great School Year,

Thanks To All Who Contributed! 

Hi, everyone. We hope you are all staying safe during these challenging times.

As you shop during this most unusual holiday season, there are two different ways you can support students in the White Plains Public Schools, and also the broader White Plains community. First, a fantastic holiday market with open-air booths is now open in downtown White Plains, and Wednesday, December 9th is a Day of Giving at the market. A portion of sales made by participating vendors on Wednesday will be donated to us. We encourage you to visit the market and support the collection of local vendors who are participating - and we hope you will time your visit for Wednesday if your schedule allows! Second, if you are shopping on Amazon, you can support us by entering the website through Amazon Smile. When you do, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to us. You'll get the same shopping experience from Amazon and support White Plains students in the process - the same great choice, same low prices, and same service, with no fees, and no extra cost. Click the link in the top right corner of this page to sign up!

Though we haven’t been able to fund many of the programs we typically fund because of the circumstances impacting in-person learning this year, we continue to work on identifying ways we can help White Plains students. Next week, our Board will be meeting and will be considering a few grant requests for digital programs and equipment to help our students in this new learning environment. If anyone knows teachers or administrators looking to fund any particular initiatives as they continue adjusting to this new environment, please encourage them to apply for a grant!

We wish all of you a safe and healthy holiday season.

About Us


​​​​​Friends of White Plains Public Schools is dedicated to supporting our students by

(1) Funding academic and cultural enrichment programs not included in the District's budget, and

(2) Encouraging greater involvement in and support for the schools by parents, the community, and alumni.

We welcome your help!  Whether you can offer time, money, or ideas, you can help us make an important contribution to the lives of White Plains Public School students.

Through special events, dinners, auctions, sale of commemorative bricks and fund-raising appeals, the Friends have raised and donated more than $360,000 to the White Plains Public Schools.
Read about our mission, and meet the White Plains residents on our Board.