The Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund (PROF) is a non-profit educational foundation committed to enriching and investing in the experiences of the Pine-Richland student community through staff grants, student scholarships and community partnerships. 

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PROF Grant Helps Bring Writing Workshop to PRSD

JoyOfWriting.jpgPine-Richland School District elementary teachers took off their teaching hats and put on their thinking caps during summer break. They worked to fine tune their skills in the art of teaching writing during a week-long workshop. Facilitator Richard Koch emphasized to educators and students that writing can be a journey of improvement with feedback from peers.

The workshop helped teachers fine tune their skills in the art of writing and was a second part of a two-part grant funded by the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund through the Western PA Writing Project in association with the National Writing Project.

This writing initiative, being implemented at PRSD, proved to be an inspirational workshop for teachers as they prepared for the start of the school year. See this video, which captures many of the critical concepts for an effective school community. This initiative has also been featured on the PA Schools, Success Starts Here website. PROF is proud to have been a part of this wonderful opportunity for PRSD teachers.  


PROF's Next Grant Application Deadline for 2016-2017 is Mar. 3, 2017

Go to our Apply for a PROF grant page for details. There are many resources available to assist you with the grant application process. These resources can be found at the PROF website on the Apply for a Grant page. 

2016 Scholarship Recipients - Congratulations!

PROF, in partnership with our community members, proudly awarded $51,500 in scholarship dollars to graduating seniors. To see the scholarship details and recipients, click here. To view the 2016 Awards Presentation, click here (begin at the 30:40 mark).

2015-2016 Grant Awards - Congratulations!

PROF proudly awarded $26,194 in grants to the PRSD staff for innovative ideas. See the list. If you are interested in applying for a PROF grant for the 2016-2017 School year, see the Grant Application Deadlines.

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ProudToBePR.jpgPROF’s mission is to enrich and invest in the educational experiences of the Pine-Richland Community. We provide financial grants to innovative staff members. We reward scholarships to deserving students. We build partnerships to create great experiences for our students and community. It starts with being ProudtobePR. Share your story and join us in our mission.

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PROF is a member of the Steering Committee for the Association of Pennsylvania Education Foundations (APEF) and an affiliate member of the National School Foundation Association (NSFA).