The Graves Community Foundation Inc bridges the Graves community and Graves Elementary School to assist in promoting academic excellence. The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds to support and enhance the educational activities of the teachers and students of Graves Elementary School. The Foundation’s work focuses on recognizing and supporting the GES Faculty and Staff through grants, awards and appreciation festivities. The Foundation’s primary method is to raise funds through charitable fundraisers and seeking donations, among other methods. Expenditure of funds generated serves to offset education activities not funded by public sources. The Foundation’s Board regulates the fundraising activities and expenditures. Examples of the types of expenditures the Foundation makes include, but are not limited to, recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching and learning, promoting innovative instruction through grants to teachers, providing supplemental instructional materials and equipment, and defraying expenses associated with academic competitions and programs.