Excerpts of Impact

As an organization, Stamm Koechlein Foundation finds utmost inspiration and happiness from the success stories made possible by the grants that we provide. So, we would like to share some quotes from our grants that enunciate why the community and working for it is important to us.


“STEM Scouts learned about scratch coding to program robot movements, plant growth cycles and how to build a plant ecosystem, computer circuitry, and the challenges involved and innovative ideas to progress through these learning modules” – Crossroads of America Council(Boy Scouts of America)

“The leadership of the Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation’s gift of sponsorship encouraged additional foundations to step forward and support the Family Funder Zone. In all, $13,800 was contributed by seven foundations.” – Meltdown Ice Festival

“We raised the quality of our training for staff and programming through certifications, we increased our impact in the community through new events and redesign of some programs, and we reached new audiences, including ethnic minorities, for both paid and free programs in a record-breaking year of visitor ship.” – Joseph Moore Museum

“We appreciate the continued financial support as well as the strong voice in the community encouraging other potential funders to invest in our collaborative work. We could not serve the families that we serve without your generous donation to our community and for that we are very thankful.” – Communities In Schools

“When working with families in poverty, we understand that we need to build relationships and trust with Vaile student and families. This will allow us to offer the full-time Child Care for the 2017-18 school year.” – YMCA

“Financial grant support is crititcal to the continuation of these education programs, helping them experience live theater.” – Civic Hall

“The PBIS store continues to be a success. Students are very excited to come and purchase items. They plan ahead and talk about items for which they are saving. It is such a wonderful opportunity to be able to reward those students who are meeting the expectations and developing positive life habits.” – Charles Elementary

“Not only do the monthly PBIS incentives help guide those kids that need extra guidance on their behaviors, they are something for all the kids to look forward to each month. Our PBIS team has worked hard to bring out the best in kids by giving them positive incentives, rather than being overshadowed by negative consequences.” – Crestdale Elementary

“For several of our student, these incentive trips are the highlight of their year. Providing these big incentive trips has been a positive motivator for several of our kids to make better choices by thinking before reacting.” – Dennis Intermediate School

“As a tuition driven, independent school commited to making a RFS education accessible to families regardless of need, scholarships and salaries take up the vast majority of our annual operating budget. Grants like yours are critical for us to have the courage and ability to dream bigger and implement new curricular programs supported by state of the art equipment.” – Richmond Friends School

“We are very appreciative of the Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation’s grant. It has enabled us to have good behavior parties that the kids really enjoy.” – Westview

“The Education Coordinator position has been instrumental in strengthening our children’s concerts and youth competitions; buildings relationships with area music educators, and growing our Kids of Note program. Youth attendance at our concerts has more than doubled in the past year.” – Richmond Symphony Orchestra

“We have experienced exponential growth in overall program numbers. The Naturalist has been instrumental in the planning of our Woodlands Adventure Playscape and crucial to the success of our fundraising efforts.” – Hayes Arboretum