The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc. received a $2,500 check from the Temple-Inland Foundation on Friday, Nov. 18.

Temple Inland is one of the organization’s founding donors that helped get the Education Foundation on its feet in 2002.

After two years of fund-raising, the group was able to begin funding their “Grants-to-Educators program in 2004. Since that time, 72 grants have been awarded for a total of $98,207.89.