Grants for Teachers

The Foundation provides grants up to $2,500 to St. Vrain Valley School District teachers, schools and selected area organizations for projects which support the District’s strategic direction, supplement standard curriculum and enhance efforts to meet student learning needs. More specifically we are interested in providing support for projects that:

  • result in improved achievement for student participants,
  • focus on closing the achievement gap for underperforming students,
  • contribute to a reduction in the drop-out rate of participants,
  • present new and innovative learning activities,
  • focus students on skills needed for success in the 21st century, and
  • encourage and support life-long learning.


Over the years here is what teachers say about the impact of Education Foundation grants:

Please accept my thanks for the grant to support 'Hook Them With a Nook'. It is difficult for ELL students to read at the proper level when they must choose books from the library. They feel embarassed checking out lower-level books in the presence of their peers and often attempt to read books above their level. The electronic reading [devices] created interest and excitement in students. They feel comfortable making their reading choices and read at the beginning of class each day."

Patricia Jensen, ELL Teacher- Coal Ridge Middle School

Thank you all so very much for the grant award for Heritage Middle School. Words can not even begin to express how grateful we all are. International Towne is such an amazing learning opportunity and thanks to your foundation we will be able to send all of our kids without it being a financial burden on their families. What your foundation does is truly going to make a difference for our kids this year. Thank you so much.

Samantha Olsen, 6th Grade Math Teacher - Heritage Middle School

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the gift provided by the Education Foundation to purchase a class set of Tim O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried. For many students, history can seem to be a boring list of dates, facts, and people very disconnected from their own lives. I have discovered over the years, however, that a well written novel from the era of study can clothe historical facts with a sense of that end, I am eager to engage my students in a reading to help them understand the realities, complexities, and conundrums of the Vietnam War.

Jonathan Robert, Social Studies- Frederick High School

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