Teacher Innovation Grants

The grant application for the 2019-2020 year will open July 15th.

Application Deadline – Friday, September 13, 2019

The Education Foundation provides grants to teachers and schools for projects that enhance student learning within St. Vrain Valley SchoolsPrevious grants have been awarded to fund technology, learning tools, field trips, and curriculum enhancement materials.  Grants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis; however, most successful applicants seek funding in the $500 – $2,000 range.  A volunteer review committee will convene early October and grants will be awarded by no later than November 8th. The Education Foundation will assist in seeking additional funding for a certain amount of proposals that have been approved by the grant committee, but where there is a lack of foundation funding to support.

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 vitality...to 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

If you’d like to get involved in selecting the classroom grants approved for funding, register to be a volunteer today by filling out the form below. A committee will convene mid- October.