"Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand".
Albert Einstein

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Foundation grants support innovative, creative classroom projects that improve teaching and learning and are not normally funded within school budgets.  

Trustee Grants

What is a Large Grant?

LARGE PROJECT GRANT proposals are studied by committee members made up of trustees from the Foundation and educators that cross all age levels but concentrate on subject matter pertaining to the committee.  Once a committee has settled on a project and has completed a rigorous assessment the committee representative from the Foundation presents the project to the Foundation Board in March moving it to the Projects Committee to enter the approval process. 

What is an Innovation Grant?

An innovation grant is proposed by a District 300 educator in February and awarded in April for the following school year. 

The grant must be unique and never done before in D300.

The grant must have clear goals and align with State Education Standards.

Project goals must be measurable.
An innovation grant may not exceed $1,000.

Restrictions may change each year, please see the current grant instructions for a complete list of guidelines.

What is a Trustee Grant?

nt requests that fall outside of the normal grant process timeframe are considered as special requests--Trustee Grants.  If additional grant monies are available after traditional grants have been awarded, Trustee Grants may be considered at any time of year.