Foundation Grants:Enriching the Education of Students in AISD
To date, 1,659 grants have been awarded totaling $1,732,293!* View the list of 2022 - 2023 educational grant recipients *
The Foundation For Allen Schools is excited to announce its grant awards for the 2022-2023 school year in Allen ISD will be its largest dollar amount to date: $249,255 to fund 126 grants across the entire district. Of these grants, more than $85,000 will focus on math grants, including a $52,000 grant which will impact every Kindergartner and first grade student in the district.
“Over the last four years, the Foundation has invested about $125,000 in grant funding for each school year. For the 2022-23 school year we are so excited about doubling that amount of funding! We are supporting Allen students and teachers with a quarter of a million dollars that will expand and enhance their daily learning experiences in the next school year,” said Karen Simpson, president of the Foundation board.
The Foundation’s mission is to support classroom innovation and provide educational opportunities for Allen ISD teachers and staff. Each year, educators and staff are invited to submit a grant application and request funding for an innovative project, special field trip, additional classroom resources or equipment, or an idea that expands learning opportunities.
“These projects and programs would not happen without the Foundation,” explained Regina Taylor, foundation director. “They are not covered by state funding but are made possible by the generosity of our community, our employee donors, local businesses and individuals who want to support excellence in education here in Allen.”
The Foundation grants for 2022-2023 cover multiple curriculum areas including math, science, English-Language Arts, early childhood education, ESL, physical education, fine arts, and more. More than 300 teachers will be involved in the grant program.
“That is one of the most rewarding parts of raising money to fund these grants,” Taylor added. “Our teachers always want to do more for their students, make learning that much more interesting, be innovative! Through the Foundation’s grant program, they receive some help to make these ideas come alive and they are not paying out of their own pockets to do so. We are very honored to partner with our teachers and partner with our district.”
To see examples of our educational grants at work, check out our #GrantinAction page or search for #GrantinAction on Facebook and Twitter to see the amazing things our teachers and staff have been working on! Want to read more details about all of the grants? Browse through our Grant Database to learn more about each grant individually!
Grant: Anderson's Sprouting Stars Garden
Anderson Elementary students learned about planting and growing vegetables and developed recipes that used their harvested vegetables.Grant applications are provided to Allen ISD staff every December and are submitted in February. Each application is reviewed by a committee of Foundation board members and representatives from AISD Learner Services. Funding begins with the new school year.
Foundation presents grant awards to teachers at Ford Middle School