It’s Grant Season! The Issaquah Schools Foundation was formed in 1987 as a grant-making organization in response to inadequate state funding and the community’s desire to ensure our students received the best possible education. That tradition continues today with the Foundation’s Kateri Brow and Classroom Enrichment Grants. Because the grants originate from educators who see the need or opportunity, grants serve as the earliest indicator of need and the brightest source of innovation for our students . Our goal in funding these grants is to pilot innovative solutions and, where possible, to leverage those solutions across the district so every student may benefit.
The Issaquah Schools Foundation, in partnership with the Issaquah School District, drives resources to help students reach the promise of their potential. Our programs use a whole-child approach to create limitless opportunities for every student in every school by leveraging our unparalleled partnerships across the community. They fill gaps not funded by the state and champion innovative programs throughout the school district.
Most of our funding is allocated to Classroom Enrichment and Kateri Brow grants. Rapid Response Grants are based on limited dollars and subject to available funds.
All teachers, administrators and parents within the Issaquah School District are eligible to apply for a grant.
1) Address at least one of our three major areas of focus:
Building Academic Foundations - Programs that meet basic student needs; develop skills, knowledge, attitudes, and/or behaviors needed for academic success; and/or provide material support (i.e. books that allow for differentiation) needed to assure students are ready to learn.
Exploring Limitless Opportunities - Programs beyond traditional curricula that inspire a deep passion for learning and allow kids to connect with, thrive in and enjoy learning.
Launching Successfully into the Future - Programs that help prepare kids for life beyond high school through exploring college, trade and careers.
2) Support the needs of the whole child: Programs that support students' comprehensive academic, social/emotional and health needs. A whole child approach: 1) ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, and 2) sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success.
3) Support innovation: A pilot of a new program that has the potential to be used district-wide and/or programs that “fill the gap” between federal/state funding and need.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED SPECIFICALLY for Kateri Brow and Classroom Enrichment Grant Applications
Questions? Please contact our office at 425.391.8557 or email Carolyn Kramer, Director of Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org
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