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Education Foundation of Bloomington
Classroom Innovation Grants
It is time for 2022-2023 Innovation Grant Applications! Apply now!!!
The Education Foundation of Bloomington (EFB ) is proud to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 EFB Innovation Grants. Innovation Grants are earmarked for Bloomington Public Schools staff who submit Grant Requests to the EFB for innovative projects that fall outside the normal funding priorities of the Bloomington Public School District. All applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday, October 14, 2021.
Innovation Grants fund innovative educational curriculum material, equipment, or an experiential event in classrooms and programs of the Bloomington School District. These grants cannot replace current curriculum, cover staff salaries or cover expenses for something where there are other avenues of financial assistance available within the district. This year’s Innovation Grants are funded by a donation from American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation. Other programs of the EFB are funded through the Chip in For Schools Golf Classic. For information on participating or donating, please see our
Grant Reports for 2021-22 and Grant Report Forms
If you received a grant in 2021-22, your grant report was due by June 17, 2022. Grant reports will be accepted late. Please use one of the forms to the right to complete your grant report.
If your grant report includes a photo, please include a signed photo release form for any identifiable person in the photo who is facing the camera.
2021-2022 Innovation Grant Recap:
In partnership with the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation the EFB was able to offer 46 Innovation Grants totaling $55,802 during the 2021-2022 school year. Many of the Grants assisted our staff in augmenting the tools they use in their classrooms as they encourage students to engage in art, physical education, music, math, and learning life skills. Some dollars assisted staff to be better equipped to reach out to our very diverse community or parents. Other grants helped to build more inclusive and relevant libraries for our students reading enjoyment. We found that with the past disruption to our children’s lives due to Covid protocols, many students needed additional aids in the areas of socialization, feeling comfortable returning to classrooms, and feeling welcomed in a new environment.
We have been extremely fortunate to have this partnership with American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation for the past several years and again this year. Ideas that were only Dreams for our staff have been made possible. Thank you!