Grants Awarded

During the 2014-2015 school year, the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools awarded 26 grants for educational projects in MCCSC schools totaling $31,046.

All grant programs funded by the Foundation are made possible by generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community.  The grant process is competitive, and the selection committee is comprised of teacher representatives from MCCSC schools, FMCCS Board members, and donors.

2014-2015 Elementary Library Grants

  • Treasured Classics – Arlington Heights Elementary School
  • Binford’s Top 10 – Binford Elementary School
  • The Journey Begins With A Book – Childs Elementary School
  • The Earth and All Its Treasures – Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Genre Series – Grandview Elementary
  • Read to Someone – Lakeview Elementary School
  • Updating Nonfiction – Marlin Elementary School
  • Serious about Series – Summit Elementary School
  • The Journey Begins With A Book – Templeton Elementary School
  • Let’s Keep Reading!  Books to Support Instruction and Pleasure Reading – Unionville Elementary School
  • The Journey Begins With A Book – University Elementary School

 

Classroom & Small Project Mini-Grants
These grants range in amount from $250 to $1,000.

  • Books for Little Readers – Summit Elementary
  • Event Recycling Initiative – Bloomington High School South
  • READ 180 – Reading Counts – Bloomington High School North

Multi-Classroom, School & System Grant Awards
These grants range in amount from $1,000 to $5,000.

  • Social Skills Picture Books – Childs & Lakeview Elementary Schools
  • Bully Prevention and Education – Lakeview
  • Preschool Math Matters – Clear Creek, Highland Park, & Templeton Elementary Schools
  • Simple Machines: How Things Work – Clear Creek Elementary
  • Building Healthy Relationships for Teens, Teen Dating, and Interpersonal Violence Prevention – all Middle and High Schools

 INSTA-Grant Awards
These grants range are based through Giving Days on Facebook and Twitter.  Amounts are $100.

  • Heat Lamps to Learn How the Sun Heats the Earth – Jackson Creek Middle School
  • High Interest Books – Templeton Elementary
  • Math Manipulatives – Fairview Elementary
  • New Books for Disabilities Awareness – Rogers Elementary

The Foundation received grants awards from several external organizations and foundations.  Thank you to these organizations for funding $126,984 in large impact needs.  These programs will enhance learning for our thousands of MCCSC students:

  • Fountas & Pinnell LLI for Summit Elementary – funded by Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone
  • Tri-North Literacy Books – funded by Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone
  • Tri-North Math Manipulatives – funded by Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone
  • Camp Emma Lou Transportation Fairview, Summit, Templeton – funded by Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone
  • Templeton Fountas & Pinnell Kit – funded by Bloomington Urban Enterprize Zone
  • Learning Summit – funded by the Wahl Family Charitable Trust
  • Templeton Fountas & Pinnell LLI Kit – funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • Project Pavegen at BHSS – funded by the Raymond Foundation and the Duke Energy Foundation
  • Summer Immersive Reading Program Arlington Elementary – funded by the Duke Energy Foundation
  • Project Lead the Way – Gateway to Engineering at JCMS – funded by Boston Scientific Foundation and the Vectren Energy Foundation
  • Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention for BHSN and BHSS – funded by Solution Tree
  • Real Men Program – funded by the Duke Energy Foundation
  • Rotary Middle School Library Program – Bloomington North Rotary