Grants Awarded

During the 2015-2016 school year, the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools awarded 35 grants for educational projects in MCCSC schools totaling $26,540.

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.

 Elementary Library Grants

  • Indiana Curriculum & Connections – Arlington Heights Elementary School
  • Literature for Authentic Reading – Binford Elementary School
  • Choices Inspire Readers – Childs Elementary School
  • Invention Convention – Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Quality Literature for Quality Learning – Fairview Elementary School
  • Sixth Grade Chooses – Grandview Elementary
  • Reading is Our Passion – Highland Elementary School
  • Reading Together – Lakeview Elementary School
  • Requirements & Requests – Marlin Elementary School
  • Engaging Striving Readers – Rogers Elementary School
  • Filling the Gaps…Wherever They May Be! – Templeton Elementary School
  • Unionville Library Grant – Unionville Elementary School
  • Encyclopedic Knowledge – University Elementary School

Science & Environmental Grants

  • Environmental Fair – Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship
  • The Lorax Project – Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship
  • Goose Pond Field Trip – Bloomington High School South
  • Morgan Monroe Climate Station – Bloomington High School South
  • Presenting Ed Tech & Science Classroom Community – Bloomington High School South
  • Exploration in Ecology – Childs Elementary
  • Project Science Investigation – Highland Park
  • The Monarch Butterfly – Batchelor Middle School
  • Native Plant and Wildlife Habitat – Marlin Elementary

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

  • MathSeeds – Arlington Heights
  • Environmental Science Field Equipment – Bloomington High School South
  • HOSA Future Health Professionals Library – Hoosier Hills Career Center
  • Rock That Uke – Templeton
  • Grow That Classroom Library – Unionville

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

  • Social/Emotional Learning for Success – Fairview
  • Making Music with LittleBits – Grandview
  • Hoosier Hills Engine Build Competition – Hoosier Hills Career Center

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

  • BHSN Fashion, Textile, & Nutrition – Bloomington High School North
  • Books for Students – Clear Creek
  • BrainPopJr – Highland Park
  • Raspberry Pi Starter Kit – Hoosier Hills Career Center
  • Reading Club Books – Binford Elementary
  • Pathways Classroom Picture Books and Headsets – Clear Creek Elementary

The Foundation received grant awards from several external organizations and foundations.  Thank you to these organizations for funding $99,420 in large impact needs.  These programs will enhance learning for thousands of our MCCSC students:

  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Literacy Intervention & Assessment, Every Day Math, and Handwriting Without Tears – Summit Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: National Geographic Reading Texts/Intervention
    – Tri-north
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Literacy & Writing Program and Math Manipulatives – Fairview Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Camp Emma Lou Transportation – Fairview, Summit, Templeton
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: High Interest/Low Level Books – Templeton Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise ZoneLiteracy Intervention Program – Bloomington Graduation School
  • Duke Energy Foundation and the Wahl Family Charitable Trust: Real Men Read
  • Duke Energy Foundation: Stem Lending Library
  • Community FoundationImpact Grant for STEM Education – Grandview
  • Kroger FoundationLiteracy Intervention – Clear Creek Elementary
  • Old National Bank FoundationEarly Childhood Reading Success – Clear Creek Elementary