Grants Awarded

During the 2013-2014 school year, the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools awarded 31 grants for educational projects in MCCSC schools totaling $34,811.

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.

2013-2014 Elementary Library Grants

  • Graphic Novels – Arlington Heights Elementary School
  • Books for the Future – Binford Elementary School
  • The Children Have Spoken – Childs Elementary School
  • Reading With Fluency – Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Awesome Nonfiction Reading – Lakeview Elementary School
  • Beginning Chapter Books – Marlin Elementary School
  • Reinvigorating Rogers Library Books – Rogers Elementary School
  • Working With Words – Summit Elementary School
  • Join the Club – Templeton Elementary School
  • Where Are Those Books?  – Unionville Elementary School
  • Nonfiction is Literature Too! – University Elementary School

2013-2014 IU Center for the Study of Global Change Grants

  • Asian Pathways to Art & Culture – University Elementary
  • Art Around the Globe – Bloomington Graduation School
  • Musical Stories of Zimbabwe – Elementary Music Teachers
  • Chinese and World Languages – MCCSC Administration

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

  • Sycamore Land Trust Watershed Analysis – Academy of Science & Entreprenuership
  • 6+1 Traits Mentor Texts and Materials – Marlin Elementary
  • Disabilities Awareness – Batchelor Middle School
  • Blue Springs Caverns Field Trip (3) – Jackson Creek Middle School
  • Anne Frank Experience: Viewing the Holocaust through visual and theater arts – Bloomington High School South
  • The Giver Literature Circles – Arlington Heights
  • Purposeful Pathways – University Elementary

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

  • The Greening of ASE Part I – Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship
  • SHARBADE – Elementary Schools (shared)
  • Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music – Binford Elementary & Grandview Elementary
  • Get on the Ball to Bounce, Kick, and Set – Clear Creek Elementary
  • Camp Emma Lou Transportation for 6th Grade – All Elementary Schools
  • Equipping Struggling Readers for Success – Rogers Elementary School
  • Outdoor Instruction Learning Lab – Unionville Elementary


The Foundation was awarded the following grants from external organizations and foundations.  Thank you to these organizations for funding $49,530 and impacting learning for our students:

  • Adult Basic Literacy for Crestmont Parents – funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation & The Bloomington Housing Authority
  • Read 180 NG for Freshman – funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation & Duke Energy Foundation
  • Empowering Our Parents GED Scholarshipsfunded by Duke Energy Foundation
  • Literacy Initiatives for Educators – funded by the Wahl Family Charitable Trust
  • Literacy Needs for Fairview, Summit, & Templetonfunded by the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone