Grants Awarded 2016-2017

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

  • High Interst Books – Arlington Heights Elementary School
  • Back Home Again, Researching Indiana – Binford Elementary School
  • Reader’s Choice Wins – Childs Elementary School
  • Researching Sleuths – Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Reading Pleasure at Fairview – Fairview Elementary School
  • S.T.E.M Support Books – Grandview Elementary
  • iPAds and Books and AR Goals! Oh My – Highland Elementary School
  • Serious about our Series – Lakeview Elementary School
  • Paired Fiction and Nonfiction Texts – Marlin Elementary School
  • Rogers Library  – Rogers Elementary School
  • Lexile Literacy – Summit Elementary School
  • Serious About Series – Templeton Elementary School
  • Unionville Library – Unionville Elementary School
  • Outside: Books About the Natural World – University Elementary School

Science & Environmental Grants

  • Environmental Fair – Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship
  • Goose Pond Field Trip – Bloomington High School South
  • Inch By Inch Musical Journeys in the Garden – University Elementary
  • Through the Eyes of Birds – Highland Park Elementary
  • Rocket Inquiry – Templeton Elementary
  • Gardening Fun – Marlin Elementary
  • Wildcare Inc. Guest Speakers for Biology – Bloomington High School North

Curriculum and Enrichment Grants

  • Let’s Save a Life – Bloomington High School North
  • Getting the Shot: New Camera Optimist – Bloomington High School South
  • Learn the Code – Lake View Elementary
  • Finding Our Place in the World: Nation Geography Bee – Batchelor Middle School
  • Motivation, Completion, and Celebration – Broadview Learning Center
  • Native American Effigy Pots – Highland Park Elementary
  • First Graders Focused on Technology – Fairview Elementary
  • Creating a Nationally Certified MCCSC Preschool – University Elementary
  • Guitar for Beginners – Arlington Elementary
  • Interactive Learning in the Halls – Templeton Elementary
  • One Plastic Bag, One World – Marlin Elementary
  • Funding for National Board Certification – Fairview Elementary
  • Growing Strong Readers – Fairview Elementary
  • Working Like an Artist – Fairview Elementary
  • Engaging Sensory Table Supplies – Marlin Elementary
  • Bailar! – University Elementary
  • Stringendo Setting Up String Success– University Elementary
  • Updating our Reading Progress Monitoring – Templeton Elementary
  • Creating Blankets to Tie Together a Community – Jackson Creek Middle School
  • Embroidery Machine – Bloomington High School North
  • Orton Gillingham Extensions for Classrooms – Templeton Elementary
  • Interacting with Osma – Binford Elementary
  • Speech and Language Therapeutic Material Enrichment – Unionville and Childs Elementary Schools
  • Breakout Box – Bloomington High School North


 INSTA-Grant Awards
These grants are determined through Giving Days on Facebook and Twitter

  • Back to School – Marlin Elementary
  • Back to School – Fairview Elementary
  • Back to School – Jackson Creek Middle School
  • Back to School – Batchelor Middle School
  • Ukuleles – Clear Creek Elementary
  • Literacy Circles – Binford Elementary
  • Thank a Teacher Drawing – Debbie Branam, Julie Ann Baker Olsson, Brittany Farmer, and Erika Peek

The Foundation will work with several external organizations and foundations during the year to help fund large impact needs in our schools.  Awards granted so far this year are:

  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Do the Math – Intervention Program – Summit Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Engaging Hi-Low Reading Collection and Math Intervention Needs – Tri-north
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: RAZ-Kids Reading and Math Intervention Sets – Fairview Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Guitar Program – Templeton Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise ZoneLiteracy Intervention Program – Bloomington Graduation School
  • The Wahl Family Charitable Trust: Real Men Read 2017-2018
  • Community FoundationImpact Grant for STEM Education – Grandview
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation:  Literacy Intervention Needs – District Wide
  • Solution Tree: Literacy Intervention Needs – District Wide
  • Old National Bank Foundation: Literacy Intervention to Close Reading Gaps – District Wide
  • German American: Real Men Read 2017-2018