The foundation underwrites grants for programs and projects that are considered innovative, out of the ordinary and out of budget. It also funds technological and aesthetic enhancements, and special academic, artistic and athletic opportunities for students that would not otherwise be available. Grant requests can be submitted by any staff member or teacher within the school district. To learn more about the process, go to our grants page.
During the 2018-2019 school year, we donated over $26,000 to support grant requests that underwrote initiatives including:
- MHS Site Based Professional Learning Lab Classroom
- Playground Math Stencils
- Learning Language for Literacy Development
- Makerspace in Preschool
- Girls in Stem Fab Institutes
- Virtual Field Trips
- Live streaming announcements
- Alleviating Discomfiture
Submitting A Grant Application
Do you have an idea about a program or a project that you think would energize students and push them to think or learn differently? If you are a member of the community and have an initiative that you would like to be considered, partner with a teacher or staff, who will sign and submit the grant application. Grant requests for standard computers, standard classroom/building equipment or ongoing annual program needs are not generally approved. Grants can be submitted by any employee of Orange City School District and New Directions. Typically, submissions are due each January, however the foundation may review grants requests ad hoc due to special timeline/initiative requirements.
For more information, contact one of the Staff Trustees listed below.