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Each year, the Foundation invites teachers and schools across the district to submit proposals for innovative projects that enhance learning in a creative and motivational way. The program is a competitive process which ensures that the highest quality projects are funded.  These opportunities wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of donors.  

Applications are accepted for projects costing up to $10,000. Foundation Directors are assisted by District curriculum experts to determine which projects will have the greatest potential to improve educational experiences of students in a positive and unique way.

To date nearly $1 million has been awarded through the classroom and school grant program.  These funds have helped teachers increase the effectiveness of student learning.  Projects have included the creation of a school garden to make science come alive, technology to give a voice to severely disabled students and athletic gear to enable students in Title I schools to participate in co-curricular activities.  
 
If you would like to help provide resources to give our children unique educational opportunities, please consider sponsorship of a classroom grant at the $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 level.
 
 

2020 Foundation for Clovis Schools Classroom and School Grant Information

This year, we will be accepting applications for projects in the following categories: 
 
Social/Emotional Wellness –  Social/Emotional Wellness grants seek to provide resources to fund strategies or programs designed to support emotional and social wellness efforts that fall outside the traditional instructional model. These programs may support student, classroom or community social and emotional wellness. Funded with the help of generous community partners.

Patriots Character and Civic Education – The Patriots Grant promotes educational programs that support the development of citizenship, knowledge of the history of the local community, patriotism and civic pride, and ethical values as a basis of good character. Funded in partnership with the Clovis Veterans Memorial District.

Other Classroom/School/Program Projects – Projects that are not related to the above categories may apply in the Other Classroom/School/Program Projects category. This category funds innovative and/or unique projects that fall outside of the traditional instructional model and are not related to the above categories. Applications should include applicable research and data to support assumed outcomes. Grant outcomes must have some form of measurable performance indicators. Grants may be submitted in three categories up to: $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000. Grants will be awarded in each funding category.

The 2020 grant application window will open in early May 2020 and close on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5 p.m. Grant recipients will be announced in early July 2020. 

Steps for applying for a Foundation for Clovis Schools grant (links will become live when application window opens in May 2020):   
1.  Download to your hard drive, complete and save Grant Narrative (it is recommended you download using Google Chrome and fill in the form in Adobe).
2.  Download to your hard drive, complete and save Budget Template (it is recommended you download using Google Chrome and fill in the form in Adobe).
3.  Create Amazon.com Wish List, if applicable (click here to download Wish List instructions).
4.   Click here to upload your completed documents into the online portal no later than Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5 p.m. 
 
Questions? Contact SaraAlmaraz@cusd.com
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