Classroom Grants – Our Impact

Classroom Grants provide valuable resources for our local public schools. On an annual basis, the Foundation provides support to educators on a district-
wide level for high impact, academically proven projects with solid implementation and evaluation plans. Funding priorities are:

  • To provide tools for teachers, with an emphasis on STEM programs
  • To support art and music in classrooms
  • To enhance community and parental involvement in our schools

Our 2018 Classroom Grant application process is open March 12, 2018 and closes at 5pm on Friday, April 13, 2018. Please use the following form to submit your requests to

Classroom Grant Application

Ensworth Elementary Principal Dana Pederson, one of the recent grant awards stated SPARK: Igniting the Power of Science Education is a program that has occurred at Ensworth for several years.  This experience allows my students to participate in lab based science lessons on a yearly basis.  We appreciate the Education Foundation for awarding this grant and making this program possible for Ensworth students.” 

Bend High engineering teacher Gavin Meyers, also a grant recipient states “Bend High’s Engineering Design and Development course guides junior and senior level engineering students through a yearlong process of identifying and solving a problem using engineering principles.  The results have been astonishing, with students inventing and/or innovating products such as smartphone apps, skis, snowboards, skateboard brakes, fishing lures, climate control systems, footwear, and much more.  Thank you, Education Foundation, for your continued support!”