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

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!”