Grants for Teachers & Counselors
Since 1996, IPSF has awarded more than 685 grants to 879 teachers totaling $952,911 to fuel innovation in IUSD classrooms. Funding ranges from $100 to $25,000 for projects that support instruction in schools across the district.
MEGA-INNOVATIVE TEACHING AWARD PROGRAM
Irvine Public Schools Foundation is pleased to offer teachers and staff in the Irvine Unified School District the opportunity to apply for funds through the Mega - Innovative Teaching Award Program (M-ITAP). The purpose of this program is to support innovative teaching in the classroom by awarding monetary grants to enhance the curriculum and improve the educational experience of the students.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING AWARD PROGRAM (ITAP)
IUSD teachers from each school may apply annually to IPSF to receive funding for innovative teaching approaches and materials which bring deeper meaning to curriculum and improve the educational experiences of students.
***EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUSLY FUNDED ITAP GRANTS***
CLICK HERE for a list of 2015 grant recipients
CLICK HERE for a list of 2014 grant recipients
CLICK HERE for a list of 2013 grant recipients
CLICK HERE for a list of 2012 grant recipients
CLICK HERE for a list of 2011 grant recipients
INNOVATIVE COUNSELING AWARD PROGRAM (ICAP)
The Irvine Public Schools Foundation promotes and recognizes innovative counseling projects within the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) through the Innovative Counseling Award Program, or ICAP. The purpose of ICAP is to help fund innovative approaches to counseling activities that improve the educational experiences of middle and high school students.
Counselors are offered the opportunity every year to apply for an ICAP grant. Awards are determined through a competitive grant review process.
2014 ICAP Award recipients: Jeffery Trail Middle School for "J.E.T. Setter" and "south Lake Middle School for "Girls on Track"
2013 ICAP Award recipients: South Lake Middle School for "Kindness Campaign" and Woodbridge High School for "Warriors of Worth"
2011 ICAP Award recipients: Michelle Trapp and Erin Garcia, Venado Middle School, for "Challenge Day" - School Wide Counseling and Leadership Training Program
2010 ICAP Award recipients: Diana Atkins and Natalie Hamilton, Northwood High School, for "Making the Grades" - support for peer tutors and supplies for an on-site tutorial center.