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Innovative Grants Program

IPSF promotes and recognizes innovative teaching and counseling projects within IUSD through the Innovative Grants Program. These grants help to fund innovative approaches, which bring deeper meaning to curriculum and improve the educational experiences of students. Grants are funded through a combination of support from corporate partners and parent support through the Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff program.

Since 1996, IPSF has awarded over $1.5 million to teachers and counselors, benefitting over 100,000 students since the program’s inception! Funding ranges from $100 to $20,000 for projects that support instruction in schools across the district.

Applicants may apply for funding from three different categories to support innovation in the classrooms and school-wide counseling initiatives.

2018 Winners