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Innovation Fund

HISD Foundation’s Innovation Grant enables teachers and schools to implement innovative learning opportunities in the class room. In 2017-1018, the Foundation funded over $158,000 to 18 campuses ranging from robotics to literacy.

Money raised through the Golf Tournament, Friends of HISD, and State of the Schools allows the foundation to continue support and provide Innovation Grants to HISD campuses.

CATEGORIES

Individual Teacher Grant

$3,000 – $7,000

Teacher Collaborative Grant

$5,000 – $10,000

ndividual Schools PK-12

$10,000 – $12,000

School Teams

$10,000 – $20,000

Overview & Timeline

Learn more about the Innovation Fund, eligibility and the timeline of events.

Application

Once you’ve read through the process and overview, fill out an application

Past Winners

Get inspired by reading about past winners grants and their impact on HISD

By The Numbers

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STUDENTS IMPACTED

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TEACHERS IMPACTED

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS IMPACTED

Overview

Overview: The HISD Foundation is excited to announce the first round of the HISD Foundation Innovation Grants to our district teachers. Grants are awarded to recognize and support excellence in innovation by providing funds – up to $20,000 – to enhance elementary, middle school, high school programs and curriculum. This is a competitive grant program designed to encourage teachers to develop innovative projects that lead to increased student success. The HISD Foundation Innovation Grant seeks to fund projects that will:

INSPIRE

Inspire students, teachers, and parents to think differently about school

ENHANCE

Enhance the student experience and lead to improved academic outcomes

IMPLEMENT INITIATIVES

Implement district initiatives in innovative ways

FIND SOLUTIONS

Find a new solution to combat barriers of success for students 

Timeline

18

JAN

Applications Due

5

MARCH

Select projects featured at Public Education Matters Benefit Dinner

11

MARCH

Grant Recipient Announced

31

MAY

Mid-term Report Due

20

DEC

Final Report Due

I have learned how to program better and feel truly lucky to have a STEM class. It will definitely raise my chance of joining a robotics club or even later, get me a job in the Science and Technology field – Horn Elementary Student, STEM-ulate the Minds of Tomorrow, Today!

Eligibility

Eligibility: Individual teachers, teams of teachers, individual schools, and teams of schools are eligible to submit a grant application. All grant applications must be endorsed by the Principal (teacher applications) or the Chief School Officer (school applications)All interested applicants must submit a complete application by December 27th, 2017.

 Qualified applicants must:

  • Currently teach at an HISD elementary, middle, or high school
  • Meet all eligibility requirements and application guidelines.
  • Be prepared to initiate and complete all work outlined in the grant application.
  • Submit only one application per teacher/group for this grant cycle.

The Innovation Grant will not fund:

  • Food
  • Consumables
  • Travel expenses
  • Stipends or substitute teachers
  • Non-academic items

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