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COMPLETE CLASSROOM MAKEOVER
Houston ISD Foundation’s Ideation Grant (previously known as the Innovation Fund) enables teachers and schools to implement innovative learning opportunities in the class room. In 2020-2021, the Foundation funded over $247,000 to 26 campuses ranging from robotics to literacy.
Money raised through Foundation events, such as the annual Golf Tournament and State of the Schools, allows the foundation to continue support and provide Innovation Grants to HISD campuses.
INDIVIDUAL TEACHER GRANT
TEACHER COLLABORATIVE GRANT
INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS PK-12
MULTI-SCHOOL COLLABORATIVE GRANT
Complete Classroom Makeover
This grant aims to bridge the gap of classroom equity by providing new teachers with funding ranging from $1,000 – $2,500 to build out comfortable, exciting classrooms that are more conducive to student learning. New teachers (on average) spend $1,000 – $2,000 to design and stock their classroom. Things teachers are regularly asked to supply for their classrooms (or given a limited supply of) include basic school supplies, inclusive/adaptive materials, technology, books, furniture, mental health resources, and PPE, cleaning, or safety equipment.