Grants Awarded 2018-2019

All grant programs funded by the Foundation are made possible by generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community.  The grant process is competitive, and the selection committee is comprised of teacher representatives from MCCSC schools, FMCCS Board members, and donors.

 Elementary Library Grants

  • Arlington: Passport to the World – Arlington Heights Elementary School
  • New Teachers, New Topics, Great Research – Binford Elementary School
  • Many Voices Many Choices- Childs Elementary School
  • Social Issues – Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Fairview Reading Joy – Fairview Elementary School
  • Increasing Book Quality and Reading Scores – Grandview Elementary
  • Books to Support Our New STEM Curriculum – Highland Elementary School
  • Classic Literature in Easy Literacy Reboots – Lakeview Elementary School
  • Marlin: Passport to the World – Marlin Elementary School
  • IB Inquirers Need to Know – Templeton Elementary School
  • High Interest Reading – Unionville Elementary School
  • Passion + Issue+ Plan = Action – University Elementary School

Science & Environmental Grants

  • Hello Ruby Books Computer Science and Literacy – All Elementary Schools 
  • Trash Printers: Mankind’s Trash is our Treasure – Bloomington High School South
  • Sustainability School Wide Project: Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship
  • Outdoor STEM – Highland Park Elementary
  • Who is Living in our Nature Center – Highland Park Elementary
  • Art of Science and Silica – University Elementary
  • Drone with Camera and Picture Capability – Bloomington High School North
  • Blooming Classroom Indoor Garden – Rogers Elementary 
  • Robotics Club for Girls – Unionville Elementary
  • MCCSC & IU 4th Grade Maker Challenge– District Wide
  • Cave Ecosystems – Templeton Elementary School
  • Rocket Inquiry– Templeton Elementary School
  • Wildcare Guest Speakers– Bloomington North High School
  • Goose Pond Field Trip– Bloomington South High School

Curriculum and Enrichment Grants

  • In Their Shoes A Journey Back in Time – Marlin Elementary School
  • Content Equipment Expansion – TriNorth Middle School
  • Sewing Machine Replacement – Bloomington High School North
  • Rogers Rockets Sensory Path – Rogers Elementary
  • Applied Educational Systems: Career Readiness & Exploration – Bloomington High School North
  • Lasting Language Lessons – Bloomington High School North
  • Build a Bot – Summit Elementary 
  • Ting! Tang! Bing! Bang! and a  Strum Strum Strum! – Childs Elementary 
  • STEM Materials – Unionville Elementary
  • Kindergarten Keep Books – Rogers Elementary
  • Tech Savvy Typing – Summit Elementary 
  • Muzii Science Motivator – Arlington Heights Elementary
  • Fiber Arts Curriculum – Unionville Elementary 
  • Ukuleles for Rogers – Rogers Elementary
  • STEM Play in the Classroom – Rogers Elementary
  • Courtyard Garden – Highland Park
  • Finding Our Voices: Using Theatre to Develop Agency and Analytical Skills – Bloomington High School North
  • Summer Reading Communities – TriNorth Middle School
  • Taking the Sensory Path to Focused Learning – Arlington Heights
  • Arlington Heights Guitar Program – Arlington Heights
  • Successful Small Groups – Grandview Elementary


 INSTA-Grant Awards
These grants are determined through Giving Days on Facebook and Twitter

  • Clint Deck, Erin Cox, Neil Rapp, Beth Smith, Matthew Stockwell, Erica Hubbard

Community Partnership Grants

The Foundation will work with several external organizations and foundations in our community to help fund large impact needs in our schools.  Awards granted so far this year are:

  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Creation of a Regulation Station – Fairview Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Artful Learning Needs – Fairview Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Upgrade Our Library Collection – Fairview Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Robotics Team – Fairview Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Maker Space – Summit Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: ToDo Math  – Summit Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Bridges Math Intervention – Templeton Elementary
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise ZoneLiteracy Intervention Program – TriNorth Middle School
  • Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone: Positive Behavior Intervention & Support – TriNorth Middle School
  • The Wahl Family Charitable Trust: Literacy Tools – District Wide
  • Community Foundation Bloomington & Monroe County: STEM / Maker Lab – Batchelor Middle School
  • Community Foundation Bloomington & Monroe County: MCCSC Early Learning Programs
  • Solution Tree: Literacy Intervention Needs – District Wide
  • 50+ Men Who Care: Real Men Read
  • German American Bank: Real Men Read 
  • 100+ Women Who Care Bloomington: Hoosier Hills Farm to Table Food Truck
  • Boston Scientific Foundation: STEM to THEM
  • Duke Energy Foundation: STEM to THEM 
  • Smithville Foundation: STEM to THEM