The Oregon Schools Foundation (OSF) Grant program provides opportunities for teachers and students to learn in new environments, experience creative teaching methods, and facilitate social and academic out of school experiences for students who need enrichment and support. Grants are accepted for amounts up to $3,000, with priority given to collaborative proposals which focus on district educational initiatives. Grant Period: Grant applications will be accepted Feb and March 2017 for the 2016-2017 school year. Deadline to submit is March 31, 2017.
Grant Funding Timetable: Grant recipients will have a 12 month period for program implementation beginning April 2017 through March 2018. We encourage applicants to use all funds by the end of the 2017-18 school year if possible.
Grant Application Review: Each grant application will be reviewed by the OSF Grant committee which is comprised of community members and OSF Board members. No quotas will be set by school, grade or subject matter and each application will be evaluated individually and on its own merits, subject to meeting the grant application criteria. Final decision on grant funding will be made by the OSF grant committee. The selection process will commence immediately after the application deadline and applicants will be notified of the Foundation's selections no later one month following the application deadline.
Objectives: To support creative program ideas that will enhance student learning, encourage creativity in the classroom, reward imaginative teaching and enrich educational experience in Oregon City Schools.
Types of Grants We Like to Fund:
Classroom Projects aimed at improving student performance in a classroom setting including collaboration with other teachers, parents, etc. at a particular grade level
School collaboration projects aimed at connecting various grade levels or an entire school in a program or project
Projects that combine school curriculum with activities that partner with the community
Programs specifically designed for at risk students
Programs that encourage differentiated instruction
Programs that take students out of the normal classroom setting (i.e. outdoor activities, activities that allow students to apply learning to real world experiences)
Prior Grants may be repeated
Instructional materials that can have ongoing use are preferred as to disposable/one-time items.
What We Cannot Fund:
Food for events
District required textbooks
Projects that are intended to create a non-profit or for-profit venture
Workshop or professional development fees that do not directly relate to students and clasroom project
Reimbursement for previously incurred expenses
Portions of another larger grant
Stipends to pay OCS teachers for summer/extra work
Costs to bring in a staff development expert.
Projects that cannot be implemented within one year
Projects written by anyone other than Oregon City School District teachers, staff and students
Projects that have not been approved by a department head and or school principal
Awardees Follow-Up Responsibility: It is the expectation of the grant committee that awardees will complete an evaluation form at the end of the grant period. Also, the grantees may be requested to communicate the grant outcomes to other teachers in their school and in their grade across the district.
NEW - 2016-2017 Grants Awarded Coral Propagation Language & Learning Lab Lessons Predictive Maintenance Using Thermo-Imaging Summer Success Visible Learning Project Yoga Therapy
Historical Grants Awarded
Accelerated Reader Books All “Starr” Authors across the Curriculum Anti-Bulling Big on Biographies Biography Quilt Project Bizworld Boys Night Out / Girls Night Out Buccaneer Book Bunch 2005-2006 Canvassing the Curriculum CARE Program:Children and Adults Reinforcing Education Challenge Day Differentiated Centers Differentiated Instruction Differentiated Instruction via Literature Circles Enhancing Audiovisual Classroom Capabilities ESL Parent/Student Learning Fuel Cell Demonstration & Education Fun with Words! Get 'em Reading - Naturally Grandma Cookie Grandma Grace Is a Starr Helper
Hands-on Intervention Hands-on Science Hands-on Science Learning Centers I Can Read! Improv. to Improve:Confidence, Composure and Comprehension Intervention Assistance Jerusalem Fossil Park L.I.T.E. It Up!!! Language Enrichment Learning at New Heights Letter Logic Level It Up Reading Listening Center Literacy Book Club Literature-Inspired Love Luggage Making Algebra Child's Play Mapping World History Measuring Mass & Density Native American Cultural Curriculum Neo 2 Orff Instrument Project Positive Choices
Rainforest Adventure! Summer Art Camp Reading Comp. & Fluency Reading in the Content Area of Math Reality Works - Babies Replacement Dictionaries & Thesaurus Research Tools Robot Race Salvaging Sisterhood & My Brother's Keeper Science Lab materials Second Grade Book Cub Sensory Tools to help Students Succeed Standards-based Science Success Builders Survival Teaming to Improve Middle School Math Scores Starr "Mathletes" The Concrete Blocks of a Math Foundation VersaTiles Wal-Mart Grant Whack your way through Music What do you want to do about Art? What's on Your Face? White Boards
The Oregon Schools Foundation and our work is only possible through the generosity of our donors.