Let's have a Parade!
Grant Patrol consists of Education Foundation board members and donors, along with the A&M Consolidated and College Station High School cheerleaders, mascots, and drum lines that visit CSISD campuses to award grants to this year’s winners. Each winning teacher is surprised with a check and cheering presenters to mark the occasion.
“The College Station ISD Education Foundation has generously supported the district for 20 years,” said CSISD Superintendent Dr. Clark Ealy. “Their financial partnership will impact over 13,500 students and nearly 2,000 teachers and staff by empowering leading-edge initiatives in the classroom.”
The CSISD Education Foundation has awarded 512 teacher grants totaling $1,297,291 since its inception in 1999. Many businesses and community members make these grants possible through fundraising events and donations. This year’s Founder Level Sponsors are C.C. Creations, Caldwell Country, Copy Corner, Culpepper Realty, HEB and Rife Law Firm. The CSISD staff also has supported the Education Foundation by donating over $127,000 through the employee giving campaign this year.
“There is a great need for continued funding for our schools, and it is imperative that we raise support for excellence in public education,” commented Education Foundation Director Teresa Benden. “We are humbled and grateful that our entire community comes together to support the education of local kids.”
The Education Foundation accepts grant applications annually in the fall from district teachers and staff for the development and implementation of innovative teaching programs within the classroom. Grants are awarded for programs which are not otherwise funded by tax dollars. Grants are selected by a committee comprised of board members and curriculum/instruction staff.
Grant Patrol 2018 - Bigger and Better Than Ever!
The College Station ISD Education Foundation awarded 43 innovative teaching grants totaling $156,012 during its annual Grant Patrol sponsored by CHI St. Joseph Health. Celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, the Foundation’s grants include exciting entrepreneurial projects, STEM programs, virtual reality exploration, literacy initiatives, flexible seating and creative arts. Check out a video of the day's events below!
Grant Patrol 2017 -Spreading Smiles Across CSISD
The College Station ISD Education Foundation awarded 51 innovative teaching grants totaling $137,338 during its annual Grant Patrol. This year’s grants include exciting entrepreneurial projects, robotics and engineering missions, outdoor gardens, charitable giving leadership opportunities, broadcasting through podcasting, music development, and creative writing.
A recap of the exciting day by KBTX can be found HERE!
Grant Patrol 2016 - Our biggest giveaway yet!
The CSISD Education Foundation awarded $141,014 in teacher grants on Thursday, November 10, 2016 surpassing $1 million in grants given to district teachers. All 16 schools received at least one grant and a total of 52 grants were awarded.
Grant Patrol 2015 – A HUGE Success!
The CSISD Education Foundation awarded $120,923 in teacher grants on Monday, November 9, 2015. All 16 schools received at least one grant and a total of 59 grants were awarded.
2014 Grant Patrol
The CSISD Education Foundation awarded over $81,611 in teacher grants on Thursday, October 2, 2014. All 15 schools received at least one grant.
Click the image for more pictures from this year’s Grant Patrol.