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ISD Education Innovation Grants

We are looking for great ideas to make ISD even better! The purpose of the ISD Innovation Fund is to provide funding for new ideas from students, parents, teachers, and administrators that will help our students challenge, create and change themselves, the school, and our community. The grants can fund items, services, or experiences for students and teachers during the 2022-2023 school year. Funding for the grants comes from the non-tuition revenue the school receives including outside grants. Up to $50,000 will be awarded. The maximum amount for a single grant is $10,000.

In the past six years, Education Innovation Grants have helped build our band program, develop robotics for students of all ages, bring Senegalese visiting artists to campus, and create a community garden. Projects funded by the innovation grants will be considered for ongoing funding from the school’s regular operating budget.


All grant proposals are due by April 12, 2022 by 9:00am. They can be submitted on paper to Wendy Kinyeki in the school administration building or by email to The review committee will meet on Thursday, April 21 from 1:00 to 3:30pm to determine which projects will be funded. All purchases will be in accordance with existing ISD financial policy and procedures.

Grant Review

A committee of two students, two parents, two teachers, and one administrator will review all grant proposals and determine which grant proposals will be funded and the amount of funding.

Grant proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria. The rubric for evaluating the grant proposals is included in the application.

  • The number of students impacted by project

  • Connection to ISD Guiding Statements and strategic areas (see page 2)

  • Uniqueness of project

  • Longevity and sustainability of project


Contact Dr. Knobloch in person or by email ( if you have any questions or would like to discuss your project ideas.

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