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The BISD Education Foundation raises money throughout the year from local & corporate sponsors and from their Annual Arts & Appetizers Event to sponsor teacher mini-grant request for their Mini-Grant Program. BISD teachers have the opportunity to write a request for additional educational materials and supplies for their classrooms in the form of a grant.
Annual proceeds are distributed by the Foundation to the mini-grant recipients every fall during an inner campus surprise announcement.
The Mini-Grant Program is an effective and rewarding way to celebrate and distribute the Foundation's annual proceeds.
Since 2004, The Foundation has awarded numerous grants to BISD campuses and teachers. Mini-Grants totaling over $383,282 have provided enriching academic experiences and excellence in education for hundreds of BISD students, with this year being the most ever awarded year at $77,656.
The 15-year-old Foundation recognizes the commitment of BISD teachers and awards grants up to $5,000 for campuses and up to $500 for teachers. All K-12 teachers and campus administrators are eligible to apply in August of each year. Funding for the 2019 Mini-Grants was provided by the Education Foundation, Grainger Foundation, Blue Bell Creameries, Bluebonnet Electric, BBVA Compass, Citizen’s State Bank, ABM Building Value, Kolkhorst Petroleum, UBEO/Cindy Wells, ACU of Texas, Brenham National Bank, Crain Group, LTY Engineers, Bank of Brenham, Plan North, Mattrezzz Guys, HEB, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, Project Control, Steve Perry, VanDyke Rankin Insurance, Rotary Club, BISD CTE Department, BISD Special Education Department, BISD Special Programs Department, and BISD Technology Department.
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