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.
Brenham ISD Teachers can apply here for the opportunity to be one of our 2021-2022 Mini-Grant recipients.
The Brenham ISD Education Foundation presented a check to Brenham ISD in the amount of $77,755 at Monday night’s board meeting for what would typically be their annual Mini-Grant Program. With the unforeseen circumstances of the 2020 school year, a unanimous vote by Foundation board members called for a revision for this year’s Mini-Grant program.
The Foundation receives thousands of dollars in mini-grant requests from BISD campuses and staff every fall. With a consensus of BISD Administrators, and BISD Education Foundation Board members, a revision to the annual mini-grant program was unanimously considered for approval. Instead of funding individual mini-grants, the revision calls for their annual revenue to fund additional virtual learning equipment. The Foundation gave much consideration regarding this year’s new procedures and safety measures associated with returning in support of their decision.
“We recognized that the need for additional virtual learning support was imperative for assisting with the apprehension of this school year. Additional Chromebooks, Chromecarts, and hotspots are necessary for a successful transition into virtual learning, and we agreed that it was in the best interest of the students of BISD to make this revision,” said Kim Weatherby, Education Foundation Secretary.
Surpassing last year’s funded amount, Foundation board members are honored to raise an exceeding amount of revenue circling the unanticipated events of 2020. With support from their annual fundraiser, corporate and local sponsors, and BISD employees, the Foundation celebrates the support in the growth of education with their largest contribution to BISD to date.
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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