Impact Grants

Program Overview

Backed by some of the community’s major corporate education supporters, the Foundation supports creative learning initiatives in the classroom. In fact, since the establishment of these grants, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to over 5,000 Orange County Public School teachers.

Focus areas include STEM, energy education, arts and classroom libraries. These grants give teachers extra resources to engage students and directly impact learning gains.
The Foundation is constantly working with businesses and the community to pursue new programs that benefit our students, teachers and schools. If you have an idea, we want to hear about it.

For more information, contact:

Susan Barnhill
Administrator, Impact Grants
Office: 407-317-3261
Direct: 407-317-3200, ext. 200-2919
2018-19 Teacher Impact
Grant Winners!

2018-19 Impact Grant Award Presentations

Forest High School, Ocala, FL - Apply knowledge of trigonometric functions (Common Core Standards:  Math.HSF-TF.B.5, Math.Practice.MP2, Math.Practice.MP3)
Bay County STEM Grant—Oh Deer! - see how an anatomy class in Bay County is utilizing Matching Grant STEM dollars in a very unique but engaging way.

Thank you ...
to our generous donors for making the funds available, our amazing teachers for applying, the volunteer grant review team for selecting winners and members of the Foundation Board, OCPS School Board, and volunteer grant review team for delivering many of the impact grant awards.

Impact Grant Awards Snapshot:
Arts Education Impact Grants: $10,132 awarded to 22 teachers, impacting over 4,700 students.

Non-fiction Classroom Libraries Impact Grants:  $19,636 grants awarded to 46 teaching teams (59 teachers), impacting over 3.609 students.

Baptiste Donor Advised Science Impact Grants: $8,000 awarded to 15 schools' science teams, impacting over 5,500 students.

Duke Energy MSE Impact Grants:  $71,716, 34 grants awarded to 34 teaching teams (58 teachers), impacting over 6,400 students.

Duke Energy STEM Partnership Impact Grants:  $30,700, 8 grants awarded to 8 teaching teams (9 teachers), impacting over 857 students.

Bond Foundation WOMS Science Impact Grants:  $28,469 awarded to  schools, 57 teachers, impacting over 5,424 students.

Middle School Book Clubs:  $18,637 awarded to 9 schools, 13 book clubs, impacting over 160 students.


Thank You Impact Grant Funders

Arts Education, Non-Fiction Classroom Libraries and Middle School Book Club Grants Arts Education, Non-Fiction Classroom Libraries and Middle School Book Club Grants