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

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: $14,920 awarded to 33 teachers, impacting over 7,421 students.

Non-fiction Classroom Libraries Impact Grants:  $39,902 grants awarded to 33 teachers, impacting over 10,855 students.

Duke Energy MSE Impact Grants:  $96,072 grants awarded to 45 teaching teams (60 teachers), impacting over 9,659 students.

Duke Energy STEM Partnership Impact Grants:  $25,908, 7 grants awarded to 9 teaching teams (6 teachers), impacting over 590 students.

Bond Foundation WOMS Science Impact Grants:  $17,193 awarded to  schools, 43 teachers, impacting over 4,848 students.

Middle School Book Clubs:  $7,845 awarded to 5 schools, 5 book clubs, impacting over 75 students.
 

 
 
Congratulations
2019-20 Teacher Impact
Grant Winners!
 
 

2019-20 Sampling of Duke Energy STEM and Math, Science & Energy Education Grant Winners

2019-20 Sampling of Arts Teacher Impact Grant Winners

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.

Spotlights

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