Downingtown Area School District

Teacher/School Grant Applications

The Foundation Board has developed a classroom project/venture grant application. These grants will be given to innovative or imaginative programs, projects, services, and/or activities that emphasize new approaches to teaching, stimulate thought, and enrich and expand existing curriculum. The "Venture Grant" award can be earned by teachers, administrators and other school personnel. The foundation is pleased to be able to provide our staff with this program.
 
As of September 2016 over $99,000 has been awarded to teachers with innovative ideas to support learning in DASD.


Please fill out the word document below and email (or send via interoffice mail) your finished application to jfenn@dcedf.org.

Grant Applications

Year School Project Grant Amount
2016-17 DHS-East, West , STEM Chris Herron Project - motivational speaker for HS students & community regarding healthy lifestyle choices $2,500
2015-16 Shamona Creek Kdg audio amplification system - pilot program $1,600
2015-16 Pickering Valley tech tubes for science $2,700
2015-16 DHS-East Foam Core composite structure equipment(cutter) to supplement Aerospace Engineering course $5,600
2015-16 Uwchlan Hills Circuit kits to supplement 2nd grade electricity unit $1,800
2015-16 Beaver Creek Alternative desks/workstations for 1st & 5th graders - pilot program $4,900
2015-16 Bradford Heights Home visit program for incoming Kdgs $2,200
2014-15 STEM Reagnets & equipment for performing Biology & Chemistry extended essays pathways projects $1,150
2014-15 STEM Hyperloop high speed transportation system $3,100
2014-15 Lionville Elementary 3D printer for 5th grades $2,200
2014-15 Lionville Elementary Drone $300
2014-15 MC 6th Grade ebooks to support science project based curriculum $250
2014-15 MC 6th Grade Butterfly garden $500
2014-15 Beaver Creek Stability balls for Kdg & special needs classrooms $900
2014-15 STEM Code-a-thon $2,000
2014-15 LMS & DMS Purchase of required reading materials for students unable to afford $600
2014-15 West Bradford Piano keyboard and music reading for 1st & 2nd graders $2,150
2013-14 DHS-East DNA fingerprinting sumulation - gel electrophoresis $7,900
2013-14 Beaver Creek ipads to support writing skills & interest in reading; use QR codes $2,700
2013-14 Brandywine Wallace Maglev systems to extend 4th grade science curriculum & introduce engineering $550
2013-14 STEM sponsor Physics Olympics team $1,500
2013-14 STEM Spanish Language magazine subcription $1,500
2013-14 all elementary schools Library books (digital and hard cover) to supplement Rosetta Stone program $6,000
2013-14 STEM Theater program - production, stage management, set/costume design, lighting & sound $3,000
2013-14 DHS-West Convert music classroom to music tech lab $5,600
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