Kahler Grants

The Dr. Dan Kahler Innovative Teaching Grants Program funds enhanced teaching and learning opportunities. Applicants must demonstrate creative, innovative and effective ways to meet students’ needs, while increasing their motivation to learn and achieving measurable outcomes. All district staff may apply.

Grant winners for the 2020-2021 school year were announced on May 4. Twenty grants totaling more than $35,000 are benefitting 11,700 district students. A video featuring the winners appears below. 

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are available now, with a submission deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021. There are four types of grants, including ones that support the district's focus on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math. Click on each link below for a PDF and Word document of the grant guidelines, applications and evaluation criteria.

Tips for writing Kahler Grants can be found here.

Since 1997, the Education Foundation has provided 296 grants worth $420,000. For a list of all winners, click here. 


Teaching Grants

Awarded to teachers or staff members for amounts up to $1,000.

Site Grants

Awarded to a site, multiple sites or a program for amounts up to $3,000.

STEAM Teaching Grants

Awarded to teachers or staff members for amounts up to $1,000.

STEAM Site Grants

Awarded to a site, multiple sites or a program for amounts up to $3,000.

The Education Foundation Advisory Board will determine the number of grants awarded annually. All applications will be reviewed anonymously by a committee of educators, community members and Education Foundation representatives.

Extraordinary Educational Experiences

The Education Foundation purchased 22,000 pairs of special glasses so all district students and teachers could safely watch the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.

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