The Calypso School First Foundation will award four grants for the 2011-2012 school year. One Campus grant will provide 30 SoundPost portable classroom voice amplification systems. Three other Grade level grants will award three SoundPost systems to individuals K-12 institutions.
The grant awards will be announced June 2011.
Classroom voice amplification is becoming increasingly important to K-12 education with growing evidence that lightweight, wireless teacher microphones help create inclusive learning environments for special needs students. In addition, a growing portfolio of independent research supports the performance improvements seen for all students where sound-field reinforcement systems are used in the classroom, even as class sizes grow.
Recent research findings validated by the U.S. Department of Education support the use of classroom voice amplification systems
What is the purpose of the grant?
The purpose of this grant is to help educators develop 21st Century classrooms and improve achievement by providing technology and professional development tools from multiple, industry leading companies. By assembling a package of technology-based classroom programs, we hope to improve achievement and the overall success of students and teachers in the classroom.
Who is eligible to apply?
Grant applications will be accepted from teachers in grades 3-12 currently teaching in an accredited, non-profit school building in the United States. There are no entry fees and no purchase is required. Ten (10) classroom awards will be made.
What will recipients receive?
Grant package is valued at up to $3,500.00 per classroom award. Over $30,000 worth of classroom technology and digital content as part of the Spring 2011 grant cycle.
The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) offers a competitive grant program for schools located within our Geographic Service Area. Check your zip codehere. We invite accredited K-12 educational institutions, their classroom educators, and occassionally a 501 (c) (3) non-profit who is partnering with accredited K-12 educational institutions to consider applying for a grant. Project proposals may benefit individual classrooms, grade level(s), a school site and/or a collaboration with a 501 (c) (3) non-profit partner serving students and/or classroom educators from an accredited school.
The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) supports innovative ideas and models that positively impact student learning and support classroom educators by focusing on:
- Student Achievement – Connecting students to the technological resources they need to reach high levels of educational success
- Mobile / Extended Learning – Using technology to extend and enhance learning outside of the classroom.
- Technology Skill Development and Transfer – Projects that support students and teachers in developing the skills and knowledge needed to function in and contribute to a technology-rich society
Special consideration will be given to projects using technology in an innovative way, wireless technology applications, applications incorporating wi-max, K – Middle School applications, non-traditional students or student learning environments, projects benefiting students in economically disadvantaged areas, or from schools which currently perform at below-average levels in academic achievement.
Walmart Foundation Grants
Applications accepted from February 1 to December 31. Nonprofit organizations, including schools, are eligible to apply for grants (amounts vary). For more information, request an application from your local Walmart or Sam’s Club.
The following organizations are eligible to seek funding from the Walmart Store and Sam’s Club Giving Programs:
- Organizations with current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code and must be listed in the most current IRS 50 State Master File at the time of application.
- Recognized government entities: State, County and City agencies, including law enforcement and fire departments.
- Volunteer Fire Departments with current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or that operate as an entity of a recognized government agency, as demonstrated by primary funding and documented by a letter from that agency.
- K-12 Public Schools/Districts, Charter Schools, Community/Junior Colleges, State Colleges and Universities.
- Private schools and colleges with current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Job Skills Training