HISD Foundation accepting applications for Innovation Fund program

The HISD Foundation is now accepting applications for its Innovation Fund program, which provides funds for teachers and schools to develop innovative projects that lead to increased student success.

The Foundation is funding projects that will:
  • Inspire students, teachers, and parents to think differently about school
  • Enhance the student experience and lead to improved academic outcomes
  • Implement district initiatives in innovative ways
  • Find a new solution to combat barriers of success for students
  • The program, which is in its second year, will allow teachers in grades pre-K through 12 to apply for a $3,000 – $7,000 grant. Two or more teachers from the same school can also apply for a Teacher Collaborative Grant ranging from $5,000 – $10,000.

    In addition, individual schools can apply for a $10,000 – $20,000 grant to innovate learning in their classrooms, and two or more schools in the same feeder pattern can apply for a School Feeder Grant of $10,000 – $20,000.

    To apply for the grant, teachers and schools can click here. Deadline to apply has been extended to October 22.

    Since 2017, the Foundation awarded over $227,000 to 26 schools through the Innovation Grant program, which impacts over 10,000 students, teachers, and community members. Select finalists from this year will be showcased at the HISD Foundation State of the Schools Luncheon on March 6, 2020.

    Teacher and school applications will be awarded based on their alignment to district initiatives and impact on student success.

    Applicants are encouraged to avoid the use of school names or other identifying elements in their application.