Grants

McCownGordon, LLC Teacher Grant

The McCownGordon, LLC annual grant was established in 2016 to support teachers who will instruct or expose kids to the areas of construction, engineering or architecture. The primary focus will be on the number of kids impacted. The deadline to apply for Foundation grants will be on February 1 and September 1 by 5:00 PM to Dena Johnston, Executive Director, Lawrence Schools Foundation, 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Innovative Teaching Grants

The Lawrence Schools Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant program provides the opportunity for an educator or a group of educators to enhance the educational experience of their students. Grants are awarded to teachers who implement innovative and unique programs or projects for their students that enrich learning, result in increased student achievement and engage students in critical thinking and problem solving.

The deadline to apply for Foundation grants will be on February 1 and September 1 by 5:00 PM to Dena Johnston, Executive Director, Lawrence Schools Foundation, 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044. 

Carl Knox Staff Development Grant

The Foundation will present two $500 grants each school year. Grants may fund professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, action research, mentoring experiences or lesson study. Professional development must improve practice, curriculum and student achievement and recipients must put professional leadership into practice by sharing what they learn with their colleagues.

The deadline to apply for Foundation grants will be on February 1 and September 1 by 5:00 PM to Dena Johnston, Executive Director, Lawrence Schools Foundation, 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Music Endowment Grants

The Music Endowment is a fund of the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the result of the fundraising efforts of Music Works! to enhance and enrich music education in the Lawrence public schools. Grants will provide music educators with funds they need to enhance access to, enrich the quality of, and expand the educational experiences of their students.

The deadline to apply for Foundation grants will be on February 1 and September 1 by 5:00 PM to Dena Johnston, Executive Director, Lawrence Schools Foundation, 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044

School Assistance Grants

The School Assistance Grants is a program established by the Lawrence Schools Foundation to provide funding for defined areas of use in the Lawrence Public Schools for needs that are not being met with state or federal monies. All schools in the district are encouraged to apply for funds currently available and selections will be based on equity and merit as determined by a review committee.

The deadline to apply for Foundation grants will be on February 1 and September 1 by 5:00 PM to Dena Johnston, Executive Director, Lawrence Schools Foundation, 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044