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For the 2021-2022 school year the Foundation was able to fund all grants totaling more than $17,000.  12 teachers representing five schools in the division received grants. We are proud of our county teachers and the innovative and creative ideas they presented to the foundation for grant considerations. 


Grants Awarded 2022 Total $17,065.76

Smithfield Middle School Total: $6911.10


  • Robert Rice $400.00 “I Heart Recycling Initiative”

  • James Ryon Nance $1,300.00 “Veterans Mental Health Awareness Rock Garden”

  • Angela Greenwell $1,510.00 “Increasing Engagement through Large Grid Whiteboards and a Smartboard Alternative”

  • Rebecca Cox $791.10 “Print your Position: Screen printing for a Cause”

  • Talley Williford $2,440.00 “Keeping our Hands Engaged while learning with Versatiles”

  • Amanda Keith $470.00 “Amazing Animal Adaptations”


Westside Elementary School Total: $4062.14

  • Jennifer Niemi $553.16 “Developing WSES Eagle Essentials through Reading High Interest Novels”

  • Erica Newcomb $1209.00 “Legends of Learning and IXL”

  • Stephen Syrell $2299.98 “Xylophones: A Better Alternative to Bells”

Windsor Elementary School Total: $1933.82

  • Jacqueline Stephenson $1933.82 “Building Confidence and Coordination”


Windsor High School Total: $2496.70

  • Rhonda Endrusick $2496.70 “Daily Living Skills Equipment for Applied Studies Program”


Smithfield High School Total: $1662.00


  • Steven Burton $1662.00 “Spanish Literature”

View previous years grants in action

Submission Guidelines
  • All grants must be submitted annually.

  • Identical grants may only be funded for three consecutive years.

  • Grants are only awarded if funding is not available through capital, department, or technology plan budgets.

  • Grants are not funded for field trips or any other student transportation.

  • If your proposal is approved, you will be required to submit a grant summary and photographs of your grant in action by May 30, 2023.  Failure to submit photographs can preclude additional funding.

  • All items purchased with grant funds awarded by the Education Foundation shall remain property of Isle of Wight County Schools and not that of the grant recipient.

  • More specifically, any and all items purchased with grant funds awarded by the Education Foundation shall remain the property of the school to which the grant award check is made payable, as documented by the items’ addition to the school inventory.

  • Additional computers or other equipment necessary for the grant project must be funded by the school.

  • Any funding awarded must be used by May 1 unless otherwise approved by the Foundation.

  • Money not used by the end of the current school year shall be returned to the Foundation.

  • All grant submissions must request exact dollar totals in their budgets.

  • The Education Foundation reserves the right to require a revised budget submission should quotes exceed normal expectations.

  • Please do not use sale prices in your grant application.  These costs may vary from when you submit the application and when the items are purchased.

  • Teachers may submit a maximum of 1 grant application for the 2022-2023 school year.

Link to Grant Application:

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