CU Schools Foundation 2019-2020 Grant Applications Available

September 3 – October 1
Find the grant application you need below.

IDEA Grant Application – Compact Grant (up to $250)


IDEA Grant Application – Competitive Single Applicant (up to $500)


IDEA Grant Application – Competitive Grant 2 Partners (up to $1,000)


IDEA Grant Application – Competitive Grant Multi-School (up to $2,000)


Vincent O. Greene Grant


Houston Book Grant


The Gift of Music


The Gift for the Fine Arts


Collaborative Grant and Career Awareness Grant reminder:

one page idea summaries and budgets are due FRIDAY 9/13 email your one page Letters of Intent to: pdessen@cuschoolsfoundation.org.

Collaborative Grant:

The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation will award a monetary grant (up tp $5,000.00) to a collaborative team that includes educators from BOTH Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana 116 School Districts and community partners. The purpose of this grant is to encourage collaboration between educators in the two school districts and community partners.

Career Awareness Grant:

The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation will award a monetary grant (up to $3,000.00) to educator/s from Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana 116 School Districts. The purpose of this grant is to support and enhance opportunities for career awareness in grades k-12. Community partner/s are required.

To apply for one of these grants:

Submit a single page description/outline/budget of your project idea to CUSF by Sept. 13, 2019.

CUSF will review your project idea to determine the feasibility of the project. Upon determination that the project idea shows promise we will forward you the full application for submission.

Not sure what kinds of projects might qualify for these two grants? Visit our Stories of Impact page and read about:
The Sensory Opportunities for All and The Math Escape Room were both Collaborative Grants.
The Hotrodders of Tomorrow and Exploring Health Careers were both Career Awareness Grants.