Each Spring, the Foundation opens applications from each of the District schools to apply for School Project Grants up to $10,000. Via a generous partnership grant from The Giacoletto Foundation, thousands of students and staff in the Cedar Rapids Schools have been impacted. Funding secures additional classroom capital expenditure items unfunded via the school and/or District budget. Through such funding, reading levels have improved, imaginations have been sparked, trade careers have been discovered, writing skills brought up to grade level, as well as numerous improvements to classrooms and buildings. Funded items have included digital cameras, fusion writers, amplification systems, STEM labs, voice recognition software, smart boards, and digital projectors.