Student Enrichment Grant

The Foundation knows that, as educators, you are passionate about the learning opportunities available to your students. The Foundation is also aware that many teachers dip into their own pockets to help cover the expenses of additional classroom supplies. It is the Foundation’s hope that Student Enrichment Grants will be an easy way for you to help supplement some of your student needs related to classroom learning.

How the Student Enrichment Grants Work:

  • Teachers can apply for a grant up to $250.
  • A short application helps ensure a quick turn-around time from request to distribution (see link below).
  • Checks will be made payble to the teacher to cover cost of expenditure(s).
  • Receipts are REQUIRED for reimbursement.
  • Food/Beverages for classrooms will not be considered.

NOTE: These grants are non-competitive. However, they are also first come/first served. Once the annual budget has been expended the program will close until the next school year. Apply early!  ALL BUDGETED FUNDS HAVE BEEN DISBURSED FOR 2019-2020. THIS PROGRAM HAS CLOSED.

Click this link to apply:


Young Minds – Bright Futures

The Student Enrichment Fund at Work!!

These proud builders are creating their own special structures with blocks purchased through the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation’s Student Enrichment Fund.



“As a recipient of a School Project Grant, I have seen firsthand how this funding is directly impacting students on a day to day basis. The application and reimbursement process is user friendly too! I highly recommend every CRCSD teacher applies.”

Cassidy Reinken, Magnet Coordinator, Johnson STEAM Academy