GRANT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE FOUNDATION DECIDE WHAT PROJECTS TO FUND?
School District personnel identify and prioritize projects that the District budget will not be able to support. This list is given to Foundation Trustees to review. The Trustees subsequently choose those items that best fit the mission and goals of the Foundation.
WHAT DOES THE CORVALLIS SCHOOLS FOUNDATION MEAN BY “INNOVATIVE”?
“Innovative” is intended to describe an initiative, project or proposal that introduces a creative way to achieve something that is established – perhaps a current objective. An innovative proposal may introduce new methods or apply existing methods in a new way, employing new ideas or products. An innovative proposal may or may not introduce something for the first time.
“Innovative” projects and ideas are not required to include technical equipment, devices or traditional technology, nor do they need to involve science or math.
You might think about innovative in the following terms:
Ingenious, Breaking new ground, Inventive, Original, Avant-garde, Breaking New Ground, Cutting-Edge, Leading-edge, Newfangled, Original, State of the art, Prolific, Visionary, Clever, Cool, Out-of-the-box, Inspired or Stimulating
Might involve something – or a technique – that is employed in other learning environments but is not currently employed at your grade level or in your school
Will help drive and stimulate student learning/progress in a new way
Represent the implementation of techniques or approaches that would not be available without grant funding
f you have received a grant in the past, you can still apply.