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​Welcome to the SVSF Classroom Grants Program! The Foundation supports innovation and forward-thinking ideas through its long standing Classroom Grant Program funding. The program is open to all educators, classified staff and associated school groups. Please contact committee chair, Cheryl Duncan at with any questions.

2017-2018 Classroom Innovation Grants awarded October 2017:

Grant TitleApplicantSchoolAward
Digital Fabrication Makers SpaceJoe DockeryMSHS$3,500
Coding in the ClassroomKellie SmithCVES$2,232
Throwable MicrophoneJulie LewisSES$191
Microscope Our SchoolSamantha RandallsPPP$1,163
Digital MicroscopeLori StantonTFMS$1,000
Growth Mindset in the Classroom with STEM Games!Rhonda MitchellTRES$333.49
Think TankJacqueline Kuno-RossTRES$854
MakerSpace Lego Education WeDo KitsLaurie ShepherdFCES$1,970.45
Student Standing Tables and StoolsKyle WallaceTFMS$3,928
STEM Hydraulic Makers SetTrista BamerSES$600
Building Design ThinkingAmy SoltysTRES$1,060
Pedal DesksRyan VidosOES$608.82


2017-2018 Online Application Form​ (application deadline for 2017-2018 has now passed, please plan for applying in the fall of 2018).​​​ 

​2016-2017 Classroom Innovation Grants awarded October 2016:

Grant TitleSchoolDescriptionGrant Amount Contact
Robots and Early Coding in First GradeCVESPurchase of beginning robot kits$330.00Kristin Yoshikawa
Functional Fitness SupportTFMSAbmats for P.E. class$556.56Jessika Barlow
Just Right LibraryTFMSPurchase of high interest, low level book collection for Special Education program$400.00Jennifer Christensen
Upgrade to MIE Keyboard LabAll schools  elementary Purchase of Mac Pro for the Yamaha MIE Lab$1,333.03Kristi George
LittleBits STREAM KitsCVESPurchase of LittleBits electronic building blocks$1,199.95Jay Jay Ross
STEM Engaging Young LearnersCVESPurchase of licenses for STEM Apps$350.00Susan Head
Bird Reports for Outdoor EducationNBESPurchase of bird subject books for writing and research$240.33Julie Gardunia
Twin Falls 8th Grade ScienceTFMSPurchase of hot/stir plates for science experiments$2,200.00Lori Stanton
"Key" Board to SuccessMSHSPurchase of electronic keyboards for choir classes$1,600.00Haley Isaacs
Flocabulary for 5th Grade InstructionNBESPurchase of Flocabulary licenses for 5th grade$288.88Abigail Bien
Movers and ShakersTRESPurchase of Hokki stools, laptop desks, stability discs, fidget toys, Flocabulary and BrainPop subscriptions for 3rd grade$847.13Lynn Crumb
Reaching New Heights with STEMMSHSPurchase of drones for use in CTE programs $3,000.00Kyle Warren
Elementary Robotics with Blue BotsTRESPurchase of Blue Bot robots for Makerspace$2,285.85Amy Soltys
STEM-ing Ahead with TechnologyTRESPurchase of Lego Mindstorm, Ozobot and Makey-Makey for 4th grade$1,190.85Rhonda Mitchell