High Impact Grant Winners

Update as of September 17, 2018:

SUBJECT: $33,774.77 awarded in grants to 7 Indian River County Schools


The Education Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce that 7 grants, totaling $33,774.77 have been selected for funding.


School District of Indian River County school principals and teachers were encouraged to submit a “Letter of Idea” outlining what you would like to accomplish.  Proposals focused on one of the following 4 areas with a focus on increasing student achievement: School Cultural Climate (social and emotional supports), Secondary Science (8th and 9th Biology), Math (K – 12th), and Reading (K-12th).


The “Letters of Idea” were reviewed and vetted by the Education Foundation of Indian River County’s grant panel.  Finalists were invited to present their “High Impact Grants.” Board Vice President, Wanda Lincoln shared, “Our district is fortunate to have teachers with creative ideas and strategies to reach and teach all students.  It is a pleasure to be able to support them as they work to make a difference in their classrooms every day!


The following schools will receive grant funding:

  • Osceola Magnet – “Improving Math Achievement”  - $3,490.00
  • Rosewood Magnet – “STREAMing through Coding with Robotics Clubs” - $4,799.00
  • Glendale Elementary – “We are 21st Century Learners!” - $6,985.77
  • Vero Beach Elementary – “Vertical Aeroponic Kinder “GARDNERS” - $5,650.00
  • Citrus Elementary School – “Enhanced Learning for K!” - $2,500
  • Sebastian River High School – “Integrating Robotics into Physics” - $7,350.00
  • Pelican Island – “Planting the Seeds of Knowledge” - $3,000.00


Checks will be presented at the October 23, 2018 School District of Indian River County Board meeting.  The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. – J.A. Thompson Administrative Center (6500 57th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967).


Funding for the grants was made possible through a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program sponsored by the Florida Legislature.  The matching funds were contributed by Bank of America, Grand Harbor Community Outreach, Jennifer Watson, Head, and Quail Valley Charities.


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