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    The Birdville Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1996. The purpose of the Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grants is to encourage and support the creation of innovative projects that will enrich the education and growth of all students in Birdville ISD.  The Education Foundation provides funds to finance educational opportunities outside the scope of the regular operating budget of Birdville ISD and targets areas such as enrichment of curriculum and instruction in the classroom, in the school, professional development and teacher learning, student leadership, school and community collaboration, and community participation in all aspects of education.

    Since 2001, the Foundation has given $1,666,000 to over 825 BISD educators through the Innovative Teacher Grant Program.  The Birdville Education Foundation awarded 44 grants totaling $116,051.05 for the 2019-2020 school year.

    The 2020-2021 Grant Applications are available on-line October 1st – December 6, 2019.  All applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on December 6th to your principal/administrator.  No late submissions will be accepted.  Please read the 2020-2021 Teaching Grant Guidelines for instructions and helpful hints to help prepare you for completion of the application. 

    Thanks to the generous corporate and community donors through the Best for Birdville Annual Campaign and our dedicated Birdville ISD staff donors, the Education Foundation will be awarding over $125,000 to deserving classrooms and campuses through the Innovative Teacher Grant program.  A complete list of the Best for Birdville donors.

    Items not considered for funding through the grant program are:

    • Student Field Trips
    • Magazine Subscriptions
    • Speaker Fees
    • Salaries
    • Consumables (food related items, shirts, batteries, etc.)
    • Software licensing, renewals, and supplemental software (please check with the school district on technology related items)

    SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FURNITURE REQUESTS:   Please check with the school district before completing your grant application for furniture requests.  If your request is not covered by Bond funding or in the budget process and is an innovative approach to learning, you may be able to apply if the District reviews your request

    For more information or assistance with the grant application process please contact Jenna M. Waters, Project Director, at 817.690.1921 [talk|text] or

    Grant Application

    2020-2021 Innovative Teaching Grant On-Line Application

    > 2020-2021 Innovative Teaching Grant Guidelines