These grants encourage great ideas that will enhance learning experiences for students. Anyone employed by the school district may apply for a grant; all proposals must receive principal or building administrator approval prior to submission. The grant cycle is announced to all 509J employees via e-mail. Grants are funded in December and must be expended during the school year in which funds are received. Corvallis school district educators are invited to submit an application or contact the Foundation office for more details.

Are you a current grant recipient? Download and submit the Learning Enrichment Grant Final Report Template due by June 1.

2018-19 Awards


Welcome Center Multicultural Mural (Marcianne Koetje) – To provide supplies for the Corvallis School District’s Welcome Center Multicultural Mural ($3000).

Garfield, Lincoln, Linus Pauling, and Corvallis High School

Libros Para Todos  (Dana Zachary) – To enhance the Spanish library book collection in the four dual-language immersion schools by sending a district librarian to the Guadalajara International Book Fair. This book fair offers an opportunity to access materials in Spanish that are not available for libraries to purchase in any other way ($11,000).


STEAM Learning – 3D Printing and Scanning Makerspace (John Trimble) – To provide a mobile 3D printer and scanner for a STEAM Learning Makerspace ($4500).


Bells for Reading (Kathryn Kinney) – To purchase playing bell sets for ostinato patterns that support the growth of student’s facility utilizing left and right sides of the brain and strengthen reading skills ($3007).

Aquarium Field Trip (Elvira Huidor-Dever) – To provide funds for admission and fees for 3rd grade field trip to Oregon Coast Aquarium, which many low-income students haven’t visited, supporting environmental science study ($1076).

Theater of the World (Karrie Woodruff) – To provide for instruction, food and supplies supporting 5th grade bilingual Theater of the World program ($3000).


World Peace Game (Alison Latham-Ocampo) – To support travel, training and supplies needed for World Peace Game program, in which students represent different countries and work toward solving international disputes and crises ($5000).

Connecting to Literature with Art and Theater (Isabel Garcia Canovas) – To support engaging a teaching artist for the Spanish language Living Wax Museum project, where students read books about characters who overcome challenges and then write and act in related plays ($916).

Mountain View

Classroom Food Adventures (Shayna Hicks) – To provide funds for instruction and supplies supporting cooking and nutrition instruction at school with high percentage of free or reduced lunch recipients ($3400).

Poultry Project (Danielle Black) – To purchase equipment, supplies and materials to build a school chicken coop, where the students work together to raise and care for chickens, as well as create a business to sell eggs ($3250).


Seconds and Seniors – Community Service Learning (Janelle Moss) – To provide funds for travel and supplies in support of community service program pairing 2nd graders with senior citizens at Regent senior living facility ($500)


CHArt Screenprinting  (Trey Hagen) – To expand screen printing equipment for art classes to allow students to create a student-run business ($4,000).

Full STEAM Ahead!  (Katlyn “KB” Burwell) – To purchase a 3D printer, materials and equipment for STEAM program ($3,400).

CharacterStrong Advisor Curriculum and Training  (Roxie Huffaker) – To provide CharacterStrong curriculum and training for counselor and advisor coordinator to help students thrive socially and academically ($2,007).

Linus Pauling

CharacterStrong’s Role in PRIDE Advisory  (Jody Chilvers) –  To provide social-emotional skills and character development education training for 2 counselors to help students thrive socially and academically ($2,007).

STE(A)M Program Enhancements  (Amanda McBride) – To purchase Sphero charging case and Ozobot EVO kits to engage students in STEAM learning, robots and coding ($1,450).

College Hill

Yoga and Mindfulness  (Heather Davis) – To purchase yoga mats,  mic, & wireless sound system to allow students and staff to practice mindfulness and gain physical, psychological and social benefits  ($2,612).

The Environmental Costs of Skin Care  (Cherie Taylor) – To purchase supplies and materials for Horticulture, Construction Math, & Urban Farms classes so students can learn experientially about the connections between health, the environment and the products we use ($725).

Corvallis High School

AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination  (Paul Navarra) – To provide College & Career Visits for AVID students so they can see the possibilities for them beyond high school, college and onto careers  ($2,850).

Everyone Bike’s  Workshop  (Julie Williams)  – To purchase materials and tools to support the community bike donation round up which helps the students promote sustainability, learn bike maintenance skills and give back to the community ($2,500).

Spin Bikes for All  (Cindy Appanaitis) – To purchase spin bikes for students and staff to promote healthy mind-body balance and overall wellness  ($2,800).

Total 2018/19 Allocation: $63,000 for 21 grants

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