Innovation Grant 
Fullerton Education Foundation supports teachers and schools in the Fullerton School District through a grant program for projects that engage students in active learning through innovative best practices for teaching and learning. 
All grant applications will be collected together and reviewed by the foundation at one time. We do not start reviewing applications until the grant cycle is closed.  All grants are reviewed "blindly" by a group of board members that are educators, student board and community members.  After the review is complete, we will select the grant applications that will be funded. 

Grant applications submission form will be open November 13, 2019 and will close at midnight on December 13, 2019.

2019-2020 Innovation Grant Recipients
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FSD Fest & Robot Nation

Innovation & Instructional Support Team

2 Day Event showcasing various student lead projects and district wide tournaments.   See last year's highlights.


Sunset Lane Elementary

Dr. Tracy Gyurina

Cultivating the next generation of leaders who are college and career ready by creating a makerspace that ignites innovation, inspires creativity and critical thinking, and reduces our environmental impact.


Fisler K-8 School

Ms. Linda Beecher 

This project aims to equip our media center with resources that allow students to learn and apply journalism through livestream broadcasting. Students will have access to real-life job experiences and become strategic writers and presenters. They will use the media center to record, develop, and share announcements and information to their school audience and local community.


Fern Drive Elementary

Ms. Deborah Ronstadt

First grade would like to use the great outdoors to learn more about animals, at Rancho Wildlife Foundation facilities. This field trip will address and align to first grade Next Generation Life Science Standards LS1.A and LS1.B.


Maple Elementary

Mr. Anthony Abney

Inquiry-based, problem solving field trip of a lifetime: 3 days in Idyllwild's Astrocamp for our 4th grade students! Students experience astronomy, physical sciences, rocketry, and astronaut tasks, and all kinds of engineering problems. This experience makes science and engineering FUN, and we know that this experience will inspire our students for college and careers.


Richman Elementary

Ms. Denise Bacher

Students will participate in a field trip to Crystal Cove State Park where they will explore the Southern California coastal bluffs, examine the sandy beach, and investigate the tide pools. Through this all day experience, students will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our coastal environments as well as increased awareness of the impact of human interaction on our environments, and the importance of stewardship of the natural resources of the Earth.


Fisler K-8 School

Ms. Kim Bass

Through the Kids 4 Kids Projects, 4th grade students will learn about social and emotional problems through shared inquiries and rich diverse children's literature to create videos and podcasts that will teach other children ways to use positive strategies to alleviate the social and cultural challenges that students face on the playgrounds and in classrooms of today.


Maple Elementary

Ms. Katherine Perry

After seeing one students' face light up, who is typically disengaged, when seeing himself reflected in a read-aloud, I realized the great need for diverse and relevant literature for students at their own levels. Students will have access to books at their reading level with characters and content that are culturally relevant and meaningful to their lives.


Fern Drive Elementary

Ms. Meghan Phillips

History comes to life for fifth graders! Fifth grade students will study historical fiction through the novel study Blood on the River and then apply their knowledge on an interactive field trip to Riley’s Farm.


Fern Drive Elementary

Ms. Nicole Drew

This project is a culmination of our TK writing program and integration of play and imagination.