Grandville Education Foundation Grants

Since 1991, GEF has funded over $213,000 in grants!

The Grandville Education Foundation's mission is to distribute financial resources to enhance or supplement educational opportunities for students in the Grandville Public School District. Many factors are considered in reviewing grant applications. The GEF Board of Trustees will generally look more favorably upon grants that:

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Are creative and innovative in nature
Include items that can be used for more than one year
Are new start-up programs
Are academic programs that benefit preschool-12 education in Grandville Public Schools
Have a fresh approach
Are a one-time opportunity
Create a memorable experience for our students
Meet a need not already addressed by the regular school curriculum

GRANT PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Click the grant proposal button above to download the grant proposal information and form (PDF).

GEF currently has a fall and spring grant cycle for teachers and staff to submit grant requests.

Please note, only Grandville Public School staff may apply for a grant.

PAST GRANTS

2016 (Spring)
Program Teacher School Amount
Building Bookworms
Burdick
Cummings
199.98
Wobbles & Wiggles for Learning
Chesla
Cummings
1,950
Stemming Summer Learning Loss thorugh Reading for At Risk Students
Cook
Grand View
762
Resources for Life
Domina
Prairie View
375
Lego Education - Story Starters
Griffith, Kloppe
CPLC
1,299.95
Full Press Visual Arts
Johnson
GHS
1,132.39
Birdie Ball Golf
Lapciuk, VanderVelde
GMS
2,399.98
Meditation & Writing Workshop
Peterman
East
641.52
Sit, Move and Learn
Sanders
Grand View
630
Standing Desk Converters
Turnwald
Grand View
350
Music and Motion
Vandervelde, Mann, Camiller
GMS
1,059.33
Dog Kind[le] Ebook Club
Zokoe
GHS
1,238.58
SPRING TOTAL     12,038.73


2015 (Fall)
Program Teacher School Amount
Makerspace for Upper Elementary Commons Area
Kyle Anderson
Cummings
500
Standing Desks
Jennifer Beverwyk
West
1,112.20
Collaboration Station
Sharon Carr
GMS
505
Passion Projects
Katie Clark
Cummings
1,250
Sit, Move and Learn
Rhonda Heitzman
Grand View
630
The Read & Ride Program
Abrah Jackson/Jenn Grant
West
450
P2P GEF Grant - "Together We Are Better"
Kreuze/Thornburgh/Ott/Schroeder
GHS
2,250
Find Your Voice - Share Your Story
Language Arts Dept
GMS
1,552.52
Classroom Library
Kristyn Mulder
Cummings
400
Focus Your Learning Seats
Julie Parish
West
900
Go For Goals
Brian Staggs
East
538.25
FALL TOTAL     10,087.97


2015 (Spring)
Program Teacher School Amount
Connecting Students Via Technology to Our World
Bryant Domina
Transition Program
200
Sustainable Agriculture - Hydroponic and Aquaponic Techniques in the Classroom
Chris Groenhout
GHS
839.67
Putting the Visual in Visual Arts!
Colleen O'Donnell
CPLC/GV/Central
700
GMS Quiz Bowl
Jeff Pietrowski
GMS
600
Hich School Student Welcome Packets
Mackenzie Foss and Erika Beckett
GHS
1,344
3rd Grade Common core Writing - Units of Study
Phyllis Walsh
Grandview
500
SPRING TOTAL     4,183.67


2014 (Fall)
Program Teacher School Amount
Genre Dawg Tags
Kyle Anderson
Cummings
537
The Perfect Pair - NonFiction and Fiction Book Pairings
Sandy Bajema
GMS
300
Vocal Music joins the Tech Age
Rebecca Bridges
GHS
1,000
Michigan: You're Home - Explore and Discover
Sharon Carr
GMS
1,000
Character Education for Life
Bryant Domina
Prairie View
675
Classroom Library
Hanna Finkbeiner
GHS
300
Classic Literature Circles
Amanda Fischer
GHS
300
Be Nice Welcome Packets
Mackenzie Foss/Erika Beckett
GHS
1,344
Conversation Kits
Giles et al
All Buildings
1,000
ShutterDawgs
Denise Holmes
Grandview
499.20
Peer to Peer Expansion
James/Kreuze/Thornburgh
All Buildings
2,800
Classroom Library
Abby Kleinheksel
GHS
300
Project: Creating Life-Long Readers
Ann Mahoney
GHS
300
Camera Equipment for Photog Club
Ann Mahoney
GHS
500
GIFT: Girls Impacting and Finding Themselves
Emily Mann
East
500
Ukuleles
Janell Mergan
CPLC - Central - Cummings
2,400
Music Therapy for Students with ASD
Rachel Niewiada
Grandview - South - West
1,000
Classroom Library
Sara Peterman
East
500
Classics for Literature Circles
Eric Tower
GHS
300
Man2Man Support Group for at Risk Males
Sheri Gilreath-Watts
GHS
820
FALL TOTAL     16,375.20


2014 (Spring)
Program Teacher School Amount
Promoting a Welcoming School (PAWS)
Vaandering

Central

600
AP French
Callendar
High School
200
Books
Randall
High School
500
Go & Grow
VanEk
East
2,135
5th grade Common Core
Turnwald
Grandview
2,000 (GEF) + 1,200 (Anonymous)
Classroom Library
Beckett
High School
500
Student Book Reviews
B Mulder
Middle School
500 (GEF) + 1,000 (Anonymous)
NonFiction Reading Contest
Cook
Grandview
750 (Anonymous)
iPads and Technology for the Choral Classroom
Vecchio
Middle School
200
SPRING TOTAL     9,585


2013 (Fall)
Program Teacher School Amount
Temas
Zokoe

High School


1,950
Light Table
Comm Ed, Preschool Teachers
Comm Ed
328
Voice Stamp Book Recommendations
Clar, Travis, Horton
Cummings
375
Spanish Supplemental Readers
Lawrence
High School
900
Peer to Peer
James, Kreuze, Thornburgh
District
2,000
FALL TOTAL     5,553


2013 (Spring)
Program Teacher School Amount
Artful Displays  O'Donnell  Grandview, East, West, Cummings  864
Breakfast with the Principals  Watts  High School
350
Huddle Boards  Travis  Cummings  1,500
SPRING TOTAL     2,714


2012 (Fall)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Battle of the Books  Vogelar  KDL   500
WWII Learning  Carr  GMS 980  
Plugged in Playaways  Miars  West 500  
Marine Science  Groenhoet  GHS 1,050  
Book Rec Videos  Mulder  GMS   500
A Book in Your Pocket  Zavitz  West   150
Keep On Having A Ball  Messina  South 175  
Civil War Re-Enact  Pietrowski  GMS   300
FALL TOTAL     2,705 1,450 Anon.


2012 (Spring)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Wii Can Have Fun Together  Camilla/Jakubowski Middle and High   1,276
Math Workshop   Middle 3,993.54  
The Organ Wise Guys   K-12 471.51  
Community Garden   East Elementary 1,800  
SPRING TOTAL     6,265.05 1,276 Anon.


2011 (Fall)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Making Learning Come Alive   Preschool   500
Improving Communication Skills in a Digital World   Technology 788.99  
Battle of the Books   Library   1,000
Coral Reef Classroom     1,200  
Be Different and Accept Me!     2,070  
Forensic Lab     425  
E-readers   Technology   845
FALL TOTAL     4,483.99 2,345 Anon.


2011 (Spring)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
         
         
SPRING TOTAL       Anon.


2010 (Fall)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
         
         
FALL TOTAL       Anon.


2010 (Spring)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
         
         
SPRING TOTAL       Anon.


2009 (Fall)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Skill Building Videos L. Dohrmann South ASD 400
East’s Snack Bar E. Mann East ERR 200
Grandville Reads! Books Helferich, Roth Middle School 663
iSpeak with I Touch Bergman, Giles Cu/Ce/W 440
Junior Cooking School Deneau, Beeker, Mann East ERR 300
Close-up VanderHyde HS 400
Interactive Literacy Sokolove South ASD 300
FALL TOTAL     963 1,740 Anon.


2009 (Spring)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Hands-On Learning L. Herbst West 700  
Igniting the Spark B. Mazurek et al Century Park   1,200 Anon.
Odyssey of the Mind M. Hoogerhyde High School 1,000  
Operation Integration D. Scott et al Cummings   1,400 Anon.
Proactive Planning B. Domina Transitions 500 500 Anon.
Schools without Bullies JC Hamilton Grandview 1,000  
Take the Lead C. DeVos High School   350 Anon.
Wii Fit Together T. Arends Elementary PE   475 Anon.
SPRING TOTAL     3,200 3,925 Anon.


2008 (Fall)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
A Raisin in the Sun Magennis HS   270 Anon.
Active Citizenship VanderHyde HS   400 Anon.
Camp Conservation Clark, et al Cummings / East 200  
East: A Green Leader Mulder East 80  
Gotcha   East   300 Anon.
Learn it, Play it, Know it Boersma South   290 Anon.
Off to Camp VanEck / Mulder East 200  
West Goes Cyber MdCougall / Rybicki West 350  
FALL TOTAL     830 1,260 Anon.


2008 (Spring)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Accountability Meets Opportunity Doyle HS 445  
Bullying Addressed Principals Cu/RB/ Ce/S/E 4,900  
Camp Conservation Clark et al East / Cummings 2,000  
Flip, Tube, and Blog Parker Elementary   1,128 Anon.
Healthy Starts in your Head VanderSlice / Kavanaugh MS 3,000  
Lending Library Brunett / VanEk Central 420  
Listening, Literacy & Libraries Parker Elementary   2,940 Anon.
Our Town Grandville Klynsma et al Early Childhood 1,000  
Reading Goals and Donut Holes VanSoest Riverbend 1,000  
Reading is Thinking Stutzky Century Park 1,000  
Singers Serving Soldiers Gossett HS   1,475 Anon.
Wake Up and Read Moorlag / Galer East / Cummings 1,000  
SPRING TOTAL     14,765 6,671 Anon.


2007 (Fall)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Michigan in Motion Boersma / Hummer Image / gr.3-6 265  
Reading Safari Vogelar Preschool 305  
Sensory Sensation Room Camiller / Machuta MS 350  
Video Memories Young MS 350  
        400 Anon.
FALL TOTAL     1,270 400 Anon.


2007 (Spring)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Aesthetic Journey Banks MS 920  
Bullying Intervention VanHouten MS 1,500 1,500 Anon.
Community Language Lab Domina Transition Prog   645 Anon.
Historical Heroes Gaul GrandView 1,003  
Lifetime Math Selk/Triesenberg HS 625  
Odyssey of the Mind Competition   CPLS/MS 1,000 2,500 Anon.
Passport to World Music Gossett East / West 415  
Practice Makes Perfect Bolkema/Holtz/Ross MS 1,739  
Psaving Lives and Building a Future Peltz Cummings   1,500 Anon.
Wiggle While You Work Messina Central 1,000  
SPRING TOTAL     6,463 6,145 Anon.


2006 (Fall)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Bal-A-Vis-X Walsh / Rossi GrandView 338  
Snapshot of Me Huberts / Steele Riverbend   652
Hats off to the Arts Deb Kreuyer West 343  
Meet the Author: Eric Rohmann Barbara Parker Elementary   350
Push In Shannon Giles West 195  
The Wright Three Tracey Hummer Image / gr.3-6 231  
Main St. USA Carpenter/McGraw MS   414
FALL TOTAL     1,107 1,416 Anon.


2006 (Spring)
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Music Meets Tech Bolkema, Holtz, Ross GMS 5,420  
Bulldog Bistro Jakubowski, Vos GHS CI&ASD 2,578
Mind-Storming Dolloff GHS 1,011  
We've Got Style Caterino, Zavitz West 904
Bog Trip Lubbers GMS 800  
Place to Pack Our Toys GMS Science Olympiad 750  
Reading Rocks Cummings RB 700
SPRING TOTAL     12,163  


2005
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Better Biology   HS 1,000  
CSI: Grandville   HS 1,000  
Cultural Diversity Workshop   HS 600  
Get in the Game   CenturyPark 800  
La Raison d'etre   HS 3,150  
Play First   RB / Cummings 450  
STAR Reader software   South 826  
Stepping Up   HS 706  
Student Character Development Conference   Elementary 1,575  
What a Character   Cummings 225  
TOTAL     10,332  


2004
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Bulldogs on Broadway Gossett HS 1,000  
Chicago "HEAR" We Come Bridges PrairieView 1,000  
Odyssey of the Mind Competition   Cummings 500 500 Anon.
Odyssey of the Mind Competition   MS 500 500 Anon.
Physical Mobile Bulldog Lab Evele HS 1,400  
Robotics Competition   HS 500 500 Anon.
School Meets World Blevins HS 1,200  
Wiggle Works Brink Riverbend 1,625  
Work to Learn, Learn to Work Bryant et al GrandView   1,500 Anon.
TOTAL     7,725 3,000 Anon.


2003
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Assistive Technology Kits AT Comm/Miibourne ALL 500  
E.F.Fort Company Julie Cook Randall West 300  
Early Literacy Skills Steele et al Riverbend 300  
Roving Science Theme Boxes VanVelsen / Orosz Riverbend 500  
TOTAL     1,600  


2002
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
GR Symphony Partnership Alice Stein Riverbend / Cummings 1,000  
Integration Project Bryant Domina MS 150  
Literacy Resources Kaye/Brink Riverbend 500  
REACH Resources Stacey Byl West 887  
Robotics National Competition DeYoung/Denning HS 1,000  
Speech Homework Technology Marion Haynes South 571  
TOTAL     4,108  


2001
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Academic Competitions John Butts Cummings / MS 2,000  
Australian Dreamings Deb Kreuyer Elementary 570  
Clay Animation Hopkins/Parker Elementary 350  
Great Lakes Schoolship Rebecca Kirk Cummings 913  
PUPS John Butts Preschool 1,500  
Rainforest Connection Blake Mazurek PrairieView 500  
Reading through Music Kristine Mulder Riverbend 600  
World of Words Tami Miars West 120  
TOTAL     6,553  


1999
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Electrathon Racing Mike Terry HS 1,000  
Elementary Economics Carol Gottleber Central 650  
First Lego League Clarey / DeYoung GrandView 880  
Kindergarten Jump-start VanVelsen East 800  
Math and Literature Engine-uity Hjort / Rieger / Walsh South 1,000  
Paintin' in the Library Sisson / Zerfas HS 1,000  
Science Day 2000 Davis / Thering Central / Cummings 1,600  
TOTAL     6,930  


1998
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Artist in Residence Ann Villemure West 2,000  
Homework Attack Pack Stacey Byl Cummings 425  
How Does your Engine Run Rister / Amberger Riverbend 1,400  
Motor Enhancement Pam Klynsma Preschool 1,000  
News and Information Club Dave Carmichael MS 2,240  
Stompin in the Swamp Ungrey HS 2,000  
TOTAL     9,065  


1997
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Arctic Connection Blake Mazurek Cummings 500  
Baby Think It Over Sally Smith HS 500  
Color Quick Cam Sandy Bajema Image/ gr. 3-6 200  
Electrathon Racing Mike Terry HS 1,500  
How Does your Engine Run Claflin-Rister Riverbend 600  
Language Enrichment Packs Cynthia Cottrell PPI 816  
Roaming Technology Hans Gebben West 620  
Video Editing Terry Blevins HS 1,200  
Wetlands Ungrey HS 1,500  
TOTAL     7,436  


1996
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
1st Grade Family Cookbook Colvin / Waalkes Riverbend 450  
Art Magazine VandenBerg / Zerfas HS 750  
Balloon Project Mike Palazzolo MS 500  
Close Up Terry Lewis HS 500  
Design Technology Hans Gebben West 500  
Real Majec BT Lori Goins HS 500  
Travelmates Bergsma / Voskuil West 300  
TOTAL     3,500  


1995
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Close Up Terry Lewis HS 500  
Integrated Applied Technology Julie Cook West 270  
Key Math Julie Koetje South 500  
Living World around Us Snoap et al Cummings 400  
MultiMedia Project Spencer Dolloff HS 729  
Parent Resource Library Parents Cummings 400  
Student Post Office Cheryl DeVries Riverbend 450  
Volunteer Video Bryant Domina MS 375  
Weather Monitoring Wm.Barr GrandView 635  
TOTAL     4,259  


1994
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Close Up Terry Lewis HS 500  
Math Manipulatives Jack Brieve Central 250  
NAGC Convention Bajema/DeYoung Image/ gr.3-6 400  
Safari Day Audrey Deugaw Central 145  
Science Olympiad Wm. Gibson MS 500  
Sky School Mike Palazzolo MS 439  
Software Plus Randy Remenap HS 900  
Spell Checkers Linda Scott East 270  
Telecommunications Classroom Jack Brieve Central 400  
TOTAL     3,804  


1993
Program Teacher School GEF Anon. Donor
Amazing Arthropods Denise Scott Cummings 475  
Everybody Counts! Stacey Byl Cummings 369  
Learning Library Mary Beekman Riverbend 300  
Literature Based Reading Phyllis Walsh South 500  
Math Connection Barb Voskuil West 320  
Math Manipulatives Patty Pohl West 250  
Math Manipulatives Julie Johnson West 250  
Oriental Day Audrey Deugaw Central 200  
Photo Articulation Library Bryant Domina MS 200  
Science Olympiad Wm. Gibson MS 500  
Weather in Action Steve Tower GrandView 473  
Wonders of Learning Michele Stutzky GrandView 395  
TOTAL     4,232  


Grandville Education Foundation
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Phone: (616) 254-6922
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