Project Classroom Grant Program

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Application Period Application Period Awards Winners Notified
Spring 2019  January 14 – February 17 Four $1,000 grants awarded Winners will be contacted in early March.
Fall 2019 August 12 - September 15 Four $1,000 grants awarded Winners will be contacted in early October.

Fall 2018 Winners:
Alice Pewick - Meeker Elementary, Ames
Elizabeth Larson - Westridge Elementary, West Des Moines
Mona Kirchgatter - Maple Valley Anthon Oto Middle School, Anthon
Kalli Wilder - Denison Elementary, Denison

We understand that money is tight for teachers. That’s why we’ve developed a special grant program to allow teachers to purchase items they may not otherwise be able to afford. Greater Iowa Credit Union offers Project Classroom, a grant program for K-8 teachers. In 2018, eight grants of $1,000 each, 4 in the spring and 4 in the fall, will be awarded to teachers within the 33 counties of GICU's membership area (see list below).

Ideas & Criteria

Project Classroom grant funds can be used for classroom supplies, technology, equipment, field trips – there are plenty of possibilities!

  • Does the project enhance the academic environment in the classroom and contribute toward academic achievement among the teacher’s students?
  • Does the project have compelling, creative or unique features which makes it stand out from traditional approaches to classroom teaching?
  • Are the project costs adequately detailed in the essay/proposal?
  • If funded with a grant, would the project have the support of the school’s administration?

Greater Iowa’s Membership Area

Adair ​Grundy ​Monona
Audubon Guthrie ​Polk
Boone ​Hamilton ​Poweshiek
Butler ​Hardin ​Sac
Calhoun ​Harrison ​Shelby
Carroll Ida ​Story
Clarke ​Jasper ​Tama
Crawford ​Lucas ​Warren
Dallas Madison ​Webster
Franklin ​Marion ​Woodbury
Greene ​Marshall ​Wright

Spring 2018 Winners

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Paige Schmit – Brookview Elementary
Waukee Community Schools

Jessica Diltz – Panorama Elementary
Panorama Community Schools

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Wendy Arnburg – Callanan Middle School
Des Moines Public Schools​

Kim Mattingly & Kathy Mikels – Logan-Magnolia Elementary
Logan-Magnolia Community Schools

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