Classroom Grants

The Foundation administers its own grants program to benefit The School District of Lee County. These grants provide an opportunity for educators and administrators to purchase the tools necessary to create innovative learning experiences and hands-on activities for students.

Awarded projects must enhance student learning and present a unique perspective on traditional subject areas. Funded projects have included utilizing manipulatives to teach math, hiking in the Everglades to explore Florida’s natural resources, planting a vegetable garden to learn the life cycle of plants, and creating multi-media presentations to teach students new forms of technology.
Since its inception, this program has awarded more than $1,000,000 to fund these innovative projects.


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Classroom Grant focus areas are:

  • Academic Achievement of Low Performing Students
  • Literacy
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

How to Apply

The Classroom Grants Application will Open 8/24/20.

Classroom Grants applicants are required to view our online video workshop or attend an in-person grant workshop held at The Foundation office (2266 Second St. Fort Myers). Please contact  Theresa Reich for additional information.

A selection committee from local businesses and community volunteers selects grant recipients based on available funding.
Grant recipients are required to submit an evaluation report detailing how the project has improved student learning. Photos of the projects and samples of students work are submitted to the Foundation for the sponsors and selection committee to review.

Important Links and

Workshop Video Below


Grant Guidelines for 2020-2021 Educators

Tower Garden

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

B&I Contractors 

Cape 912

Covanta Energy

Constance Verneda White - Davis 

Marshall T. Bower, Esq.
Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands

Lee County Sheriff's Office & Mark Loren
McGriff Insurance Services
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
Southwest Florida Workforce Development