Classroom and School 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. Since its inception, this program has awarded almost  $2,000,000 to fund these innovative projects.

**NEW** for the 2021-2022 School Year - The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is excited to offer a selection of pre-packaged grants for your consideration.  We have created Ready-2-Go grants in STEM, Arts/Music and in Health Fitness and Nutrition where the majority of the application, from the proposal, to implementation, budget and evaluation is already done. You simply need to attend a workshop, select the grant you are interested in and apply


Books Galore grant-Orange River Elementary

2021 Classroom and School Grant focus areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Arts and Music
  • Health/Fitness/Nutrition
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

How to Apply

The Classroom and School Grants Application will be available 9/13/2021 thru 11/1/2021

Classroom Grants applicants are required to attend an in-person or virtual workshop. Please RSVP HERE to reserve your seat and indicate your in-person or virtual attendance. In person workshops will be held at The Foundation office (2266 Second St. Fort Myers).

Workshop Dates are : 

  • September 16th , 1:00-2:30 pm
  • September 23rd, 4:00-5:30 pm
  • September 28th, 4:00-5:30 pm

Please contact Beverly Burke 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 achieved stated goals. Photos of the projects and samples of students work are submitted to the Foundation for the sponsors and selection committee to review.

Important Links Below

Tower Garden
Ukelele pic

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

Gamma Zeta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa

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