Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants are just one of the ways the Foundation fulfills its mission to empower teachers and student through enriching educational opportunities.

In 2015, the Fridley Schools Foundation awarded over $7,240 in grants to teachers that enriched the lives of over 2,433 students.

  • Innovation Grants are awarded on an annual basis 
  • Any Fridley School District staff member may apply for an Innovation Grant 
  • All grant applications are reviewed by the Fridley Schools Foundation Board and staff

Grant awards are presented in the spring to be used for the following year.

For additional information please contact:

Renee Van Gorp– Foundation President
6000 West Moore Lake Drive
Fridley, Minnesota 55432
(763) 634-1501

Innovative Grant Recipients

The Fridley Schools Foundation supports many programs and projects in the Fridley School District. Some of the programs funded by the Foundation are listed by year below.

2015-2016 Grant Awards

Total Awarded:  $7,242.78
Students Impacted:  2,400+

School:  Hayes Elementary
Staff:  Beckstrand/Hilbelink
Award: $1,000
Students Impacted: 585
Project: Keyboard, stand and bench for the music room

School:  RLS Elementary
Staff:  McNab
Award: $1,000
Students Impacted:  22
Project: 8 Chromebooks for second grade classroom

School:  RLS Elementary
Staff:  Clegg/Arundel/Oslund
Award: $1,750
Students Impacted:  560
Project: 15 iPads for Rad Pad project cross-curricular learning between Art, Spanish and Music

School:  RLS Elementary
Staff:  Rae/Skarolid/Rien/Barrett/Poirier/Tousignant
Award: $500
Students Impacted: 125
Project: 5 sets of hardcover books for kindergarten classrooms to be  recorded to use in a listening center

School:  Fridley Middle School
Staff:  Ellingson
Award: $1310.40
Students Impacted:  230
Project: 2 sets of graphic novel, Anne Frank:  The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography & 2 classroom sets of A Diary of a Young Girl for 8th grade classes

School:  Fridley Middle School – ALC
Staff:  Thurston
Award: $500
Students Impacted:  30
Project: Canoe rental for field trip down the St. Croix River for Phoenix program students

School:  Fridley Middle School – Learning Academy
Staff:  Hron
Award: $97.12
Students Impacted:  200
Project: 3 Board Games and a large amount of dice for Learning Academy after school game club

School:  Fridley High School – EL
Staff:  Imholte
Award: $100
Students Impacted:  500
Project: Classroom sets of books to use for entire group reading aloud in EL classes

School:  FCC – Tiger Club
Staff:  Slater-Olsen
Award: $460.95
Students Impacted:  21
Project: Creative Curriculum Teaching Strategies Gold online assessment for preschool childcare classroom

School:  RLS and Hayes Elementary Tiger Club
Staff:  Hanson/Crawford/Imholte
Award: $524.31
Students Impacted:  160
Project: Pinnacle Curriculum for School Age developed by the Childcare Education Center for before and after school childcare

2014-2015 Grant Awards

Total Awarded:  $6,800
Students Impacted: 3,800+
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2013-2014 Grant Awards

Total Awarded:  $6,000
Students Impacted:  650+
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