About the Classroom Projects Grant Program
The Golden Apple Classroom Projects program affords teachers in Winnebago and Boone counties the opportunity to develop and implement creative educational projects that enhance the learning experience of their students. It provides teachers a resource for expanding and enhancing the curriculum for the benefit of students in Early Childhood/Kindergarten through 12th grade.
The annual grants, ranging from $150 to $1,500 each, support innovative projects that go beyond the daily curriculum and planned activities in the classroom. This year's application and criteria will be available on August 15, 2019. Deadline to submit for 2019 - 2020 is 5 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2019.
Since the program’s inception, Golden Apple Foundation has provided more than $124,000 to classroom teachers to address student-learning needs. Projects have included STEM and Robotics programs, voice-recognition software, literacy-building activities, conserving water and cleaning up ground water, international business, leadership skill building, fine arts projects, improving student self-esteem and more.