Foundation offering $20,000 in grants

Posted January 15, 2018
Updated February 21, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to allow more ideas to generate and flourish, the Plymouth Education Foundation has extended the deadline for grant applications to Friday, April 6.

The Plymouth Education Foundation will award $20,000 in grants – double the amount of past years – to Plymouth School District staff, as well as to students and/or community members who partner with staff members.

The grants may be used for a wide variety of educational initiatives in the 2018-19 school year that impact district students K-12 in the areas of: academic enrichment, extracurricular activities, professional development, and connecting students with their futures and community. Application deadline is April 6.

This is the third year of the foundation’s grant initiative, which enhances the educational experience for students in the Plymouth School District by inspiring innovation, building strategic partnerships, and creatively engaging students at all levels – high school, middle school, and elementary school.

Learn more:
View or download a 2018-19 Plymouth Education Foundation Grant application.
Visit the Plymouth Education Foundation Grants webpage.
• Visit the Plymouth Education Foundation website at
• Contact Andrea Schultz, foundation executive director, by phone at (920) 892-2661 Ext. 1008 or by email at

About Plymouth Education Foundation
Plymouth Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose primary purpose is to enhance the educational experience for the students enrolled in the Plymouth School District. The foundation is a proactive organization raising funds to provide for special academic programs, activities, lecturers, awards, and scholarships; capital projects not covered by the school district’s budget that enhance educational opportunities; professional development for teachers in programs that benefit students in the district; and, other activities as deemed appropriate and requested by the Plymouth Board of Education. For more than 25 years the Plymouth Education Foundation has been providing financial support to the Plymouth School District through generous donations from the community. For more information visit our web site at

Past grant recipients

The foundation awarded $7,675 in 2016 and $11,922 in 2017. Past grant recipients were:

  • Imagination Building a STEAM Curriculum: Applicant was gifted-and-talented coordinator Jennifer Marten; impacting elementary gifted-and-talented students; $4,481 award.
  • Personalized Learning Flipped Classroom: Applicants were Riverview teachers Bradley Mey and Kelly Lugonjic; impacting fifth and sixth grades; $3,750 award.
  • Visiting Artists and Art Enrichment Series: Applicant was PHS art teacher Lisa Keys-Dulmes; impacting PHS students; $3,000 award.
  • Becoming Innovative Resourceful Designing Students (BIRDS) Projects: Applicants were Fairview faculty members Chris Helmer and Brenda Schwaller; impacting all elementary schools; $2,531 award.
  • One Book One Community: Plymouth Chapter: Applicants were Community Education & Recreation director Kathryn Murray and Plymouth Public Library director Martha Rosche; impacting Community Ed & Rec, Riverview Middle School and PHS; $2,000 award.
  • Theater Technology and Design Course Professional Support: Applicant was PHS drama teacher Janet DeJean Newton; impacting PHS students; $1,675 award.
  • One Book, Many Families, One Community: Applicants were Horizon faculty members Lori Brown, Judy Woelfel, Kaitlyn Beck, Jackie Murphy, and Melissa Costello; impacting all elementary families and community members; $1,160 award.
  • Improved Recycling Attitudes and Practices: Applicants were PHS biology teacher Tina Henriksen and PHS head custodian Bob Mueller; impacting entire district; $1,000 award.