Each year, the Foundation accepts grant requests from teachers, administrators and community members who have a compelling idea that serves our educational mission. Grants are awarded annually, following the Education Foundation Gala. Over the past 25 years, we have awarded more than $1 million to benefit education in our community.

Funding priority is given to projects which:

  • Introduce unique programs supported by contemporary research
  • Emphasize emerging technology
  • Motivate achievement in arts, sciences and humanities
  • Impact a significant number of individuals for the resources invested
  • Act as model projects that support the idea of the 21st Century Classroom
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2020 GRANTS

The Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation sincerely appreciates the generosity of the Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff communities. Your collective contributions during the gala resulted in raising $69,719 to benefit the Grandview Heights School District and other educational opportunities in our area. Following the gala, the Foundation has awarded the grants outlined below totaling $108,350. The united effort reinforces this years’ gala theme, “There is no place like home.”

2019 GRANTS

Following the very successful 2019 Gala, the Education Foundation was able to raise $101,322 for grants with $25,000 going to scholarships. Congratulations to the 2019 grant recipients:

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Hands of Gratitude

$5000 A community and k-12 district wide service learning project for community members, students, teachers and staff to work together on a common goal. Over 250 prosthetic hands were made

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String Instruments

$11,950 In an effort to support the district’s growing orchestra program, string instruments were purchased, allowing the beginning middle school students to have access to instruments within the school.

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Art of Play

$3700 Cincinnati artist Deb Brod spent two weeks with Stevenson Elementary students as an artist in residence where she instructed the students in playful learning of art.

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First Grade Coding

$8000 The world of technology is an integral component of our society today. In conjunction with the district’s 1 to 1 technology initiative, Lego coding equipment was purchased to help

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Salad Bar

$13,500 In support of the district Wellness Program, salad bars were purchased for all three schools. This purchase expanded and improved the lunch offerings for all students district wide.

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Author Visit

$700 Award winning and New York Times Best Selling Author, Jason Reynolds, spent the day with Stevenson Elementary and Grandview middle school students sharing his passion of books and writing.

2018 GRANTS

Following the very successful 2018 Gala, the Education Foundation was able to raise for $68,500 grants with $25,000 going to scholarships. Congratulations to the 2018 grant recipients:

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Hands of Gratitude

$9,000 A community and k-12 district wide service learning project for community members, students, teachers and staff to work together on a common goal. Over 250 prosthetic hands were made

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Quebecois Singer

$800 Partnership with The Ohio State University French Department to bring French singer, Bruno Pelletier, to Columbus. Mr. Pelletier performed for the community and worked directly with students at OSU

2017 GRANTS

Following the very successful 2017 Gala, the Education Foundation was able to approve over $78,000 in grants. Congratulations to the 2017 grant recipients:

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Mirolo Scholarships

In partnership with the Mirolo Charitable Foundation, $18,000 in scholarships were granted to four Grandview Heights High School Seniors- Joe McCauley, Evelyn Brown, Jack Dobies, and Ashley Linville. Congratulations to all

2016 GRANTS

Following the very successful 2016 Gala, the Education Foundation was able to approve over $90,000 in grants. Congratulations to the 2016 grant recipients:

2014 THROUGH 2009 GRANTS

Congratulations to all past grant winners:

2015 Grant Winners

Grandview Heights Public Library
GHHS Chemistry
GHHS and EI/LLMS Vocal Music
EI/LLMS Intervention Specialist
EI/LLMS Bobcat TV
GHHS Health & Wellness Project
21st Century Classroom Redesigns

2014 Grant Winners

GHHS Media Specialist
GHHS English Teacher
EI/LLMS Counselor
EI/LLMS Science Olympiad Coach
8th Grade Language Arts
5th Grade Social Studies
Stevenson Kindergarten Teachers
Stevenson Second Grade Teachers
Stevenson Third Grade Teachers

2013 Grant Winners

RLS Touch, Type & Swipe
Circle of Grandparents – Adopt a Classroom
GHHS Photography Classroom Equipment
RLS and EI/LLMS All Arts Days
GHHS Legally Blonde musical
EI/LLMS Resource Room Technology
EI/LLMS Special Needs Tech Toolbox
GHHS Interactive Whiteboard
GHHS Biology: Digital Microscope
3rd grade Blended Learning/Technology
6th grade 21st Century Classrooms
Senior English Legacy Library
GHHS Musical – Pit Orchestra
Community Recycling Program
FIRST-Donor Designated
EI/LLMS Bobcat Circle Peer Mentoring
FIRST Robotics- Donor Designated
EI/LLMS 4th Grade Technology Grant

2012 Grant Winners

RLS 2nd Grade Math Assessment Subscription
EI/LLMS 8th Grade English Classroom Technology Upgrades
GHHS Grade Math Classroom Technology & Furniture Improvements
EI/LLMS 5th Grade English Classroom Technology Upgrades
2012 RLS 2nd Grade Math Assessment Subscription
EI/LLMS Bobcat Circle Peer Mentoring
FIRST Robotics- Donor Designated
EI/LLMS 4th Grade Technology Grant

2011 Grant Winners

EI/LLMS STEM Laboratory
RLS Classroom Lockers
Grandview Kids Club Sensory Materials
RLS & EI/LLMS Library iPad Integration
EI/LLMS Thought Lab
EI/LLMS Bobcat Circles Mentoring
GHHS Student Poetry Anthology
GHHS Challenge Day counselling
GHHS Paperless Classroom
FIRST- Donor Designated
GHSD Auditorium Renovation
GHHS Musical Orchestra
RLS & EI/LLMS Library Books

2010 Grant Winners

GHHS Science Dept.- Lab software
EI/LLMS Artist in Residence
GHSD Auditorium Renovation
RLS iRead, uead, weRead
GHHS Writer’s Workshop
CIP, International Teaching Assistant
Kids Club After-school Science Program
FIRST Robotics- Donor Designated
TriVillage Mentor League Health & Wellness Pilot Program
GHHS Library Book Purchase
GHHS French Classroom Seating

2009 Grant Winners

RLS iRead, uRead, weRead
EI/LLMS 7th Grade Smart Board
Jerene Mortenson Visit
EI/LLMS Demonstration Kitchen Improvements
EI/LLMS Science Video Collection
EI/LLMS Junior Achievement Biztown
All Arts Day – K-6 PTO
EI/LLMS Artist in Residence
RLS Recording Experience at Capital University
Grandview Singers
GHHS Chess Club Timers
RLS Visiting Author, Ron Hirshi
GHSD Auditorium renovation

GRANT FAQs

What types of things can I ask for in a grant?
Foundation grants typically fund projects that propose new and innovative ideas that will impact and transform student and/or community learning.

How can I submit my grant proposal?
You can complete your grant application online here or by downloading the pdf of the application form on the same page. If you download the pdf, please keep the narrative of your grant proposal to 3 pages or less. This page limit does not include prices lists of items to be purchased.

Who do I inform that I working on a grant proposal?
If you are a school district employee, your proposal will ideally be designed to support and enhance student learning in alignment with district goals, objectives, and initiatives. Because of this, you should recruit the assistance of the Director of 21st Century Learning and your building’s 21st Century Learning Coach as early as possible. They will guide you through the application process and will connect you with all of the best resources as you develop and refine your proposal.

If you are submitting an educational grant request to benefit the community, not the school district, please visit Contact Us to send any questions you have along the way.

Who needs to sign off on my grant proposal before I submit it to the GHMCEF?
Within the school district, you should have approval from your building principal and the Director of 21st Century Learning. If your grant includes technology purchases, you will also need the signature of the Director of Technology Operations.