Individual Schools Grant The Individual Schools Grant supports the Kansas City region (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri) district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students. Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has been a longtime champion of innovation and rethinking education. But in the last few years, it has become even more evident that real innovation comes from those that are closest to the challenges. School leaders in the Kansas City metro region have shown over and over again that they are creating change with their staff, students, and communities. As we collectively rebuild better in our region, we want to support future-forward approaches school leaders are using to make their schools ready for the future. This year’s Individual Schools Grant application closed in February 2021. More information about our 2021 grantees coming soon. The Individual Schools Grant supports the Kansas City region (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri) district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students. Areas of focus include professional learning and development, curriculum and instruction, student support, and parent/community engagement, ultimately leading to improved student outcomes. School leaders are invited to apply for a grant of up to $125,000 per year, which will support initiatives that take place within an individual elementary or middle school. This grant opportunity will also provide school leaders access to a national and regional learning community, Rethink ED, facilitated by the Kauffman Foundation. 2020 grantees Academy for the Integrated Arts | Multi-tiered support systems (MTSS), including Tier II and III academic interventions.Blue Springs School District, Paul Kinder Middle School | Making Math Matter (M3) will provide professional development for math teachers.Blue Springs School District, William Yates Elementary | The Art and Science of Teaching STEM supports 28 classroom teachers as they work to redesign the teaching and learning process in K-5.Citizens of the World Charter Schools – Kansas City | Social emotional support (SEL) and special education services (SPED).Guadalupe Centers Elementary School | Improve student literacy by adding a second reading interventionist and extending literacy-focused professional development.Harrisonville Elementary School | Professional development training by math expert Greg Tang.Kansas City, Kansas Unified School District #500, Wyandotte High School | Enhancing teacher effectiveness and increasing student achievement in 9th and 10th grade math and English Language Arts (ELA).Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Meadow Lane Elementary | Provide enhanced science, math, applied arts, research, and technology (SMART) opportunities for K-6 students.North Kansas City Schools, Linden West Elementary School | Trauma Smart (collaboration between St. Luke’s Hospital and Crittenton) to provide trauma training and support to staff, students, and families.Resurrection Catholic School | Wilson Intervention program, Reading Coordinator for students requiring Tier I intervention.St. Patrick Catholic School | Enhance technology and STEM curriculum.