Barrington 220 Educatonal Foundation
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Helping Hand Grants

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Helping Hand Grants

The purpose of the Helping Hand Grant is simply to lend a “helping hand” to teachers and staff to implement a project in their classrooms and/or school that can not be funded through the district, school or PTO. The grants will be awarded once each school year, with a maximum grant amount of $500.

Do you have an idea for a project you want to implement in your classroom that you believe encourages curiosity, inspires students' passion for learning, and provides enriching opportunities? Are you in need of resources to get it started? If so, you might want to consider applying for a 2018 Helping Hand Grant through the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation.

All educators employed by Barrington 220 who are involved in the instruction of students or any related support services benefiting students are eligible to apply. If you are interested in applying, please click here for an application. The submission directions are on the application. Please review the Helping Hand Grant Application selection criteria, restrictions/requirements, and FAQs before filling out an application. The Helping Hand Grant Review Committee, under the guidance of the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, will review the applications on a competitive basis and recommend a limited number of grants to the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation Trustees for approval.

Grant funds will be available after November 15 and must be expended within the 2018-2019 school year.

Helping Hand Grant applications are DUE Wednesday, October 17, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the process or whether or not your project is acceptable, please contact Lori Madison at 847-710-5676 or 220foundationgrants@gmail.com.


2018 - 2019 HELPING HAND GRANTS AWARDED

Autism Program Picture Book Library Collection

Laura Winter
BMS - Prairie

Buidling the Classroom Library

David Udchik
Barrington High School


Breaking Down Barriers to Math

Kelley Rice
Barrington High School

STEM in Early Childhood Classrooms

Amy Pellettieri
Early Learning Center


Connecting Families and Building Language through Play

Christine Pfaff
Early Learning Center

Growth Mindset Books

LaDonna Bosch, Laurie Breckan & Cathy Parker
Grove Avenue Elementary School


Growing Readers Through Engaging Nonfiction Texts

Jill Schweiger
Hough Street School

Sqairs for Grove Physical Education

Jay Rosenberg
Grove Avenue Elementary School


Generating Excitement: Fiction/Nonfiction Text Sets in the Classroom Library

Jennifer Conant
Hough Street Elementary School

Growing Readers Through Engaging Nonfiction Texts

Sarah Goitein
Hough Street School


Travel Equipment

Andrew Bush
North Barrington & Hough Street

Osmo Interactive Technology for Small Group Math and Word Study

Jessica McCarthy
North Barrington Elementary School


Build the Future

Julie Stott & Angie Kapotas
Sunny Hill Elementary School

Build the Future

Lisa Pride, Ofelia Kooyenga & Julie Stott
Sunny Hill Elementary School


The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation received 36 Helping Hand Grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The decision-making process was a difficult one, with many worthwhile applicants vying for a limited amount of grant funds. The B220 Educational Foundation was able to fully fund 15 of the Helping Hand Grant applications. We would like to thank all of the applicants for taking the time to submit an application and their dedication to the Barrington 220 Learning Community.

Ozobots for Library and Art

Nancy Wadin
Sunny Hill Elementart School