Beginning with $40,000 of “seed money” in 1992, the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation has become a six-figure non-profit that is able to make substantial awards each year to support instructional excellence.
To date, the foundation has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to teachers through Instructional Excellence classroom grants, thousands more for at-risk, gifted, and special education programs and serves as a tax-exempt clearinghouse for other school system initiatives. The foundation also administers a number of scholarship programs and was the driving force behind EmpowerLink, a school-to-home community network collaboration with the Carrollton Housing Authority.
The Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation’s primary focus is to enhance classroom instruction. Its hallmark is the Instructional Excellence Grant program, which has awarded more than $200,000 directly to teachers for classroom instruction.
The foundation depends on annual contributions and other funding resources to be able to provide a high level of grant support to the school system. The primary source is the foundation’s general endowment, designated to support a variety of initiatives. Donate
Water Bill Roundup – Partnering with the City of Carrollton, Carrollton water customers may choose to round up their water bill to the next dollar with the proceeds going directly to the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation to support educational initiatives for all of our schools. Sign up
Employee-Giving – Currently, employees of Carrollton City Schools make contributions through payroll deduction each year to help fund the Instructional Excellence Grant program.
Teacher of Honor Tribute – Contributions made in a teacher’s honor also support the IEG program. Honor recipients receive a decal highlighting the recognition.
Scholarships – The foundation is the clearinghouse for several scholarships benefiting Carrollton High School students. Scholarship information and applications