Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation

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  • Since its founding in 2002, the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation has awarded more than $23,500 in 42 projects.

Get To Know Us

The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Fund (IGEF) provides private resources for the support the Iowa-Grant School District. Grants from IGEF to the Iowa-Grant School District support innovative and creative educational programming outside of the boundaries of the school district budget. The Foundation also provides scholarships to graduating seniors.

The Iowa-Grant Education Foundation was conceived in 1999 and affiliated with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin in 2000. IGEF is thankful for the many donations received from community members, IG alumni and friends, businesses and organization. IGEF is led by a board of Iowa-Grant area citizens operating independently of the school district. The volunteer board leads fundraising efforts and determines the annual grant and scholarship awards.

Visit the IGEF home page for more information

Learn About Our EIE Grants

Gifts to Excellence in Education funds are an investment in quality education for today’s students and future generations. Private resources allow for educational programming not typically funded by tax dollars.

Your gift can be a lasting and meaningful way of recognizing a special person or event in the life of your family, organization or business, or as a statement that you value education today and into the future. Donations to any EIE Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible.

Grants are made for innovative and creative projects that enhance the Panther community as proposed by faculty, staff, administrators, and/or students.

The Impact of the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation

  • Coffee Cart Fridays: an initiative of the IGEMS special education department to implement a new activity designed to help students to learn to work together, develop their communication skills, and build their self-confidence;
  • The Kindergarten Field Trip: to visit the Black Earth Children’s Museum and Peck’s Farm Market;
  • The IG Talented and Gifted Program: to provide funding for three 5th grade students to learn the fundamentals of Improvisational Theater and for three 6th grade students to practice their creative writing skills with cartoon artist and comic book author, John Mundt;
  • Lego Walls acquisition: to be used by kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students to stimulate STEM skills, particularly creativity, problem solving and teamwork/ collaboration;
  • Pi Day 2019: to fund a celebration of mathematics on 3/14;
  • Trees for Tomorrow: to fund IGMS students to attend the February 2019 camp in Eagle River; and
  • 3rd Grade Pen Pal project: pairing students with community members of retirement age and providing the students practice in cursive, addressing letters, composing, and using the US mail system.

Fall 2018 Total: $2,998

Apply For a Grant

Annual grant application deadline: October 1 and March 1

Grant Guidelines

Tips and tools for you to use as you prepare your application. Print out this PDF as you prepare your grant for a quick checklist of your progress.

Give the Gift of Education

Donations to the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible. Mail a check to this address, or click the button to donate online.
Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Fund
P.O. Box 124
Livingston, WI 53554

Donor Services Representative

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson, President
Phone: (608) 758-0883

Advisory Board Members

The Fund is advised by a committee of community volunteers who serve independently of the school district. The advisory board initiates fundraising activities and determines annual grant awards:

Dave Kalish, Chair
Fred Skaife, Vice Chair
Judy Belken, Secretary
Barb Enloe, Treasurer
Peggy Biddick
Paulette DiVall
Connie Gard
Ron Haas
Vicki Langfoss
Sheri Springer
Rachel Zimmer, IG School Board Rep
Stephanie Hubbard, IG Superintendent, ex-officio