Educator Grants

ISD 88 Foundation Grant Information
New Ulm Educators: Partner With Us!

  • Have you ever learned of an educational opportunity at a workshop, been inspired, and then wondered where you could go to get funding for that initiative?
  • Have you ever thought your students could benefit from something new or different, something outside of the school district budget, but didn’t know how to get it paid for?

That is why we are here – to enhance and support the important work of our district’s educators.

A granting process will be used to request and evaluate proposals submitted by District teachers and administrators. The Foundation will work closely with the district to ensure projects support the strategic plans for the district. The list of potential projects is endless and may include the following.

* Technology improvements                         * Campus and building improvements
* Curriculum enhancements                         * Enrichment and intervention opportunities

Downloadable grant application:  word file or pdf file

What Have We Accomplished?

Grants – Click Here for More Details on Each Grant

  • 2019 – The Foundation awarded a $15,000 to New Ulm High School for Eagle Enterprises
  • 2018 – The Foundation awarded a $10,200 grant to the New Ulm Middle School for the Collaborative Learning Initiative.
  • 2018 – The Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to Washington Learning Center to build a children’s stage in the library.
  • 2017 – The Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to the New Ulm High School for Solar Panels for their “Green” Powered Greenhouse.
  • 2017 – The Foundation awarded $5,750 to the Jefferson Elementary School STEM Room for littleBits electronic building block system. 
  • 2016 – The Foundation awarded a $12,500 grant to the Washington Learning Center for an Innovative Outdoor Learning Environment.
  • 2015 – The Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Washington Elementary School for new equipment to introduce STEM/STEAM science curriculum in grades 5-8.


  • Parker Hannifin ($4,000) to purchase a Makey Makey invention kit and a set of mini Ozobot robots for the Jefferson Elementary STEM lab.
  • Alliance Bank ($2,308) to purchase six Kindergarten Listening Centers.
  • 3M ($9,000+) to continue supporting the Destination Imagination program in the Middle School.
  • Anonymous donor ($1 million) to fund enhancements to the new high school Performing Arts Center.
  • Pete and Linda Neigebauer ($20,000) to help fund the new High School Greenhouse.
  • Nate and Amanda Groebner ($1,300) to fund the purchase of a drone for use in the High School Agriculture and Science departments.
  • Friends of ISD 88 ($5,000) towards playground improvements at the Jefferson Elementary-Middle School Campus.
  • Anonymous donor ($1,000) Jefferson STEM Lab

What Is Possible? 

It is up to you! Our impact is only as good as the applications and ideas from our district’s educators. Dare to Dream!