Since the PBL Education Foundation was founded in 1997, it has awarded educators in the PBL Community Unit #10 School district over $120,000 in the form of grant money. To see a complete listing of each specific grant that has been given by the Foundation, visit the Grants Awarded page. Visit the Featured Grants page to see pictures and stories of recent grant recipients. Teachers who are interested in applying for grants may read the quick summary for each grant type below. More detailed descriptions, procedures for applying, and application blanks are available at each respective link below.

Programs Available

Tech Grants 

During the last few years, the Foundation has combined Tech Grants with PBL Building  Grants, and awarded $15,000-$20,000 to specific buildings for larger purchases of
Chrome books, a Mac Lab, and other technological needs.  These grants have not needed an application.  We depend on the administration and the IT department to tell us where the greatest needs are.

Opportunity-for-Change Grants

The Foundation will award up to $7,000 per school year in opportunity grants ranging in amount from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $500 each. The purpose of this type of grant is to offset the incidental out-of-pocket expenses for classroom supplies and essentials to support classroom enrichment projects beyond what the district can support.

Innovation Grants

Three innovation grants with a maximum of $1,000 are usually given per year. Applications for these grants are due in the early spring and then awarded in May for use in the following school year. See more details at the Grant page.