Franklin Township Education Foundation

Spring 2021 Grant Cycle – Application deadline is March 14th, 2021 at Midnight

On behalf of the Franklin Township Education Foundation (FTEF), we are honored to award FTCSC Grants! Despite the challenges of 2020, our Major Saver campaign was successful. As promised, our portion of the Major Saver campaign proceeds will fund the spring 2021 classroom grants. We are honored to partner with so many deserving educators. Thank you for your dedication to our students!

Please remember Individual Classroom Proposals may not exceed $500. Grant Proposals covering multiple classrooms (2 or more) may not exceed $1000.00

For the first time, FTEF will offer TWO – $1500.00 building grants! Building Administrators may submit a proposal for consideration. The same application requirements apply.

Use Google Forms to Apply:




** Remember to send one copy of the Grant AGREEMENT signed by you AND your building Principal.

Send the signed Grant AGREEMENT form to – FTEF, 6141 South Franklin Road (CTEC)
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Scan and email the signed GRANT AGREEMENT to:

Thankful FOR YOU Grant

Our teachers have courageously taken on online learning and continuously made the most out of a very difficult situation. In making online learning the best they possibly can for FTCSC students, many of our staff members have incurred out of pocket expenses for online platforms and programs used for instructional purposes.

FTEF, through the generosity of donations, is excited to offer a grant as an opportunity to be reimbursed for those expenses. The thankful FOR YOU Grant will continue until the available money has been exhausted.

FTCSC teachers currently instructing courses are eligible for this grant. Purchases, confirmed with a receipt, made from March 2020 to the date of submission are eligible to be considered for reimbursement. Priority will be given to those submissions that directly impact the delivery of online instruction to students learning virtually and are programs Nadine Gilkison has shared in professional development and on her Dashboard. Thank you!

Use Google Forms to Apply:



20 Spring Classroom Grants Awarded in 2020!

Our 2019 Major Saver campaign was the best, ever! Because of the tremendous community support, $11,219.24 was awarded from pre-kindergarten through high school – with over 12,000 students impacted!

Because of you! We were able to offer our first-ever Fall Classroom Grant Program!

Our Peloton Bike raffle was a huge success and raised $8050.00! Combined with our Silent Auction Challenge and the tips that we made while selling concessions at a FCHS football game, we had $9,735.00 to share with our educators and students!

Thirteen grants received full funding and include everything from books to gardens!

Wanamaker Early Learning Center received 4 grants.
– Ms. Kristina Burns, “Sensory Path”
– Ms. Katie Land, “WELC Garden”
– Ms. Amy Morrical, “Sensory Items”
– Ms. Genny Hartley, “Social/Emotional Toolkits”

Thompson Crossing Elementary, Ms. Katie Kunkel, “Resources for the Learning Environment”
South Creek Elementary, Mrs. Vick, “Literacy in the Art Room”
Adams Elementary, Mrs. Hilary Huff, “School-wide Peace Corner”

FTMS West, Ms. Kyle Belting, “Nabbing New Nonfiction”

Franklin Central High School
– Ms. Jessica Berg, “Gardening Club Raised Beds”
– Ms. Rae Bosio, “Retablos from Peru”
– Ms. Jennifer Robinson, “You Kick, You Score”
– Mrs. Lisa Laker, “Play like a Pirate”
– Ms. Alison Caldwell, “Practical Printmaking”

Grand total, $9209 awarded!

The remaining $526 was set aside for the 2020 Spring Classroom Grant Program.

Thank you for your tremendous support!

2019 Spring Grant Summary

Amy Steinhofer was selected as our 2019 Hawthorne Grant winner! Ms. Steinhofer is the Pre-School Speech Language Pathologist at the Wanamaker Early Learning center. Her project is entitled: “Revisiting the 3 Rs”

Twenty-two grants were approved for full or partial funding.
Buildings impacted included in this grant distribution of funds: FCHS, FTMSE, CTEC, WELC, Acton, Adams, Arlington, Bunker Hill, Kitley, South Creek, Thompson Crossing

Over 10,600 students impacted!

Coming Soon – Our 2019 1st Annual Fall Grant Program

The 2018 Spring Grant Cycle Recap.  We received 26 grant requests from 25 educators throughout FTCSC!  These requests included a variety of items from vocal development to books for diverse readers to materials for social and emotional learning.
The review process was challenging for the F*TEF Grant Committee, as every request was well-written and meaningful.  We are proud to report 25 or the 26 grant requests received full or partial funding, nearly $10,000.00!
Mrs. Lisa Laker received the Rosalie Hawthorne Grant of Distinction for her “Wade the Water” – Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad request.
Mrs. Laker will use the grant funding to visit the Frederick Douglass’ Home and gravesite at Mt. Hope Cemetery, along with Harriet Tubman and Harriet Jacobs sites and 25 Underground Railroad sites in New York.
Mrs. Laker will create a virtual tour to share with FCHS students.
We received the largest number of grant applications from Acton Elementary educators.  Great job, Tigers!

Dianna Miller-Wilson, F*TEF Executive Director and Mrs. Beth King, F*TEF BOD Secretary presented Mrs. Laker with a certificate and special gift.

Acton Elementary Grant Recipients