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Waterloo Schools Foundation Board Awards $25,551.73 in Grants to Waterloo Students & StafF

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

This school year, the Waterloo Schools Foundation is excited to bring back its structured grant cycles. These cycles have changed from semi-annually to bi-monthly. This change allows more opportunities for students and staff to apply for funding and will enable them to funnel more money into the Waterloo Community School District throughout the year.


The first grant cycle of the 2023 - 2024 school year brought in over ten requests from the Waterloo Community School District students and staff. The exciting projects and experiences awarded, totaling $25,551.73, include:

  • Jordan Beltz, George Washington Carver Academy - Thinking Classroom Task Cards

  • Dawn Boone, Lincoln Elementary - Home-style + Comfort Classroom Seating

  • Nicole Goodman + Yearbook Students, West + East High School - Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference

  • Carrie Kammeyer, Highland Elementary - Battle of the Books

  • Stacey Snyder, Orange Elementary - Restoring Connections to Land: A Study of Extirpation

  • Brandy Twedt, Kingsley Elementary - Classroom Calm Down Corner

  • Kasey Vanausdeln + Team, Middle School Art Teams - Lego Printmaking

  • Waterloo Youth City Council, West + East High - Washington D.C. Close-Up Experience

These grants will be funded through the Lisa McKinstry Memorial Fund, Jackie Jensen Memorial Fund, Debate & Critical Thinking Endowment, private donors, and Waterloo Schools Foundation’s grant cycle fund.


The Waterloo Schools Foundation’s second grant cycle opens on October 1st and closes on November 1st with grant recipients announced mid-November.


Questions regarding grant applications and funding can be directed to Hannah Luce at 319-855-3641. More information can be found at wcsfoundation.org.


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