Education Mini-Grant Program

The Boone County Community Foundation (BCCF) is excited to announce our latest initiative.  The Board of Directors has developed a mini-grant program similar to  programs that have been gaining success with other foundations across the state.  The Education Mini-Grant program awards funds to teachers to support innovative classroom projects that will positively impact student learning and enhance their current curriculum. Classroom projects must directly involve students and be completed during the traditional school year.  A separate grant application, consisting of only two pages, was created to simplify the application process and teachers may request grant awards of up to $500. Projects should reflect areas of need and should show innovation and educational merit.   Applications are judged based on project details alone; school and applicant information is hidden from the review committee. Applications are due October 31st each year and awarded in November. The BCCF has awarded thirty mini-grants since 2018.

Past grant recipients:


Boone Career & Technical Center:
Chris Baldwin “Equipment Technology Upgrades”
Robert Miller “Celebration of the River 3”
Caspia Sheppard “ CPR and First Aid Training Materials”

Brookview Elementary School:
Beth Burns, Cortney Browning “A Picture Gives 1,000 Words…Continued”

Scott High School:
Brittani Adkins “Life Help Video Games in the Special Education Classroom”

Sherman Elementary School:
Andrea Clendenin “Outdoor Classroom”

Van Elementary School:
Leanne Lares “Art Center Tools for Preschool”
Kristin Green “Kindergarten Learning Center


Boone Career & Technical Center:
Robert Miller “Walhonde Watershed Spring Cleanup 2021”

Brookview Elementary School:
Beth Burns, Cortney Browning, & Kali Scott “A Picture Gives 1,000 Words”
Katrina Kirk “Sensory Center”

Sherman Elementary School:
Keely Hicks “Courtyard Project”

Van Elementary School:
Amanda Hoosier “Books Before Bedtime”


Brookview Elementary:
Heather Elkins “STEM Bins”
Bretta Kuhn “Classroom Literature Fair”
Doretta Toney “Elementary Greenhouse/Gardening Adventures”

Madison Middle School:
Brandy Ann Conrad “Let’s Get Printing with Printmaking!”

Ramage Elementary:
Arlie Asbury “Elements of Literature Project”

Van Elementary:
Amy Cabell “5th Grade Career Day Fair”
Regina Harless “Come Grow With Us”
Alta Smith “Learning About Community Helpers”
Leanne Lares “Dramatic Play in the Preschool Classroom”
Savannah White “Building Life Skills One Cup at a Time”


Boone Career and Technical Center:
Caspia Sheppard, “Health Care Certification Examination Prep Apps
K.K. Matthews, “Introduction to Podcasting and Language Literacy”

Van Elementary and Brookview Elementary:
Amy Cabell,  “5th Grade Career Day Fair”

Van Elementary:
Kristen Green, “Reading Warriors
Amanda Turner, “Steps 4 A Healthy Future
Leanne Lares, “Centers in the Pre-K Classroom”

Ramage Elementary:
Arlie Asbury, “Bill Nye the Science Guy VHS Replacement Project”