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Criteria for a Foundation Grant
Criteria for Grant Proposals
The applicant must be a staff member of MGIS or MSL.
The application describes a well-conceived educational plan;
The project has the potential to be used in other classrooms, and/or other teachers will be able to use results of the project
The project affects more than a few teachers, students or staff
The project is targeted for an audience identified as lacking or in need
The project will improve the quality of teaching or learning
The project demonstrates a unique or innovative approach to meet an educational need
The application form has been completed properly
Criteria for MSL Student German Trips
Attached is a document detailing grant requests pertaining to MSL student trips to Germany. Please read the attached before submitting any request relating to travel. (Click Here)
Examples of what the Foundation may fund:
Educational seminars and trips
Technology that promotes improved instruction
New and innovative learning experiences
Visiting experts in the field of education, family, or literature
Student sponsorship to immersion language events
Language models, such as reading aides or interns
A grant writer to apply for specific government or private grants
Examples of what the Foundation will generally NOT fund:
Structural improvements to the building
Projects that are in conflict or inconsistent with District Curriculum
Projects that should be funded through the building budget or district
Disbursements of funds are made in the form of grants either directly to the person(s) applying for the grant, or by the District's business office and reimbursed by the Foundation.
Upon approval of the Grant Request, the Board may include some additional requirements upon the Grant recipient. These may include but not be limited to:
Submittal of receipts as proof of expenses, when appropriate
A written or oral report to the Grant Review Committee or to the Board during the course of the grant or upon completion.
Assignment of a Committee or Board member to work with the Grant recipient to implement the grant and/or to report the outcome.
A site visit by a Grants Review Committee member
Grant applications will be considered five times a year
Grant applications will be considered five times a year. The submission deadlines for grant consideration are September 1, November 1, January 1, March 1, and May 1. Grants submitted by these deadlines will be notified by the end of the month in which the deadline is met (i.e. grants submitted by 9/1 will be notified by 9/30).
Grant applications must be submitted to the Grant Committee and a recommendation made before it can be presented to the Board for final consideration.
In order to allow enough time for your Grant application to be properly considered, it should be completed and submitted to the Grant Committee at least one month prior to the proposed expenditure. If this is not possible, please contact the Grant Chairperson directly to discuss urgent Grant requests.
All proposals must be discussed with the Principal of your school and be signed by the Principal – prior to submitting it to the Foundation. While the Principal does not have to directly “approve” the grant to permit submission to the Grant Committee, their comments must be noted in the proposal.
Grant applications may be e-mailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, emailed to the chairperson directly, dropped off in the Foundation basket in the MGIS school office or mailed to the Foundation at:
Attn: Grant Committee
German Immersion Foundation
PO Box 100670
Milwaukee WI 53210-0670