The Elwood Education Endowment is passionate about augmenting the educational opportunities available to Elwood students. The board members and trustees volunteer their time to actively solicit donations and sponsor fund-raising events for programs not covered by the school budget. Working in cooperation with the Superintendent's Office, the EEE is committed to maintaining and improving the quality of education in the Elwood School District.
The EEE is committed to enhancing student development and encouraging creative, multicultural and innovative programs. The endowment provides financial support by awarding grants to individual teachers and funding activities that support our mission and encourage excellence in education. The grants are funded by the EEE's two annual fundraisers (Spring's Evening for Education and Fall's Run for Education) as well as any other individual donations received throughout the year.
The EEE has been awarding grants to the Elwood School District since 2004. It has funded over $530,000 in grants. The grants have covered areas such as: literacy, foreign languages, technology, science, the arts, social studies, character education and special education.
To learn about the application process or to apply for a grant, please visit the
All Grants Awarded
Nine grants were awarded for the 2018/2019 school year benefiting all four buildings of the Elwood School District. The programs that will be implemented as a result of these grants will enhance the Art, Health & Wellness, Life Skills, Science, and STEM curriculum, as well as expand the District’s flexible learning spaces that support modified learning environments. For more information about each grant, you can view them here.
Nine grants, totaling just over $47,000 were awarded to the teachers and faculty for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to learn more about how the Elwood students will benefit from the EEE's grants.
Ten grants were awarded to the teachers and faculty across the Elwood School District for the 2015-2016 school year. To learn more about how the grants will be used, click here. To view some of the grants in action, view photos here.
2014- 2015 Grants
Sixteen grants were awarded for the 2014-2015 school year benefiting all four buildings of the Elwood School District. Click here to learn how areas such as Art, Literacy, Math, Music, and Technology will be enhanced through the EEE Grant Program.
To view an informative and entertaining presentation about the grants awarded for the 2012-2013 school year, click here. Dr. Gigante, Ms. Fife, MS. Hanley, Mrs. Lasurdo and Mrs. Palumbo, created this presentation to illustrate the impact the EEE has had on the Elwood Middle School and Elwood School District.
To view a summary of the grants awarded for the 2011-2012 school year, click here.
To view a summary of the grants awarded for the 2010-2011 school year, click here.
To view a summary of the grants awarded for the 2009-2010 school year, click here.
The 2008-2009 grant program have seen the expansion and innovation of previously funded grants. The seeds of educational diversity continue to spread as unique teaching ideas and methods are brought into the classrooms. To view a summary of the grants awarded from 2008-2009, click here.
One of the 21 grants awarded for the 2007 - 2008 school year funded robotic equipment for a science research class at John H Glenn High School. The equipment allowed the robotics team to design and build a robot that could carry and assemble aircraft pieces. With this project, the robotics team won the 3rd annual Connecticut BEST (Boost Engineering, Science and Technology) Game Day. The 16 member team beat 20 teams from the tri-state area at the event. The win earned the team an invitation to the regional championship at Auburn University in Alabama. In an effort to continue to support the program that the EEE seeded, the EEE provided additional funds to allow the team to make the trip to Alabama. To view a summary of the grants awarded from 2007-2008, click here.
To view a summary of the grants awarded between 2004 and 2007, click here.