EnablINg STEM Teacher Grants

EnablINg STEM projects that have been funded to date will impact 4,200 Indiana students.

Having completed four grant cycles, the EnablINg STEM teacher grant program is open to all Indiana K-8th grade classroom teachers in schools with a free or reduced price lunch percentage of 55% or greater. Awarding of grants is based on classroom innovation, the enhancement of existing curriculum, and implementation of hands-on, inquiry based STEM programming. 

This grant program provides teachers with funding opportunities ranging from $75-$500 to use on classroom equipment and supplies, with an emphasis on programs that are sustainable beyond the grant period. We hope to expand this program and eliminate the financial barriers that prevent teachers from bringing their amazing ideas to the classroom.

The EnablINg STEM teacher grant cycle is currently open. The application can be found here and is due by Friday, February 3, 2017.


2014-2015 School Year Results*

  • $5,000 in direct classroom support
  • 46  Proposals
  • 15 Grant Awards
  • Chosen projects ranged from software engineering to family science night

2014-2015 EnablINg STEM Grant Recipients:

1.     Center For Inquiry #27, Ann Mennonno (Indianapolis Public Schools)
2.     Charles Elementary, Amber Hall (Richmond Community Schools)
3.     Cold Spring School, Kris Compton (Indianapolis Public Schools)
4.     Cold Spring School, Tisha Montgomery (Indianapolis Public Schools)
5.     Cold Spring School, Chelsea Reed (Indianapolis Public Schools)
6.     Elizabeth Starr Academy, Kristin Ross (Richmond Community Schools)
7.     Flint Springs Elementary, John Stoffel (Huntington County Community School Corporation)
8.     Fort Wayne North Side High School, Joseph Bittner (Fort Wayne Community Schools)
9.     Leesburg Elementary, Teresa Jordan (Warsaw Community Schools)
10.   Lincoln Elementary, Brenda Neff (North Lawrence Community Schools)
11.   Northview Middle School, Thomas Hakim (MSD of Washington Township)
12.   Spring Mill Elementary, Kristin Poindexter (MSD of Washington Township)
13.   Step Ahead Academy, Peter Meng (Indianapolis Public Schools)
14.   Tzouanakis Intermediate School, Michelle Thomas (Greencastle Community Schools)
15.   Wilson Preschool, Lisa Tyler (Crawfordsville Community School Corp)

*based on our partnership with the Moorehead Family Foundation, proposals serving Grant and Marion Counties were weighted.


2013-2014 School Year Results

  • $7,000 in direct classroom support
  • 31 Proposals
  • 16 Grant Awards
  • Chosen projects ranged from robotics and weather to solar panels to animal habitats

2013-2014 EnablINg STEM Grant Recipients:

1.     21st Century Charter School – Gary (Lake County Charter School)
2.     Anderson Preparatory Academy (Madison County Charter School)
3.     Barker Middle School (Michigan City Area Schools)
4.     Concord Junior High School (Concord Community Schools)
5.     Deerfield Elementary School (Randolph Central School Corporation)
6.     Fairview Elementary School (Logansport Community School Corporation)
7.     Indian Creek Elementary School (MSD Lawrence Township)
8.     KIPP Indianapolis College Preparatory (Marion County Charter School)
9.     Merle Sidener Gifted Academy (Indianapolis Public Schools)
10.   Plaza Park International Prep Academy (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation)
11.   Rousseau McClellan School 391 (Indianapolis Public Schools)
12.   Tindley Preparatory Academy (Marion County Charter School)
13.   South Grove Intermediate School (Beech Grove City Schools)
14.   Stonybrook Middle School (MSD Warren Township)
15.   West Side Middle School (Elkhart Community Schools)