The Foundation has provided support for:
Grants in the News
• GLCS Foundation Grants in Photos
• Grants at Work Photos
• 53 Grants Awarded in 2018-2019 Totaling $95,480
• Learning Genetics with Bees on a Stick!
• See your dollars in action on March 16!
• What's a Wacom Tablet?
• Inspiring Young 5's Teachers
• Partnering Gateway students with MSU
• Dedicated Teachers!
• 47 Grants Awarded in 2017-18 Totaling $71,280
• Rhonda Gowler Greene, MI author
• More than $5,000 awarded in grants in March 2018
• No Pirates Allowed!, Rhonda Gowler Greene
• Draw Comics at the Middle School
• Read and Ride
• Robotics Competition Video
Previously Awarded Annual Grants
Click here for a PDF grant feedback form or click below for online submission. Grantees are asked to submit the form and are encouraged to send an article and photos about the grant to the school district's Communicator. Read "Our Mail" for feedback about awarded grants.
MSU Partnering with our Gateway Students
With the help of a GLCSF grant, Gull Lake Community Schools Gateway students visited MSU's Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and Manor House in September enjoying activities that included the learning laboratories, a nature walk, and etiquette lessons.
Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is a place where people come to increase their understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and their linkages to society. The Station includes the Bird Sanctuary, the Conference Center & Manor House, and the Farm & Pasture Dairy.
At the heart of the Foundation’s efforts are grants which are distributed throughout the school year to benefit the Gull Lake Community Schools.
Grant applications are accepted only from GLCS Staff Members and GLCS Students. The applicant must be currently employed or enrolled in Gull Lake Community Schools.
There are two main grant categories:
Application: click here
Student Grant -- These grants are for students who want to explore further a subject they have been studying and are generally under $300 per student. Awards above this amount will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Staff Grant-- Grants offered to staff for projects that enhance their in-class expertise. They can fund training, additional resources, in-the-field experiences, residencies, and partnerships.
Click here to view an example of a staff grant application.
General Grant -- Monies requested by administrators and staff for resources to purchase new equipment and to develop creative, new programs or projects.
Click here to view an example of a general grant application.
Chris Rundle Innovation Fund for Educators
These grants are for innovative programs, creative learning ideas, and are renewable for up to five years.
An innovation grant application will be provided after an informal presentation to the GLCS Foundation Grant Committee. To schedule a presentation, contact your school liaison as listed below:
Richland Elementary - Karen Koets
Kellogg Elementary - Janelle Holland
Ryan Intermediate - Mary VanderWal
GLMS - Laurie Klok
GLHS - Beth Rhodes
All others - Drew Bordner