In alignment with our mission and values, GEF annually awards Innovation Grants up to $2500 to GUSD educators for a total of $10,000. Grants cover a wide range of areas, including but not limited to: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM), professional development, and character education.
Direct Student Impact
The goal of Innovation Grants is to directly impact students and support teachers by providing financial support to educators to pursue an innovative idea or to develop an area of interest.
Collaboration and Assessment
Recipients present the project outcomes in a reflective report to the GEF Board of Directors and broader GUSD community.
Champions of Education
Innovation Grants support a core value of GEF by providing additional resources for educators. We are proud of this creative initiative because it enriches education in the Goleta Valley. We are grateful for the generosity of our local businesses and individual donors who have helped make Innovation Grants possible.
Innovation Grant Application
If you are a GUSD educator interested in applying for an Innovation Grant, click here to contact us or call us at (805)410-4262
Innovation Grant Due Dates
The 2019 Innovation Grant cycle is over. We start accepting new applications in January 2020.