Classroom Innovation Grants support a culture of innovation and provide teachers with the opportunity to request funding to implement exciting and effective projects and programs designed to meet student needs and increase motivation to learn. Each year the LCS Education Foundation awards over $80,000 in grants and as of December 2021, the Foundation has awarded over $1,128,700.00 in Classroom Innovation Grant funding since its inception. Last year’s grants enabled students to monitor invasive beetles in our community, get hands-on experience with laser printing technology, create art at home, update school library offerings to reflect diversity in the school population, and participate in virtual as well as in person theater projects.

Two Levels of Classroom Innovation Grant Funding

Classroom Innovation Grants:

Grants of $500 to $2,000.  Approximately 40 are awarded each year for innovative programs or projects.  Most applications should fall into this category.

Impact Grants:

Grants of $2,001–$5,000. Typically up to five are offered each year for innovative programs or projects that are targeted to larger student populations, have a greater scope, or addresses significant challenges or opportunities for focused groups of students.

Timeline for 2021-22 Classroom Innovation Grants

  • May 11, 2022 – Progress Reports Due

Timeline for 2021-22 Classroom Innovation Grants

  • February 28, 2022 – Announce Grant Program & Applications
  • February 28, 2022 through May 8, 2022 – Applications Accepted for Spring Grant Cycle
  • May 16, 2022 through September 25, 2022 – Applications Accepted for Fall Grant Cycle
  • June 10, 2022 – Grant Notification Issued for Spring Applications
  • October 28, 2022 – Grant Notification Issued for Fall Applications
  • May 10, 2023 – Annual Grants Reception and Progress Reports Due

Grant Information & Application (staff login required)  

Grant Sponsors

21-25 Years

ABC13  The News & Advance


16-20 Years

BWXTDodson Pest ControlFramatome logoGenworth FoundationLynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union logoLynchburg Nissan logo  Piedmont Community Health Plan Gantt  Walmart


11-15 Years

American National Bank & Trust CompanyDominion Seven ArchitectsFleet Laboratories - Prestige Consumer Healthcare CompanyThe Greater Lynchburg Community FoundationHurt & ProffittMoore & Giles Successful Innovations Inc. Lynchburg Economic Development Authority Walmart  Wegmann USA, Inc.Wiley Wilson


6-10 Years

Belvac a Dover Company Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co., RealtorsColeman-Adams Construction 50 yearsEDM  Hanwha Azdel logoHarrington CorporationHumanKindInnovative Wireless Technologies - IWTLG Flint Construction Master Engineers & Designers logo Merryman Charitable FoundationOld Dominion Furniture Co. logo  Roger and Winston Green Sam's Club Liz Sumpter & Brian CarltonSylvan LarningKim and Stephen TibbsTRAX InternationalVirginia School Equipment logoWalmart Neighborhood Market logoWestminster Canterbury logoWestRock logoWooldridge Heating Air & Electrical


2-5 Years

Tracy & Al BakerBeacon Credit Union logoBerglund Toyota logoCarter Bank & Trust logoFirst National Bank logoMH Masonry and Associates logoPinnacle Financial logoSchewel Charitable FoundationScott Insurance logo


First Year Sponsors

The LCS Education Foundation Welcomes Our First Year Sponsors!

Banker Steel Company International Paper Tessy Automation Technical and Management Resources, Inc. U.S. Pipe Virginia Garden Supply