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 October, 2019, the Foundation has awarded over $973,670 in Classroom Innovation Grant funding since its inception. 

Two Levels of Classroom Innovation Grant Funding

Classroom Innovation Grants:

Approximately 40 awarded per year, ranging in value from $500–$2,000, available for an innovative program or project.

Master Classroom Innovation Grants:

Typically up to five are offered each year, ranging in value from $2,001–$5,000 for a large scale, innovative program or project.

Timeline for 2019-20 Classroom Innovation Grants

  • March 20, 2019 – Announce Grant Program & Applications
  • March 20, 2019 through May 12, 2019 – Applications Accepted for Spring Grant Cycle
  • May 20, 2019 through September 29, 2019 – Applications Accepted for Fall Grant Cycle
  • May 13, 2020 – Annual Grant Reception and Progress Reports Due

Grant Information & Application (staff login required)  

Grant Sponsors

21-25 Years


16-20 Years

ABC13BWXTDodson Pest ControlFramatome logoLynchburg Nissan logoThe News & AdvanceWells Fargo


11-15 Years

Dominion Seven ArchitectsEducation Research FoundationGenworth FoundationHurt & ProffittLynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union logoMoore & GilesPiedmont Community Health PlanGanttWalmart


6-10 Years

American National Bank & Trust CompanyAppalachian Power - An AEP Company Belvac logo Carrington Family FoundationCentra FoundationRick and Donna Read - Coldwell Banker CommercialEDMFleet Laboratories - Prestige Consumer Healthcare CompanyGeneration SolutionsThe Greater Lynchburg Community FoundationHarrington CorporationHumanKindInnovative Wireless Technologies - IWTLG Flint ConstructionMerryman FoundationLynchburg Economic Development AuthoritySam's ClubSuccessful Innovations Inc.Sylvan LarningKim and Stephen TibbsVirginia School Equipment logoWalmartWegmann USA, Inc.Westminster Canterbury logoWestRock logoWiley WilsonWooldridge Heating Air & Electrical


2-5 Years

Coleman-Adams ConstructionFirst National Bank logoRoger and Winston GreenHanwha Azdel logoHarman Eye Center logoMaster Engineers & Designers logoMH Masonry and Associates logoOld Dominion Furniture Co. logoPinnacle Financial logoScott Insurance logoLiz Sumpter & Brian CarltonTRAX InternationalWalmart Neighborhood Market logo


First Year Sponsors

The LCS Education Foundation Welcomes Our First Year Sponsors!

Tracy & Al BakerBeacon Credit Union logoCarter Bank & Trust logoDelta Star logoEC Glass Class of 1968Flowserve logo