"In many ways the project affirmed what I believe about children: that they are more capable than we give them credit for."
David Trant, 6th Grade Science
Building a Chicken Coop
Since 1988, thanks to community support, the Lincoln School Foundation has awarded $1.25 million in funding to more than 500 grants.
We are a non-profit organization with a proud tradition of inspiring and funding innovation. Our grants prioritize risk-taking, project-based learning, and collaboration. We enable teachers and staff to reach beyond traditional techniques to foster critical thinking and authentic learning experiences for every student in our schools.
What can you do?
If you are a teacher or administrator with a brilliant idea, we want to hear from you! Information about our grant cycle and Out-of-Cycle grants can be found right here.
If you are a parent or grandparent of school-age children in Lincoln, or a resident passionate about Lincoln's schools, please consider making a donation to help provide seed money to bring brilliant ideas to life. Our grants depend on community support and involvement, and we can't fund innovation without you!
What do we do?
Each school year, teachers, administrators, and members of the community are invited to submit grants for consideration and review. Grants are typically awarded in the spring, though out-of-cycle grants are awarded year round.
This past year, thanks to generous community support, the LSF awarded eight grants totaling $16,550. These grants include Screen-Free Coding for Kindergarteners, Civil War Washington Professional Learning course, Hanscom Middle School Garden Club, and the Bridges Together program.
Spend time on the new Wetlands Walkway, admire the 6th Grade Chicken Coop, or visit the Hanscom Maker Space to see LSF grants in action.