Educational Opportunity Grants

Grant applications will be open until April 3, 2023

The Education Foundation of Brown Deer is now accepting grant proposals for the 2022-2023 school year. All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM, April 3, 2023. Grants to receive funding will be decided in May 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. For any questions please email [email protected].


Since our beginning in 2014, The Education Foundation of Brown Deer has provided over $213,000 in grants and gifts to the Brown Deer School District to enhance educational opportunities for our students.

In 2020, we provided $32,233 in grants and gifts in the following areas:

College & Career Readiness $  8,687
Humanities      1,050
Literacy            10,593
Science, Math & Technical Education 9,281
Student Services 2,622
Total Educational Opportunity Grants $32,233






Our 2020 grants were used to enhance educational opportunities for students in a variety of areas across our three schools:

  • A monthly book for every 4K student to promote early childhood literacy and bolster home libraries
  • Programmable robotic equipment to enhance learning opportunities in Elementary and Middle School computer coding classes
  • Specialized equipment for the Design and Digital Photography classes
  • Assistance in the acquisition of a motorcycle that was built by High School students in conjunction with the BUILD program, a non-profit educational organization teaching valuable technical and interpersonal skills
  • Positive incentives for use by the Middle School Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Team in support of character education
  • Literacy coaching tools for use by Elementary School teachers in Reader's Workshops
  • Support for student educational trips to Discovery World, Great America (8th grade science students), Germany, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference
  • Speech-to-Text headphones for students with limited keyboarding skills
  • Training of mentors for the African-American Male Initiative Leaders-in-Training Program at Concordia University
  • Books for distribution to students in the Summer Literacy Program



Thank you to our many generous donors!

You may contribute to the Grant Program on our "Make A Gift" page.

If you wish to designate a gift to support a particular program or educational initiative, please contact us.

If you are a United Way donor, you can support us by specifying Donor ID #1195.

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