2017-2018 Grant Awards

  • The Ankeny School Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation grants the 2017-2018 school year.  This year the foundation provided 60 grants totaling $47,837.63.  

    Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 to teachers, clubs, students, and parents for use in educational endeavors that benefit students in Ankeny and reach beyond the regular budget limitations of the school system.

Grant Name Recipient School Amount
Ankeny Centennial Garden Chad Fickbohm Ankeny Centennial High School $1,000
Ankeny Centennial Phase Robotics Karen O'Louglin Ankeny Centennial High School $1,000
Digital Link Over Amateur Radio Mike Miller Ankeny Centennial High School $1,000
PEOPLE PE Moving Renata Eustice Ankeny Centennial High School $1,000
ACHS/AHS Art Clubs Holland Evermore ACHS/AHS $1,000
Calculus the Musical Comes to AHS Angela Hanson Ankeny High School $1,000
Model UN Meaghan Dowdle Ankeny High School $407.50
Raspberry Pi Computer Science Principles Project Steve VanGundy Ankeny High School $1,000
Challenging Gifted Readers Linette Mace Ashland Ridge Elementary $850
Virtual Reality Field Trip Amy Halstead Ashland Ridge Elementary $1,000
Songtales for Crocker Library Holly Varner Crocker Elementary $200
Project Fresh Start Dave Kissinger District Office $1,000
Breakout EDU Kids - Kindergarten Carrie Braden East Elementary $500
Building STEAM in the Classroom Kristin Melcher, Jessie Purviance Northeast Elementary $966.41
Leveled Literacy Library Sara Muller Northeast Elementary $1,000
Makerspaces in the Library Kristen Brunelle Northeast Elementary $1,000
Middle School Mock Trial Kathryn Cooper Northview Middle School $1,000
Northview Quiz Team Kathryn Cooper Northview Middle School $500
PE Uniforms Mary Snyder Northview Middle School $400
Veterans Day Breakfast Kim Meller-Angus Northview Middle School $650
Ankeny Instrument in Every Hand Program Dave Brown Northwest Elementary $1,000
Fifth Grade Emily Hodson Northwest Elementary $600
Northwest STEAM Bins Lori Reha, Caitlin Bauerly, Molly Fox, Hailey Haight Northwest Elementary $1,000
Sixth Grade Audiobooks Brooke Johnson Parkview Middle School $979
Alternative Seating Sarah Ostrem Parkview Middle School $985.44
  • About the Ankeny Schools Foundation

    The Ankeny Community School District Foundation is an independent non-profit organization operated by community volunteers dedicated to motivating and inspiring high quality education in Ankeny, both today and into the future. Established in October 2000, the Foundation supports and enhances educational opportunities in the school district. The Foundation is the only community volunteer organization that serves all schools in the District and provides a way for the community to support all educators, volunteers, and students.

    Through the yearly grant program, funds are available to students, teachers and organizations to provide educational opportunities that are not funded from the school district budget. The Foundation Awards Committee determines the distribution of awards, based on academic quality and need.

    Annual scholarships for Ankeny students are also supported by the Foundation. Scholarships are administered by the local Dollars for Scholars group, as directed by the donor or memorial established.

    The non-profit status of the foundation offers tax benefits to donors such as alumni, individuals interested in tax-deductible donations, estates, and memorials. The Foundation is funded solely by private grants, endowments, and donations.