Teacher Applications

Current Grant Information and Applications

Innovation Grants for K–8 schools

This grant was developed based on the Lexington District One’s Competency-Based Standards in the areas of Strategic and Situational Decision-Making, which includes engagement and encouragement of strategic innovations. Elementary and middle school applicants should propose a school program that addresses this area and promotes students' paths toward college, career and citizenship preparedness.

This grant will award up to five matching grants of up to $5,000 each. Each school must make a 10% cash match for the total requested dollars. All applications are due to the Foundation Office no later than February 10, 2020.

For full details, please download the application below.

Please note that all applicants must make a brief presentation to the Foundation’s Allocations Committee members on a date TBD at 5:00 p.m. in the Central Services Board Room. We will publish the presentation date as soon as it is determined.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2020

Innovation Grants Application

Michelin Golden Apple Teacher Grant

We are fortunate to have Michelin as a very kind friend to Lexington School District One. Each year Michelin donates to the Lexington One Educational Foundation to make these grants possible. Teachers may receive up to $250.00 and, typically, we offer up to 10 grants each fall and spring.


To provide Lexington School District One teachers an opportunity to enhance the educational experience for students by supplying financial aid for activities that would otherwise be unavailable. The intent is not to supplement normal school supplies, but to allow for more creative learning opportunities not normally supported by the school supply budget.


Activities should be those that have the most impact on students and will enhance the educational experience, such as:

  • Field Trips

  • Science Kits

  • Supplementary Books to enhance textbooks

  • Class instructional materials

  • Rewards to students for special recognition

  • Will not provide supplies

Fall Application Due: June 15

Spring Application Due: November 15

Michelin Grant Application

WP Rawl School Garden Mini-Grant

Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is based in Pelion, South Carolina. In the early 1920’s, the late Walter and Ernestine Rawl started a local business known as the Walter P. Rawl Farm selling peaches. Over the years the business evolved into a larger farm selling greens and specialty vegetables and became known as Walter P. Rawl and Sons. Today Walter P. Rawl & Sons continues to operate as a “family farm” with nine family members still working in the business along with an additional 400 employees.


The purpose of our School Garden Mini-Grants is to provide Lexington County School District One’s schools an opportunity to enhance students’ knowledge of diet and nutrition by providing financial assistance toward a school garden or other live plant projects. Individual grant awards will not exceed $500 for startup gardens or $250 to sustain gardens. Up to $5,000 in awards will be made available to schools annually - up to 6 awards will be awarded this grant cycle.

Types of projects funded include vegetable gardens; butterfly gardens; vegetation for outdoor classrooms; greenhouse/indoor nursery.

Applicants must demonstrate that their school garden project:

  • Is a collaborative effort between school groups/clubs and/or community groups
  • Has the participation from stakeholders, including the school principal, volunteers, and a community partner
  • Has a compelling plan for integrating the garden into the life of the school and community
  • Has a budget supportive of their proposed plan

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so it is important to submit your applications as soon as possible. Submit your completed application to the Educational Foundation Office by the published deadline listed below. Also, scanned PDF generated applications with required signatures will be accepted.

Fall Application Due: June 15

Spring Application Due: November 15   


WP Rawl School Garden Mini–Grant Application