Foundation Announces 2016 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Recipients

On Wednesday, March 16, the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. and Longview ISD hosted a breakfast for the 2016 Great Rewards for Great Ideas recipients.

At the breakfast, the Foundation announced funding for this year's grant cycle. Grant winners received funding from the Longview ISD Foundation ranging from $100 to $2,500 for innovative classroom projects and programs that will enhance the quality of education for all students in Longview ISD.

This year, the twenty-first anniversary of the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program, $97,934.36 was requested through 55 grant applications.

The Foundation funded 24 grants totaling $42,202.06. The Foundation funded 15 elementary grants for a total of $27,634.55 and 9 secondary grants for a total of $24,567.51.

Since the beginning of the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program in 1996, the Foundation has funded 626 grants totaling $626,468.20. These grants have enhanced Longview ISD’s academic programs as well as music, art, technology, counseling and guidance, career education, health and physical education, and character education programs.


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