Great Rewards for Great Ideas

Enhancing and augmenting educational opportunities for students and teachers in the Longview Independent School District 

In 1994, a cross-section of community members who support the Longview Independent School District created the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. to enrich and maximize the quality of classroom education in the Longview Independent School District.  The Foundation's Board of Directors, businesses, corporations, community members and LISD employees who support the Foundation believe that creative and innovative approaches to teaching can benefit our students and increase student achievement.  Because of this belief, the Foundation has created a permanent endowment fund to provide annual funding for the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grant Program.
The 2022-2023 school year Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grant Program will fund creative teaching approaches and innovative projects with the hope that the best ones will serve as pilot projects for broader implementation.  Funding not otherwise available for such projects will be funded from $100 up to $2,500.
Attached are a grant application form and guidelines and policies that the Foundation’s Grant Selection Committee will follow.  Please read the guidelines and policies before beginning.  You may submit a paper copy to the Foundation office at the Education Support Center or submit an online application at  The committee will consider how compatible the project/program is with the district’s goals, the school’s or department’s mission or philosophy, campus improvement plan, or district improvement plan.  Please consult your fellow teachers, principal, technology specialists, or curriculum leaders for ideas or needs for your instructional program and students.
To assure anonymity, the cover page of the application remains in the Foundation office and is replaced only after the committee has identified the winning grants by the assigned application numbers.
If you have any questions, please contact Kay Ray, Foundation Executive Director, at 903-452-7015 or email her at or at
The Foundation looks forward to receiving many grant applications from across the district and is proud to provide funding for the twenty-seventh annual Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grant Program.
Leah HIckman, Carmen Hohlt, and Karen Reed
Grants and Scholarships Committee Chairs