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Applications open August 2023

TCEF will announce its 21st annual Competitive Grant Opportunity information August 2023. 

Due to the many contributions received from generous donors who wish to support classroom projects and programs, the Foundation is able to offer up to $20,000 to finance competitive grants!


Grant Applications will be available 
August 2023

The application process is easy:

  • Come up with a creative idea that will positively impact students.

  • Download and print a grant application.

  • Read "Guidelines and Tips for a Successful TCEF Grant Proposal" for guidance on completing the applications.

  • Submit a hard copy of the completed application by the announced due date, to the Foundation's mailbox at Tri-Creek School Corporation central office.

  • Remember to include the budget worksheet and to allow time for your principal to comment and sign off on your proposal.

The grant application process is not limited to teachers; all Tri-Creek employees are eligible.

TCEF funds several annual programs:  Challenger field trips for grade 5 students, LMS 8th grade trip, LMS mentor program, LHS mentor program, Robotics teams, Camp Invention scholarships.  These are funded automatically; there is no need to submit an application.


Grant recipients will be notified on the date that will be set and announcedAll recipients will be invited to attend the Tri-Creek school board meeting to receive their award and an information packet with grant materials and procedures.


We look forward to receiving an abundance of applications and wish good luck to all who apply.  If you have any questions, please call Lynne Haberlin at 219-781-3087 or email  Click links for PDF of "Guidelines & Tips" and "Grant Application".

Also available as Word files:

Guidelines & Tips

Grant Application

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