Innovative Learning Grants (ILGs) encourage teachers to pilot new ideas and enrich the curriculum by preparing students in the arts, science, technology, engineering, math, leadership, and wellness. ILGs take the ideas of visionary educators to life in our schools that wouldn’t be possible within the district’s regular budget. ILGs spark creativity and engagement in CBSD students.

ILGs are funded solely through gifts; local businesses approved by the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program serve as our financial partners and afford the opportunity to offer innovative education and programs.

Since 2012, CB Cares EF has awarded more than $100,000 in grants. All CBSD professional personnel are eligible to apply for grants. Applicants may be principals, administrators, individual staff members, or a team of staff members. Grant awards are competitive and can be as much as $1,000 for single classrooms. Consideration for larger grant amounts may be applied to several grade levels or departments, or be school/district wide.

2018-2019 Grant Closeouts

Were you a 2018-19 Innovative Learning Grant recipient? If so, complete your closeout report and return it to Nancy Santacecilia on or before June 15, 2019. 

2019-2020 Grant Application

The application for 2019-2020 grants will soon be posted. Check back on or after May 31, 2019.

Recent Recipients

“Thank you so much to CB Cares! This grant is going to make a big impact on the art program at CB South; I can't wait to share the amazing work the students create.”
-Cheryl Daly, CB South Art Department

“Thank you, CB Cares!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for funding this grant. We’re very appreciative and excited!!!!”
-Dr. Brian Caughie, Principal of Tamanend MS

“We are more than excited about receiving the grant!! Thanks so much to CB Cares for ALWAYS supporting the students of Central Bucks School District! The students at Linden will love their new mobile maker cart!”
-Amy Logue, 
QUEST at Linden ES

“I am sitting here, with shaky hands due to excitement, typing this email.  THANK YOU so much for selecting our grant project to be funded by CB Cares. I cannot wait to go into school tomorrow and share with the teachers the plans I have for the light table and manipulatives. Your continued support is inspiring, and I will be sure to do you proud. I will capture the excitement from the children once everything is in place and we are ready to create with the innovative materials!”
-Megan Jaeger, 
Bridge Valley ES

“AWESOME!!!! We are thrilled!!! So excited to get these books for our students! Thank you for all that you do!”
–Lisa Mancini, 
Tamanend MS

“Thank you for this great news! We are very grateful to CB Cares and appreciate all of your efforts to bring these opportunities to students in CB.” 
–Michelle Ambrosini & Molly Rickert, 
Holicong MS