Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation


The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Fund (IGEF) provides private resources for the support the Iowa-Grant School District. Grants from IGEF to the Iowa-Grant School District support innovative and creative educational programming outside of the boundaries of the school district budget. The Foundation also provides scholarships to graduating seniors, click here for details.

The Iowa-Grant Education Foundation was conceived in 1999 and affiliated with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin in 2000. IGEF is thankful for the many donations received from community members, IG alumni and friends, businesses and organization.  IGEF is led by a board of Iowa-Grant area citizens operating independently of the school district. The volunteer board leads fundraising efforts and determines the annual grant and scholarship awards. Visit the IGEF home page for more information.

To Donate

Donations to the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Give Now online or mail a check to the following:

Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Fund P.O. Box 124 Livingston, WI 53554

Visit the Ways to Give section of this website for information on planning your gift.


Grants are made for innovative and creative projects that enhance the Panther community as proposed by faculty, staff, administrators, and/or students.

Grant application deadlines are October 1 and March 1.  The board may consider other requests throughout the year. For a grant application click here.

For information on how to obtain a scholarship through the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation click here or see the Iowa-Grant High School Guidance Counselor.

Recent Grant Awards

Seven Excellence in Education grant applications have received funding support from an endowment that has been nurtured and administered by the advisory board of the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation. IGEF began making EIE grant awards in 2002. With these latest awards, over $23,500 has been invested in 42 projects proposed by school personnel.

Those projects receiving funding totaling $2998 this fall of 2018 include:

• Coffee Cart Fridays – an initiative of the IGEMS special education department to implement a new activity designed to help students to learn to work together, develop their communication skills, and build their self-confidence;
• The Kindergarten Field Trip: to visit the Black Earth Children’s Museum and Peck’s Farm Market;
• The IG Talented and Gifted Program: to provide funding for three 5th grade students to learn the fundamentals of Improvisational Theater and for three 6th grade students to practice their creative writing skills with cartoon artist and comic book author, John Mundt;
• Lego Walls acquisition: to be used by kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students to stimulate STEM skills, particularly creativity, problem solving and teamwork/ collaboration;
• Pi Day 2019 – to fund a celebration of mathematics on 3/14;
• Trees for Tomorrow – to fund IGMS students to attend the February 2019 camp in Eagle River; and
• 3rd Grade Pen Pal project – pairing students with community members of retirement age and providing the students practice in cursive, addressing letters, composing, and using the US mail system.