CUSF Vincent O. Greene Grant - $500.00 - $4,000.
Vincent O. Greene Grants are for projects ranging in funding from $500.00 up to $4,000.00. This grant is intended to promote financial literacy in K-12 classrooms. Projects in the areas of financial literacy, accounting, math, finance or related subjects will be considered.

Projects will be selected using the criteria listed on the grant application.
  • IMPORTANT - This grant is open to all Professional Licensed Educators in Unit 4 or District 116. All qualifying Vincent O. Greene Grant applications will be awarded after a selection committee has reviewed the applications. All awarded/funded grants will require a final written report to ensure accountability to our CUSF donors. Failure to submit a final report may result in not being considered for future grants. Awarded grants that have budgets between $500.00 and $1,000.00 will be funded by direct reimbursement to the educator. Awarded grants that have budgets more than $1,000.00 will have the funds sent to the respective district for disbursement.

  • Section 1 - Applicant Information

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  • Section 2 - Grant partner Information

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  • If you have additional partners for this grant list them in the box above. Include their name, school and email address. Please list any community partners as well.
  • Section 3 - Project - Describe your project.

  • You may apply for $500.00 - $4,000.00.
  • CUSF Mission: Proposals that do not support our mission will not be considered.

    CU Schools Foundation's Mission: We elevate the excellence in Champaign and Urbana public schools by investing in educators and students.
  • * How is this project tied to the CUSF mission stated above?
    * How does this project promote engagement and student ownership of learning?
    * How does this project demonstrate creativity and innovation?
    * How can this project be replicated across classrooms?
  • Terms and Conditions:

    Note - For projects under $1,000.00 we will reimburse you directly when you submit your receipts. For projects over $1,000.00 we will send the money to your district's business office where you will access the funds.

    1. Only grant proposals that have the potential to enrich learning opportunities for school age children within the Unit 4 and District 116 public school districts will be considered.
    2. Funds will not be appropriated to salary for existing staff, teacher air-travel or hotel accommodations. In most cases funds will not be appropriated for the purchase of standard textbooks, and/or supplies for regular and/or existing curricula.
    3. Residencies may only be partially funded.
    4. The grant application must be for funding and implementation in the 2018-2019 school year.
    5. For expenses that are verified, we will reimburse you within 3 business days, by sending a check to the address you provided in this application.
    6. Arrangements can be made through the CUSF office if you don’t have access to cash or a credit card of your own.
    7. Proposals that include technology will require approval by the district technology director. You must forward an email from your districts technology director in a separate email. Send the email to
    8. Any non-consumables purchased with this grant money, will become the property of your current school district.
    9. A FINAL REPORT will be due by March 1, 2019 or within 60 days of completion of proposal. CUSF will provide the form for the final report. Failure to provide a final report may result in not being considered for future grants.
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