How we help

Our goal is to help each student and teacher in Spring Branch ISD, whether it’s by giving a child a book to begin his home library or funding a computer lab where a senior will receive help with her college application.

By funding grants, we fund innovation. Grants produce programs that might not otherwise exist, and each one has the potential of being developed to scale and become standard within the district. In a sense, the Foundation is a research and development arm of the district.

We are proud to send many seniors off to college with scholarships that are based on holistic achievements: personal qualities, school and community involvement, family life and academics. Many recipients are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

Read more about how SBEF's 2018 grants are supporting campus and district projects.

Students

Computer-based language assistance for refugee and immigrant students

A school-within-a-school for building social, emotional and behavioral skills

An independent living learning lab for special needs students

SpringBoard mentoring connects students with caring adults

Robotics club members learn STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) principles

Classrooms

J. Landon Short Mini-Grants transform the learning environment

Kindergarten reading and writing kits promote a lifelong love for reading

Software helps students overcome dyslexia and dysgraphia challenges

Flexible classroom seating, from bean bags to standing desks

Technology for coding, community building, language resources, a photography lab and more

Schools

Calculators and computers benefit STEM instruction

Field trips, from museums to colleges, promote T-2-4

Blended and Action-Based Learning Labs increase academic engagement

Lunchtime counseling/computer lab for help with college applications and forms

Professional development for educators

Community

Cultural adventures and cutting-edge exhibitions at Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum

New grade-level books bolster home libraries

Support for health services

In 2017-18, more than $1 million helped staff and student families displaced by Hurricane Harvey