ASF Grant Program
A 2021 grant provided collaboration stations at Northview Middle School. The stations have allowed students to share their work from a laptop or Chromebook in a small group setting using the smart TV, which has much clearer and brighter resolution. It has also allowed students to showcase their leadership skills while working in small groups.

grant program

Annually, the Ankeny School Foundation provides grants toward the mission of motivating and inspiring high quality education. Teachers and staff have the opportunity to apply for funding of equipment and projects which reach beyond the regular School District budget. Since 2000, the Foundation is proud to have awarded over $500,000 to creative and innovative projects and activities.


2022 grant applications will be accepted September 1 - 19, 2022. If you have any questions, please reach out to


Foundation Grant Application

Please see below for further grant information and application instructions. Please use a separate form for each grant request.


  • Restricted Grants Available

    Various Foundation donors have provided funding for grants meeting the stipulations set by the donor. These grant stipulations are described below. Please note, it is not necessary to identify which grant you are applying for on your application. When scoring grant applications, the committee takes into account whether the application qualifies based on the restrictions noted below, and awards the grants

    • Care Initiatives Grant - Donated by Care Initiatives in honor of Keith Hopkins. Grants totaling $1,000 per year are available for programs connecting students with the elderly.
    • Hoelzle Grant - Donated by Inger Lamb. $200 grants available for classroom supplies to aid teaching about the natural environment.

    Unrestricted Grants Available

    In addition to the restricted donor funds listed above, various Foundation donors have provided funding for grants to be used in all educational categories, as follows:

    • Ben Norman Honorary Grant ‐ $500 grant each granting period.

    Past Recipients

    The grant program has supported a variety of innovative projects across the district, including the Computer Aided Design Lab at Ankeny High School (AHS), a Treats for Troops project at Northview Middle School, an after school literacy program for Parkview Middle School, and an Earth Day beautification project at Ashland Ridge Elementary. The AHS Academic Boosters Club was formed with a mission to raise academic achievements and attitudes, and received initial funding from the Ankeny School Foundation.

    Other projects have ranged from the enormously popular “Prom Night” for retired citizens of Ankeny to an All District Art Fair displaying student art from schools across the district. The Ankeny School District Foundation is proud to be a part of so many wonderful and creative projects designed to expand the educational opportunities of our students.