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“I cannot speak enough about how this grant for “Uke Can Do It” has influenced my teaching and my personal musicianship.”

Rebecca Hampton, Pleasant View Elementary

“Thanks so much… the books and teaching practices of “Jr. Great Books” are powerful and I am honored to be using them for years to come!”

Jenny Hamelmann, Union Elementary School

“The grant for “Production Junction” has provided amazing learning experiences for me as an educator.”

Liz Overberg, Zionsville Community High School

“I had a parent stop me to tell me that her high school son came home and shared about his VR experience made possible by the “Bringing the World to Zionsville” grant. This was the first time all year that he talked about what he had learned at school.”

Kyle Beimfohr, Zionsville Community Schools

We reward innovation in local education.

The Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—awarding grants that enable and reward academic excellence in Zionsville, while strengthening partnerships among schools, families, businesses and communities.

Funded by donations from individuals, small business partners and corporate sponsors, we work to directly impact kids, teachers, classrooms and schools. Since our founding in 1995, we have awarded more than $1.5 million in Classroom, Professional Development and Student Enrichment grants.

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