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"Thank you so much for the $250 Lightning Grant! I had a blast choosing what to spend it on for the benefit of my students. I landed on creating individual STEM boxes for the kids to enjoy. They had a blast creating, inventing, building, and problem solving! And the best part is that this is something that can be used over and over again, year after year. Like the old saying: a gift that keeps on giving."


-Jenny Taylor, BCSC Teacher

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Lightning Grant FAQs

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  • What are Lightning Grants?
    Lightning grants are four randomly drawn gifts the foundation gives each month.
  • Who is eligible?
    Anyone who works for BCSC is eligible. Winners are selected using a randomizer, which generates a number that corresponds to employee numbers.
  • How much are the grants?
    The grants are $250.
  • What can they be used for?
    The grants must be used to benefit students. We recommend using them for classroom supplies, clubs, or special activities/healthy treats.
  • How are they distributed?
    Once winners are selected, building administrators and recipients are notified by e-mail. The acceptance form must be sent back to BCSF at the administration building, and must include: The purpose of the grant, and the method of payment preferred by your building. The foundation will then deliver payment.

We ask that photos and testimonials describing the grant's use be e-mailed to: within 30 days of receipt.

Lightning Grants help to pay for classroom supplies, like the ones in these photos:

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