Transform Education with Innovation: Your Ideas Can Shape the Future

ITEF funds projects that are innovative, and which elevate learning and exploration. Although we see “innovation” as a mindset, we understand that the definition of innovation is relative and dynamic. We look for projects that engage students, push teachers, and generate excitement and enthusiasm for learning.

Professional Development

Dive deep into a learning area or strategy you wish to bring to your school with the Lean into Learning grant.

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Start Writing Your Grant Early

Check out the application, questions, and required information in advance so you have plenty of time to prepare.

Our Mission

With a keen eye on underserved schools and communities,
the Innovative Technology Education Fund seeks to accelerate learning in
K-12 spaces through the innovative uses of technology.









More than $3 Million in Grants to St. Louis area Schools

“While virtual learning has presented some unique challenges to education, we have also been pleasantly surprised by some unexpected benefits this year. ITEF has allowed us to provide an equitable learning environment for our students. With the return to school, we will be able to pilot this program as it was originally intended so we are grateful for this partnership.” 
Shannon S., Hazelwood East High School

+400 Professional Development Grants Awarded

“I had the opportunity to virtually attend the Institute for Personalized Learnings National Convening with the benefit of the Lean Into Learning 2020 grant funded by ITEF.  My mind was bursting with ideas that I couldn’t wait to get on paper, share with others, and begin implementing in my classroom.”
  – Sarah B., MOSAIC Elementary

Latest News

Two Area Schools Receiving $120,355.02

St. Louis, MO. – The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) awarded a total of $120,355.02 to two area schools, through 2024 Innovator Grants. These competitive grants are provided to encourage schools in our region to advance creative, novel thinking through the...

Show Me Green Schools

Show-Me Green Schools is an initiative in Missouri that helps PreK-12 schools become environmentally sustainable. They provide resources, guidance, and recognition, focusing on reducing environmental impacts, improving health and wellness, and enhancing education. The...