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Grant Wins

We are proud of our work “translating” the needs of the classroom with the demands of the global marketplace.

Ohio Department of Education Community Connectors Fund Grant Winner ($126,600.00)

The Community Connector grant was awarded to the Partnership for Innovation in Education, meant to help further PIE’s partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools. The program will include 5,000 local mentors, focused specifically on mentoring girls and minority students in STEM careers – science, technology, engineering and math.

Inaugural Ohio Department of Education Straight A Innovation Fund School District Partner ($1,100,000.00)

PIE created program deployed to two Ohio School Districts digitally reaching 45,000 students, and 6,000 educators. Program funded the development of educator tools and digital STEM curriculum, in addition to providing new career pathway assessments featuring student-created Android and Apple apps gameifying STEM concepts with 14 business, community and arts partners. Grant was awarded by the Ohio Office of Governor and Ohio General Assembly

ArtsWave – STEAM Grant

Funding offered the development of new K-12 STEAM curriculum working with award-winning Arts organizations.

Duke Energy Foundation STEM Grant

Duke Energy supports PIE’s case-based initiatives in Ohio and Northern Kentucky School Districts developing collaborative STEM curriculum and technology programs with business and economic development partners.

MiCTA Tech – Innovation Grants

From 2012-2014, PIE won MiCTA Tech Grants allowing the development of technology curriculum meeting State STEM Content Standards. MiCTA is a consortium of Chief Information Officers representing business and State interests.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Jacob A. Schmidlapp Foundation (Fifth Third Bank Foundation)

Wyant Family Foundation

Robert Reakirt Foundation (PNC Bank Foundation)

Building Healthy Lives Foundation

Mischell Family Foundation

Awards & Special Recognition

  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Empowerment Award Finalist
  • Direct Energy & WKRC-TV Nonprofit Citizen of the Year Award
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber “Business We Watch” Winner
  • Deloitte & Touche 100 Wise Women Award Winner
  • GuideStar “Gold Exchange” Winner

  • PIE Day – Lemon Smash Mayoral Proclamation (June 5); City of Cincinnati
  • National Diversity Council Leadership Excellence Award
  • Venue Magazine Civic Leadership Award
  • Cincinnati Children’s Science Hospital and Duke Energy Foundation “Difference Makers” Award Finalist