Technology Foundation

The application window for 2024 Technology Foundation Grants is now closed. Awards will be announced in late March.

Technology Foundation

The ESC Region 12 Technology Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2012 as part of a vision to continually leverage resources and drive more money to students and teachers in the classroom, where it matters most. The focus of the Foundation is to help Region 12 schools with educational technology programs and place instructional technology into the hands of students. 


Since its creation in 2012, the ESC Region 12 Technology Foundation has awarded $609,218 to area school districts and charter schools and served 27,349 students in Central Texas. Only applications from public schools in Region 12 are eligible for grant funds. 

  • We actively seek opportunities to celebrate contributions to our foundation. As a valued contributor, your generosity will be recognized in a number of ways dependent on donor level. These include:

    • Logo on ESC Region 12 website, which averages 40,000 visitors each month
    • Featured advertisement or listed by name in ESC Region 12 publications
    • Opportunities for brief presentations to specific education audiences including ESC staff and school leaders


    Interested? Contact Taryn Courville.

    (254) 297-1270

  • Cover of May/June 2023 issue of Texas School Business Magazine
Region 12 Technology Foundation Logo
The ESC Region 12 Technology Foundation thrives because of our generous donors. Their steadfast support helps ensure equal access to the creative and innovative use of technology in classrooms throughout Central Texas.  Donors recognized: E-rate, Gravely & Person, Alliance Bank, Imagine Learning, ezTask, School Messenger, First national Bank, TCG Group Holdings, TCP Catering
  • Grants in Action


    The Foundation will award grants of up to $7,500 for individual teacher-initiated programs or projects and up to $15,000 to campus teams, departments and for district/charter-initiated programs or projects.


    These instructional technology grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches through the use of technology. To be considered, the grants must enhance student academic performance and support the objectives, goals and initiatives of the Campus Improvement Plan and/or District Improvement Plan. 

The application window for 2024 Technology Foundation Grants is now closed.

Awards will be announced in late March.


View the Grant Proposal Scoring Rubric Here

View the Grant Award Selection Process Here


View the 2024 Technology Grant Application Training 

Sign up for the Technology Foundation mailing list for notifications on the application process.  

District/Charter Name (open to Region 12 public schools only)

Board Members




  • Chair: Dr. Alexis Neumann, Superintendent, Rapoport Academy
  • Vice-Chair: Dr. Michael Novotny, Superintendent, Salado ISD
  • Melissa Bosley, Superintendent, Wortham ISD
  • Cory Dickman, Owner, Rogue Capital
  • Dr. Brandon Hubbard, Superintendent, Chilton ISD
  • Dr. Jerry Maze, Ex-Officio, ESC Region 12
  • Chris Olivares, Chief Marketing Officer, Gravely Attorneys & Counselors
  • Dr. Bobby Ott, Superintendent, Temple ISD
  • Ricky Thompson, Alliance Bank Central Texas
  • John Turpin, ESC Region 12 Board Rep
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