Technology Foundation

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 $532,333 to area school districts and charter schools and served 23,566 students in Central Texas.

  • 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 87,000 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

    Jennifer Marshall-Higgins

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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 $5,000 for individual teacher-initiated programs or projects and up to $10,000 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. 

Grant applications are accepted through the fall with a due date in January, and funding is awarded in the spring.  We accept grant applications through an online process using DropBox Sign. To begin this process, please request an application here >> and one will be sent to you within 3 business days from DropBox Sign. The form will ask for your contact details, grant title and names/emails of those who will be required to review and sign the application before submission. 

Applications will only be accepted through our online process using DropBox Sign. You will need to allow ample time to collect signatures. 

  1. Once you complete, sign and submit an application, your Tech Director/Media Coordinator will receive an email from DropBox Sign to review and sign, followed by the principal and superintendent. 
  2. Leave ample time to collect signatures so your application is submitted by the deadline of 12 p.m. on January 20, 2023. 
  3. Once all signatures are received, you will receive a confirmation email from DropBox Sign. 


Watch the recorded 2018 Technology Grant Application Training 

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

Board Members




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