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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  ($226,600.00)

The Community Connector grant was awarded to the Partnership for Innovation in Education, meant to help further PIE’s partnership with Ohio Public School Districts.  The program features 5,000 mentors in emerging career pathways including robotics, aerospace, engineering, industrial design, health care, business, agriculture, construction, logistics, and biotechnology with a focus on amplifying efforts encouraging girls and minority students to become engaged 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

Jacob G. Schmidlapp Fund – Fifth Third Bank Foundation

Funding supports the development of new career pathway and entrepreneurship programs offering experiential “hands on” learning.

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.


Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grant

Funding supports innovative, experiential learning in Ohio public school classrooms with College Credit Plus electives for high school students.

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.


Social Venture Partners – FastPitch Competition SemiFinalist

PIE Executives competed in venture funding “pitch” competition, awarded semifinalist position.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

ArtsWave Science Technology Engineering Art Math (STEAM) Program Development

Wyant Family Foundation

Robert Reakirt Fund (PNC Bank Foundation)

Building Healthy Lives Foundation

Mischell Family Foundation

Awards & Special Recognition

  • USA Chamber of Commerce Empowerment – Mentor Award Finalist
  • Ohio Governor & Lt. Governor Recognition – “Superb Organization” Rank
  • Ohio Department of Education School District State Partner
  • GooglePlay “Top 500” Classroom & App Curriculum – Google Editorial Board
  • U.S. Department of State – STEM Girls Global Classroom Partner
  • GuideStar “Platinum Rank” Nonprofit Organization
  • Direct Energy Nonprofit Citizen of the Year Award
  • USA Chamber of Commerce “Business We Watch” Winner

  • Curriculum Partner – Junior Achievement USA
  • ServeOhio Finalist – Superb Non Profit Organization
  • Deloitte & Touche – 100 “Wise Women” Award
  • Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative Partner
  • TEDx Global Youth Ambassador
  • PIE Day – Cincinnati Mayoral Proclamation (June 5th)
  • National Diversity Council Educational Excellence Award
  • Venue Magazine Civic Leadership Award
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Foundation “Difference Makers” Finalist