Our Programs

What We Do

951 W College St. Troy, MO 63379

636-462-6098 ext. 21450


We support education excellence in the Lincoln County R-III School District by funding projects and programs not otherwise possible within the constraints of the District’s annual operating budget.  District staff submits grant requests in the areas of technology, student enrichment and instructional initiatives which we evaluate against the District’s strategic plan and a point scoring system.

Instructional Initiative

With innovative instructional initiatives, teachers are able to continuously improve instructional design and assessment for student mastery of content and skills. LCR3EF funds initiatives that help the classroom teacher prepare R3 students for the ever-changing and modern world of information. Helping each young mind find and develop their own set of skills and passions, these funds are essential for career and college preparedness.

Career Readiness

Student Enrichment

Because all children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds and a willingness to take risks with what they think, LCR3EF funds enrichment initiatives pre-K through senior year. Examples of Enrichment initiatives include before and after school programs, special field trips such as the Ag Education TABLE program and events such as Math Week.

Parents as Teachers

Grounded in the latest research, Parents as Teachers (PAT) develops curricula that support a parent’s role in promoting school readiness and healthy development of children. The PAT approach is intimate and relationship-based. They embrace learning experiences that are relevant and customized for the individual needs of each family and child. As a result, individuals and organizations who use PAT curricula benefit from their understanding of the evolving needs of today’s families and children.


Technology has become an integral part of our society. It’s part of everything we do, including how we learn and teach. R-III has a goal to incorporate technology into most curriculum and instruction for ALL students within the next few years. LCR3EF is excited to foster this important initiative and provide R3 supporters with an opportunity to help.