Grant Development for PPS lives within the Strategic Partnerships Department, which serves as a bridge between PPS and the philanthropic and business community, including governmental grant-making agencies. This team collaborates with stakeholders district-wide to secure resources for programs, schools, teachers, and students. We provide leadership, guidance, writing and/or editing assistance, and support to the PPS educational community for competitive applications to federal, state, foundation, and corporate entities.
We are always researching grant opportunities and looking for the best ways to share them throughout the district. We welcome your input. Below is a list of Grant Opportunities for PPS Schools and Teachers. Please visit again for quarterly updates.
Looking for a grant for a particular project? Please send us an email! If you're considering applying for a grant that will impact multiple sites or is district wide, please contact Tullan Spitz (firstname.lastname@example.org). For school-based grants, contact Robyn Faraone (email@example.com).
for PPS Schools & Teachers
Arts Education Grants
Facilities & Garden Grants
Walmart Community Grants Application
$250 to $2500 - Ongoing
Home Depot’s Community Impact Grants for School Repairs
$5,000 - Ongoing
Schools may apply for up to $5,000 in Home Depot gift cards for volunteer projects aimed at school repairs, renovations, ADA accessibility, or weatherizing. Complete the “Government Funded Organizations” application online. The grant opportunity will close once 1,000 applications are received.
Annie's Grants for Gardens
$3,000 to $5,000 - Apply by 11/1/2020
Annie's offers grants to schools for edible gardens (fruit, vegetables, herbs, grains). You may apply for $3,000 for new gardens, or if you have received a grant from Annie's in the past, you may apply for $5,000 for a total of up to three grants. Schools may purchase any equipment appropriate for the garden with the grant funds, such as plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses, and drip irrigation systems. Funds will be dispersed to awardees in March without requirements to spend funds within a certain timeframe.
Field Trip Grants
Onpoint Prize for Excellence in Education
$2,500 to School AND Mortgage Paid for Educator for One Year! (Due April 14, 2021)
OnPoint Credit Union will award two educators for Excellence in Education. The awardees will have their mortgage paid by OnPoint for one year! Plus, the school where the teacher works will receive $2,500. To nominate an excellent educator, please visit the follow-up website.
Kaiser Permanente Gives – Volunteer Grant Program
$5,000 - $15,000 - Ongoing (Due Feb. 17, July 21, Oct. 13)
Kaiser Permanente Gives - Volunteer Grant Program is available to schools who have Kaiser Permanente employees who volunteer for 25+ hours at your school. Eligible schools may apply for a $5,000 to $15,000 grant. Projects should focus on supporting youth, families, and community with ways to eliminate barriers and support successful efforts to promote educational attainment. Please reach out to PPS Grant Writers if you plan to apply to this grant program.
Northwest Community Credit Union
NWCU's community relations team prioritiz youth education and development. Supporting partners and opportunities focused in pre-K – 12th grade education with an emphasis on high quality learning experiences for youth and financial literacy.
Support Available for Fluid Power Instruction
$500 - Ongoing
Middle and high schools are invited to apply for $500/year to facilitate hydraulic and pneumatics instruction. Funds may be used to purchase fluid power kits for classroom use or for participation in the Fluid Power Action Challenge Event.
Captain Planet's Grants to Educators for Youth-led STEM Projects
$2,500 - Apply by 1/15/2021 or 7/15/2021 (projected)
Captain Planet Foudnation supports educators fto facilitate youth-led programs that result in positive impacts to the environment of a school or community. There are material and menetary support grants. For example, EcoTech Grants of $500-2,500 to implement a youth-led project that engages children in inquiry-based, STEM-replated projects that leverage technology to achieve enrinomental outcomes.
NCTM Grants for Math Teachers
$1,500 to $8,000 - Apply by 11/1/2020 or 5/1/2021
Math teachers who are members of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, may apply for 25 distinct grant awards ranging from $1,500-$8,000 for implementing innovative practices in their classrooms and scholarships
Toshiba America Foundation's STEM Grants
$5,000 - October 1st
The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from teachers with well-articulated plans for innovative, hands-on projects in math and/or science. Examples of funded projects range from structural engineering challenges to citizen science weather data collection, to the real-life observation of the development and hatching of a baby chick. Toshiba does not fund technology purchases. The process is competitive, with about 12 awards each year. K-12 teachers apply by October 1.
Teacher Professional Development Grants
Teacher Summer PD Stipends from National Endowment for the Humanities
Stipends - Apply by 3/1/2021
Teachers may apply for stipends to attend summer workshops supported by The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The programs are offered tuition-free across the country and awardees receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses. These one- to four-week study opportunities focus on important topics, texts, and questions in the humanities; enhance the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide strong models of scholarship and teaching; and promote connections between teaching and research in the humanities. Note: Stipends will be paid directly to teachers and are taxable.