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 (email@example.com). For school-based grants, contact Robyn Faraone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
for PPS Schools & Teachers
Arts Education Grants
Elementary Drama Fund
$300 - Apply by 12/31/2019
The Lovett Foundation supports production based theater arts program at the elementary school level. Average grant size is $300. Grants awarded on a rolling basis beginning in August until the funding is for that year is exhausted.
Books & Library Grants
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
$500 - Apply 10/9/2019 - 3/31/2020
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants of $500 offer an opportunity to design and implement a creative program for your school or library (only one application per school). Notifications will be emailed by May 1st, and checks will be mailed by june 1st. A final report will be due at the conclusion of the project. Visit the link below for more information, project examples, and the online application.
Magic Tree House Books for Title 1 Schools
Free Books - Apply by 9/15/2019 - 4/30/2020
Educators from Title 1 schools may apply for free Magic Tree House Books or Fact Trackers by completing the online application describing how the books will be used in a creative, cross-curriculum manner in the classroom.
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.
Portland Garden Club Grant
$2,500 - Apply by 2/28/2020
School and community gardens may apply for grants of up to $2,500. The applicant must align with the club’s mission: “To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and bids, to encourage civic beauty, and to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.”
Kids Gardening Grants for New and Existing Gardens
$775 or $2,360 in Supplies - Apply by 12/16/2019
Kids Gardening is now accepting applications for its Youth Garden Grant, which supports the development of new or the expansion of existing school gardens. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $2,360, and twenty programs will receive award packages valued at $775. The application includes questions about how many youth aged 3 to 18 your garden will impact, community partnerships and sustainability.
Field Trip Grants
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 1/15/2020 or 7/15/2020
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 11/1/2019 or 5/1/2020
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