Classroom Grant Applications and Resources
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Classroom Grant Applications for 2015-2016 School Year
| Grant Application Type
|| Application Cycle
|| Award date
|| Reports due |
| June 1-Sept 11, 2015
|| Mid November
|| Dec. 15, 2015- May 30, 2016 |
| June 15- Sept 30, 2015
|| Mid November
|| Dec. 15, 2015-May 30. 2016 |
***2015 Classroom Grant
school-based employees working directly with students are able to apply for
classroom grants from the Education Foundation. This includes teachers,
instructors, guidance counselors, physical education coaches, social workers,
classroom aides, etc. About
- Applications available June 1 through September 11,
DEADLINE** to Sunday, September 13th at midnight!
- Grant awards up to $1,000
- You may submit up to three applications for three
- Maximum of two grants awarded per teacher
- Applications will be scored by community volunteers
- Grantee subject to grant contract guidelines (Please
use for reference only. You do not have to submit a signed grant contract
- Awards announced mid-November 2015
- Checks dispersed early-December 2015
- Will take place in the 2015-2016 school year
- Directly impacts grades Pre-K to 12th
- Are stand-alone projects, not part of a larger project
- Innovative hands-on or project-based learning
- Awards for technology, software, or hardware require
approval of school-based IT personnel
- Will have defined goals and outcomes that can be
measured or observed
- Allowable expenses described in budget
Submitting your application:
by getting familiar with the application questions by clicking
use Word or your email to write down your response to all the application
questions. This will allow you to have a safe place where your information is
- Go to
the application site by clicking
here, and copy and paste your already-written down answers into the
sure to “SAVE” after each page so that you do not risk losing your information
online. (Remember that you still have your original copy saved on Word or
If you have technical issues with the site, please email the program
director at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is pleased to announce that applications for Classroom Grants will be accepted June 1, 2015 through September 11, 2015 for the 2015-16 school year.
Classroom Grants provide funding for teachers’ innovative learning projects that positively impact student success in the classroom and are not supported through normal school operating budgets.
Teachers, aides, school personnel, and instructors, are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 for projects that impact student achievement, life and career skills development, and innovative teaching:
Higher Student Achievement
- Students are prepared for success in high school and to graduate on
- Increase their technical skills, math, science and reading proficiency
- Through Innovative programs and technology
Life and Career Skills
- Students are
prepared for success in the classroom and to be productive citizens
- Develop critical thinking, problem solving, communication,
- And are able to connect classroom learning to life and career goals
Innovative and Collaborative Teaching
develop creative learning opportunities
- Involve collaboration
among teachers, parents and community
measurable impact on student learning and motivation
- And the potential to be developed into larger and more impactful projects
Please contact Michelle_Frau@edfoundation.net
Steps for Submitting your Application/s:
1. Consider what type of grant/s you’d like to apply for and think about these three important questions that we’ll ask you:
- Describe the project- how it will benefit your students. Why is it critical to student learning?
- What creative and/or effective teaching methods will be used to achieve your teaching goals?
- What are your goals for this project, and how will you know if you acheived them?
2. Make sure you submit your application/s using the link above before midnight, September 11th, 2015.
BUSINESS PARTNER GRANTS
Business partners such as AT&T and Motorola offer competitive grants to
inspire students through projects designed to help them solve real-world
problems in science, math, technology and engineering (STEM) areas. Or to fund projects that provide students with a hands-on experiential learning
opportunity outside the classroom that is directly linked to their coursework
in science, technology, engineering and/or math.
As these grant opportunities become available, the Education Foundation
conducts a Request for Proposal (RFP) process and submits proposals to the
business partners through the Consortium of Education Foundations (CFEF). It is a very competitive, but worth the
effort. Grants range from $2,500-$5,000.
2015-2016 Grant Award Winners
More than 350 teachers, donors and volunteers celebrated the 25th annual Classroom Grant Awards on December 3rd, 2014 at Michael’s On East. Susan Scott of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County announced grant awards totaling $185,465 for 227 projects developed by teachers from 41 public schools in the district. Each grant will provide high quality enrichment and experiential learning opportunities for students during the 2014-2015 school year.
Read more HERE!
Click on the links below for:
2015-2016 Grant Recipients