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  Lets Go Construct a Story

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Walton's 2012-2013 "Let's go Construct a Story"
project sponsored by Bank of America Client Foundation Howard C. Etson Memorial
Fund and Virginia White Clark Fund.


    Thank You for a wonderful 2015-16 Classroom Grant cycle. We sincerely appreciate the extra effort all of you put forth to make the school year engaging and exciting for your students. As we get ready for the 2016-2017 grant cycle, we want to remind you that you must submit your 2015-16 grant report and receipts before you can submit a new application. If you have not submitted your grant report by June 1, please email

    We look forward to receiving  more innovative and creative applications from you and your fellow teachers this summer.

    Grant Program 16-17

    Grant Application Type

    Application Cycle

    Award date

    Reports due

    Classroom Grants

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    June 1-Sept 15, 2016

    On or before December 1



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    The classroom grants you know and love... Step outside of the box and do something creative with your students! Apply for up to $1,000 to kick your lesson up a notch.


    • Will take place in the 2016-2017 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 experiences encouraged
    • 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 guidelines

    Check out some example grants that are tried and true... created by your rock star peers and adapted for use in your classroom! Click each grant below to learn more. Copy and paste the information into your grant application. Remember to edit your demographic and budget info as necessary to reflect the number of students you plan to impact.

    Elementary School:

    Middle School:

    High School: 


    Schoolwide grants

    Get your Principal and fellow staff members on board and apply for a Schoolwide Grant! Your school could be awarded up to $10,000.


    1. One application per school
    2. Project must align with School Improvement Plan
    3. Hands-on or project-based learning experiences encouraged

      In partnership with EdExploreSRQ, we're offering many different opportunities to discover hands-on learning! Visit the EdExploreSRQ website to search hundreds of local offerings.  EdExploreSRQ logoIn

      Submitting your application: 

      • Please 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 stored.
      • Go to the application site by clicking here, and copy and paste your already-written down answers into the application.

      If you have technical issues with the site, please email the program director at this email address:

      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:

      Event Photos       2015-2016 Grant Recipients