Educational Foundation Grants

  • The U-46 Educational Foundation is excited to have $25,000 in funding for U-46 teacher and staff grants. Grants from the U-46 Educational Foundation can fund initiatives that will enhance U-46 student learning or well-being. This could include classroom or academic needs, projects related to the fine arts, ideas that enhance students' social/emotional learning, extra-curricular clubs or teams, and more. 

    Since these are awarded using several criteria, try to be as descriptive as possible and include any and all information you think would be helpful. Below you will find general information about the application and a list of FAQs.

Grant Application

  • The application will ask you to provide:

    • A project title, objective, description, timeline, and outcomes;
    • The number of people impacted by your grant. Of those people, tell us how many are U-46 students or employees;
    • A description of the people impacted. Information you might include:
      • the grade level of students impacted (i.e. third graders and fourth graders)
      • the % of minority students,
      • the % of students with IEPs,
      • the % of free/reduced lunch students, etc.
    • The total amount of money you would need and whether you would accept partial funding for your project;
    • An itemized budget of the things you will need to complete your project. 

    Here are just a few more things to keep in mind:

    • Grants can impact a small group of students or a large number of students.
    • Grant awards typically range from $500 to $2,000.  
    • Not eligible for grant funding include salaries, professional development, or food items.
    • Technology-related purchases must be approved by the District Information Services Department. 

    GrantApplication

    Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2023

Grant FAQs

  • What kinds of projects have received grant funding in the past?

  • What is the deadline for my application?

  • Who can apply, and can I apply for more than one grant?

  • How are grant receipients selected?

  • When will I know if I received a grant?

  • How will I receive my grant funds?

  • Do grant funds have to be used this school year?

  • Anything else I should expect when applying for/receiving a grant?

  • How does the Foundation get the money used to fund teacher and staff grants?

  • What if I have a question not answered above?