Grant Application (NOW OPEN)

Now accepting grant applications for the 2019-20 academic year.

Deadline for applications for the 2019-20 academic year is Monday, April 15, 2019.

For the applicants who were awarded a Foundation grant for 2018-19, you must submit an evaluation form at the end of your project. The evaluation form may be located here.

Grant Application and Proposal
20+ grants at $1,000 or less are awarded each year.

Two grants of $2500 are available for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

Application Form Content:

  1. Grant Application
  2. Project Description
  3. Timeline
  4. Key Personnel
  5. Budget Requirements
  6. Grant Evaluation (only if awarded an SPSF Grant)

Selection Criteria:

  1. The project’s learning objectives and goals are in alignment with the Foundation’s mission and vision.
  2. The project enhances student learning in a classroom, grade level or school project in an original or innovative way.
  3. The project provides experiential learning opportunities which integrate different learning styles.
  4. The project enhances the ability of students to engage in the educational process.
  5. The project can be replicated.


  1. Grant applicants are read by community members. Please be clear and concise to help the Foundation committee understand the value of your project.
  2. Projects should directly involve students as fully as possible. A film developed for classroom use, for instance, should ideally be writer and produced bu students.
  3. Grants may be used to compensate experts or resources speakers who work with students.
  4. Projects can be co-funded with external granting agencies like  Rotary, or with PTO funds.
  5. Projects may cross academic disciplines, such as literature to enrich math classes, or may impact students at various grade levels.
  6. NOTE:  Grants may not be used for teacher or staff professional development, travel, or the like.  Grant resources are to be used for/with students only.


Grant Application and Proposal

Grant Applicant Contact Information

Principal's Support: This proposal will be forwarded to the principal so he/she may be aware of the grant request, may certify that this would be an appropriate use of funds for the school, and will support its implementation.

Project Description

The project description should include each of the following areas and be limited to three typed pages, excluding attachments.

1. Summary: Write a two to three sentence description of the project. Note: The Foundation reserves the right to edit this summary as needed for information and dissemination purposes. 2. Purpose and details of the project: (Please attach a lesson/unit plan, if available) - Explain the purpose of the project and identify the specific objectives to be accomplished. - Briefly describe details of the project including how the project will be implemented, proposed activities and tasks. It is important to include a clear description of the innovative or creative component of this project and how the students will be engaged. 3. Enhancement of curriculum and alignment with state requirements/learning goals: - Describe how this project fits with the missions statement of the Spokane Public Schools. - The mission statement is: "To develop the skills and talents of all students through rigorous learning experiences, supportive relationships, and relevant real-life applications." How does your project enhance this mission? 4. Evaluation/Impact: - Describe how you will determine success of your project, such as through changes/benefits in skill, behavior, attitude, condition, status or awareness that participants experience as a result of program activities. - Identify what methods of evaluation will be used (if applicable). Student feedback is strongly encouraged, especially on field trips. A change in state test scores is not an appropriate tool for this type of evaluation as it is too broad-based. Please be specific to this project.
List specific steps and the expected dates to mark your progress (include start and completion dates). Include time for review of books, curriculum, or software if necessary. Evaluations are due within 30 days of the end of the project.
List key personnel involved in the implementation of this grant: Name, Position (staff, parent, other), Role on Project (please be specific).
An explicit budget is mandatory for the project to be eligible for funding. Include budget information for all items needed for the project, including but not limited to: materials, supplies, equipment, entry fees, professional/consulting services or transportation.
Please list your budget items: Item, Funding Sources (SPSF, building, etc.), Cost.

It is expressly understood and agreed that if grant funds are misused by the applicant, the Foundation shall have the absolute right to complete recovery of all such funds. Applicant agrees that all grant funds shall be used only for the purposes for which the grant was initially made.