Each year, SPSF makes dozens of grants to educators in the Spokane School District ranging from $200 up to $2,500.
Grant applications for the 2024 - 2025 school year are now open and will close on April 14, 2024. After the close of submissions, the Foundation Grants Committee makes the selection of the successful proposals and will inform all applicants of their status.
The major criteria used in the selection process include:
- Creative and innovative activity or program
- Goals and measurable outcomes
- Number of students impacted by grant
- Student need based on free and reduced lunch population
- Budget amount
- Completion of previous grant evaluation (if applicable)
At the conclusion of the grant the educator or administrator must provide SPSF with a written report on the project, including outcomes against goals. Pictures are welcome in order to allow the Foundation the communicate about your project.
Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, SPSF includes two additional grant types. The Maureen Ramos Grant for Educational Innovation and the College Spark Grant for Education Access.
The Maureen Ramos Grant is awarded for grants creating innovative new programs or solutions for classrooms. The College Spark Grant is awarded for grants that support the educational dreams of students of color and low-income backgrounds. You may be considered for either (or both) of these grant types by checking the appropriate box below the dollar requested amount.
If you are an SPS employee, please consider signing up for a recurring monthly donation via payroll deduction. You can find the authorization form on this page under Misc. Deductions Forms.