Each year, SPSF makes dozens of grants to educators in the Spokane School District ranging from $200 to $1,000. For the 2020-2021 school year, Numerica Credit Union is generously funding two $2,500 grants that specifically support innovation and collaboration.
Grant applications are open from November to April for the following school year. After the close of submissions, the Foundation grants committee makes the selection of the successful proposals.
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
At the conclusion of the grant the educator or administrator must provide the SPS Foundation 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.