Grant Application

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.

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.