Grant Application

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.

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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.
SPSF Grants require approval of the school Principal or Administrator.

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.

Attach your grant proposal form here. Max file size is 2MB
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.
Use this field to attach any additional documents. Max file size is 2MB.
Will this project require any support from SPS Facilities or Maintenance?

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.

Once your application is successfully submitted, you will be redirected to a confirmation page and you will automatically recieve a copy of your grant appplication in your email. If you are not redirected, please check your application for required fields.