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Teacher Grants

Founded in 1987, the Issaquah Schools Foundation, in partnership with the Issaquah School District, drives resources to help students reach the promise of their potential. Our programs create limitless opportunities for every student in every school by addressing basic needs, filling gaps not funded by state or federal dollars, and championing innovative programs.

We offer Teacher Grants (Classroom Enrichment and Kateri Browand Emergency Grants

  • Classroom Enrichment Grants (<$3000) enhance the learning environment of individual classrooms, libraries, computer labs, resource centers, and schools.
  • Kateri Brow Big Idea Grants ($3001 - $10,000) fund programs responding to a compelling need that reflects innovation in education.
  • Emergency Grants are available to address student basic needs (nutrition, social and emotional support etc.); and address a clear gap in funding. Emergency grants are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Carolyn Kennedy to apply for an Emergency grant.
  • We partner directly with and provide grants to, the school district and/or PTSA(s).  We are unable to provide grants to community-based organizations or other outside agencies not part of the school district.

  • ALL grant requests must be approved and signed off by a school principal or a District administrator

2019-2020 Grants Timeline

Grants Workshop All grant applicants are encouraged to attend our grants workshop. 
Learn basics of what we’re looking for in grant applications and how the online process works.

Thursday, November 7
5:30-6:30 pm
Location TBD

Grant Application Live
Complete your proposal on our grant template at http://isfdn.org/our-purpose/promoting-professional-development/grants/

Friday, November 8
Smarter Select
Grants only accepted through our on-line system

Grant Application Closes @ midnight                              

Tuesday, November 26

Kateri Brow finalists - Presentation Night
Kateri Brow Grant applicant (finalists only) will be asked to present to our grants committee. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Grant Winners announced

Friday, January 31, 2020

For Grantees – Final Reports due
Reports are to be completed by all grantees and include:

  • Anecdotal quotes and stories from the program.
  • Pictures of the program in action that can be used in Foundation social media
  • Any specific outcomes identified in the Grant Agreement (sent to Grantees)
  • Successes, challenges & lessons learned.
  • Handwritten thank you notes, to be used in thank you cards to our donors.
  • Information on any participant(s) who might be able to speak to the effectiveness of the grant.

January 31, 2021

For more information about the specifics about what we fund and how to apply, please download our Grant Guidance Document.





View the 2019 Classroom Enrichment Grant recipients
View the 2019 Kateri Brow Grant recipients

View listing of past years grants

QuestionsPlease contact our office at 425.391.8557 or email grants@isfdn.org

Fueling Success for Every Student, Every School