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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.

Requests for NEW Grants*

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) fund programs responding to a compelling need that reflects innovation in education.
  • Emergency Grants are available to address student basic needs (food, safety, belonging, mental health, other social and emotional support) and address a clear gap in funding. Emergency grants are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Carolyn Kramer 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


Timeline (Teacher Grants only)

  • A Grant workshop will be held on Monday, March 4, 6-7 pm at the Issaquah Valley Elementary School Library, 555 NW Holly St, Issaquah, WA 98027.  NEW DATE!
  • Submit your grant by Wednesday, March 13
    • NOTE: Requests are ONLY accepted through our on-line system (access below)
    • Kateri Brow Grant applicants may be asked to present to our grants committee (April 25, 6-8pm)
  • Grants recipients will be announced within 7 weeks of each due date (May 10)

*A limited number of programs receive on-going funding, subject to annual review. NO NEW PROPOSAL IS REQUIRED.

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 Carolyn Kramer, Director of Programs, carolyn@isfdn.org

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