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Teacher Grants

Teacher Grants

Innovation is Essential! Through Teacher Grants, the Issaquah Schools Foundation provides funds to explore and implement new ideas in the classroom that can then multiply across the district.


The Foundation is looking to fund ideas that:

  • Show innovation in teaching. New ideas on how to reach students most effectively.
  • Pilot new ideas that are scalable. They may benefit a limited number of students to start, but if the idea works well, can be expanded to benefit multiple schools.
  • Offer equity to our district. Not every school has the same level of PTA support, so we want to be sure all students are getting similar opportunities at each building.
  • Clearly articulate impact. Grant can show clear impact it will have on students and/or teachers using measurable outcomes.


NOTES for all grant applicants

  1. Teacher Grants are open to teachers, staff, and administration personnel in the Issaquah School District. (Parents, PTSA members etc. are welcome to write a grant on behalf of a teacher/staff member with their approval.) We are unable to provide grants to community-based organizations or other outside agencies not part of the school district.
  2. Be sure to discuss your grant idea with your building principal and/or cabinet director (including capital projects as applicable) prior to applying.  They must sign your grant application and may have information about efforts in the area for which you wish to seek a grant. 
  3. All applicants are strongly encouraged to request funding from building/district funds, PTSA, and other organizations or individuals in addition to the Foundation.
  4. While all applications are required to be submitted through the Smarter Select system, it can be a good idea to work on drafts in Word. You can also review a PDF of the application questions to help in your planning.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

Classroom Enrichment Grants
Grant requests that are up to $3000 and enhance the
     learning environment of individual classrooms & schools. 
*Written application only.       

Kateri Brow Grants
Grant requests that are $3001-$10,000 and respond
     to a compelling need that reflects innovation in education. 
***Presentation of grant required for those whose
grants are chosen to move forward
after the written application review.    

Apply FOR AN ENRICHMENT GRANT     Apply FOR A Kateri Brow Grant  


2 FORMS REQUIRED WITH ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS. 
Download & complete the Budget Template & Signature Page to include with your online grant application.

GRANT APPLICATION BUDGET TEMPLATE

GRANT APPLICATION SIGNATURE PAGE


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.

Online sessions:
Wed, Sept 7 @ 5pm
Thurs, Oct 6 @ 4:30pm
Sign up here

Grant Application Closes @ midnight                        

November 13, 2022

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

January 12, 2023

Grant Winners announced

By January 31, 2023


Grant reference documents:

HISTORICAL LIST OF grants

Historical list of programs & grants by school

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

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