PPS&CF has two grants cycles – one for non-profit organizations serving youth in St. Louis Park (Community Grants) and one for teachers and staff of St. Louis Park Public Schools (School Grants). Community Grant applications are accepted in the Fall for use in the next calendar year, and School Grant applications are accepted in the Spring for use in the next school year. This page will be updated in the Fall when Community Grant applications are being accepted and in the Spring when School Grant applications are being accepted. Please check back for details.
PPS&CF is Accepting Grant Applications for 2022-2023 School Year!
The Park Public Schools & Community Foundation (PPS&CF) is accepting grant applications for the 2022-2023 school year starting on May 1, 2022. All St. Louis Park Public Schools teachers, staff and administrators in pre-school through high school are welcome and encouraged to apply! Grant applications should align with one or more stated Foundation focus areas - STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), Literacy, Global Society, Physical-Social-Emotional Well-Being, Educational Equity - with the purpose of facilitating innovative classroom learning. Applicants may apply as individuals or in collaborative groups. Individuals may apply for up to $3,000 and groups may apply for up to $10,000. The application window closes on Monday, June 20, 2022. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by July 31, 2022. For more information about grant criteria please see below.
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The PPS&CF looks forward to receiving your applications and thanks you for all you do to educate, inspire and nurture our St. Louis Park Public Schools students!
· Applicant(s) is/are SLP School faculty, staff, or administrator.
· Proposed project fits scope of Foundation Grant program: Proposed projects must align with one or more stated Foundation focus areas—STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), Literacy, Global Society, Physical-Social-Emotional Well-Being, Educational Equity. Projects must facilitate innovative classroom learning (as opposed to after-school programming)
· Proposal does not request funds that are for capital improvements or long-term staffing or capital funding.
· Grant request amount is appropriate for its request type (maximum $3,000 for individual grant, $10,000 for collaborative group school grant).
· Proposed project scope, beneficiaries, and impact (specific learning goal/outcome or fulfillment of unmet need) are clear.
· Proposed project is likely to achieve targeted educational impact.
· Grant request amount is commensurate with likely educational impact.
· Where applicable, the proposed project has a well-defined technology management plan that accounts for District technology infrastructure and management plans and requirements.
· Proposed project aligns with Sharon K. Warner fund focus areas (Reading, Arts).
· We encourage new applicants so that funds are widely distributed across the District.
On behalf of the Park Public Schools & Community Foundation, we THANK YOU for all you have done and are doing to educate, inspire and nurture youth in our community.