Next Grant Cycle
The new mini-grants process closed on October 31st and awards will be made in December before the holiday break.
Our Grants Committee welcomes invitations to visit schools to share about the innovative grants process. For those interested in applying for the 2014-15 school year there is a MANDATORY Grants Workshop after school on January 14, 2014 at 4:15 OR 5:30 at Travis Early College HS OR February 11th at Herff ES at 4:15 OR 5:30. Applications will be due March 18, 2014 and will be awarded in May 2014 for the 2014-15 school year. If you would like our group to visit your campus, contact us.
Please note the Foundation ONLY accepts applications from SAISD employees.
Many of the Innovative Grants to date have focused on science and math which have shown significant results.
Bowden Elementary Solar System Exploration Grant
Beacon Hill Elementary SMILE Project Grant
Thanks to the support of our donors, we are launched our first Mini-Grants Program in fall 2013 awarding 55 mini-grants across 35 elementary, middle school and high school campuses.
NEW TEACHER GRANTS
New Teacher Grants are awarded in September/October to new teachers to San Antonio ISD to help them supply their classrooms for enhanced learning.
Principal Grants are awarded at the start of the school year from summer applications. The 2013-2014 grants awarded to Woodlawn Elementary, Woodlawn Hills Elementary and Connell Middle School addressed enhanced technology in science instruction, increased robotics programming and new character programs and training respectively.
The Innovative Grants process opens in January and awards are made in May for the next school year. In 2013, we awarded over $100,000 in new innovative grants to support academic clubs like robotics, scrabble and chess clubs to instructional technology including iPads, Kindles, iPad Minis and Apple TVs as well as musical instruments and classroom libraries.
Each year the Foundation, in partnership with the District, identifies key areas in which to invest including professional development, and piloting academic programs with promise and one-time acquisitions of innovative learning materials and equipment. Many of these initiatives happen because of the support of business and community partners who share our vision for students and schools in San Antonio ISD. See what Strategic Initiatives we have happening now.