QPS Foundation Grants (2019 Update)

The QPS Foundation provides grants to staff members for training, programs, or projects that benefit student learning and/or performance. Grants are for one-year projects, and it is not the intention of the Foundation to continue funding the project or its replication beyond one year. Grants awarded through the QPS Foundation are not meant to replace traditional sources of funding for the public schools.


2019 Application Window

Applications for QPS Foundation Grants will be accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2019.
Grant recipients will be notified on or before October 31.



Our updated grant for QPS staff is now called the QPS Staff Grant. It is open to all certified and non-certified QPS staff to apply with the approval of their administrator and/or direct supervisor.

The QPS Staff Grant is capped at $1,500. This change allows for a more fair distribution of available funds to a broader base of recipients. An additional grant program has been created, called the Dream Big Grant, to accommodate requests larger than $1,500.

DREAM BIG GRANT (Up to $25,000)


All applications MUST be reviewed by the staff member’s administrator or supervisor BEFORE submitting to the Foundation’s web site. Please make sure that you have discussed your application with your administrator before applying! Applications approved by the administrator will be given first consideration by the Foundation.

Receipts for purchases are required as proof of due diligence with grants that are awarded. We ask that receipts be turned in to the Foundation by December 31, 2019 unless other arrangements have been approved by the Foundation.

Other Documentation: Please provide photos and a brief narrative description of your project after you have implemented it. These may be emailed to foundation@qps.org.


Special considerations will be given to applicants who participate in the Friends of the Foundation monthly payroll deduction program provided that funds are available in your application category.

Other consideration may be given to applicants applying outside the normal schedule if the applicant has extenuating circumstances.



Successful Applications

In 2011, one of the items Teacher Grant funding purchased was an IPad for students in the Communications Disorder and Cross-Categorical class at QJHS.  Apps to be used were Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device, Autism Express, and others that support communication, academics, and social skills.

Dream Big 01In 2012, Teacher Grant funding was used to purchase a projector to complete an interactive Polyvision whiteboard system in a classroom.

kids_art_teaching_teacherIn 2013, Teacher Grant funding was used to support the SmART Art Mentor Program in seven QPS elementary schools.