Teacher grant season is the Foundation’s favorite time of year! We look forward to collaborating with the PTAs and the Mercer Island School District to take a glimpse into the fantastic and innovative things that make lessons come to life for our students — and, of course, helping fund these incredible enrichment programs and opportunities.
How It Works
Every fall, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation awards teacher classroom grants directly to teachers to fund programs or resources that extend beyond the regular curriculum.
Innovation grants support Mercer Island teachers in providing engaging learning opportunities outside the standard curriculum by adding innovative, imaginative, creative programs, experiences, and opportunities that would not otherwise be available.
We want to partner with our incredible teachers and help make your creativity shine. Teachers, DREAM BIG, innovate, and apply without worrying about which organization will fund your project.
Teachers, we appreciate your hard work and the positive learning environment you provide for Mercer Island students. Thank you for teaching them, educating them, and empowering them! You know first-hand how these grants enrich, enhance, and create a spark for learning in your students!
When you receive an Enrichment Grant, you will be responsible for handling the details of your program. Funding for your grant works in the exact same way as purchasing any item for your classroom. Here’s everything you’ll need to know.
Please check with your instructional technology coach, site tech, or building principal before submitting your grant application if you have a technology need. Before submitting a grant, these items should be discussed with the administrators and the District.
Grant applications are due by Friday, October 14. For more information, see the timeline below.
|Friday, Oct. 14||Grant applications due|
|Week of Oct. 17||Principals receive applications, review and prioritize|
|Week of Oct. 24||MISF and PTA grant reps meet with principals to review grants|
|Week of Oct. 31||Collaborative meeting with MISF, PTA/PTSA’s, and MISD Administrators to fund grants|
|November 10||MISF Board meeting – presentation/approval of grants|
|Week of Nov. 21||MISD assigns grant numbers to grants for reference/billing|
|Week of Nov. 28||MISF/PTA advises applicants of grant approvals at all schools/departments|