Additional Funding & Resources

The following funding opportunities and resources are available to students and/or schools. These resources are not affiliated with the DPS Foundation. Please contact the organizations directly for more information!

Grant for Middle School Grades – Alliance Project

Applications for the Alliance Project Grant are being accepted for public middle schools with free workshops, assemblies, field trips, bus and sub support to build curriculum connections and learning opportunities for students from over 27 arts, culture and science organizations. Science workshops on campus, exhibits on campus, field trips to concerts and performances, assemblies for your school, history programs and so much more! Click here to learn more and apply by  April 26th.

NEA Foundation Invites Applications for Learning and Leadership Grants

The NEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Education Association, is a public charity supported by contributions from educators’ dues, corporate sponsors, and others. The foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility.

As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides grants to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education in support of high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or to groups in support of collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, and/or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information.

To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades pre-K–12, a public school education support professional, or a faculty or staff member at a public institution of higher education. The foundation encourages applications from education support professionals. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association.

For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous grantees, and application instructions, see the NEA Foundation website. Link to Complete RFP

Kids in Need Foundation Invites Applications for Teacher Grant Programs

Teacher grants of up to $500 will be awarded to educators in support of projects that strengthen creativity, critical thinking skills, and/or core knowledge by engaging students in the learning process. Grant awards are based on the creativity of the projects being proposed. Typically, three hundred to six hundred grants are awarded each year.

See the Kids in Need Foundation website for complete program information and application guidelines. Link to Complete Application

Kinder Morgan Foundation Accepting Applications for K-12 Academic, Arts Programs

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring; and arts education programs.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization, public school, or private school. Learn more.

Donors Choose is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and donors can give any amount to the project that most inspires them. Learn more.

RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching

RAFT is an amazing place for teachers to find inspirational resources to engage their students through hands-on, interactive learning. RAFT turns dimes into dollars with tons of useful items available at 80-90% off retail prices every day. RAFT also provides innovative teaching ideas, kits and workshops supporting Colorado’s new education standards in science, math, art, and literacy. Learn more and visit RAFT today!

The NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. Learn more.