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!

Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program

The Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals to its Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities outside of school. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Deadline is October 1. Grants of up to $700 will be awarded in January 2018. See the Target website for complete program guidelines and access to the application form. Link to Complete RFP

Westerra Credit Union – School Grant Program

The Westerra Credit Union School Grant Program strives to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing items such as art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after school programs, workbooks or other programs your school determines most beneficial. Grants are available up to $500 and will be issued to schools or departments (not individuals). Applications are due Friday, September 15, 2017. Click here for more information and to apply.

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.