What We Do
The Foundation supports student success by making grants to teachers, schools and organizations.
The Inspired Educator Grant program supports and recognizes excellence in teaching. These grants deepen the quality of Saint Paul Public School classrooms by giving teachers the resources to go above and beyond for their students. Grant projects are designed to engage students in critical thinking, encourage problem solving and inspire a joy of learning.
Learn more about the Inspired Educator Grant.
Fund for Teachers 2014 grant applications now being accepted!
Fund for Teachers is a program of the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation that is funded by the Saint Paul Foundation exclusively for teachers in Saint Paul Public Schools. The Fund for Teachers is provides opportunities for an unlimited variety of projects designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. Individual teachers may apply for up to $5,000; teams of teachers may apply for up to $7,500 (all team members must meet the eligibility criteria).
For SPPS teachers—to confirm eligibility, please contact Kathy Weyandt, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651.767.8373.
For more information about grants sponsored by the SPPS Foundation, please contact Karen Woodward, email@example.com or at 651.325.4209.
Learn more about the Fund for Teachers.
The Foundation gives grants to Saint Paul Public Schools for activities that enrich, empower and inspire students, faculty and staff. As a champion for public education, the Foundation has been supporting Saint Paul Public School initatives and activities since 1995. The Foundation serves as an intermediary for community members and businesses to offer financial support to Saint Paul Public Schools.
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The Academic Intervention Grant program is focused on funding and supporting the intentional academic intervention work of high-quality nonprofit programs that serve Saint Paul Public School students. This program is operated with funding support from the Travelers Foundation.
Learn more about our grants to organizations.
Why It Matters
School budgets alone cannot provide the needed resources to support the student success in an urban district the size of Saint Paul. Foundation grants provide funding streams to support student success by helping teachers deepen their instructional practices, by providing funding streams for music and art programs, by supporting service learning, and by supporting organizations dedicated to providing high-quality tutoring in Saint Paul.
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What's Our Impact
Since 2007 the Foundation has given $1.1 million to teachers, schools and organizations in Saint Paul. Our grants have helped teachers, schools and organizations increase student success in Saint Paul.
Learn more about the impact of our grant making.