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Grants to Denver Public School Professionals for
Projects that Enrich Students' Learning Experiences

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Denver Public Schools Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/30/14 5:00 PM MST


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Grants ranging from $250 to $2,000 to Denver, Colorado public school professionals, such as teachers, principals, counselors, coaches, and librarians, who work directly with K-12 students. These grants are intended to support innovative programs and projects that further enrich the learning experiences of Denver public school students and promote academic excellence.

Proposed programs or projects should:
• Focus on meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, underserved student populations
• Show a positive change in student learning and/or behaviors
• Be well conceived and clearly written
• Represent a good fiscal investment for DPS Foundation and its donor community

Note: Grants must be used to serve DPS students, not parents/volunteers, school staff, or non-DPS students.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136750

Estimated Size of Grant:

$250 to $2,000

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be fully expended exclusively for the approved grant request by June 5, 2014. Funds cannot be carried over to the next school year and unused funds must be returned to DPS Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Any school professional who works directly with students (teacher, principal, counselor, coach, librarian, etc.) in any Denver public school is eligible to apply. The grant application must be reviewed, approved, and signed by the school principal or department head.
-School principals may sign and submit one request per grant cycle. Each school is eligible to receive a maximum of two grants per school year.

Not Funded:
• Reimbursement for a project that has been completed or is currently covered under your school budget
• Salaries and benefits (this includes part-time, full-time, substitute salaries and stipends)
• Snacks and meals
• Sponsorship of school fundraising events (table purchases, center pieces, decorations, etc.)
• School and/or after-prom parties
• School operating equipment such as computers/laptops, projectors, printers, cell phones, cameras, or other similar items
• Summer programs
• Re-granting to another program or organization operating in your school
• The Foundation will rarely fund proposals primarily for supplies unless you demonstrate the need for supplies is essential for the program’s or project’s success.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit the completed grant application by fax or e-mail (see contact information section below for details).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Michele Kilen
DPS Foundation
900 Grant Street, Suite 503
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 720.423.3975
Fax: 720.423.3968

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado