Teacher grants

Teachers: Share your grant success stories  
Have you won an SPPS Foundation Inspired Educator grant? An Ecolab Visions for Learning grant? Some other grant? The Grants Team wants to feature your experience on our website. Throughout SPPS, teachers are doing so much for their students with small-scale grants. We want to feature that outstanding work on the Grants Department website to recognize teachers who have already won a grant and to inspire those who may not have applied for grant money yet.

If you’d like to be featured, please contact Andrew Crichton at 651-744-3172 or andrew.crichton@spps.org.

Upcoming grant deadlines




MRC offers grants for innovative projects and curriculum
The Multicultural Resource Center is offering grants of up to $500 to foster innovative projects and curricula that promote student engagement and achievement, are culturally responsive and standards-based, and can can be replicated by other educators.

The grants are open to licensed and non-licensed staff who work directly with students, either individually or in teams. All grant funds must be spent by June 10, 2016. Funds may be used on materials or experiences that directly impact student engagement and achievement. Applications will be reviewed on the first of each month through May 1.

Click here for the application and full guidelines, or visit the MRC website.

If you have questions, contact Sherry Kempf, MRC Coordinator, at 651-744-2635 or sherry.kempf@spps.org.

Reminder from the Business Office about online fundraising
SPPS allows teachers/staff members/schools to raise funds on their school’s website through a link to pay.spps.org. Please contact Mary Engel at the Business Office if you are interested in setting up listings at the above link. Funds donated through the link are deposited monthly in the school’s intra-school account.

The district also allows schools to raise funds through Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation (SPPSF) on GiveMN.org. Funds are transferred to the school’s intra-school account from SPPSF, less a processing fee of 4.9%.

Other internet fundraising opportunities like GoFundMe.com, Fundly.com and other similar internet sites are not recommended for Saint Paul Public Schools teachers/staff/schools. See the grants team’s page on online fundraising for more information. If individuals choose to use those sites, they do so as individuals, not as employees of SPPS. It must be clear that donors are not making donations to SPPS, but are simply giving “personal gifts.” The district’s tax identification number cannot be used at these websites.