BPSF Grants

BPSF Grants

Our annual grant program provides the means to connect students with the resources, experiences and opportunities to meet their full potential and enhance learning in our local classrooms.

Enrichment and Innovation Grants are available up to $1,000
Impact Grant applicants can seek up to $5,000

All BPS principals, educators, staff and special district programs are encouraged to apply. Outside organizations are not eligible for BPSF grants.

Please contact 360-676-6479 or email foundation@bellinghamschools.org with any questions.

Before you seek a 2017 grant from BPSF please note:

 

Grant funds should supplement, not supplant programs or materials that can be otherwise be funded with school district funds.
All equipment and materials provided with Foundation funds are district assets, available to other teachers and classrooms when the grantee is not using it.
All proposals must be approved by your school principal and/or district administration.
There are funds available for TWO $5,000 Foundation Impact Grants this year.  There are funds available to support an Enrichment and Innovation Grant at potentially every school.
We have a dedicated volunteer available to help you translate your big ideas into a successful grant application.  If you don’t have grant writing experience or lack the time to complete an application but you have an important program for us to consider, please let us know and we can connect you with a volunteer resource.  We are here to help you!

The timeline for the 2017 grant process:

 

 January 30th: Grant window opens
February 22nd: Grant applications due by 4pm
March 10th: Enrichment and Innovation Grant winners notified by email
Week of March 13th-17th: Impact Grant award presentations

Grant application process:

 

 STEP 1 – Complete and review the following application. This form is just a template to help you prepare your final online application. We highly recommend you formulate your answers ahead of time, using these templates, as you cannot save the online form and return to it later.
Click HERE to download the Foundation Impact Grant Application Template
Click HERE to download the Enrichment and Innovation Grant Template
Click HERE to download the Judging Rubric
STEP 2 – Submit your documentation ONLINE by clicking on the buttons below:
STEP 3 – Funding
A grant agreement must be signed by the responsible parties before funds are released.
STEP 4 – Final reporting
All enrichment grantees are required to complete a brief final report so we can share your success with our donors, who make these grants possible!