As of spring of 2017, we are proud to have awarded over $3.4 million in grants that have directly supported our students and classrooms! In the 2016-17 school year over $114,000 was awarded in classroom and professional development grants! Should you have a need outside of the grant window, contact the Advancement Center office for consideration.

The Advancement Center Board of Directors dedicates up to 35% of the Foundation’s annual grants budget for the professional development of our teachers. These are called the Joe Erne Professional Development Grants. As of Spring of 2017, we are proud to have awarded over $900,000 in grants that directly support the advancement of our teachers!

The Winter Grant Cycle for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. Grants must be submitted by Monday, January 22nd to be eligible for consideration. All grant applications are taken online. New users are asked to establish a login (username and password) via Smarter Select, and this will allow you to save progress to a grant and come back to update it, if necessary. Moving online allows a simpler process for the applicant, a more streamlined review for our committee and the opportunity to upload supporting documentation. We hope you find it easy to use.

2016-2017 Grant Awards – A detail overview of what The Advancement Center grants awarded during the past school year.

Winter 2018 Online Grant Request Form (both classroom and professional development grants) – available until Monday, January 22nd.

Grant Report (For recipients this year) – Please share your grant story with us!

Donors Choose Grant Proposal (required by MSDWT for DonorsChoose applicants) – We match each Donors Choose proposal of $1,500 or less in the district (up to $30,000 total for each school year) and it provides a great way for teachers to Crowdfund a classroom need and get support from us.