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FOUNDERS GRANT

What is the Founders Grant?

Thompson Education Foundation (TEF) awards Founders grants to Thompson School District schools for student-centered experiences that take place school-wide, not just in a specific classroom. Grant applications are evaluated on a case by case basis as they are submitted. Due to limited funding, grant applications are reviewed and funds are disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of funds available may vary from year to year.

Founders Grant applications are open for the 2017-2018 school year. The application window will close on Friday, May 11, 2018.  Application Form 

Additional information: Founders Grant FAQ

Population served:

Founders Grants must serve TSD students – not parents, volunteers, school staff or non-TSD students.

Grant amount:

Grant requests up to $2,000 will be considered. Grants will be issued to schools, not individuals.

TEF will consider grant requests exceeding $2,000 on a very limited basis. Please contact TEF for further details on these types of grants before submitting your application.

What we do not fund:

  • Grants to individuals
  • Teacher re-licensure
  • Reimbursement for a project that has been completed or is currently covered under the school’s budget
  • School fundraising events (fun runs, bake sales, silent auctions, etc.)
  • Sponsorship of school fundraising events (table purchases, centerpieces, decorations, etc.)
  • Registration fees/transportation for student attendance at conferences, events, or camps

Contact Thompson Education Foundation office at 613-5074 with any questions.