The Anchorage Schools Foundation was created to make grants in support of activities that enhance the success of students in the Anchorage School District. School professionals including principals, teachers, nurses, counselors, administrators, and certified staff are invited to apply.
Projects should reflect an innovative or creative approach to education; impact multiple students; demonstrate sustainability if start-up funds are requested; and be completed within the 2019-2020 academic year. Past grants have included awards to purchase classroom supplies, recreational equipment and uniforms, books, technology, instruments, and other material needs that support enhanced student success. Special consideration will be given to projects that support current ASD initiatives such as innovative mathematics projects, engaging seniors, supporting Pre-K, safe schools and service learning. Typical grant awards will range from $100 – $500. Applications are due by 5:00pm AKST on Friday, November 1, 2019.
If you are a past recipient of an Anchorage Schools Foundation grant, all grant reporting must be complete before you will be eligible to be considered for another grant. Approved grant awards will be dispersed to your school and must be fully expended within the 2019-2020 academic year. Award notifications are made in November with awards sent in December, so projects should be planned for the 3rd and/or 4th quarter of the school year.
When completing the application, the applicant needs to be working at the school where the grant project activities are taking place. The authorizing official of the school should be the principal.
For more information, please contact program staff at The Alaska Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-334-6700.