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SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION GRANTS

Mission The Springfield Public Schools Foundation (SPSF) is a community-based volunteer organization, serving Springfield District 186 public schools for more than 30 years with the mission of creating a margin of excellence. We carry out our mission in partnership with Springfield Public School District 186 (SPSD186) and the Springfield Community.

Grant Information Each school year, the Foundation makes available several types of grants to staff of SPSD186. Interested SPSD186 employees are encouraged to thoroughly review the information below prior to making application for a Foundation grant. Starting with the 2016 - 2017 school year grant cycle, applications are to be submitted electronically through Googledocs. To aid applicants in the grant writing process, copies of the individual grant application questions and additional application information can be found on the Grant Reference document. Please review this document carefully prior to starting an application. Links to the applications and reference documents can be found in the chart at the bottom of this page.

The following will not be considered for funding: • Applications containing multiple spelling, punctuation, and/or grammatical errors • Applications including students outside of SPSD186 • Applications to fund salaries (including substitute teachers); field trips only, or for the sole purpose of purchasing hardware such as computers, cameras, etc. • Failure to submit a Grant Evaluation will disqualify you from grant funding for the following year. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Julie Hammers at 217/525-4406 or the SPSF Grant Committee Chair, Mark Vasconcelles at 217/698-3114.

Check back soon for 2017-18 grant applications and information.

Grant Information
Grant NameDescriptionDue DateGrant Application Reference Sheets up arrow iconApplicationsSuccessful Past Grant Examples
Special Education GrantsThese grants, funded by the generosity of the Donnelly Family Trust, have no maximum award. They are designed to enhance the school experiences of special needs/life skills students by providing resources, which might otherwise not be available to those students and teachers. Applicants must be a SPSD186 employee.12:00 p.m. Noon annually on August 15 & December 1 for mid-September and mid-January decisions. **The December 2017 deadline has been extended to noon on December 13, 2017. Please email jhammers@sps186.org to obtain a grant application.**

Email jhammers@sps186.org to obtain a grant application. Please specify the type of grant application desired in your email.

Ancillary DocumentsGrant Ordering Procedures, Grant Purchase Reimbursement Form, Purchase Order Request FormGrant Ordering Procedures
Purchase Order Request Form
Invoice Payment Form
Evaluation2017-2018 Grant EvaluationJune 30, 2018https://goo.gl/forms/dQ26JfSntaEauB0C2
Classroom Education GrantGrants up to $2500 will be awarded for innovative classroom opportunities that enhance current curricula. A community partner may be part of the application. A total of $22,000 may be awarded. Applicants must be a SPSD186 employee.12:00 p.m. Noon, Friday, September 29, 2017https://docs.google.com/a/sps186.org/document/d/1Mk4Hbr5PhwEkzEVHnsV91m7Y8roMle-qh3easoX1jng/edit?usp=sharing
AA Heritage Bowl
Butler Peace Book
Hands On Music Making
iCan Play 2!
Lego Mindstorm
Life Skills Science Enhancement
Extracurricular GrantExtracurricular Grants, with a maximum $500 award, provide a supplement for IESA/IHSA recognized sports or activities. These grants provide applicants with the opportunity to supplement team activities to ensure student athletes and activity team members have the resources necessary to compete at the highest level of competition. Applicants must be a SPSD186 employee.Accepted on a rolling basis until all allocated funds have been awarded. Information regarding monthly cut-off dates for application submission is available by clicking on the link under "Additional Information". **The December 2017 deadline has been extended to noon on December 13, 2017. Please email jhammers@sps186.org to obtain a grant application.**https://docs.google.com/a/sps186.org/document/d/1dH7btPOmS6x1rWTc7typbacIATeTLDhtyBV5OwR6Wew/edit?usp=sharing

Email jhammers@sps186.org to obtain a grant application. Please specify the type of grant application desired in your email. 

Pre-K through 8th Grade Classroom LibraryGrants up to $1000 will be awarded to individual elementary and middle school classroom teachers to establish or supplement classroom libraries. A total of $20,000 may be awarded. Applicants must be a SPSD186 employee.12:00 p.m. Noon, Friday, September 15, 2017https://docs.google.com/a/sps186.org/document/d/1I_5ikM3Zh3EPb8IbV-JXrlmg6x_IrCHGSD8GAjg2XYQ/edit?usp=sharing
Special Project GrantThese grants, with no maximum award, provide an opportunity for large projects or applicants who fall outside the parameters of our other grants. Applicants must be a SPSD186 employee.Accepted on a rolling basis until all allocated funds have been awarded. Information regarding monthly cut-off dates for application submission is available by clicking on the link under "Additional Information". **The December 2017 deadline has been extended to noon on December 13, 2017. Please email jhammers@sps186.org to obtain a grant application.**https://docs.google.com/a/sps186.org/document/d/1j5zYIoZbve4em6_GhiPWO899aGWW6QLLJI5ectq4tnA/edit?usp=sharing

Email jhammers@sps186.org to obtain a grant application. Please specify the type of grant application desired in your email. 

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