Innovative Grants

Next Grant Cycle

We are in the process of awarding the 2020-2021 Innovative grants and will be done so virtually.

The 2021-2022 Innovative Grant process will open January 1, 2021 and is set to close March 26, 2021. Attendance at an Innovative grant workshop is required to apply. Workshop dates will be available soon – information about these workshops being held virtually or in-person will be shared as soon as details are determined. Questions? Email Jennifer at or to Judy at

Applications for the 2021-2022 Innovative Grant cycle will be available to download Fall of 2020.


All applicants must have submitted all past due grant evaluations to be considered for awarding. (This includes sending digital photos and thank you cards.)  Evaluations including photos are now submitted electronically.

Click here for a Mini-Grant Evaluation and click here for an Innovative Grant Evaluation.

We expect Innovative Grants to have a lasting impact on your classroom and school. Accordingly, to evaluate your Innovative Grant projects, your project must have been in place for a full semester (two 9 week periods)  to show results. Therefore, Project Leaders who were awarded an Innovative Grant the previous school year are not eligible to apply.


The SAISD Foundation is committed to funding opportunities for employees of SAISD to implement innovative ideas to increase student success. Over the past ten years, tens of thousands of students have benefited directly from the implementation of Innovative Grants across our schools and many successful grants have been replicated in other schools through this process. Results from these grants have included increased grades, test scores, attendance, parental involvement, and student engagement. Looking for ideas, click here for a listing of past Innovative Grant winners to spark your ideas.


Below are links to sites you may need when completing your application.

A C19 form is required as an attachment to all grant requests requiring the modification to a facility or room or support from plant services for the project. The costs estimates must be included in your proposal in the budget.  To learn more about the process, click here. This must be in process by the grant deadline.

For SAISD current quotes for technology purchases, click here.

When your proposal is ready for a signature from Technology, scan your full proposal to  If you have not received a response by the application deadline, note that your application has been emailed to the above address and note the date emailed on the signature line. If you need to talk to someone call the Technology Department and ask for a member of the Program Management Team.


See below for some great information about the impact of receiving an Innovative Grant from one of our grant winners, Gabrielle Garcia and how community support can increase the impact through volunteerism from the surrounding community of where the campus is located! For this and other stories from our Weekly Facebook Live series, follow us at