Innovative Grants

Next Grant Cycle

The 2019-20 Innovative Grant applications are NOW CLOSED. We look forward to awarding this year’s winning grants in August with the start of the school year.

To apply for an Innovative Grant, all lead applicants are required to attend an Innovative Grant Workshop. Workshops to be eligible to apply in 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year scheduled to date are listed below.

Please RSVP to for the evening workshops and register for the EPIC Saturday session, please click here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: 5:00pm-7:00pm – Location TBA
EPIC Saturday, February  29, 2020: 8:45am-10:45am -Location TBA
Tuesday, March 3, 2020: 5:00pm-7:00pm  – Location TBA


All applicants must have also submitted all past due grant evaluations in order to be awarded. (This includes sending digital photos and thank you cards.)  Evaluation are now done 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, in order to evaluate your Innovative Grant projects, your project must have been in place for a full semester (two 9 week period) in order to show results. Therefor, 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. See our STEM, Fine Arts and Enrichment pages for featured grants and to ignite your innovation or join us at a workshop.


Please review the sample Budget Page and sample Project Summary and Detail. We have included notes for your reference.

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. Click here to download.  Send the form to Plant Services via the Pony and Plant Services will contact you to visit. 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