In 2019, thanks to our donors (many of whom are our own SAISD employees), the SAISD Foundation awarded 200 Mini-Grants impacting 25,759 students. The Mini-Grant applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed. Thank you to the 150+ applicants to who took the time to apply. We look forward to beginning awards in early December 2020.
In 2019, Wells Fargo made a significant investment in this program – to sustain it with the Wells Fargo Endowment. This investment, as well as our event sponsors and individual mini-grant angel funders, make this program possible. With just a $500 investment, you can make an educator mini-grant possible. Click here to fund a grant today.
We are continually amazed at what our educators can do with an investment of $500 in their program or classroom. The ideas presented in the Mini-Grant applications are often some of our most creative including using rocketry to teach math, elementary cheerleading squads, aquaponics, markerspaces, campus news stations, photography clubs, elementary baile folklorico, Esports at the high school level, coding clubs, reading clubs, garden clubs and so much more. Please click here for a listing of all past Mini-Grants awarded over the past few years and to ignite your imagination as you think about what you would like to do to increase student success. Since fall 2013, we have awarded more than 1,000 Mini-Grants to educators in SAISD to increase students experiences and student success.
Below, click on the video to hear from students and teachers. Photos of grant award days and students putting grants to use follow.