New Teacher Grants

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The SAISD Foundation believes in the power our teachers have to make a significant impact on each child they teach. We know that creating the best environment for SAISD students to learn is important to you and leads to greater student success. Accordingly, as a new teacher to SAISD (you don’t have to be a 1st year teacher, just a teacher new to SAISD), you have the opportunity to apply for a New Teacher Supply Grant. Applications open August 15th and must be received by August 31st.

Click here to download the application and see how easy it is to apply. Please note, we want you to be in your classroom/school to see what you need, so applications will not be accepted prior to 8/15. Your awards must be picked up at one of our New Teacher Open Houses on Sept. 5th OR Sept. 11th from 3:30-5:30pm at Mark Twain. Welcome to San Antonio ISD!

In September 2017,  170 awardees across 69 schools in San Antonio ISD were awarded New Teacher Grants. All recipients received their grant vouchers at the New Teacher Grant Reception at Mark Twain hosted by Firstmark Credit Union and the SAISD Foundation. Thank you to everyone who joined us, we are very excited to support these teachers in enhancing their classroom learning experiences.


In September 2016, 107 educators across 40 schools were awarded $100 New Teacher Supply Grants to support the 8,000 students they support.  Teachers requested funds including: prototyping supplies, books to build classroom libraries, texts for guided reading groups, anatomy models, studio lamps, supplies for science experiments, math manipulatives, CD players and educational CDs for phonics, and sensory materials.  Since fall 2007, the SAISD Foundation has awarded more than 1,000 new teacher grants to educators in SAISD.

Are you a new teacher to SAISD?

To date, the SAISD Foundation has awarded more than 900 New Teacher Grants.
Every year, the New Teacher Grant process opens in August.