Innovative Grants

Next Grant Cycle

The 2020-2021 Innovative Grant process opened January 1, 2020 and was set to close March 27, 2020. In light of the current crisis and extended closing of schools, we extended the deadline to Friday, April 3rd. In addition, we are allowing for the electronic submission of the application. Please email the application in word or pdf to and copy your campus principal no later than Friday, April 3rd. All those who have attended one of the required workshops should have received a detailed email with instructions. Although we are not in the office, we are still here to help. Email questions to Jennifer at or to Judy at

Need to download an application? Download your application packet HERE.

As previously scheduled, our Community Grants Committee will be reviewing applications later this spring and grants will be awarded in August 2020 with the beginning of the school year.


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 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