Innovative Grants

Next Grant Cycle

Innovative Grant applications are now open and due by 5pm on Friday, March 29, 2019. Our Innovative Grant workshops for 2019-2020 applicants are listed below. Please RSVP to for the evening workshops and register for the EPIC Saturday session, please click here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019: 5:00pm-7:00pm – Travis ECHS Cafeteria
EPIC Saturday, February 9, 2019: 8:45am-10:45am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019: 5:00pm-7:00pm  – Burnet Cafeteria


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.)  Need an evaluation? Click here.

Project Leaders who were awarded an Innovative Grant for 2018-2019 must wait to apply again until the 2020-2021 grant cycle.

Download a copy of the 2019-2020 Innovative Grant Application here.  Grants for this cycle will be awarded in August 2019.

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