Next Grant Cycle

Mini Grant funding cycle has concluded for 2022-23 school year. This year, we have funded 237 projects across 67 campuses!

Next grant cycle for 2023-2024 school year will open in October 2023. We will fund projects throughout the fall semester and until spring break. Bi-monthly, we review the list of all the current SAISD teacher projects in DonorsChoose and we will select as many projects as we can to invest in up to $500 each! (see restrictions below)

If you are not familiar with DonorsChoose, get started by clicking below.  Here is a reference sheet with additional information.


All items will be shipped directly to the school by DonorsChoose upon funding. A few things to remember regarding our funding:

*We plan to invest in a teacher only once in the school year. (Of course you can post as many projects for general support as you like).

*We will work to reach as many of our campuses as possible.

*Food, clothing & hygiene items will not be funded as a part of our mini-grant support.

If you have received a grant from us in the past, remember, evaluations should be submitted after implementing the grant for 30 days. To submit your evaluation click here

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 projects are often some of our most creative including using rocketry to teach math, elementary cheerleading squads, aquaponics, markerspaces, campus news stations, photography clubs, elementary ballet 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 1,300 Mini-Grants to educators in SAISD to increase students experiences and student success.

Below, click on the video to hear from students and teachers and see photos of grant awards and students putting grants to use.