• Small Grants

    Small grants are requests made by district staff to a funding agency for $5,000 or less in money or property in support the mission and goals of the district. Staff must complete the district small grant pre-application and receive approval, before submitting a request to a funding agency. The Assistant Director of Grants is responsible for reviewing small grant pre-applications and the Grant Review Committee is responsible for reviewing grant proposals over $5,000. 


    Small Grant Approval Procedure

    1. Inform your principal/director that you are considering applying for funding ($5,000 or less)
    2. Complete the district Small Grant Pre-Application before you submit your request to the funding agency
      • If approved, submit your request to the funding agency
      • If disapproved, make recommended revisions to your application and resubmit
    3. When awarded funding, follow these Post-Award Guidelines to set up, manage, and close out your grant 

    Potential Funders

    Alaska Community Forestry Program - Grants are offered for up to $400 for the purchase, shipping, and planting of trees on school grounds. Applications are due March 6th and avialable at (907) 269-8466. 

    Association for Learning Environment - The Association for Learning Environments, Alaska Chapter, offers grants of up to $4,000 to educators wanting to transform their learning environment to enhance the educational experience.  

    Carrs Safeway Alaska Education Grant Program - Teachers across Alaska, will each receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship.  Any public school Pre-K-12 grade teacher, librarian or counselor holding an Alaska teaching certificate may apply.

    D'Addario Foundation Music Grants - The D'Addario Foundation supports programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. 

    Fairbanks Wellness Coalition Grants - Grants of up to $7,500 are awarded to projects that foster wellness through primary prevention and advocacy.

    Fort Wainwright Community Spouses’ Club Grants - Grants of up to $500 for projects that benefit the Fairbanks and Fort Wainwright communities, especially members of the military and their families.

    Golden Heart Community Foundation - The Golden Heart Community Foundation grant cycle will be open from August 31st to Monday, October 15th. Grant awards are expected to range from $500 to $2,000.

    Karma for Cara Foundation Microgrants - Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities.  

    Lowe's Small Toolbox for Education - Awards up to $5,000. 

    National Association of State Foresters - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has grants of up to $400 for the purchase, shipping, and planting of trees on school grounds or indoors. More information at 907-269-8466 or josh.hightower@alaska.gov. 

    Spirit of Youth Grants - Spirit of Youth is offering $1,500 grants for COVID-19 messaging, specifically intended to support youth led projects for middle and high school students.

    Target Field Trip Grants - Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued at $700.

    Walmart Foundation Community Grants - Grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum grant of $5,000.

    Whole Kids Foundation Grant - The Whole Kids Foundation offers $2,000 grants to support new and existing school gardens.


    Previously Funded Small Grants

    Carrs Safeway Alaska Education Grant

    Walmart Community Grant

    School Board Policy and Administrative Regulations governing small grants

Last Modified on June 11, 2020