Alamo Heights School Foundation

Grants to Educators

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Grants to Educators Award Recipients! Click HERE to view this year’s awardees.

General Information

The Alamo Heights School Foundation (AHSF) will award grants to educators, totaling up to $150,000, for use during the 2017-2018 academic year. These grants encourage and enable teachers to create educational projects in one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Develop a healthy sense of self
  • Seek knowledge and understanding
  • Thinking critically and creatively
  • Communicate and collaborate
  • Employ skills for life
  • Engage socially and globally

Any AHISD faculty or administrator may apply. Schools are not limited by number of applications submitted. Applications may be from either an individual or group. Collaborative projects, including those involving multiple campuses, are encouraged.

Any one project may receive a grant of up to $10,000 per campus annually. Grant applications may be funded in full or in part. A project may be funded multiple years; however, applications must be re-submitted annually and additional funding is not guaranteed. Annual software or licensing subscriptions are discouraged without a long-term funding plan clearly outlined in your application. Each year, the size and number of awards will be determined by the funds available and the quality of the grants submitted.

The Grants to Educators program does not fund:

1) field trips
2) travel expenses or meals
3) time spent for planning or project preparation
4) time spent with children as part of regular work/classroom expectations
5) technology

Awarded grant funds must be used by December 31, 2018.

Grant Submission

Completed applications and any attachments or supplemental information must be received by 4:30 pm on October 16, 2017.

Completed applications should include the cover sheet with required signature, application, budget and any supplemental information.

Please keep proposals concise and focused. Applications must be typed! Handwritten applications will not be considered.

Selection Process

All applications must be reviewed and signed by the campus principal. Applications without these signatures will not be considered.

There will be a blind review of applications by a selection committee designated by the AHSF. An AHISD administrative representative will serve as a non-voting member of the selection committee. Recommended grant awards will be presented to the AHSF Board of Directors for review and final approval.

Recognition

All grant recipients will be notified by the AHSF Prize Posse in November 2017. Recipients will be asked to sign an agreement that requests materials related to the grant should be publicized in the following manner – Supported by the Alamo Heights School Foundation or Made possible by the Alamo Heights School Foundation. Additionally, a final report will be required. Please provide photos with reports that demonstrate student engagement. Grants are monitored by the AHSF staff and grant recipients must use grant awards for the purposes specified in the respective grant application by the deadline stated above.

Reporting Deadlines

All grant recipients must submit either an interim or final report with evaluation and financial information to the AHSF office no later than June 30, 2018. Anyone not submitting either an interim or final evaluation report by the due date will not be eligible to receive an AHSF grant the following year. If at any time there are questions regarding Grants to Educators applications, the submission process, etc., please call the AHSF office at 210-832-5957 or email foundation office at ahfoundation@ahisd.net.

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