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Grant writing


The Five Star Education Foundation acts as the grant writing hub for the district, serving all students and staff. The Foundation supports our educators by help finding grants, co-writing grant applications, and offering grant writing classes taught by the experts. In addition to the services we offer educators in their grant writing journey, the Foundation's title as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization opens doors for particular grants. If you plan on using the Foundation's name and charity number in your proposal, you must contact us prior to submitting your application. 


New to grant writing and not sure where to start? Check out our Grant Writing Guide:

Top Ten Tips for Successful Granting Writing

Where should I start?

  • Twitter and Google are your friends!

    • Search for Teacher grants, field trip grants, transportation grants, after-school programs grants, library or book grants, STEM grants, etc.

    • Play with the wording to find what you are looking for. You could include ‘Colorado’ to narrow it down or keep it broad to search national options.


  • What are you looking to accomplish?  What is the money going to be used on?

    • Search for grants that sell the material items you will need.

      • Food? Look at Walmart, Albertsons, Kroger, etc.

      • Sporting Goods? Look at Walmart, Amazon, Dicks Sporting Goods, etc.

      • Banks are a good place to check for local grants and sponsorships!

  • SCFD Alliance Project

    • They fund a team of 3-5 teachers and 180 students to participate in 5-12 cultural organizations through field trips, virtual learning, school exhibits and experiences, and professional development. Their application will open March 1, 2022. 

  • Adams 12 GT Parent Group

    • They do not currently have any open funding opportunities, but they have in the past.  If you are looking for GT funding, this is a good resource to reach out to or keep checking back with.

  • Innovation Education Colorado 

    • They recently awarded $500 stipends to attend their Innovation in Education Colorado Convention at Beaver Creek in June 2021.  Check back for future funding opportunities. 

  • Amber Brown Grant 

    • One school will win an Author visit from Paula Danzinger as well as $250 to make the day memorable and $250 worth of new books!

  • CDE  

    • Does not currently have any funding opportunities, but they come up throughout the year.  Keep this website on your radar and check back for future funding opportunities.  They recently funded Bullying Prevention, Comprehensive State Literacy Development, and ARP-Homeless Children and Youth.

  • National PTA 

    • They offer a plethora of grant opportunities for topics like diversifying access to libraries, art programs, digital safety, STEM, and mental health.  All grant opportunities listed were open from August-September.  Check back for future funding opportunities. 

  • Groove Auto Drive for Education 

    • They are not currently accepting applications, but pre-pandemic had an awesome grant opportunity for teachers.  Check back for future funding opportunities. 

  • PACE Classroom Grants

    • You must be a PACE member.  They offer up to $500 funding opportunities.  Their next funding cycle deadline is March 1, 2022. 

  • Toshiba America Foundation

    • Currently funding 6th-12th grade STEM projects more than $5,000. They also offer opportunities for K-5th up to $1,000 and 6th-12th grade up to $1,000 throughout the school year. Check back for dates specific to your project.