Grant Opportunities

Grant Guidelines

Grants are offered twice a year:


To apply: complete and submit the grant application posted on the GEF website. The application form is available here.

Funds will not be granted for substitute time or staff salaries.


Incomplete submissions will not be eligible for funding.


Fall deadline: 3 p.m. on October 31 -- $15,000 available

Winter deadline: 3 p.m. on February 28 -- $10,000 available

Grants may be emailed as a pdf to Executive Director, Tammy Tracy -


Funds must be used within 1 year of the grant award. Any unused funds will be returned to the GEF.

What We Support

Grant funds will be distributed in a balanced way across all grade levels, including Pre-K, as well as for community programs that serve Gladstone youths.


The Gladstone Education Foundation prefers to fund projects that:

  • Stimulate higher-level thinking

  • Are innovative, motivational, and engaging for students

  • Have clear objectives, an evaluation plan, and a high probability of success

  • Are replicable by other teachers or community members

  • Serve a substantial number of youths in an impactful way

  • Use a research-based approach

  • Include matching funds, in-kind contributions, &/or volunteer involvement by parents or community members

  • Build collaboration between project partners.


Funds should be used for projects new to the district, or to significantly expand or enhance on-going efforts [not merely sustain them as-is].

Programs without an existing funding stream in place will be prioritized.

Grant Application

Print a grant application here

Grant proposals may include [but are not limited to]:
• Innovative classroom projects
• Classroom technology
• Supports to families
• Afterschool clubs & activities
• Staff professional development
• Extra academic support
• Health & well-being
• Athletics

• The Arts
• Community-building

You are welcome to use your own paper if you include the first page cover sheet and follow the format.

If you have questions about your grant application, or to submit your completed application, contact:


Executive Director, Tammy Tracy