Designed To Inspire Effective Teaching And Learning
The Foundation offers Tusd educators funding through the Innovative Grant Program
This is a competitive grants program based on creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. TUSD teachers are encouraged to apply. These competitive grants are judged without regard to school. A maximum of $2,500 will be awarded per grant.
The application period has closed. Check back in the fall.
Deadline: Dec. 31
New projects that create memorable learning experiences
Creative cross-curricular projects that excite students and teachers
Projects that exemplify why TUSD is at the forefront of exploration and innovation
Projects may serve a classroom, department, school or multiple schools
We do not fund:
Established programs (see Classroom and School Grants for ongoing programs)
Prizes, incentives, or travel; non-academic costs, such as facility improvements, building, and maintenance expenses; nor purchases made prior to the grant award
Reimbursements (please use the regular TUSD purchasing process)
Who can apply?
Any and all TUSD teachers
Don’t forget – previous year evaluations must be submitted before new grants can be approved.
Innovative Grant recipients talk about their programs in the video above.
Need an idea? Check out PREVIOUSLY FUNDED GRANTS.
Old Town Tustin Grants
Through a partnership with the Tustin Preservation Conservancy and the Tustin Historical Society, grants are available to 3rd grade classes to visit Old Town Tustin. The Foundation will cover the cost of busing students to Old Town, when other funding is not available.
Tustin Unified 3rd grade teachers and/or administrators can apply.
Banking on Books Library Grants
The Foundation awards grants to every TUSD school library to help meet the ongoing need for new books and reference materials. In past years, the Foundation has partnered with Barnes & Noble Booksellers for a community-wide book fair that supports this program. We have also used proceeds from our PATS teacher recognition program to fund library grants.
The policy of the Foundation requires that a Grant Evaluation Form be submitted for any grant awarded. The Evaluation Form must be submitted to be considered for the next year's Grant Program.