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Classroom and Project Grants for AAPS Employees

  • Below is a listing of classroom and project grants available for AAPS teachers and staff.

    The AAPS Strategic Partnerships Office receives notification of grants from our Community, Business and Educational partners. Questions? partners@a2schools.org.

    Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation

    The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation has provided the community with over $6 million in funding over the clubs nearly 100 years. A significant part of the Foundation's gifting is through community grants, which typically range from $250 to $2,500.

    The Application Deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020. Details.

    Grants that are currently closed

    AAPSEF Classroom Grant Program

    The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Fund Classroom Grant Program.

    The fund will distribute approximately $10,000 to support classroom projects.

    Application Deadline: Closed

    Projects at any school level focused on the following areas will be considered for funding:

    • Literacy
    • Science/Technology
    • The Arts
    • Mental Health Awareness
    • Diversity of Inclusion

    Special Consideration will be given to applications that:

    • Work in collaboration/partnership with another classroom or school
    • Work in collaboration/partnership with a community nonprofit organization
    • Are submitted by a school that has a Title 1 designation 

    Application Deadline: Closed


    KTF Literacy Grant

    Attention all Elementary Principals, Media Specialists and Building Literacy Experts:

    • Have a literacy-related project idea to help struggling readers at your school?  
    • Need funds to support getting literacy materials in the hands of students?
    • Have a great idea to promote literacy to your students?

    **Please note: We are now using Submittable to manage the KTF Literacy Grant Applications.  Because of this, you will have to create a free account to submit an application.  But the good part is once create an account, you can save a draft of your application and come back to it later. **

    Application Deadline: Closed 

    KTF Literacy Grants are provided through the generosity of the Karen Thomas Fund.  The Fund was established in memory of former Board of Education Trustee Andy Thomas’s wife of 38 years.

    ITC Charitable Giving Program

    ITC Holdings provides grants of $1,000-$15,000 to non-profit 501 (c) (3) organizations in Michigan to support five key areas:

    • Education
    • Environmental Stewardship
    • Social Services
    • Health & Wellness
    • Arts & Culture

    Application Deadline: Jan-April and July-Sept. 

    Click here to learn more.

    Rotary Ann Arbor Grants

    The Ann Arbor Rotary Club annually solicits applications from Washtenaw County not-for-profit organizations whose purpose aligns with the theme “Helping Kids Succeed.” The Rotary provides grants up to $5,000.

    Application deadline is typically in late February.

    Learn more here.

    Education Excellence Grant

    The SET SEG Foundation, partnering with the Michigan Association of School Boards, is awarding $2,500 to ten educational programs within Michigan public schools and ISDs to continue their positive influence on their students and community. Program focus areas include Education (STEAM and Literacy), Social Responsibility and Mental & Behavioral Health Awareness and Prevention. 

    Application Deadline: Closed

    Click here to learn more and apply.