The Educational Foundation offers grant opportunities for all Excelsior Springs School District personnel. Grant funding is provided to staff members who demonstrate creative, innovative and effective ways to meet students’ needs while increasing motivation to learn and to achieve measurable outcomes. Funds for the grants are raised through the Employee Giving Program.

Grant Criteria

  • Grants are to be used to fund projects not already provided for in building and district budgets.
  • Grants cannot be used to fund teacher compensation.
  • Objectives and outcomes are to be consistent with the goals of your building and the district.

Grant Submission Process

  • Complete and submit the Teacher Grant Pre-Approval Form by the 15th of each month. The pre-approval form will be reviewed by the assistant superintendent of academics, the building principal/director and the Educational Foundation executive director. Once reviewed, the applicant will be contacted within 1-2 weeks and informed if the grant project has been approved or declined.
  • If approved, the applicant will receive a link to the full Teacher Grant Application Form to be completed for approval by the Educational Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Applications will be reviewed monthly, and the grant recipients will be announced the following month.

Questions? Contact Sarah Baker at sbaker@ga.essd40.com or 816-826-8087.