Applications Open for 2nd Round of School Innovation Grants
By: SLPS Foundation
Apr 4, 2016

Thanks to a generous grant from Emerson Electric, and with additional support from Boeing and Wells Fargo Advisors, the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is proud to launch its 2nd round of the School Innovation Grants, a program designed to recognize school leadership teams’ creativity and vision

The grants will be disbursed after a selective grants process to approximately 10-15 schools and will range in size from $5,000-15,000. The Foundation has secured funding to offer this program for at least the next two years. School teams that earn grants will demonstrate an innovative approach to addressing a challenge in their schools, and propose a strategy that is designed to advance key goals in the District’s Transformation Plan.

Applications are due on Tuesday, June 7th for project implementation during the 2016/17 school year.  Click HERE to access grant instructions and important dates, and click HERE to download the application.  All SLPS schools are encouraged to apply. Note: current participants in the District’s Aspiring School Leaders Program are welcome to submit proposals related to their job-embedded projects.

If you’re thinking about applying, be sure to attend a Brainstorming Session on Tuesday, May 17, 5:30pm-8:00pm at Central Office (room 108).  This session will include a brief introduction to the role of innovation in education, and the opportunity for participants to bring an idea and finesse their strategy with help from workshop leaders.

Schools are encouraged to bring teams (no more than 3).   Participation will be capped at first 20 schools to sign up. RSVPs are required. Please RSVP by clicking here or visiting