GFPS Teacher Grants

The Foundation awards yearly grants and continuing education scholarships to GFPS teachers. Applications for consideration are accepted beginning in December and close in February. Dedicated, independent selection committees review the applications and choose the winners. Our support of teachers enhances educational excellence and assists in their future success.

Discovery Grants

These grants support teachers in their efforts to provide materials, equipment, or new learning experiences to classrooms without dipping into their own pockets. Awards range from $500 to $3,000. All grade levels are eligible. Teachers are encouraged to collaborate, and district-wide programs are considered.

Applications Open Dec. 1, 2022 - Close January 31, 2023

Innovation Grants

These grants reward creative, innovative education programs and efforts. They may be funded up to $10,000. Teacher groups are encouraged to collaborate on next level ideas to advance teaching and learning beyond traditional methods. District-wide programs are considered.

Applications Open Dec. 1, 2022 - Close January 31, 2023

Immersive Professional Learning Grant

New in 2023, the GFPS Foundation will provide teacher grants to support immersive professional learning opportunities. Recipients of the grants will be expected to implement new concepts in the classroom and to formally share learning with colleagues to extend the impact of the newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Applications Open January 1, 2023 - Close February 15, 2023

Heisey Foundation Teacher Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded annually to up to 20 teachers seeking to enhance their education by working on an advanced degree, specialized certification or endorsement, or academic work supporting GFPS’s goals. The $1,000 scholarships are distributed directly to the university or institution providing the education.

Applications Open January. 1, 2023 - Close February 15, 2023


Grants Awarded


Heisey Teacher Scholarship Awards


Grant Recipients