Grant Process

While HSSF accepts grant proposals on a rolling basis at any time that is convenient for teachers and staff, the selection committee typically meets once each year to determine recipients.  The grant committee, comprised of both teachers and community leaders, will then review all previously submitted proposals. The deadline to be considered for the Zimmerman/Moeller student grant is the last Wednesday in September (9.27.17).  The deadline for all other HSSF grant awards is the second Wednesday in October (10.11.17).  SPARK Fund applications are accepted year round.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to follow the Foundation on facebook and twitter for additional reminders or changes to the process.  Educators are encouraged to visit our community friendly funders page or connect with Freedom for funding needs that fall outside of our grant process.  

The grant committee uses a combination of objective and subjective criteria when evaluating grant applications. Applications that clearly meet more criteria will generally be viewed more favorably during evaluation. In some instances HSSF is not able to fund all requests due to budgetary constraints. This does not mean that a rejected application is inappropriate or unsatisfactory.

For questions about the process, technical assistance or to request grant writing training please contact Freedom Kolb.   You can also contact colleagues on the grant committee with general questions: Elementary Representative Erin Duros (FCE); Intermediate Representative Barbara Glenesk (RSI); Junior High and Arts Representative Kathy Gammons (HIJH); High School Representative Jennifer Pope (FHS); Principal Representative Lisa Lederach (CRE); Fitness Representative Andrea McMurtry (FJH).

Thank you for all you do each day to empower, encourage, and motivate our students!

For grant guidelines and instructions click here:  Grant Instructions

For the online grant submission form (Zimmerman/Moeller and Traditional), click here: Online Application

For the online SPARK fund submission for,click here: SPARK Fund Application

For the online final report submission form, click here: Online Final Report