The Springfield Education Foundation awards grants annually to provide enriching learning opportunities for students attending Springfield Public Schools. Please reach the instructions for each individual grant for more information on each opportunity.

Grants Available

1.  Innovative Educator Grants

2.  Frank Sherman Grants for outdoor education, physical education and health

3.  Social Emotional Learning Fund Grants

Individuals or collaborative Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, Oregon, staff teams involved in the instruction of students or related support services are eligible to apply.


June 8, 2017             2017-18 Grant Applications available

October 1, 2017    Grant Applications Due at 5 pm.

November 16            Grant Givers Tour
(SEF Board, staff, volunteers and community members visit classrooms, all grants awarded)

June 30, 2018       Final Grant Evaluations Due

Grant Writing Workshops
Four SEF Grant Writing Workshops are offered for your convenience. The same material is explained in each. Seasoned and novice grant writers are encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional but encouraged for those seeking grant funding. Contact Jennifer, 541-726-3242 or to pre-register.

#1  Wednesday, June 21, 3:45 to 4:45 pm, SPS Admin Building, Board Room

#2 Tuesday, July 11, 9 to 10 am, SPS Admin Building, Board Room — CANCELLED

#3 Wednesday, August 23, 4 to 5 pm, SPS Admin Building, 1st Floor Conference Room

#4 Monday, September 11, 4 to 5 pm, SPS Admin Building, 1st Floor Conference Room

You can review the Grant Writing Workshop 2017-18 Presentation slide here.

Watch our video the captures the excitement the Grant Givers Bus Tour surprising the 2011-12 grant award winners!