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2023-24 SEF Grant Recipients have been announced! Click below to see the winning grant projects.

Grants Available


The Springfield Education Foundation awards grants annually to provide enriching learning opportunities for students attending Springfield Public Schools. Please read the instructions for each individual grant for more information on each opportunity. Grant applications due in the Spring are intended for implementation in the following academic year.

If you have received an SEF Grant, and have any questions about how to access your grant funds, please speak with the secretary at your school. If you have any further questions, please email info@SpringfieldEducationFoundation.org.

SEF Grants

Springfield Education Foundation currently offers three types of grants to SPS educators involved in the instruction of students. Click below to learn about each grant.

  • Innovative Educator Grants – designed to encourage, facilitate and recognize innovative teaching programs in Springfield Public Schools to empower student success.
  • Frank Sherman Grants – offered to promote and support health, physical fitness, and outdoor education activities and curriculum offered at the Springfield Public Schools.
  • Social Emotional Learning Fund (SELF) Grants – offers funding for educators that wish to implement sustainable Social Emotional Learning opportunities for students attending Springfield Public Schools.


Individuals or Springfield Public Schools staff teams involved in the instruction of students or related support services are eligible to apply as individuals or collaborative staff teams. Primary applicant must be involved in the instruction of students or related support services. Projects benefiting any and all age groups from kindergarten to twelfth grade are eligible for consideration.


March 1 – Grant applications available
April 25 – Grant applications due by 11:59 pm
June – Recipients notified and grant funds available
June 30 – Grant evaluations due for grants awarded in the previous spring

Grant Writing Tips

Grant Writing Workshop Presentation

This PowerPoint workshop is intended to prepare educators to submit grant applications. Seasoned and novice grant writers are encouraged to view the workshop slides. Please see this page if you’d like to view the workshop content without downloading the PowerPoint.

Please email info@springfieldeducationfoundation.org with any questions.

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