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The Pasco Education Foundation is proud to help leverage dollars from the community to support local schools in the areas that they need it most. We fund projects that improve student learning and make a positive, long-term impact in the classroom. Our program serves to provide our schools and educators with an opportunity for financial support for innovative and creative curriculum, special activities, and classroom or school projects.
Please scroll down to view all of the opportunities, as well as their criteria and open dates.

Innovative Classroom Projects – open to teachers, grade-level leads

Every teacher has creative and innovative ideas to help their students engage in learning. Unfortunately, classroom budgets do not leave much for purchasing the supplies to bring those ideas to fruition. Each year, our classroom grant program provides teachers across Pasco County the financial resources they need to inspire learning amongst their students. Individual projects have a limit up to $1,000. Group projects may vary. Open August – Mid-September.

LEARN MORE about Classroom Projects here.

Suncoast Credit Union Funding Opportunity – open to Principals, Department Heads, and Learning Design Coaches

Suncoast Credit Union wants to continue their investment in student learning and make a positive, long-term impact at your school! For school-wide projects that use innovative and creative curriculum, and special activities. Awards up to $5,000. Open August – September 30.

This application is now closed.

Duke Energy STEM Mini-Grants – open to teachers, grade-level leads, Principals, Department Heads, and Learning Design Coaches

Duke Energy is partnering with the Pasco Education Foundation to provide unique learning opportunities for students to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in Duke Energy service area schools. To see a list of their Pasco County serviced schools click here. Awards up to $3,000. Open August – September 30.

This application is now closed.

Project L.E.A.D. – Learn, Educate, Achieve, Discover – for Principals, Learning Design Coaches, District Leaders

Geared toward school-wide and district-wide programs, Project L.E.A.D. matches a portion of private contributions to fund needs in the following impact areas: STEM Education, Literacy, Low-performing Students, Teaching Quality/Professional Development, Career/Technical Education (CTE), and Increasing Graduation Rates. This form is for all requests over $1,000 and must meet requirements for state reporting, including a mid-year status update, and year-end review. Open year-round.

APPLY for Project L.E.A.D. here

Special Funds Request

We wanted to share important changes regarding our board-approved “special funds requests” policy. The 2023-24 school year application period will open July 1, 2023. Due to budget constraints, we highly encourage you to submit your requests for the year at this time. Departments requesting assistance for food and staff incentives will be limited and priority will be given to student-centered functions. Support will only be granted in gift card form. Your department representative will be responsible for coordinating, purchasing and arranging pick-up/delivery of items.

Please submit all requests a minimum of 2 weeks before the event.

Apply for Special Funds here