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Buckeye Education Foundation Grant Program

Project Grants

The Buckeye Education Foundation is proud to offer direct grants to BUSD district teachers and staff to enable them to implement special projects to provide educational enrichment or enhance the learning experience for students at any BUSD campus.

Projects that meet the following criteria will be eligible for funding consideration:

  • Led by BUSD teachers or school staff members

  • Provide a meaningful impact to provide educational enrichment or enhance the learning experience for a group of students, either one-time use or ongoing use 

    • One-time use (examples: virtual or in-person field trip/experience, single use supply purchase)

    • Ongoing use (examples: teaching tools or aids, lesson plans/materials/equipment purchase, subscription purchase)

  • Funding will make the difference between the project happening or not; funding is not readily available through other sources or programs

  • Be completed before the end of the 2022-23 school year, or in the case of purchases that have ongoing use, students should experience the benefit of the grant during this school year

Grants are funded up to $500 per project. The number of project grants awarded in the 2022-23 school year will depend on the applications received, the amount of funding available, and other factors. Teachers and staff at every school in the district are encouraged to apply!

Grant Application Requirements and Process

Grant awardee requirements:

  • Must be employed by the Buckeye Union School District

  • Must be willing to provide a photo and short bio that the Foundation can post to our online channels if you are chosen as an awardee

  • Must be willing to complete a brief summary report including photos and/or video, and brief narrative description, by June 9, 2023 (see sample report PDF)

The application process includes completing a form and submitting a project budget. Grant applications will be due by January 30, 2023 11:59 pm. Grant awardees will be announced by February 10, 2023. Grant reports and all reimbursements will be due by June 9, 2023. 

Grants will be evaluated in two phases: (1) anonymous evaluation by at least 3 scorers on a volunteer committee; and (2) final decisions will take into account equity among school and grade level distribution. 

Grant awardees will fund their project by traditional receipt reimbursement, creating a "cart" on Share-A-Cart for the Foundation to fund, or having the Foundation make the purchase directly when the other two options won't work. Please note that all purchases made through the grant are the property of BUSD and not the property of the individual grant awardee. 

Questions are welcome! Please contact grants@buckeyefoundation.org

Ready to apply? Review our grant application and apply here. 

Grant Review Team

We are currently building our 2023 Grant Review team, a dedicated group of volunteers who will work together to make decisions about grant funding. Buckeye community members are invited to learn more and apply to join the Grant Review team for an exciting new way to make a meaningful impact.

In addition to inviting adult members of our community to serve on this volunteer team, we are reserving a few seats for 8th graders to participate as well. If you have an 8th grader who might be interested in this unique real-life experience, we encourage you to look over the information and application with them. These students will have the same expectations and involvement as the other adult team members.

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