Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation
- Applicants may be a single teacher, a group of teachers/staff, a teacher-parent group, or another Fargo Public School District employee group.
- Principals or building leaders need to be consulted about the grant application. This is to avoid duplication and to assure that the project cost cannot be funded from the regular school budget.
- Grants are public information and are available for all donors to read.
- There is no limit to the number of grants awarded to a program or building in a year.
- Grant applications requesting technology equipment must be compatible with the district technology plan and must be approved by the technology department prior to submitting the application.
Priority consideration will be given to proposals which:
- Provide students with an enriched or enhanced learning experience.
- Have the potential for both short-term and long-term educational impact.
- Are creative and innovative in their approach to education and educational goals.
- Collaborative funding is encouraged. The Foundation may match funds from other organizations. Collaboration and sharing of resources school wide or district wide is also encouraged.
Considerations for grants WILL NOT normally be given to projects which:
- Are able to be funded through district, state or federal funds.
- Could or should not be provided through the Fargo Public School District.
- Are not viewed as effective or efficient use of Foundation funds.
- Do not have an educational content or purpose.
- Programs or projects that have been funded continuously for three years.
- Due to limited resources the Foundation will no longer be able to fund ball chairs, carpet, lunches or t-shirts.
- The Foundation cannot fund salaries.
- The Foundation may request additional information in evaluating grants.
- Transportation costs will be considered on a case by case basis.
- A designated Grant Committee will review all applications and make final approval decisions.
- Grantees must submit a final evaluation report. The Foundation will send an email reminder when reports are due.
Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation should be acknowledged in media or other outlets for any funding that is provided.
For more information please contact the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation staff at 446-1041 or email: email@example.com. Our office is located in the Agassiz Building.
Innovative Education Grant Application
The Foundation awards competitive grants to FPS staff and schools for innovative educational projects not funded by district, state, or federal monies. Funding for small grants is available twice annually in October and February. Grant applications and are due in the Foundation office by 5 p.m. on October 1 or February 1. Funding becomes available the following month.
These grants are made possible through established endowment funds and annual contributions from the greater community. Grants are awarded to give educators a chance to pilot a new idea or to supplement something they are already doing in the classroom.
Please find the grant application form for the Innovative Education Grant below. This is a fillable Word document. Please email completed grant application as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type grant application in the subject line.
Mary Ellen Thompson Music Fund
The Mary Ellen Thompson Music Fund was established by her daughters Jackie, Liz and Daphne to honor their mothers love for music. “Our Mother had a deep understanding of the stresses experienced by elementary music educators and believed strongly in music education at that level, knowing what that could mean for children’s futures.
She believed music made children better listeners, better learners, and allowed them to express themselves creatively through their personal expression and joy of music.”
Grant applications and are due in the Foundation office by 5 p.m. on October 1st.
Eleanor Laing Law Grant Application
Eleanor Laing Law was a Fargo Public School student who graduated from Fargo Senior High School in 1931. She taught journalism at Agassiz School in the 1930's prior to entering the military. The Eleanor Laing Law Endowed Fund, which typically produces $25,000-$30,000 in annual income, supports innovative literacy and library projects in the Fargo Public Schools.
The Eleanor Laing Law grant application is due to the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation by March 31, 2019. These grants are awarded July 1, 2019 for implementation in the 2019-20 school year.
Please find the grant application form for the Eleanor Laing Law grant below. This is a fillable Word document. Please email completed grant application as an attachment to email@example.com. Type grant application in the subject line.
Grant Reporting Forms
Below are the grant application assessment forms for the Innovative Education grant and the Eleanor Laing Law grant. Upon completion of your project, please fill out the applicable assessment form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type grant reporting form in the subject line.
Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation * 1305 9th Avenue South * Fargo, ND 58103Phone: 701.446.1041 * Fax: 701.446.2899 * Email: email@example.com