THE GRANTED MODEL

If your school is a GrantEd partner, then you can log on to become a member.


  • GrantEd membership is contingent on an individual’s employment at a GrantEd partner school.
  • Grant funds can only be used for the school that is associated with your membership account. For example, if you work at Ballou, you can only make requests to benefit Ballou.
  • If a GrantEd member moves to an unpartnered school, their membership will be deactivated. If a member moves to a partner school, they must simply notify GrantEd staff of the change.
  • Teachers employed simultaneously in multiple schools must create a unique member account for each school for which they want to receive grant funds.
  • If one of your schools isn’t a GrantEd partner, ask your principal to contact us and we can establish the partnership in just a couple of days!
  • If you have received three grants, we may ask you to contribute to the GrantEd Foundation community by reviewing a product, sharing best practices, or telling us about your GrantEd experience for use in fundraising and our efforts to measure impact.




You can apply any day of the year. You will find out if you got the grant by the 15th day of the next month.


  • Grant applications can be submitted at any time. Applications received before 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month will be considered for the next month’s grant cycle.

  • Applications received after 12:00 a.m. on the first day of the current month will be considered for the following month’s grant cycle.
  • For example: An application submitted between September 1 at 12:01 a.m.and September 30 at 11:59 p.m. will be processed in the October cycle.
  • Grant award notifications are made by email on the 15th day of each month.




We have two types of grants. One is for stuff you plan to get, one is for stuff you already got. You can’t buy food with the first one.


  • A Future Grant offers the guarantee of reimbursement for funds a GrantEd member plans to spend in the future on classroom-related items, student experiences, and professional development opportunities.
  • Future Grant funds are intended to relieve teachers of expenses they would very likely otherwise incur personally, in advance of that expenditure.
  • A Future Grant application CANNOT be made for the following: computers (desktop or laptop), tablets, phones, food (fresh or packaged), drinks, seed money, gift cards, or personal hygiene items (deodorant, tooth brushes, toothpaste, razors, etc.).
  • A Past Grant application is a request to be reimbursed for funds you have already spent in the month leading up to the next application deadline. You must submit itemized receipts for these purchases.
  • If you want a grant for food (including prepackaged snacks), drinks, personal hygiene items, gift cards, or seed money, you must use the Past Grant method.
  • Only one type of grant can be used per month.




Your video is the most important part. Don’t ruin your chances by doing it wrong.


  • We don’t have that many requirements, so it’s extra important that you cover what little we do ask for. Once you’ve done it a few times, you’ll be a pro and making your video will be a breeze. And remember, content over production quality! We’re not looking for Hollywood, just clear info.
  • Application videos must be complete in order to reach the scoring stage (see Video Guidelines). If the video portion is missing any of the required elements, applicants will receive notification that the application was deleted, at which point they are free to resubmit.
  • Applicants will not be coached on the changes that their video applications require in order to be considered--please carefully review the video requirements and ensure that all points are met.
  • Videos must be no more than 60 seconds in length and smaller than 100 MB in size.




You’re being scored by your peers, though none who know you personally.


  • Your application is scored using a rubric that prioritizes school communities with the most need and requests with the most potential impact.
  • Your application is scored by 3-5 anonymous committee members. They do not confer about scoring; they don’t even know who else is seeing your application.
  • Your score is the average of these individual scores together with the score your school carries, which is determined by PTA/community support activity, and your personal member score.
  • Your personal member score is informed in part by how many awards you’ve already received. The tracking of the number of grants received will reset each year on September 1.
  • Maximum total award per academic year per applicant: $3,500.




We work on a reimbursement model. You’re going to spend money out of pocket, and we’re going to reimburse you. Guaranteed.


  • After an applicant is notified of their award, they have 30 days to submit receipt(s) for purchase of the goods or experience they specified in their application. The exact due date will be included in the award notification email.
  • Receipts submitted for reimbursement must be itemized and reflect the purchase of the goods specified in the original application.
  • Receipts from any purchases must be submitted all at once as a single document in a single email. Reimbursement will be made after submission based on the totals reflected in the receipt(s) for that submission. Receipt submissions made over multiple emails will not be reimbursed.
  • GrantEd staff issues reimbursements within 1 week of confirmation of receipts by an applicant’s school principal.
  • For online or credit card purchases, the receipt must reflect that payment was made solely by the applicant and it must reflect the school’s address as the shipping address.
  • If grant funds are not spent within the allotted 30-day period, they are forfeited. The forfeiture of grant funds will be taken into account in the scoring of future applications.
  • Because award decisions are based in part on which school the applicant is working in, the goods purchased with GrantEd funds are property of the school, not to the applicant. (See Membership, above, for applicants employed in more than one school.)
  • If you need to change the item(s) you’re buying (e.g., because the item you wanted is out of stock or your project has changed), notify GrantEd before purchase is made. Changes are allowable as long as the new item still fulfills the purpose of the original request such that the scoring would likely not change.
  • Violation of grant award terms (i.e., spending funds on something other than what the application specified, forfeiting funds on multiple occasions) may result in the temporary suspension of your GrantEd membership, a penalty on future scores for future awards, or permanent removal from membership, depending on the severity of the violation, and is subject to the determination of the GrantEd staff.
  • You can only be reimbursed for money you have spent. Do not combine your purchase with that of another teacher. Remember, your receipt can only have your name on it. Each teacher should apply for his/her grant separately.




Don’t worry, your info is safe with us.


  • Unless we have specifically requested permission to use, an application (including the video) is deleted permanently after 30 days.
  • Applications will be viewed by GrantEd staff as well as members of our scoring teams.
  • Membership data (as provided to us through the registration form) will not be shared with anyone.
  • Membership status (i.e., active, inactive) can be shared with a member’s school principal or GrantEd’s alternate point of contact within the school, but never with anyone outside of the school beyond GrantEd staff and scorers.





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info@grantedfoundation.org 

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