Classroom Grant Opportunities

Teachers may apply for many forms of grants through the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation. The grants come in many types, sizes, and formats.  They are all intended to fund innovative projects that traditional school funding cannot support. We hope they encourage NPS teachers to think in cutting edge ways and bring new vision to the classroom.  It is a true privilege of the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation to fulfill grant requests.

Each spring NPSF offers multiple grants opportunities in one easy to use application.  If you are a NPS teacher or staff member, and think you have a great idea for a project to enhance learning for students, please click below and complete an application. 

  • NPSF Classroom Grants - These grants have a $750 budget limit and are intended to serve a smaller group of students, such as a classroom. Grants are designed to fund educational opportunities for students that are not available through the school district's general budget. Classroom Grants are funded by the annual fundraising efforts of the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation.

  • Dan Furstenau Elementary Science Grants - This endowed fund was created in memory of NHS graduate Dan Furstenau and is designed to support science enrichment in grades K-6 at Norfolk Public Schools. $1,000 is available for the 2024-2025 school year. The maximum award amount is $500 per teacher/classroom.

  • Woodland Park Math/Science Enrichment Grant - A private donor with a fondness for Woodland Park Elementary has gifted the school with a fund to provide for math and science enrichment in their building. This will enable Woodland Park staff members to think of new and exciting ways to engage the students in these special fields.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2024 at 6:00pm


**Please Read These Important Guidelines**

  • Completed applications must be successfully submitted digitally via the classroom grant online application system by the assigned deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • When applying, applicants will need to select 'Create an account'. Previously used accounts/passwords will not work in 2024.
  • When the application is received by NPSF, it will be sent to your building principal or department administrator for their approval. This is to ensure the proposed application aligns with District guidelines for curriculum and technology. Proposed projects/programs must enhance and not deduct from NPS core instructional programs. 
  • Norfolk Public Schools Foundation grants are awarded through a competitive process. Each grant application is reviewed by a committee and scored.
  • All projects/programs are expected to be implemented during the next school year.
  • Applications asking to fund furniture for the District will not be considered.
  • Applicants may apply for subscription based requests, but will only be funded for one year. No ongoing support. 
  • NPSF is looking for new and innovative ideas. NPSF will not fund the same grant requests each year. 
  • NPSF can only fund your budgeted requested amount, and are unable to increase awarded grant amount. Please plan accordingly. Your building will be responsible for any changes.

If you have any question during the application process please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Office.  


NPSF also offers Help It Happen! Grants that are available throughout the school year.  Find out more details about these unique grants here.

Grants to support the NPS classroom are funded by generous donations of the staff, alumni, local businesses and patrons. If you would like more information on the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation, or how you can support our grant program, please contact us. We are eager to help. The Norfolk Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as defined by the IRS.

Many classrooms have seen great success as a result of a grant funded project.  With your donation to the NPS Foundation you can support the continued success of NPSF Grants.