Polar Bear Foundation Grants

Support from the community made a tremendous difference last year.  Students, staff and families responded with strength and resilience.  Together We Made Good Things Happen - THANK YOU!

We have the momentum, we have the vision, let's TEAR into the year!

With your financial support, PBF will...

NOW Grants (Needs-Opportunities-Wishes)  Apply anytime. Most decisions made within 30 days.


Continue to respond with what is needed NOW!  N.O.W. Grants offer a timely grant request process for teachers Needs, Opportunities, and Wishes.  Last year a NOW Grant for styluses for a 2nd grade class was expanded to all 2nd graders in the district.


We designated special funding to be available quickly, so you can incorporate new ideas, technology, and/or programming into your brick and mortar classrooms or your virtual ones too!  The application is simple and straightforward with a signature needed by your building principal. 


At any time during the year, as needs, opportunities, and wishes arise -  apply for a NOW Grant.  The PBF has your back! 

Annual Grants

Each spring the PBF considers two types of grant applications - Classroom Innovation Grants and Program Grants. Each type of grant is described below. To be considered for one of our Annual Grants, applicants should complete the application and submit it along with the other requested documentation to the PBF office by April 15th.

Classroom Innovation Grants


Continue to be relevant with funding for- Classroom Innovation Grants such as the robotics component of the STEM labs. Applications may be submitted by individual teachers or a team of teachers. Materials requested should directly benefit students.

Program Grants

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These grants are designed to reach beyond a single classroom to fund a program or initiatve that impacts a particular department, activity, project, or an entire school. Funds should be used to support particular aspects of the program that are beyond the scope of the regular budget.


Classroom Innovation & Program Grant applications are due to the

PBF office by April 15th.


Applicants should submit the application with a thorough description of the proposed program, a description of the program's goals for students, and a clear and concise measure to evaluate the program's overall impact and effectiveness.


Applications are reviewed by the Grant Committee of the Polar Bear Foundation and brought to the Superintendent and/or his designee(s) to determine how the project or idea fits into the district curriculum and if it falls outside of the district's financial capacity.  Recommendations on whether to provide funding are submitted to the full PBF Board of Directors.


Final approval will come from the PBF’s Board of Directors.  Successful applicants will be required to provide a progress report, images of their grant being put to use, and any other information requested by the Foundation for publication in newsletters, local news media and/or the Foundation’s website.