Grants & Scholarships
The Polar Bear Foundation's primary purpose is to strengthen the Northern community through providing grants for teachers and scholarships to graduating seniors.
Grants for Classrooms & Programs
Each year the PBF awards grants to teachers, staff, and school based programs to support innovative ideas in academics, athletics, emotional wellness and the arts. Applications are due in April, and funds awarded are available for use the following school year.
Designed specifically with classroom teachers in mind, NOW grants were developed in response to the unprecedented and ever-changing needs of this school year. What would impact your students NOW?
Fill out the application form, submit it to your building principal for approval, and send it to the PBF. We will review and respond as quickly as possible, usually at our monthly board meetings.
Big idea, little idea, any idea!!
Hey NYCSD, are you not quite ready for a grant proposal, but you have something in mind would help you make progress in this new educational environment? We want to hear about it! We may not be able to fund immediately, but we may able to use YOUR ideas to focus on targeted donations. Share your thoughts with us!
Launch Grants are designed to help our NHS seniors get off to a good start after graduation.
These personal grants can be used to purchase books, trade equipment, computers, or anything that will help "launch" our seniors into life after high school. Check back soon for more info about our spring 2021 Launch Grants.