​FORSYTHE PTSO GRANT GUIDELINES

Forsythe PTSO Grants are awarded by the PTSO to staff, parents, and students who seek funding for new enrichment activities, programs, materials, or projects that benefit the Forsythe community. Grant requests are reviewed and approved by the PTSO grant committee, comprised of teachers and parents.  Interest in participating should be directed to ForsythePTSO@gmail.com.  The following are general guidelines for the 2019-2020 grant program:

 

  • Forsythe Vikings Grant Request

    • Apply by completing the online Grant Request Form.

 

  • Deadlines and Funds available

    • Grants are reviewed monthly; however there are limited funds available so we encourage applicants to submit grants early, especially when requests are over $500.

 

  • Other funding opportunities for applicants to explore

    • AAPS Education Foundation grants (aapsef.org)

      • Deadine: second Monday in October by 5pm

    • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (aaacf.org)

    • Awesomefoundation.org (see Ann Arbor chapter; a2awesome.org)

    • DonorsChoose.org

    • toolboxforeducation.com  (Lowe’s)

    • Departmental “wish list” for Forsythe Frenzy fundraiser in February

 

  • Considerations for approval

    • Requests impacting a large population of students (low $/student)

    • Demonstrated collaboration between teachers

    • Generally, on a cumulative basis, are all populations benefiting from the grant program?

    • Are other funding sources available?  Have they been explored?

    • Does it support the school mission or school current year goals?

 

  • Funding typically not awarded for the following:

    • Third party requests, personal fundraiser or charity requests

    • Teacher certification or conferences

    • Parties or celebrations

    • Recurring annual expenses

    • Requests impacting a small number of students

    • Projects with other sources of funding

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1655 Newport Road 

Ann Arbor, MI  48103                 

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ForsythePTSO@gmail.com

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