Big Impact grant

Big Impact Grants

Stay tuned! The Albany Public Schools Foundation will be announcing the application details for the Big Impact Grant program in November, 2019.

The grant proposal must be for a collaborative and innovative big impact project encompassing 2 or more schools. The applicant(s) can be teachers from multiple elementary, middle or high schools who collaborate on a big project/program.  For instance, in 2018-19, the middle schools received funds to help with Outdoor Schools supplies such as sleeping bags, rain gear and more. In 2017-18 the elementary music teachers received a grant which purchased music instruments for all 15 elementary schools. The goal of this grant program is to help a new program get started or expand an existing program.  The Foundation is looking for an innovative idea that engages kids in hands-on activities.

General Guidlelines

Info about Big Impact Grants

Grant Application

Application deadline : TBA

2018 Big Impact Award

Four middle schools received funds for Outdoor School supplies - $14,000

2017 Big Impact Award

Fifteen GAPS elementary schools received music instruments - $20,000