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The Waterloo Schools Foundation champions teachers and students by encouraging, promoting, and funding teaching strategies and learning opportunities that grow academic excellence in all Waterloo public schools. We want educators and students to bring us their next big idea, whether it's in the classroom, their grade level, their building, or the district.

Our Foundation grant application is open to all students, educators, and employees within the Waterloo public schools. Grant applications are reviewed by our Academic Allocations Committee composed of community members, select board members, and retired educators. The highest-scored applications are presented for approval to our Board of Directors during bi-monthly meetings beginning in September.

The WSF typically does NOT fund technology requests, facility upgrades, or individual staff professional development. Please reach out to the respective departments within the District for these requests.

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learn more

about our grant cycle & application process

Is your request over $3,000? Set up a meeting

with Hannah before applying!

Is this request for a student experience or student-led project? If so, the student must fill out the following application, not a parent or WCSD staff.

Is this request for a classroom-wide or school-wide experience or project? If so, a WCSD staff member must fill out the following application.


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Ready to apply for our funds? 

We want this process to be straightforward and streamlined so you can spend time where it counts, in the classroom.  Just follow these steps to request funding:

Applications are open October 1 - November 1, December 1 - January 1, February 1 - March 1, and April 1 - May 1

Any requests submitted outside these cycles will be reviewed after the FOLLOWING cycle.



Prepare for funding by reviewing the below information.



We have multiple resources available to answer your questions while you are applying for funding.



Congrats, you've submitted your funding request! Use the following links to answer any remaining questions you have.

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