engage community members who become aware of very innovative projects, which increases donations to RPSF, creating a bigger impact on children’s lives.
enable pilot projects that otherwise would not occur given very limited resources.
These RPSF grants...
may enrich student learning district-wide as successful projects serve as seeds to grow similar programs across Rochester's schools.
help school staff and volunteers to spark our kids’ sense of discovery and enthusiasm for learning.
Feel free to discuss your educational proposal & grant application with RPSF!
Recipients must submit a project summary of outcomes and lessons learned, along with pictures, to RPSF within one year of receiving grant funds. Submission may use a form on this website or be emailed to RPSFGrantCommittee@gmail.com
Eligible applicants are staff of Rochester Public School District #535, and any students or volunteers working in partnership with these staff members.
A large amount of RPSF funding comes from our annual Halloween event, BooFest, in which all money raised goes to staff grants. We also get money from community members, businesses, corporations, other foundations, civic organizations, parents and school staff. Most grants are supported by a General Fund, that accepts gifts made in honor or in memory of a designee.
Proposals must follow the format in the application RPSF provides; please do not leave a section(s) blank.
Applicants must discuss the feasibility and the implementation of the proposal with the appropriate Building Administrator. Comments from the Building Administrator and the date reviewed must be included on the first page of the application.
Technology purchases must obtain the approval of the Technology Support Services Coordinator. The name and date reviewed must be on the first page.
One Project Director must be a district staff member.
Proposals must define SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable. Realistic & Time-bound) goals in detail.
Proposals must stress positive long-term impacts that align with Rochester Public School's mission.
In addition, grant recipients may be asked to share the results, outcomes, and lessons learned from their grants at a school board meeting or at a district fair.