engage community members who become aware of very innovative projects, which increases donations to RPSF, creating a bigger impact on children’s lives.
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 Administrator. Comments from the Administrator and the date reviewed must be included in the appropriate section of the application.
Technology or equipment purchases must obtain the approval of the staff from the relevant RPS department.
One Project Director must be an RPS staff member.
Proposals must define specific and measurable goals/objectives 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 with their grade-level or department team at a staff or district-wide meeting.
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.
Do you have questions about the grant application? Check out our FAQ, or 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 should be emailed to RPSFGrantCommittee@gmail.com
A large portion of RPSF funding comes from our annual Halloween event, BooFest, from which all money raised goes to grants to RPS staff. We also receive donations from community members, businesses, corporations, other foundations, civic organizations, parents, and Rochester Public Schools staff members. Many grants are also supported by endowed funds that were created in honor or in memory of a designee.