How to Apply

The Classroom Grants requests must be submitted using the online application form. Applicants are encouraged to review the pre-application information prior to starting the online application.

1. Review the pre-application information 

Note: All applications must be preapproved by Principal/Site Leader prior to submission.

2. Click here to access the online application

3. Click here to access the budget form.  

View an example of a completed the budget form. 

 Application Deadlines
 October 31 and February 28

Grantee Report Form

Per the grantee agreement, an online report should be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the project. Click here to access the Grantee Report.

District 279 Foundation Grants 

District 279 Foundation Grants Program provides learning opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools by funding programs, projects and other opportunities that are not presently available through the district's budget. Any district employee, school volunteer or community member may submit an application for consideration.


Focus Areas

District 279 Foundation seeks to support innovative and creative projects that align with the following focus areas: 

Enhance Curriculum - Requests may be submitted that will support the enhancement of the current district curriculum. (This category requires pre-approval from the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Standards.) 

Experiential Learning - Requests may be submitted for opportunities which help students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences that may be unique within or outside a traditional academic setting. Activities may include leadership development, mentorship, intergenerational learning, diversity awareness or character education.


Contribute to Community - Requests may be made to facilitate connections with our community and/or provide an opportunity for students to contribute to our community. This experience should help students become responsible, confident, caring, and contributing citizens. Activities may include providing a performance, doing community service, volunteering, attending a community meeting, tidying up a local area, helping a neighborhood or raising money for a charity/non-profit.

Supporting Students in Osseo Area Schools


Please contact Deb Anderson, Administrative Coordinator

Funded Projects

District 279 Foundation funds innovative projects that enhance curriculum or provide performance or social development opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools.Special thanks to our partners and donors who enable these enrichment opportunities for students. Click below to view a list of funded projects:

2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients

2017 - 2018 Grant Recipients

2016 - 2017 Grant Recipients