How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to review the application prior to starting the request to ensure their project aligns with the guidelines.

​Prepare the following grant request components:

  1. Application
  2. Budget form
  3. Project approvals - All applications must be approved by the Principal/Site Leader prior to submission.



Application Deadlines

Applications may be submitted at any time from September 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, and will be reviewed monthly. Any application received by midnight on the last day of the month will be reviewed and notified the end of the following month. 

Supporting Students in Osseo Area Schools



​​​​​​Grantee Report Form

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

​District 279 Foundation Grant Program

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 Learning & Achievement Department.)

Experiential Learning - Requests may be submitted for

opportunities that 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, or helping a neighborhood.