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:
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.
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.
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.