Classroom Grant Opportunities

Teachers may apply for many forms of grants through the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation. The grants come in many types, sizes, and formats.  They are all intended to fund innovative projects that traditional school funding cannot support. We hope they encourage NPS teachers to think in cutting edge ways and bring new vision to the classroom.  It is a true privilege of the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation to fulfill grant requests.

Each spring NPSF offers multiple grants opportunities in one easy to use application.  If you are a NPS teacher or staff member, and think you have a great idea for a project to enhance learning for students, please click below and complete an application. 

  • NPSF Classroom Grants - These grants have a $750 budget limit and are intended to serve a smaller group of students, such as a classroom.  Classroom Grants are funded by the annual fundraising efforts of the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation.  The Foundation will award up to $18,000 in Classroom Grant projects for 2022-2023. This includes a donation from the Class of 1969. 

  • Dan Furstenau Elementary Science Grants - This endowed fund was created in memory of NHS graduate Dan Furstenau and is designed to support science enrichment in grades K-6 at Norfolk Public Schools.  $1000 is available for the 2022-2023 school year.  The maximum award amount is $500 per teacher/classroom.

  • NPS Wellness Grant - This $500 grant is funded by the efforts of the Norfolk Public Schools Wellness Committee.  The intent of this grant is to support projects that promote an environment of healthy mental and physical wellness for the staff of Norfolk Public Schools.  

  • Woodland Park Math/Science Enrichment Grant - A private donor with a fondness for Woodland Park Elementary has gifted the school with a fund to provide for math and science enrichment in their building. This will enable Woodland Park staff members to think of new and exciting ways to engage the students in these special fields.

    Start your application and apply here: (applications will open again in 2023)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 20, 2022


**Please Read These Important Instructions**

  • Completed applications must be successfully submitted digitally via the classroom grant online application system by the assigned deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • If you have previously applied for a Classroom Grant, please use the same username/login when prompted to login otherwise signup through Reviewr.
  • To add another grant application: Click the "Add Submission" tab on the left,  answer all questions, be sure to fully submit.
  • When the application is received by NPSF, it will be sent to your building principal or department administrator for their approval to ensure they align with district goals

If you have any question during the application process please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Office.  


NPSF also offers Help It Happen! Grants that are available throughout the school year.  Find out more details about these unique grants here.

Grants to support the NPS classroom are funded by generous donations of the staff, alumni, local businesses and patrons. If you would like more information on the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation, or how you can support our grant program, please contact us. We are eager to help. The Norfolk Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as defined by the IRS.

Many classrooms have seen great success as a result of a grant funded project.  With your donation to the NPS Foundation you can support the continued success of NPSF Grants.