Educator Resources

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is dedicated to providing educational resources and opportunities to all students at Tulsa Public Schools.  Our initiatives and programs are designed to enrich the educational experience, ensuring that both students and educator have the tools they need to succeed. Through collaboration with local businesses, organizations, and individuals, we strive to create a thriving educational environment where every student can reach their full potential.

Osde CLASS 2 Grant - Partnership with DonorsChoose

Starting November 2nd, the Oklahoma State Department of Education will be awarding grants of up to $1000 for classroom supplies in federal relief funding to qualifying Oklahoma educator DonorChoose projects for the 918 area code.

*PLEASE NOTE: Projects submitted before November 2nd will not be eligible for funding. Do not submit your project until November 2nd at 4pm.

  • Teach PreK-12 in an Oklahoma public school. 
  • Submit a new project after November 2nd, 2022 at 4pm CT
  • On the “HI” page while creating your project, enter the campaign code OKLAHOMA918 by clicking “Apply a campaign code.” You will not be able to enter this campaign code until November 2nd at 4pm. Projects without their appropriate campaign code will not be eligible for funding.
  • Request around $800 in combined costs for materials, shipping, & taxes. The $1,000 donation includes the total cost of materials, applicable taxes and fees, and the suggested donation to DonorsChoose.
  • Answer the included prompts from the OSDE:
    • What makes your students unique and special? How has COVID-19 impacted learning over the past two years? How will the requested resources directly relate to helping students advance their academic learning or overall well-being in light of COVID-19?
  • Request resources to support students’ social, emotional, and mental well-being as well as the impacts of interrupted learning because of COVID-19. Your project must only request resources that will be used directly by students, or have a direct student benefit. Need inspiration? See this article for guidance on what resources are eligible. In your project essay, make sure to describe how the resources you’re requesting will help your students through pandemic-impacted learning.
  • Along with teachers, speech pathologists, media specialists, counselors, reading specialists and occupational/speech therapists are eligible to submit projects for possible funding.
  • Projects created before November 2, 2022 at 4pm.
  • Projects from Head Start programs are not eligible unless they are part of a program at an elementary (K+) school site.
  • Projects from virtual schools are not eligible.
  • Professional Development, virtual class trips, virtual class visitors, and Special Requests are not eligible for this funding opportunity.
  • Resources that will not qualify:
    • Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards
    • Resources that will not be directly used by students. Examples: Snacks and beverages for school staff, furniture for teachers, resources for parent engagement

Note: Projects requesting gift cards (outside of Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, which are not eligible) need to be reviewed by a small team of staff screeners. Based on the anticipated speed of funding, we recommend that you do not include any gift cards in your project for the best chance at receiving funding. 

Please do not to create a draft project on DonorsChoose in advance. You may create a draft within a Word document and then cut and paste on November 2 at 4 p.m. Projects must be submitted after 4 p.m. on November 2 for eligibility purposes.

Grants for Great ideas - Donorschoose

Are you a teacher with a great idea?

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools offers microgrants of up to $500 to educators through the Grants for Great Ideas program.  Submissions should also address how the idea will improve student learning or achievement. Educators should use the DonorsChoose platform for all Grants for Great Idea requests. 

Eligibility: Tulsa Public Schools Educators submitting projects in Art, Music, Health & Wellness, Literacy, STEM, Enrichment, or Special Education on the Donors Choose platform.

Frequency: Educators are eligible to receive the microgrant one time each school year.

Reporting: Educators must send a write up about the completion of their project with pictures. (The DonorChoose donor report can be used)

Review Schedule: Applications are reviewed monthly. Applications should be received by the 1st Friday of the month to be considered for that month.

Notification: Educators will be notified by the Foundation by the 2nd Friday of the month if their project is chosen.

Approval: Funding is not guaranteed until the approval email is received.



Are you a donor looking for a classroom project to support? See all TPS projects on DonorChoose here:

EXPLORE Oklahoma

Helping students dream big by showing them our culture and history.

Transportation for Tulsa Public Schools

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools believes that field trips support our students’ learning experience by enriching and expanding curriculum while also broadening our students’ awareness of their own community. Field trips provide experiential learning opportunities that connect theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations, breaking the monotony of classroom instruction. For this reason, the Foundation offers a microgrant opportunity for Tulsa Public School educators and students for funding for the cost of bus transportation. Explore Oklahoma exposes students to the cultural and historical treasures of our area, allowing them to dream big in their academic and personal pursuits.

Eligibility: Tulsa Public Schools Educators. Field trips must already be approved by the principal of your school.

Funding Use: Bus transportation for field trips. Trips in Tulsa County will be given priority.

Frequency: Educators are eligible to receive the microgrant one time each school year.

Reporting: Educators must send a write up about the field trip and student experience with photos

Additional Support:

Do you need funding for entrance fees or other support for your field trips? Project Elf will be partnering for the school year 2024-2025 to supply schools with microgrants to cover entrance fees or other needs. Please fill out the second portion of the grant application labeled Project Elf.

Notification: Educators will be notified by the Foundation and Project Elf of their funding decision within two weeks of application.

Review Schedule: Applications are reviewed on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Approval: Funding is not guaranteed until the approval email is received.

*If your field trip date changes or your field trip is cancelled, please inform us asap.


Questions? Please contact Brena Meadows Thrash

Allstate Helping Hands

We would like to thank the Allstate Foundation for partnering with us to provide funding for transportation that allows students to take field trips and explore Tulsa. Through the Helping Hands Grant, we are able to expand students’ minds and creative thinking, increase social awareness of their community and offer space for them to dream big about their futures. Together, we help communities thrive.

educator SUPPLY DAYS

Donated supplies and furniture!

Tulsa Public Schools teachers and school leaders: do you need supplies for your classroom? Donated school supplies and furniture will be available to school leaders and teachers.

School Year 2024-2025 Supply Days TBD

September , November , February , April from 3pm – 5:30pm

Supply pickup days held at:
Grant Building (formerly Indian Education)

7635 E 42nd Pl, Tulsa, OK 74145

Contact Brena Meadows Thrash if you have any questions.

Mental Health services Program

High deductibles can be a financial barrier to obtaining mental health care, causing those who are struggling to forgo seeking treatment. The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is excited to announce a limited-time, grant-funded program designed to help make mental health services more affordable and accessible for teachers and school-based support staff. This program assists employees in meeting their mental health care deductible expenses by covering up to $750 in associated costs. 

For more information, please contact Brena Meadows Thrash.         

Other community resources


Continental has invested more than $700,000 in educational grants since 2013 to help more than 230 schools create or sustain innovative, hands-on programs. This grant is meant to augment existing programs or help create new ones that foster learning in key areas of reading, science, math, technology or engineering. Grants will not be awarded for travel or equipment (laptops, Chromebooks or iPads).


Cox Charities Education Grants up to $10,000 are open to pre-K through 12th grade public and private schools within Cox Communications Tulsa service areas (review their service areas here).


Our Generous Donors