The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is committed to providing educational resources and opportunities for all students at Tulsa Public Schools. With community support and assistance we are able to offer teachers the ability to apply for Grants for Great Ideas, take advantage of the Explore Oklahoma program, and prepare their students for learning with regular Teacher Supply Days.
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.
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.
The Foundation for Tulsa Schools offers microgrants to educators through the Grants for Great Ideas program. Subject areas that are eligible for GFGI are Art, Music, Health & Wellness, Literacy, STEAM, Enrichment, or Special Education. Submissions should also address how the idea will improve student learning or achievement. Grantees will receive up to $500 to support their great idea.
Educators should use the DonorsChoose platform for all Grants for Great Idea requests. Submissions should be submitted by emailing the DonorChoose link to Brena Meadows Thrash at firstname.lastname@example.org by the first of each month to be considered by the grant committee that month. Award decisions will be made by the 2nd Friday of the month.
Are you a donor looking for a classroom project to support? See all TPS projects on DonorChoose here
Many or our students have not had the opportunity to fully explore our state, or even our thriving city. Students need to believe that Tulsa, Oklahoma is a city and state they can live in, contribute to, and a place that welcomes them. To build strong bonds between our students and their home, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools is excited to foster a microgrant opportunity for Tulsa Public School educators and students. Explore Oklahoma exposes students to the cultural and historical treasures of our area, allowing them to dream big in their academic and personal pursuits.
Teachers from schools within Tulsa Public Schools can submit ideas for field trips and receive funding for bus transportation. Teachers are eligible to receive the microgrant one time each school year.
Teachers will be notified by FTS of their funding decision within two weeks of application. Applications are reviewed on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Questions? Please contact Brena Meadows Thrash
All current funds for Explore Oklahoma have been encumbered. We are keeping the application open to create a waitlist as more funds become available.
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.
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.
September 14, November 9, February 15, March 28 from 3pm – 5:45pm
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.
Thanks to QuikTrip, schools can apply for free ice cream cone coupons as an incentive to students for achieving their attendance goals. Click here to apply for up to 100 coupons for your school attendance program. Only one staff member per school, per semester may apply. Incentives are available while supplies last.