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 Tulsa program, and prepare their students for learning with regular Teacher Supply Days. In addition, we’re excited to launch the Teacher Appreciation Grants, an initiative specifically for principals to apply on behalf of their teachers. 


Are you a teacher with a great idea?

As teachers and students continue their work through distance learning, we are focusing our efforts and grant priorities on supporting remote classroom needs. Tulsa Public Schools teachers can request a grant up to $500 and apply once per school year. Applicants will be notified of a decision by email. 

When can I submit an application?

Grant Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis at this time. Submit yours today while funding is still available! 


Apply to be selected for the Partners in Education: Best in Class

Application to the program must be made by the school principal. The Partners in Education Board Committee will review application and recommend which schools are invited to join Best in Class.

Each selected school will receive a $1,000 grant from FTS, focused and intentional partner recruitment, social media promotion and additional support during gate 2020 – 2021 school year.

Through this process we hope to identify best practices to implement at all TPS schools as we continue to grow Partners in Education.


Helping students dream big by showing them Tulsa’s culture and history.

Funded field trips for Title I schools

Despite a thriving cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, many low-income students spend little time in the core of the city.  Students need to believe that Tulsa is a city they can live in, contribute to, and a place that welcomes them. In order to build strong bonds between our promising students and the city of Tulsa, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools is excited to foster a grant opportunity for Title I schools in the Tulsa area. Explore Tulsa exposes students to the cultural and historical treasures of our area, allowing them to dream big in their academic and personal pursuits. Teachers from Title I schools within Tulsa Public Schools can submit ideas for field trips and receive funding for bus transportation. 

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.


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.

All school supply pickup days will be held at:
Remington Elementary
2524 W. 53rd St., Tulsa, OK 74107

Contact Brena Meadows Thrash if you have any questions


Free Ice-cream Cone Coupon!

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. 

For more information, please contact Brena Meadows Thrash.         


The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is excited to offer five $1,000 teacher appreciation grants during the 2019-2020 school year. The application process couldn’t be easier! Principals are encouraged to submit a 60 second cellphone video telling us why your staff is amazing and what you would do with $1,000 to show your teachers the love. Videos will be accepted October 15 – November 30 and can be emailed to Winning schools will be notified by the end of December.