The Fund for Public Education offers grants to support TCSD#1, its staff, and students.

Grants are offered year-round, except for the month of June. Please read the descriptions below to find a funding opportunity that best fits your needs. To apply, you’ll be directed to our Submittable system, which is quick, easy, and safe. You’ll be asked to create a free account if you don’t already have one.


Please remember that it takes about 30 days for us to process your application and we do not retroactively fund events or projects that occurred before approval. If you are facing a tight deadline, please consider an Opportunity Grant.


School Enrichment Grants

Designed to replace our old system of classroom grants, these funds cover the cost of educational projects and improvements that cannot be covered by District Funds. Applicants must demonstrate a clear unmet need and must show how the project will benefit our schools and students. Amounts vary depending on need with a $5,000 maximum.

Who can apply? Any employee of TCSD#1.

Leadership Development Grants

TCSD#1 is proud of its exceptional teachers and staff, and even more proud of the fact that they are always looking for new ways to improve their knowledge, skills, and experience. Our Leadership Development Grants provide up to $500 in funding for professional development training. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, or travel.

Who can apply? Any teacher, paraprofessional, or staff member currently employed by TCSD#1.

Student Activity Travel Grants

Qualifying for a national event as part of an academic team is a thrilling achievement. Student Activity Travel Grants help ensure that every student who has earned a place will be able to go. These awards are limited to $500 per student and must be used for direct travel expenses (airfare, hotel, meals, or event entry fees). To qualify the student must have been invited to a national-level event through a competitive process, and must be enrolled in a TCSD#1 school.

Who can apply? Teacher/chaperones employed by TCSD#1 may apply on behalf of the student members of the group or activity that they lead.

Opportunity Grants

These small, short turn-around grants are designed to help TCSD#1 teachers and staff capture opportunities that can’t be anticipated. Each $200 grant is intended to fill a funding gap, or provide quick cash for small needs that arise. They may be used for anything that benefits our schools: snacks, classroom supplies, speaker fees, travel and transportation, last-minute professional development opportunities, etc. They may not be used to cover personal expenses or to reimburse expenses incurred prior to the grant date.

Who can apply? Any employee of TCSD#1. There are a limited number of opportunity grants available each year. Applicants are eligible to receive one per year.

College and Career Readiness Grants

Applying for college or career training has become an expensive endeavor. Our College and Career Readiness Grants provide up to $300 of funding for students to pay application and test fees that are not already covered by the District.

Who can apply? Any graduating senior who attends Jackson Hole High School or the Summit Innovations School.

Jean Coldsmith Impact Grants

Jean Coldsmith was a champion for all students, but worked especially hard for those who had suffered trauma or loss in their lives. These, grants, created in her memory, pay for vital mental health services and are available to any TCSD#1 student who is in need of care. The application process is free and completely confidential. Awards vary in amount and are based on the services needed.

Who can apply? Any TCSD#1 counselor or school psychologist may apply on behalf of a student.

Donor-Designated Funds

Donor-designated funds are available for a number of school-specific or program-specific projects including healthy meal support, student activities, and capacity-building projects. Grants from these funds are limited to TCSD#1 employees and Partnership Fund representatives who have approved access. Available balances should be consulted before an application is made.

Student Internships

The Fund for Public Education will be hiring students interns this year! Please check back for more information.