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School & Classroom Enrichment Grants

The grant application window for the 2022-2023 school year is closed.  Applications will be accepted for the 2023-2024 school year starting July 15th.


Get Funding for your Innovative Idea from HEF and the Community!

Hillsborough Education Foundation uses an online grant application platform that allows teachers and principals to post school projects or programs to seek funding through collective efforts by a pool of individual investors and HEF. Our chosen platform allows the community to search for a specific school, teacher or subject area to see the great work you are doing and select projects or programs to fund.

HEF has dedicated dollars to help fund innovative school and classroom projects. These projects help excite young minds beyond what some school budgets may allow. We encourage those who submit an application to promote their project to garner support through email, Twitter and Facebook using a designated link for each project.

Hillsborough County Public Schools teachers and administrators may submit applications for consideration. Project requests must be at least $100 and cannot exceed $2,000.

All funded projects must be completed by 5/1/2023. A brief outcome report, donor thank you letter from the recipient and thank you notes from students are required. We also encourage you to include photos, which are a powerful way to show your appreciation and share the impact donors made by funding the project.


Key Dates

8/15/2022 — Grant application deadline to be considered for the first priority round of funding. Teachers can continue to apply for funding through 1/31/23, however awards will be based on additional funding secured by HEF.

8/24/2022 — Applicants who are awarded grants in the first priority round of funding will be notified.

8/16/2022 – 1/31/2023 — HEF continues to secure funding of programs and notifications are made as additional projects are funded.

1/31/2023 — Portal closes and no more applications will be accepted.

3/31/2023 — All grant funds must be spent by 11:59 p.m. HEF will retract remaining balances from ClassWallet; bookkeepers should return leftover funds to HEF.

5/1/2023 — Projects must be completed. A brief outcome report, donor thank you letter from the recipient and thank you notes from students must be submitted, along with optional photos.