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Grants for Great Ideas

Since its beginning in 1987, the Public Education Foundation’s Grants for Great Ideas program has awarded more than 1,100 grants to teachers and principals in support of teaching innovation – impacting more than 200,000 students. Over the course of this program, the foundation has given out $1,645,103 dollars in grants directly to our schools.

These grants serve not only as funds for school and classroom projects, but as incentives for educators to get further involved in writing grant proposals to other groups to strengthen public education in Florida.

The Grants for Great Ideas program has enabled us – teacher-by-teacher – to build a community of learners capable of making real improvements in classrooms and schools.

Information for teachers and school leaders on Grants for Great Ideas is available online:  Grants for Great Ideas Information Fall 2022

To begin an application for a Grant for Great Idea, visit our online portal at The application deadline has been extended to October 7th, 2022 (due to the storm) for the 2022-2023 school year.

Thank you to our supporters who provide funding for Foundation Grant opportunities

Grant Opportunities provided by Foundation partners

Grants up to $12,000 for arts, culture, history, heritage, or science. We have $80,000 to award this year.

Deadline July 15, 2023

Grants up to $1,000 for individual artists for equipment, professional development, or projects.

Rolling Deadline

Grants up to $1,000 for K-12 arts educators for classroom equipment or projects.

Rolling Deadline

Megan Boone, actress and director, was a student at Belleview High School and in appreciation for the arts education she received from these 2 educators, she established these 2 grants. Megan starred in Blacklist.

  • The Laurie D. Reeder Performing Arts Grant: Grants $4,000 for Marion County Public Schools 6-12th grade theatre educators.
  • The Nancy A. Atkinson Music Grant: Grants $2,500 for up to 3 students.

Deadline June 30, 2023

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