Grants for Great Ideas


Since its beginning in 1987, the Public Education Foundation’s Grants for Great Ideas program has awarded more than 745 grants to teachers and principals in support of teaching innovation – impacting more than 100,000 students.

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. In the 2017-2018 school year, more than $190,000 was awarded in teacher and principal grants.

Information sheets and application forms for Grants for Great Ideas for educators and principals in Marion County Public Schools are available.  Download the Grants for Great Ideas Application Here: 2018-2019 GFGI Application

Grants for Great Ideas Applications are due to the Public Education Foundation by August 31st, 2018 by 4pm. 

Additional Grant opportunities 

  • For High School TV Production Teachers – The Ocala Film Foundation Grant!  For Grant information Click Here:  Ocala Film Foundation Grant  Applications are due to the Public Education Foundation by 4pm on August 31st. 
  • For Elementary & Middle School Teachers and Administrators – Altrusa’s Literacy Grant!  For more information, Click Here: Altrusa Literacy Grant 2018 Applications are due to ALTRUSA by August 31st.
  • For Secondary STEM teachers – Motorola STEM Solutions Grant!  Deadline is September 4 at 5pm.