PCEF Grants

The Park City Education Foundation awards over $1,000,000 each year in grants. We fund Teacher, School, Long-term, and Express grants impacting every student in the district.

Please read through the information below for all of our grant critieria, timelines, and applications.

Direct any questions you may have to PCEF Program Director Kara Cody at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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ALL PCEF grants must meet the following criteria:

  • All grants must meet PCEF's mission of measurably improving student achievement. PCEF supports the following areas: Academic Success, College and Career Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, STEM, Student Wellness, and the Arts.
  • Grants need to align with the Park City School District Plan and cannot be in conflict of interest with programs previously or currently funded by the Park City Education Foundation. 
  • Proposals must be written by and requested by a PCSD employee. 
  • Grants must have at least one champion for each program. A champion is a PCSD employee who is responsible for the grant budget and, ultimately, the success of the program. In addition, they will be asked for photos and quotes, and must assist in marketing PCEF to the community within 60 days of the start of the program.
  • All grantees will be required to complete an evaluation or assessment.
  • Previous grant recipients re-applying for a grant must have completed the previous year's assessment.
  • Grantee agrees to include PCEF logo in all brochures, notices and signs that recognize funders at events or on faculty displays. Please contact staff for a copy of the logo.

 Grants do not fund:

  • Stipends for teachers for work inside their own classroom during regular school hours.
  • Reimbursement for materials/programs already purchased.
  • Work visas or the visa renewal process.
  • Speaker gifts.

 Grants generally do not fund:

  • Field trips, travel expenses of any kind (lodging, transportation, meals, etc.)
  • Uniforms, unless demonstrated to have a significant impact on the success of a program, which meets PCEF's funding guidelines.
  • Capital and furniture items generally funded by the district (unless the budget item has been formally requested and turned down by the district.)


 Teacher Grants

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 Thank you to Deer Valley Resort for their support of the Teacher Grant program!







Thank you to the Thomas and Carolyn Fey Family Foundation for their gift to the Teacher Grant program!

Teacher Grant Timeline and Process:

  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Teacher Grant Committee Meets: Early November
  • PCEF Board Approval: Mid-November
  • Recipients Notified: Mid-November
  • Funds Available: Early December
  • Recipient Grant Evaluation Due: May, 2019     Please fill out an Evaluation Form.

There are 4 different Teacher Grants. Criteria are below:

Teacher Grant: Linda Singer Berrett Endowed Grant

  • Grants awarded for Elementary, Middle or High School Programs that actively support diversity and differentiation through
    • Identification of student needs, and/or
    • Modification of activities, approaches or outcomes, and/or
    • Staff development opportunities that emphasize high-quality curriculum and instruction as the starting point for meaningful curriculum differentiation
  • Priority given to grade-level, department or school-wide programs that meet the above criteria.
  • Grant range: $50 - $2,500
  • To apply, click on Linda Singer Berrett Application 

Teacher Grant: Nele Needham Endowed Grant

  • Grants awarded for Elementary School programs in grades K-6.
  • Priority given to grade-level, department or school-wide programs that could be expanded to all elementary schools in the District.
  • Priority given to grants that promote:
    • The Arts, Culture or Cultural events
    • Programs for children with special needs
  • Grant range: $50 - $2,500
  • To apply, click on Nele Needham Application

Teacher Grant: Innovative (New)

 Teacher Grant: Program Expansion

  • Designed to expand innovative programs, which have previously been funded by PCEF and piloted in the classroom.
  • Expansion funds are available for teachers who previously piloted a program and would like to build on that same program or to teachers who would like to bring a peer’s idea to their classroom.
  • If another teacher piloted the program, applicants are encouraged to reach out to that program manager and adapt the program to fit their classroom.
  • In order to be considered, the piloted grant must have a positive teacher-assessment as well as be a program that falls into PCEF’s priorities.
  • Some programs may have been successful in the classroom but are not in PCEF’s priorities and therefore will likely not be funded to expand.  Examples are furniture, fidget toys, DLI books.
  • Grant range: $100 - $15,000
  • To apply, click on Expansion Teacher Grant Application


School Grants

  • School Grants must impact more than one classroom. Ideally a grade or entire school is impacted.
  • Each application must include a budget spreadhsheet that specifically indicates where the funds will be used.

School Grant Process and Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: March 29, 2019
  • School Grant Committee Meets: End of April
  • PCEF Board Approval: End of April
  • Recipients Notified: End of April/Beginning of May
  • Funds available: July 1st, 2019
  • Six month assessment check-in: January, 2020
  • Assessment Due: June 1, 2020

Click here to fill out SCHOOL GRANT APPLICATION

Click here for a School Grant Budget Template

School Grant Information






Express Grant Program: $1,000 or less, no deadline 

  • Ten grants for $1,000 or less will be given out per year (Approximately 5 in the first semester, 5 in the second semester.)
  • Express grants are programs that arise outside of the annual Teacher Grant cycle (Teacher Grants due 10/31 and funded by 1/1.)
  • Grants will be reviewed the last week of the month and recipients will be notified the first week of the following month. Funds will be available the second week.

 Express Grant Application


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Program Managers:

  • Grant materials need to be ordered through Munis.
  • Use your grant code on the grant spreadsheet when when ordering.
  • Ordering can take up to 4 weeks so please plan in advance.
  • Amount available (listed in spreadsheet) is as of a particular date (listed).  Keep track of your own grant budget.
  • All orders must be placed by April 1.  Funds will not carry over to the next year. 
  • Please do not order materials expecting to be reimbursed.  You must order through the school district processes. 
  • Miscellaneous questions or help ordering can be directed to Mike Heagren, Financial Manager. (ext. 1440). 
  • If your grant falls outside the above guidelines please contact Mike Heagren, Financial Manager (ext. 1440) to order.


Purchase Order

  • Purchase Orders are for most orders, including large orders and IT orders.
  • Bring your School Secretary your grant # and they will process the order through Munis.
  • Curriculum purchases must be approved by the curriculum director.  
  • IT purchases must be approved by the Technology department. 


For School Secretaries:

  • School Secretaries will need to look at all grant funds by inputting the Grant # only in the Account Inquiry section in Munis.  If grant has available funds but not in the expected "object" code call the district office to transfer.
  • Grant #s are case sensitive in Munis.
  • Miscellaneous questions or help ordering can be directed to Mike Heagren, Financial Manager. (ext. 1440).
  • If grants fall outside the above guidelines please contact Mike Heagren, Financial Manager (ext. 1440) to order.


FY14 Teacher Grant, School Site Grant, District Grant, and Challenge Grant Account Codes:

Download Spreadsheet Here

This spreadsheet has mutiple tabs for each type of grant.  Please check them all.   

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