Instructional Grants

Our grants program is open to Suffolk Public Schools teachers across all subjects and grade levels. Instructional Grants are designed to give faculty an opportunity to enhance their instruction through innovative projects that will directly and significantly affect teaching and learning. The funded grant must meet both the mission of the Suffolk Education


Foundation and the priorities of Suffolk Public Schools. Our next grant application cycle begins in March 2015, for projects in the 2015-16 school year. Click on Awards and Applications in the above drop down menu under Grants to review our grant application and to learn more about what SEF is interested in sponsoring, our grant-making process and the evidence-based outcomes we are seeking.

Awards are made following an application process and review by a committee from the Suffolk Education Foundation’s board of directors. Selection criteria include academic impact on the most students, collaboration with other programs, and potential for sustainability.

Anyone interested in contributing specifically to the instruction grants funds can send their tax-deductible donation to:

Suffolk Education Foundation
P.O. Box 394
Suffolk VA 23439-0394

Please note to which fund your contribution should be credited. General donations are also accepted to help the Foundation in its other programs, including college scholarships, Teacher of the Year and Star Award employee recognitions, staff development, and tuition assistance for high school students taking dual-credit college courses.