LCPS Foundation

TEACHER GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation

is proud to support the outstanding LCPS educators in the quest for excellence in our classrooms.  Through Teacher Innovative Classroom Grants, the Foundation is encouraging educators to devise innovative and exciting educational programs for their students that enhance the learning environment and inspire students to greater achievement and success.

Teachers, principals, school administrators, social workers, counselors, ancillary staff can apply for grants that benefit individual classrooms, or their entire school community.  Grants fall under many categories such as Agriculture/Horticulture, the Arts, Literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Student-centered technology and Educational Field Trips.

Again, this year, grant applications can be accessed online only – WITH A NEW LINK!  You will need to register for an account and type in the requested information (you may start, save – them come back numerous times to complete the application).  When the application is completed, MUST hit the “SUBMIT” button – that’s the complete process!  You do not need to print it, deliver it and/or copy the application! If you submitted an application in the past 2 years, you will not need to create a new account.

To access the website where apply, you will find a link on the LCPS website (lcpsf.org) or you may also just type the following NEW LINK in your browser:

Lcpsf.smapply.io

Again, this year there are 2 types of grant applications:  Individual and Group. Educators may submit more than one application, but are only eligible to receive one award per school year either from an Individual or from a group grant – not both.

  • Individual:  The maximum award is up to but not to exceed $1000.00.
  • Group:  The maximum award is up to but not to exceed $5000.00.  The applications must be submitted under one lead educator’s name with all other members of the group listed. Group grants may encompass 3 or more people.

The timeline for the Teacher Grant process is as follows:

  • Grant application opens:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Grant application submission deadlineMonday, September 17, 2018
  • Grants screened and scored by:  October 12, 2018
  • Grants tentatively planned to be presented at the October 16, 2018 LCPS Board of Education Meeting
  • All Grant Funding awarded must be used by June 1, 2019.

We hope you consider submitting a grant this year!

Please e-mail Betsy Geery, Executive Director of the LCPS Foundation at lcpsfoundation@lcps.net if you have any questions!

 

 

 

LCPS Foundation

CLASSROOM SUPPLIES MINI-GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation

is proud to support the outstanding LCPS educators in the quest for excellence in our classrooms.  In collaboration with the Virginia Brilliant Endowment, the Mesilla Valley Transportation Endowment, the Jimmy Mendoza Fund and the Parkhill, Smith and Cooper Grant, the Foundation is able to offer an opportunity to award monthly mini-grants of $100 each to 10-20 teachers for classroom supplies!

The program details are:

  • The mini-grant will not be reported as personal income for the recipient;
  • The mini-grant must be used for classroom materials and supplies;
  • The mini-grant program will define “teacher” for this purpose as “any licensed school employee who is not administrative staff”.
  • A teacher may only receive one mini-grant per year.
  • Teachers only need to apply ONLY one time each year and their application will stay in the pool of applicants for each month’s mini-grant drawing. Teachers will apply for the mini-grants through the on-line Survey Monkey portal listed below.
  • From the pool of applicants there will be a drawing on the first working day of each month for that month’s mini-grant winners.
  • Mini-grant winners will be notified by the tenth working day with a $100 voucher to a specific Vendor. If there is a specific item needed that is not carried by the Vendor, the Store Manager will work to order that item. If the Store Manager is unable to order that specific item, the Foundation will attempt to make the purchase for the teacher as long as it is classified as classroom supplies/materials.
  • The awarded teacher agrees to write a Thank-you note to the donorlisted on their Award Voucher.is proud to support the outstanding LCPS educators in the quest for excellence in our classrooms.  In collaboration with the Virginia Brilliant Endowment, the Mesilla Valley Transportation Endowment, the Jimmy Mendoza Fund and the Parkhill, Smith and Cooper Grant, the Foundation is able to offer an opportunity to award monthly mini-grants of $100 each to 10-20 teachers for classroom supplies!

 

To access the website where you apply, you will find a link on the LCPS website (lcpsf.org) or you may also just type the following Survey Monkey URL in your browser: lcpsf.smapply.io

The timeline for the Teacher Grant process is as follows:

  • Mini-Grant application opens: August 1.
  • Mini-Grant application closes: April 30.
  • Mini-Grants will be announced and awarded by the 10th working day of each month.
  • All Mini-Grants funds awarded must be used by the expiration date on Voucher.

Please e-mail Betsy Geery, Executive Director of the LCPS Foundation at lcpsfoundation@lcps.net if you have any questions!

 

 

 

 

 


What We Do

Teacher Grants

Teacher Grants

The Foundation has awarded more than $226,000 in competitive grants, with individual grants up to 5,000, to teachers, counselors and other school staff to help fund innovate classroom projects to enhance student learning literacy,math,science,technology,and the arts.

Scholarships

Scholarships

The Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation works closely with community supporters and generous donors to provide scholarship opportunities to seniors in the Las Cruces Public School District. The Foundation is proud to administer these scholarships in order to help students pursue their higher education goals. The scholarships range from $500 – $2000.

Celebration of Excellence in Education Awards Dinner

Celebration of Excellence in Education Awards Dinner

The Foundation partners with local businesses and individuals to sponsor an annual awards banquet. The LCPS Celebration of Excellence in Education Awards Dinner honors the LCPS Teacher of the Year, National Board Certified Teachers, recipients of the Dr. Sandra K. Nakamura Professional Award, and students who are finalists or semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program and National Hispanic Scholars.

Comcast Cares

Comcast Cares Day

The Foundation partners annually with Comcast Cable of Las Cruces, as thousands of employees and volunteers paint, clean and beautify LCSP schools.

How can I help?

Donate

Donate

Your donation will directly support and enrich the teachers and students of the Las Cruces Public Schools.

Citizens Bank Card

Citizens Bank Card

Get a Las Cruces Public Schools debit/credit card from Citizens Bank. At no cost to you, Citizens Bank will donate a percentage of every transaction you make!

LCPS Payroll Deduction

LCPS Payroll Deduction

If you are an employee of LCPS, you can sign up for a simple payroll deduction. For as little as $2 per pay period, you can make a difference in our schools!

Shop

Shop

Already shopping on Amazon? Find out how Amazon will make a donation to the Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation at no additional cost to you!

Volunteer

Volunteer

LCPS Foundation Board welcomes volunteers and has many different opportunities for you to make a difference in our schools.

Sponsor

Sponsor

Help us recognize our outstanding teachers and students at the annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Dinner

Endow

Endow

Create a lasting legacy while benefiting generations of students.

LCPSF would like to extend a special thank you to our Red, Platinum & Gold Apple Sponsors

 

Click here to see a list of all of our generous sponsors

Mission

The mission of the Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation is to serve as a private partner with the district to provide both public and private funds to the students and staff in the Las Cruces Public School District to support and enhance the educational experiences of students, promote innovation in the classroom, increase community involvement in education and pursue and recognize excellence in teaching and learning.

Contact Us

Betsy Geery,Executive Director
575-527-5888 lcpsfoundation@lcps.net