Heart of the School Fund Application

Please click here to check if your school is eligible before submitting your application

Awards

 

Our intention with the Heart of the School Fund is to provide resources for projects that principals identify as pressing for their schools. As such, we fund a wide range of projects, including (but not exclusively): after-school programs, technology, professional development, school beautification projects, and field trips. The maximum grant award is $5,000.

Deadlines

 

In acknowledgement of the time-sensitive nature of Heart of the School Fund requests, we will offer six deadlines per year:

 

  • July 1

  • September 1

  • November 1

  • January 3

  • March 1

  • May 1 

 

Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed with all other proposals received before the next deadline. We also reserve the right to contact principals with questions regarding their proposals during our review period.

Eligibility

 

All Baltimore City Public Schools principals are eligible to apply. However, in an effort to distribute awards widely, schools who received an award in the 2018-19 school year are not eligible to apply for another award until the 2020-21 school year (unless there is a new principal at the school). The list of past winners can be found here.

 Selection Criteria

 

We will support projects that embody the Heart of the School Award Characteristics:

 

  • Students, staff, parents and the community feel valued, invited, and safe

  • There are high expectations for student achievement and success

  • Student achievement is improving

  • Students, staff, parents and the community are involved in creating and fostering a shared vision for the school

  • Students and staff are provided with effective enrichment and support

 

Guidance

 

  • Please be as specific as possible when describing your project. Be sure to let us know how many students/teachers will be served, which students/teachers will be served, and how the project will be implemented. 

  • Please note the character limits for the questions. While you are not required to use all available characters, answers that are far short often fail to include important information.

  • Be clear about what the funding will be used for.

  • Include calculations in your budget.  

 

Notes:

  • We do not expect proposed projects to address all Characteristics

  • The application process and criteria are subject to change as we evaluate the Principal Support Fund 

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If neither of the above steps solve the problem, please email your answers (in a Word or PDF document) and budget (in an Excel or PDF document) to Kevin Leary at kevinl@ffee.org.

 

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Any questions can be sent to Kevin Leary at kevinl@ffee.org                       © 2019 by FFEE.org.

The Heart of the Schools is a year-round program that celebrates and supports Baltimore City Public School principals for their exemplary innovation, execution, and leadership, building strong school cultures. Coordinated by the Fund for Educational Excellence, the program is a collaborative of dozens of businesses, foundations, individuals and nonprofits.