Grant Requests

Grant Eligibility:

In order to receive funding through the Sand Creek PTO one must fit into one of the following categories or groups:

  1. Sand Creek Elementary Teachers
  2. Sand Creek Classified Staff
  3. Sand Creek active and present students

There are three different grant categories; Small Egg Grants, Eagle Grants, and Soaring Above the Limit Grants.

Small Egg Grant Request-

  • Any request for $100 or less including shipping/handling & tax
  • Submitted anytime throughout the year, reviewed by PTO Board every Monday
  • There is a total of $2,000 available in this category for the school year
  • Find the online form: Small Egg Grant Request Google Form

Eagle Grant Request-

  • Any request between $101-$2,000 including shipping/handling & tax
  • Grants will be considered 4 times per school year (September, November, February, and April) during scheduled PTO meetings which usually take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
  • Must be submitted ONE WEEK PRIOR to the grant month meeting - For example requests for the September 10th meeting need to be submitted by September 3, 2019.
  • Presenters will have 2-5 minutes, including questions, to present their grant. We welcome your attendance during the meeting, however, that is not necessary for your grant to be considered.
  • There is a total of $8,000 available in this category for the school year ($2,000 per grant month)
  • Find the online form: September 2019 Eagle Grant Request Form, November 2019 Eagle Grant Request Form, 2020 February Eagle Grant Request Form, and April 2020 Eagle Grant Request Form

Soaring Above the Limit Grant Request-

  • HAVE A GREAT IDEA THAT EXCEEDS A $2,000 PRICE TAG? Please consider submitting a Special Soaring Above the Limits request.

  • There is no financial limit in this category, but it is still expected that Soaring Above the Limits requests directly impact our students.
  • These requests will assist the PTO in Fundraising discussions, and determine where our Fundraising dollars should go.
  • Find the online form: 2019-2020 Soaring Above the Limit Grant Request Google Form

All grant requests must directly affect the students and community of SCE (i.e. classroom supplies, curriculum enhancements, novel studies).

Purchases must be made within 30 days of notification of grant approval. The BOD reserves the right to revoke funds if purchases are not made in this time frame. All requests must include applicable fees and expenses, including shipping.

The BOD reserves the right to change these limits at any time.

Grant forms will be made available through the Sand Creek website under PTO, Grant Requests

Who is eligible to vote on these requests?

  • Members: provide community feedback
  • Board of Directors: Principal or designee = 1 vote, Co-Presidents = 1 vote each, Treasurer = 1 vote, Secretary = 1 vote, Staff liaisons = 1 vote each.
  • Quorum: 51% of active BOD members shall constitute a quorum in order to make any decisions requiring board approval.