The Olympia Tumwater Foundation, in its efforts to increase and enhance educational programs in Thurston County, is dedicated to providing educators with funds to implement and administer learning opportunities that go beyond the basic available funding of their programs. Grants are offered to school districts, early childhood education programs, and K-3 curriculums located in Thurston County. Acceptable programs will assist children anywhere from birth through third grade. Individual grants vary in size from around $300 to $3,000. Funds must be used specifically for this grant request. Applications for teacher/staff training are excluded.
Grant applications are due to the Olympia Tumwater Foundation by October 25, 2019. Awards will be announced in mid-November.
More information and applications are available on the Olympia Tumwater Association website under the Scholarships and Grants tab. Questions may be directed to John Freedman at the Foundation office at (360) 943-2550.
OSD staff interested in applying for grants should make sure their principal is aware of the request and that the request supports and does not supplant curriculum. If there are online elements to the grant request, please also be mindful of accessibility and confidentiality requirements.