SPIE Grants

Supporting Partnerships In Innovation (SPIE) Grants

SPIE grants provide resources for teachers to implement innovative programs and projets in their classes that might not otherwise be available. Grants range from just a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $7,500, and can support any program or project that is directly related to academics. SPIE grant winners are celebrated at the Annual Breakfast in April, where donors have the opportunity to learn more about programs and to provide support.

SPIE grant applications are available here:

2016-2017 SPIE Application

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on January 11 for consideration. SPIE grant funds will be available beginning April 1, 2016 for use during the 2016-2017 school year. There are no SPIE grants available for the 2015-2016 school year due to these changes.


  • Grant awards of up to $7,500 are available
  • Grant funds are available on April 1, 2016 for projects beginning July 1, 2016
  • Applications are due January 11, 2016

For questions, call Beth at 490-3208 or email bhiggins@psdschools.org

PSD Foundation Funds 2014 SPIE Grant Recipients

The Poudre School District Foundation Funds announced grant recipients for the 2014 Supporting Partnerships in Innovative Education (SPIE) grants from the Innovative Programs Fund.

The 15 grant recipients - representing Early Childhood, elementary, middle, and high schools from the Poudre School District — received more than $45,000 collectively from the SPIE grant program. Grants were announced at schools with balloons and checks presented by the grant selection committee and Board Directors. Recipients were surrounded by celebrating staff and students. The grant funding will directly impact PSD students through classroom initiatives ranging from math, science, and technology programs to collaborative programs for literacy and the arts.

SPIE grants are designed to encourage innovative and creative educational approaches to accomplish Poudre School District’s mission to, “Educate... Every Child, Every Day.” Since the inception of the SPIE and E3 (for 2 years, E3 of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado added $20,000 per year) grant programs, a total of $842,767 has been awarded to Poudre School District teachers and staff.

The Poudre School District Foundation Funds work as a partner to the Poudre School District to support programs and fulfill needs that positively impact student achievement through private community donations. To donate to the Poudre School District Foundation, click on Donate Now to PSDF at the top of this page. Thanks so much!

View Recent SPIE Grant Winners

2014 Grant Recipients
2013 Grant Recipients
2012 Grant Recipients
2011 Grant Recipients 
2010 Grant Recipients