Neda Eaton with IPSF Innovative Grant Checks ready to surprise Irvine Schools with over $200K

Application Information

We invite you to collaborate and apply as a school or district department through a video submission process. Grants will start at $5,000, with the option to request multi-year funding to ensure project sustainability. We encourage you and your colleagues to imagine the possibilities and dream big!

The application for the 2023 Innovative Grants Program is open now through January 13.

2023 APPLICATION
Mid-Year Report

For questions, please contact Connie Cheung at ccheung@ipsf.net

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of projects will IPSF fund?

IPSF is looking for innovative projects that support student learning and well-being. We encourage you to be creative and collaborative in your approach to impact as broad of a cross section of students as possible at your school. Our focus will be on projects that tackle challenges in new and different ways. Check out projects from our 2022 grant recipients for some inspiration!  

How do I apply?

The 2023 application will be available on our website on Monday, October 3. In the spirit of collaboration, IPSF is requesting one application per school or district department be submitted on behalf of your students and teachers. The application is comprised of a video submission and budget detailing the costs of your project. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13.  

What is the minimum and maximum request for funding?

We are seeking grant requests with a minimum project budget of $5,000 allocated over 1-3 years. While there is no cap on maximum grant amount, some projects may only be partially funded.  We encourage you to think big!

When will applicants be notified?

All applications will be reviewed and selected by IPSF staff and Board of Trustees, with notifications made by early February 2023. 

When will funding be awarded and how can I access my funds?

Once all recipients are notified, IPSF will deliver a check to IUSD to deposit funds into your school or department’s gift account around mid-February.