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The North Kitsap Schools Foundation accepts grant applications for the following areas of emphasis:

  • Programs and/or materials that deepen and enrich student learning experiences in all subjects.

  • Innovative STEM/CTE/STEAM programs and/or equipment.

  • Innovative programs that provide direct support to students who are underperforming.

All applications should enhance and support the North Kitsap School District core curriculum and strategic goals.


Please allow enough time to get required principal approval and submit before the deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. All grant monies are to be used by the end of the school year in which they are awarded, and expenditures coordinated with the school office manager.

Maximum award per classroom is $5,000. Grant applications that include more than one classroom or school can exceed $5,000 and will be considered. Please be specific about the number of classrooms/teachers or schools that will be included and clear in how the expenses are calculated for the grant.

Ensure any bids received to calculate the cost of your grant request has an expiration date
after the date you expect to order materials or services.


Grant recipients are required to:

  • Participate in the collection and submission of pictures, videos and other artifacts related to the grant’s implementation for display at Foundation events, social media, and shared with donors and supporters.

  • Publicize their use of the grant and provide evidence of how the grant-funded program was promoted to the school community.

  • Complete the NKSF Grant Impact Summary detailing results of the grant-funded program no later than June 1 of the current school year. Failure to complete the summary may impact eligibility for future awards. The summary may be shared with donors to show them the results of their gift.

The North Kitsap Schools Foundation follows NKSD guidelines related to district level approval for specific types of grant applications. There are no restrictions on types of grants that will be considered but it is recommended that an applicant seek pre-approval before starting an application if there are any questions. For requests involving technology, the district requires submission of a Technology Request Form so that any technical needs can be aligned with current systems.

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1. Complete the North Kitsap School District Grant Checklist and the North Kitsap Schools Foundation Grant Application.

2. Review the checklist and application with your principal and affirm their approval in the appropriate location on the checklist.

Technology Requests must be approved separately, prior to your grant application submission.
If a technology related request is not pre-approved, the grant application will fail the review process.

IMPORTANT! Your school principal's signature is now required on the NKSD Grant Checklist page prior to submission.

3. Scan and email the completed checklist and application to both the North Kitsap School District (

Submit an electronic version only. Paper copies will not be accepted.

4. Grant applications will be reviewed by the District Service Council for compliance with the district’s mission and core curriculum.

5. Grant applications approved by the District Service Council will be sent to the North Kitsap Schools Foundation for final consideration.

6. Approved grants return to the District Finance Office for accounting procedures.

7. North Kitsap Schools Foundation announces the grant awards to approved applicants.

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Grant Submissions Due: January 22
District Grants Review and Approval: February 2

Foundation Grants Review and Approval: February 12

Foundation Submission to District Finance: February 16

Grants Announced to Applicants: March 4

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