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Applications for Round One of the 2023-2024 Teacher Grant Program will be accepted from April 15 until July 1, 2023. It is anticipated that Round One awards will be announced on August 22, 2023.

Hempfield Teacher Grants

The Hempfield Foundation Grant Program is designed to enrich and enhance the lives of students in the classroom and allow teachers to try creative ideas without incurring financial burden.

The foundation has funded a variety of innovative programs in all disciplines from the visual and performing arts, to athletic programs and academic achievement.


Grant Application Criteria:

  • Applications must align with the Hempfield School District curriculum and comprehensive plan and be for innovative, research-based programs
  • They should fund instructional materials that are not already budgeted for by the school district and include a list of matching grants or any additional funding sources that will be used toward the activities funded by the grant if applicable
  • Applications may not include funds for graduate study work, capital improvements projects directed by the Superintendent, training or conferences, food, prizes and/or incentives or teacher stipends
  • HSD Staff may serve as a sponsor for and submit grant ideas on behalf a student(s)
  • Applications must be approved by the applicant's building principal/direct supervisor, the curriculum supervisor for the grade level served by the grant, and the Director of Instructional Technology (if there is a technology component such as an app, computer hardware or software, online programming, etc.)
  • For complete instructions on how to submit a teacher grant application, please click here

Grant Application Approval Process:

  • There will be two opportunities for grant applications to be submitted: mid/late April – late June/early July prior to the start of the next school year and November 15 – December 15 during the school year. Generally, grants will be awarded in August and January
  • The foundation may adjust these time frames if circumstances warrant
  • Hempfield School District staff may submit one grant application for each school year
  • Grant applications will be evaluated by the Hempfield Foundation Board

Grant Awards:

  • Generally, grant applications will be considered up to a maximum of $3,000. However, the foundation may increase the maximum grant amount. The foundation also reserves the right to partially fund a grant, depending on the resources available
  • Successful grant applicants will be notified via email
  • Once approved, an applicant should contact their building admin to continue forward with the grant process

Responsibilities of Grant Recipients:

Grant recipients are asked to invite the foundation to visit the classroom/school where the grant monies will be used and provide a brief summary to the foundation outlining the grant's impact

Submission of Grant Application:

Hempfield Foundation Grants Program

Grant Application:


Please click here to see a full list of the Hempfield Foundation Teacher Grants awarded for the 2022-2023 School Year

Please click here to see a full list of the Hempfield Foundation Teacher Grants awarded for the 2021-2022 School Year

Please click here to see a full list of the Hempfield Foundation Teacher Grants awarded for the 2020-2021 School Year

HF Teacher Grants in Action:

Photo of Artist Christiane David

Artist Christiane David

Photo of Van Go! Museum on Wheels

Van Go! Museum on Wheels

Photo of Artist Kevin Lehman

Artist Kevin Lehman

Photo of Sensory Rooms

Sensory Rooms

Photo of Television Studio

Replacement of equipment in the television studio

Music Assembly in School

Art and Music Assemblies