The purpose of the Cash for Classrooms grant is to provide a financial means for educators to create experiences that enrich and enhance student learning. Educators can apply for one of two grants annually:

  • Consumable supplies, subscriptions, and field trips; up to $200
  • Equipment, non-consumable supplies, technology or STEM resources; up to  $500

The Foundation partners with individuals, corporations, agencies, and organizations to provide the grant funding.

Cash for Classrooms

A Program of the Davis Education Foundation


The purpose of the Cash for Classrooms grant is to provide a means for educators to create experiences that enrich and enhance student learning.


  • Applicants must be a Davis School District employee who provides direct services to students. Note: If a teacher is in a  job share position, each applicant may only apply for $250.
  • Applicants must use the online application process.
  • Applicant is responsible for utilizing the granted funds in meeting needs within his or her classroom/school.
  • Applicants must receive approval from their administrator prior to applying.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to “like” the Davis Education Foundation Facebook page.
  • Recipients are required as part of the evaluation process to post on TWO social media outlets (i.e.: DEF Facebook, DEF Twitter, DEF Instagram, school webpage or other school social media) if the grant is awarded.
  • Recipients will be required to notify the parents of their students that they received a grant from the Davis Education Foundation.
  • Final evaluations are required and need to be completed within 90 days of funds being awarded.  Evaluations may include photographs, drawings, quotes, videos, essays, artwork, etc.
  • Must submit receipt, P.O. or documentation of exact purchase.  Failure to submit will result in funds being transferred back to the Foundation following the 90 day grace period. 

Selection & Notification:

  • All grants must be received by the first of each month.
  • A selection committee will review grant requests for selection and final approval.
  • Partial funding will not be considered.  Please make sure your grant meets all guidelines.
  • All grant applicants will be notified through email.  Please do not contact the Foundation regarding the status of your application.
  • Teachers will only be eligible to receive one grant annually.

The grant window will be open October 1 and remain open until funds are all expended.  Please be aware that funds are limited and early application is recommended. 

Please allow for 6 weeks between application submission and award notification. All grant recipients will be notified with a grant letter delivered through the pony. 


  • Consumable supplies, subscriptions and field trips; up to $200
  • Equipment, non-consumable supplies, technology or STEM resources; up to $500


Funding will not be given for the following:

  • Food or incentives
  • Travel
  • Salaries
  • Stipends
  • Capital projects (i.e. building or classroom improvement)
  • Tuition
  • Staff development
  • Technology or other products used solely by the educator (laptop, iPad, etc.)

*Note: Cash for Classroom grants may not be combined with colleagues for a larger project. If this is the intent, please apply for an innovative grant by contacting Jodi Lunt at 801-402-5187 or

**Note: Cash for Classrooms grants may not be used to help fund your Donors Choose projects. If this happens, all money awarded will be rescinded. 

Cash for Classrooms Application

  • One application per person. Up to $500 may be awarded for a Cash for Classrooms grant.
  • Applicant Information

  • Grant Information

  • Budget

    Please provide all items/services and related costs required for your grant. Include specific information such as materials, equipment, transportation, supplies, and other costs.
  • Item/ServiceUnit CostQuantityTotal 
    Add a new row
  • If your total project costs exceed $500.00, please provide an explanation of how you will obtain the additional funding:
  • Please state best time of day and/or days of the week for DEF Board Members to observe your funds in action.
  • If you wish to print a copy of your request, we will email your form submission to the email provided above. Thank you!



Upcoming Event

Child Spree

August 4, 2017

  Come volunteer for Child Spree and help a child in need of basic essentials shop for back to school. This annual event is held at Kohl's in Layton and…

Learn More