Educator Grants

About the Program

Achieve supports our District’s educators by offering two rounds of Educator Grant awards each year.

Application Process

Achieve proudly funded 36 projects totaling $81,575 in the most recent round of funding, the “Deborah Prinz Educator Grants” were announced in February 2024.

The Achieve Foundation welcomes grant requests from SOMSD faculty in any discipline as long as the funding request aligns with the Achieve Foundation’s mission.

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Educator Grants by the Numbers


49 grants awarded during the 2022-2023 school year


1,210 grants awarded since 1999

Fall 2023 Grants

Achieve recently awarded nearly $31,000 in funding for 22 innovative projects.

See the complete list of funded grants here.

Grants in Action
Winter 2023

Achieve was proud to award over $37,000 in funding for 15 inspirational projects.

See the complete list of funded grants here. This round of grants was named in honor of program founder Deborah Prinz upon her retirement from the organization in 2018, and focuses on grants that impact an entire grade level, school population, or academic discipline.

Grants in Action
Fall 2022

Congratulations to the 34 teachers and teams of educators approved for funding.

A complete list of grant awards can be seen here.

Over $77,400 provided to SOMSD faculty in Fall 2022 after direct funding.

After Achieve awarded $65,000 for grants, the community was invited to increase the amount awarded to partially-funded projects. Thanks to our generous community, all five grants that were open for additional support were fully funded this fall.