In 2003, the Board of Education created Wichita Public Schools Gift Funds to provide support for classroom mini-grants, athletics, and fine arts activities. This unique partnership with the Wichita Community Foundation allows all gifts received by the Education EDGE to be devoted to these three fund fund areas. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Wichita Community Foundation is an independent public charity and all donations qualify for charitable contributions under IRS regulations.
To learn more about the WPS Gift Funds' legacy and how you can help, please see the 2019 Annual Report (Published: 11/7/2019) and 2019-20 EDGE Donor Form and Information. You can also donate online at the Wichita Community Foundation's Donate Page. Click on "Other Fund" and then one of the three WPS Gift Funds: Athletics, Fine Arts, or Classroom Mini-Grant Gift Funds.
For more information, please call the WPS Grants Department at (316) 973-4461, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 EDGE Classroom Mini-Grant applications is now closed. The 2020 EDGE Mini-Grants will be awarded in December 2019 for implementation beginning in January 2020.
EDGE Classroom Mini-Grants support school-based licensed staff in their efforts to provide innovative, quality educational opportunities to students. EDGE Mini-Grants align with curricular standards and the district’s MTSS initiative. An individual school-based licensed staff member can apply for up to $1,500 for an EDGE Mini-Grant. School-based teams of licensed staff members can apply for up to $3,000.
The 2020 Koch Classroom Mini-Grant applications is now closed. The 2020 Koch Mini-Grants will be awarded in December 2019 for implementation beginning in January 2020.
Koch Classroom Mini-Grants are limited to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or business entrepreneurship classroom projects that are aligned with the district’s Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) initiative. An individual school-based licensed staff member can apply for up to $1,500 for a Koch Mini-Grant. School-based teams of licensed staff members can apply for up to $3,000.