SEF Classroom Grants

The 2024 Classroom Grant Application is now open!

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Application deadline is December 1, 2023

Since 1986 the Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) has provided teachers and staff members of the Snohomish School District funds that help “foster student learning with innovative and creative programs.”   The SEF provides scholarships to graduating seniors, supports Snohomish School District-wide programs, funds the Hansen Shoe Fund and provides Grants to individuals employed by the Snohomish School District that support and enrich student learning and curriculum outcomes.

We invite you to apply for a Grant with the understanding that the Grants are funded based on the amount of money available. Partial funding of a Grant may be necessary and Grant requests up to $750 are given first consideration.

Who is Eligible for Grant Funds?

  • Any staff member or employee of the Snohomish School District may apply for a Grant. Grants must be approved by a principal or building administrator.

What does the SEF Grant fund?

  • Materials or equipment that support or enhance existing curriculum
  • Materials that support student learning and emotional health
  • Materials or equipment that extends student learning
  • Experiences and/or materials that enhance existing curriculum, which can include field trips

SEF does not support the following:

  • National certification for teachers and other professional development
  • Equipment that meets basic district obligations around health and safety or capital improvements
  • Materials that replace core curriculum

How to apply:

  • Review your Grant application with your principal or administrator and ensure they approve your request
  • Please complete and submit the Grant application at:
  • Grant applications are due (Dec 1)

Additional Notes:

  • Your principal / administrator must approve your Grant application submission
  • Field trips will be considered, but are of lower priority for the review committee


  • October 16, 2023 — Grant applications open
  • December 1, 2023 — Grant application deadline
  • Early December 2023 — Principals will receive copies of grants submitted from each school and Grant committee reviews applications
  • January 2024 — Checks are delivered to recipients before the end of the first semester
  • May / June 2024 — Grant recipients complete post-grant survey and share impact back with SEF

Grant Recipient Follow Up

Once the grant funds have been dispersed and used, the Foundation would like feedback about the how the materials or resources benefited your students. Photographs, responses from students, videos and teacher comments are some of the ways you can share how the funds were used. SEF will send a survey toward the end of the academic year to gather this information from you and to get your feedback.

2023 Grants

In 2023, $93,725 was awarded to Snohomish School District Classrooms

The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) recently awarded 148 classroom grants to Snohomish School District teachers and staff totaling $93,725 for 2023. This year’s funding was raised at the 2022 SEF Annual Fundraising Auction and through donations from local individuals and organizations.

The classroom grants will improve student learning in literacy, science, technology, math, and special needs programs. Since the program began in 1996, the Snohomish Education Foundation has funded over 1.1 million dollars to 1,878 teachers and staff throughout the Snohomish School District.

SEF Benefits Future Classes of Students

“The Snohomish Education Foundation has been such a gift to our students and me. The Foundation has helped fun so many projects over the years, from books for Mock Caldecott, Women Who Have Change the World, Graphic Novels, and Popular Series books – to math manipulatives and special art supplies. The books last in our classrooms year after year, benefiting future classes of students. I am so appreciative of the Snohomish Education Foundation for their generosity. You are changing student lives every year!,” said Megan Sloan, 2nd grade teacher at Cathcart Elementary.

The Snohomish Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student success through scholarships, classroom grants, district-wide grants, and the Hansen Shoe Fund. As a community-based organization, SEF relies on private donors, businesses, and volunteers to carry out their mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for all Snohomish School District students. For more information, visit

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