Grant Opportunities

The Carson City Schools Foundation is honored to be able to provide multiple grant opportunities to support Students and School District Personnel. For more information on these and to apply please follow the links below:


The Foundation provides teachers and staff with mini-grants of up to $300 each for creative projects aligned with the District’s Strategic Plan, Empower Carson City, 2022.

Click here to apply for a Mini-Grant: Mini-Grants

Student Financial Aid Assistance:

The Foundation is pleased to support students with grants of up to $100 to be used towards fees and expenses related to sports and other school activities. 

Requests must be submitted by the student’s advisor or coach, and are considered on an ongoing basis when the Foundation Board meets on the second Thursday of each month.

Click here to apply for Student Financial Aid: Student Financial-aid assistance

Department/School/Grade Level Grants: 

General information about Department/School/Grade Level Grants: Grants are up to $2,000 each and are awarded to a school, department, or group of teachers/staff currently employed by the Carson City School District.Purpose:  To provide funding for a school, department, or group of teachers/staff to implement an innovative project aligned to specific strategies within Empower Carson City, 2022, the District’s strategic plan. 

To apply for a Department /School / Grade Level Grant, click here:  Department/School/Grade Level Grants

Important Grant Information:

  • Awardees will have until the announced completion date to implement their projects.  
  • All funds must be spent by the announced completion date.
  • Any funds not spent by the completion date will revert back to the Foundation. 
  • Awards for school/department/grade level grants will be placed in a Carson City School District account. The CCSD Grants Department will assist the awardees with all purchasing and expenditures of these grant funds.

Please note, that awardees must be willing to share the results of their work via pictures, videos, and/or reports with the Carson City Schools Foundation.  Some or all of these items may be used in press releases and uploaded to the Foundation’s website.

Latest Awards

Click here for the recipients of the Spring 2024 Grants

Made Possible By Our Generous Donors

  • CCSD employees helping each other
  • Allison MacKenzie
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Greater Nevada Credit Union
  • Miles Construction
  • Biomat USA
  • Micromanipulator