The 2021 Spring Mini-Grant Application deadline is Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Applications should be in the Community Relations/Education Foundation Office at the Administration Building no later than 4:30 PM on the due date.



Dear PISD Educators,

The 2021 Fall Mini-Grant Season has just begun and I invite you to apply for a mini-grant to help make your classroom more innovative and engaging for 21st-century learners. The application, instructions, rules, guidelines, and other related documents can be found on the Education Foundation website at

The ONLINE mini-grant application is now open. Please note that the deadline to submit the online application is 4:30 PM - Thursday, October 21st, 2021. Also, the foundation no longer accepts paper applications mailed or delivered to our office. The only way to apply is through our online form: I have attached the Mini-Grant Information Packet as well as a Fillable PDF for your convenience to help you prepare the information needed for the online application. If you are unable to edit on the PDF form, you can also download another version of this document in Word Format from the PISDEF website. 

A virtual workshop on "How to Write a Mini-Grant", will be offered via Zoom. More information will be sent to you when this webinar becomes available. Although not mandatory, it is very helpful and highly encouraged to attend at least once. This is a foundation-sponsored event and not considered staff development, therefore you do not have to register on Eduphoria.

The Education Foundation awards mini-grants once a year to Pasadena ISD educators for campus or classroom projects to enhance student success. Applications are scored by readers and then screened by a selection committee made up of foundation board members. Applications are accepted for up to $5000.00. I hope you will apply and I wish you good luck!

Andrea Nguyen, Executive Director of the PISD Education Foundation

Through generous donations from Pasadena businesses and community members, South Houston science teacher Dr. Kelley Bradley is giving students first hand experience with plastics manufacturing.