The Spartan Foundation for Education has been established to support innovative and creative projects that enhance

the educational opportunities of Eastern Lancaster County School District students. We encourage you to write and

submit a grant that reflects the vision of the Foundation.

To read stories of past grant experiences, check out our Sponsored Grant stories.

Education Grants Information

Grants may be submitted at any time to be reviewed by the Grant Committee and presented to the board for approval.  The Spartan Foundation meets on the first Monday of the month to review grant submissions. Grants that are reviewed will be notified of approval within that time frame. The Grant Committee members are available for questions and assistance for developing grant requests. To submit grants click apply now or request assistance, please contact the Grant Committee at grants@spartanedfoundation.org

Frequently asked questions

Who May Apply?


  • Certified teachers, students, and administrators of Eastern Lancaster County School District are eligible to apply for grants.
  • Anyone may apply at the discretion of the Foundation Board.




What Projects are Eligible?


  • Projects that fulfill the Foundation’s vision. Our Vision: That every student will be an engaged and successful member in the world community.
  • Projects that are innovative and represent an enrichment or enhancement of the district curriculum.
  • Projects that provide a significant and defined benefit to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Projects that have potential for replication, dissemination and sustainability among teachers and/or schools.
  • Projects that integrate new technologies,expand students’ experiential learning opportunities and/or engage families and/or communities in education




What are the Grant Conditions?


  • Grant requests may be partially or wholly funded and have a commitment from the district for initial support.
  • Grant requests for salaries and teacher stipends will not be honored.
  • At the conclusion of the grant project, recipients of the grant are expected to present the results of the project to the Foundation. All materials, including photography, can be used by the Foundation for public relations or marketing activities.
  • Grant recipients may also be asked to present their project results at school district meetings and within the school community.
  • Any equipment purchased through this grant becomes the property of the school for which the recipient worked at the time of the grant application.
  • Grants are approved for submission by a building administrator or supervisor prior to submission to the Foundation.
  • Volunteers and/or Presenters who do not currently have clearances on file at ELANCO will be required to do so prior to contact with students. Please refer to the ELANCO website for information on how to obtain the necessary clearances.





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