“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

Greetings creative, enthusiastic, and groundbreaking educators! We want to empower you to fulfill your teaching dreams. Here, you can learn how you can apply for educational grants to fund enriching and extraordinary learning opportunities that help our Sun Prairie students thrive.

Do you have an out-of-the-box idea that needs funding? Grants range from $100 to $50,000. No idea is too small!

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Review our guidelines.

  2. Download and complete our grant application form in  PDF  or Word document format.

  3. Email application to or mail to SPEF, P.O. Box 836, Sun Prairie, Wi. 53590

  4. Contact Nancy Everson at (608) 834-6734 or Terry Twedell at (608) 837-2184 if you have questions about the grant form.

  5. Don't forget! You can apply for grants twice a year. Grant submissions are due at the end of the first and third quarter of the school year.

  6. Plan ahead!  Funds for Fall grant winners available February 1st.  Funds for Spring grant winners available July 1st.  


Helpful tips to a successful grant:

  1. Contact us!  We are happy to navigate you through our grant application process.  Call Terry Twedell or Nancy Everson to discuss your idea and what resources are available to you to grow your idea.

  2. Share your idea!  Coordinate and communicate your idea with other schools to create partnerships that will expand the number of children who benefit.   

  3. Gather Information!  Besides required signatures, be sure to add key approval components such as a concise budget, detailed description and correlation to curriculum standards. 

  4. Check your timing and plan ahead!  Grants are only awarded twice a year and funds are not available immediately.   Plan to submit your grant 6-8 months before your project start date.  


MORE QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQ page to learn more about eligibility, deadlines, and other information about the application and grant process. 

Learn how other teachers have used our grants on our Grants in Action page.

Thank you for your profound contribution to our community and our children – we salute you!


Total Grant Dollars Awarded: OVER HALF A MILLION Awarded to EVERY school in the Sun Prairie District Thousands of kids Impacted by our grants Over 10 years of proven success