Our Student Opportunity Fund supports small campus-based projects that provide educational enhancement for economically disadvantaged students in Austin ISD. Our first allocation was $10,000 to the Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy in late 2014 to support their uniform campaign. In Fall 2016, we awarded six additional projects totaling $50,000 across the district.
Student Opportunity Fund grants are awarded to support time-sensitive campus academic or extracurricular needs, identified in the campus and/or district strategy and not covered in the campus budget. This funding opportunity is exclusively for Austin ISD educators and campus leaders- external nonprofits are not eligible to apply. Projects must serve a student population that is 70% or greater economically disadvantaged and be able to measure impact.
Read here about guidelines and the types of projects that are in and out of scope.
We are accepting applications for Fall 2017 through October 24th- apply HERE!