Engaging Students in Education

Foundation donors support field trips and out-of-the-ordinary experiences that have lasting and positive impact on students through Arts, Enrichment & Innovation grants. These grants fund projects that enable teachers to extend the regular curriculum for students; encourage higher-level thinking skills; and enrich student learning through culture, art, music, field trips and other activities.

These popular grants support teachers in their efforts to provide engaging learning opportunities outside of the standard curriculum or to pilot innovative educational programs. A, E, & I Grant awards have been used to acquire equipment such as recording equipment and Robotics kits, trips to view important works of art (or to create some!), classroom sets of native-written Spanish novels to deepen student understanding, inspiring author visits to multiple schools, and so much more.

To apply for one of these competitive grants (a total of $65,000 in A, E, & I Grants will be awarded in the 2017–18 school year), review the grant guidelines carefully for information on application requirements and restrictions. Please follow all the outlined steps before submitting an application.
Please contact us with any questions about the process or if you need assistance with the application.

E-mail:  info@bsfdn.org         Telephone:  425.456.4199.


Application deadlines for 2018–19 school year grants:
  • Elementary School applications due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
  • Middle and High School applications due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Guidelines will be posted soon! If you’d like to start preparing your grants in advance, please refer to the previous year’s guidelines to help you get started.

BSD Transportation Field Trip Estimate 2016-17


2014-15 Enrichment & Innovation Grant Awards (PDF)

2013-14 Enrichment & Innovation Grant Awards (PDF)

2012-13 Enrichment & Innovation Grant Awards (PDF)

2011-12 Enrichment & Innovation Grant Awards (PDF)

2010-11 Enrichment & Innovation Grant Awards (PDF)

2009-10 Enrichment & Innovation Grant Awards (PDF)