PA Grants Program

Grants Program Mission Statement

The Grant Request Committee (GRC) exists as a sub-committee of the Park School Parents’ Association (PA) Board.  The GRC reviews, summarizes, and presents to the PA Board requests from the Park School community for grant monies to help fund student, faculty, or staff initiatives directly related to the support of Park students.

The Parents’ Association and the GRC strive to support activities across the three divisions as well as across all student interests and pursuits.  These include, but are not limited to, educational experiences, athletic teams, community service, and other extracurricular activities that benefit the school community. 

Grant requests are considered and allocated monthly and must be used within the current school year.  The grant request process must be overseen, guided, and ultimately submitted by the requesting group's faculty advisor.  Each case is considered on its own merits.

The Parents’ Association Board meets the first week of the month.   The deadline to submit a grant is the 20th of each month starting with September and ending with April. To be considered for a grant, email pa@parkschool.net for a Grant Request Form.

Letter to Faculty and Staff

Dear Park Faculty, Staff, and Students,

For the 11th year in a row, the Parents’ Association (PA) is pleased to announce the availability of funds to help support all three school divisions as well as student activities and clubs.  To ensure that the funds align with the needs and priorities of the school, all grant monies should be used in support of student, faculty, and staff initiatives directly related to the support of Park students.

Over the last few years, the average grant awarded was between $100 and $2,000.  In a typical school year, aside from annual dues, the PA raises funds through events and programs such as Amazon Smile, Book Fair, and Family Bingo.  Some of these events may not happen this year which will therefore impact our budget and the amount we allocate for grants.  Our usual budget is $10,000 per academic year. 

Grants are considered on a case by case basis.  Per PA policy, any grant requests for retroactive funding will not be considered.  Retroactive requests include any request for an event that (1) has already taken place or (2) will take place prior to consideration of the grant by the PA.  As noted below, grant requests must be submitted by the 20th of the month and are considered at the PA Board meeting in the subsequent month.  For example, a request submitted by October 20thwill not be considered and decided upon until the November PA Board meeting.  Please ensure that you take these deadlines into account when submitting your requests.

Please note that all grant monies awarded are for use during the 2020-21 school year.  Receipt of grant funding in the past does not guarantee funding this year and  funding this year is not a guarantee of future funding.  All events and activities associated with an awarded grant need to align with all current school polices in place at the time the event or activity occurs.

To apply for a grant, the procedure is as follows:

  • Please contact pa@parkschool.net to receive a Grant Request Form.
  • Submit the application no later than the 20th of each month so that we may consider your request before the next PA Board meeting (these meetings are usually held the first week of each month).
  • First grant deadline is September 20 to be discussed at the October board meeting and final grant deadline is April 20 to be discussed at the May board meeting.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PA office at pa@parkschool.net. We look forward to working with you this year!

Sincerely,

Stephen Murphy

Jonathan Earley

Mindy Kramer

Grant Request Committee Co-Chairs