The PiE Innovation Grant Program for teachers and staff was established in 1987 by Partners in Education's predecessor organization, Palo Alto Foundation for Education. Over $1.4 million has been awarded in more than 30 rounds of grants, the most recent in Spring 2024.

The PiE Innovation Grants Program emphasizes new ideas and collaboration. The program welcomes applications from teachers and other staff who are seeking to innovate, to create, and to work together with others. Special consideration is given to grant applications that will encourage collaboration among grade levels or different schools. The grant committee also prefers to see grants where the lessons learned from the funds granted can be expanded to benefit other grades or schools.

The next grant round will open on December 2, 2024, for consideration in March 2025. All grant applications will need to be completed by February 11, 2025. Applicants will be notified of their outcomes in April 2025. Everyone is encouraged to apply according to the guidelines below. If you have questions, please email Thank you for your interest!

Watch our recorded webinar for a more in-depth explanation of what PiE looks for in a grant application!