Pick-a-Project Grant Program 

Now open! The  2018-2019 Pick-a-Project program is open!

Here’s how it works: Pick-a-Projects are submitted by SPS teachers and stay online until they are funded, or for 40 days, whichever comes first. If at the end of 40 days, the project isn’t fully funded, all donations made will still go to the teacher who submitted the request, to use for their classroom. Browse through the projects available to find the projects you want to support.

Next, make your donation online. No account is required. It only takes a few minutes to contribute, on our secure website. You decide how much to give, beginning at $5 per contribution. You can donate $5, $20, fund the whole project, or an amount in between. It’s up to you! 100% of your donation will go to the Pick-a-Project you choose!

Any amount you give will help students right here in our own community to have the tools and resources they need, in order to have innovative, creative learning projects that go beyond the basics, in their classrooms. Plus, it’s tax-deductible. The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools will mail or email your tax receipt.

Matching gifts: If your employer has a matching gift program, we encourage you to notify them of your contribution and multiply the power of your gift! If you or your employer need any assistance with documentation or have questions we will be glad to assist you.

Share on social media: Share the excitement of giving to Pick-a-Project with your friends and co-workers on Facebook or Twitter.

Have questions? We’ll be happy to answer your questions regarding Pick-a-Project. You can call the Foundation office at 417-523-0144 or email ttpham@spsmail.org

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Current Projects

Promotion T-shirts
  • Project Cost: $800
  • Funded to Date: $258
  • Teacher Name: Julie Johnson
  • School: Pipkin
  • Grade Level: 8th grade
Library Makeover
  • Project Cost: $400
  • Teacher Name: Haley Gullion
  • School: Weller Elementary
  • Grade Level: 4th
Holland Green Club Garden-Ready, Set, Grow
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Teacher Name: Liz Reeves
  • School: Holland Elementary
  • Grade Level: School Garden
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kits-Fully Funded!!!
  • Project Cost: $700
  • Funded to Date: $702.81
  • Teacher Name: Maria Holstein
  • School: McBride Elementary
  • Grade Level: Computers/Robots
Community Integration/Employment Exploration
  • Project Cost: $539.10
  • Teacher Name: Angela Simpson
  • School: Cox South BASE
  • Grade Level: High School BASE students
Basic Flight Dynamics Principles  & Procedures- FULLY FUNDED!!
  • Project Cost: $150.00
  • Funded to Date: $150.00
  • Teacher Name: Lalea G Lazar
  • School: Bingham Elementary
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten through 5th Grade/Technology & Computers.
Masterworks Concert PBL (Fully Funded!!)
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Funded to Date: $1050
  • Teacher Name: Nathan Cornelius
  • School: Kickapoo High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12 Vocal Music
Mad Scientists at the Museum (Fully Funded!!!)
  • Project Cost: $679.60
  • Funded to Date: $681
  • Teacher Name: Erica McConnaughey and Megan Pinney
  • School: Phelps Center for Gifted Education
  • Grade Level: 2nd Grade Science
Library Books for Functional Skills Students (Fully Funded!!!)
  • Project Cost: $300.00
  • Funded to Date: $300
  • Teacher Name: Lauren Edwards
  • School: McBride Elementary
  • Grade Level: K-4 Library Media Specialist
Keep Calm and Read (Fully Funded!!)
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Funded to Date: $1000
  • Teacher Name: Manden Matz
  • School: Alice Pittman Elementary school
  • Grade Level: K-1
Understanding Each Other and Our Ecosystem (Fully Funded!!)
  • Project Cost: $950
  • Funded to Date: $950
  • Teacher Name: Scarlet Cormack
  • School: Kickapoo High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12+ Functional Skills & Multiple Disabilities (Special Ed), 9-12 Ecology I & II
Mountains of Reading (Fully Funded!!)
  • Project Cost: $445.20
  • Funded to Date: $445.20
  • Teacher Name: Chanelle Wentworth
  • School: Disney Elementary
  • Grade Level: Second Grade
See It, Learn It, Podcast It (Fully Funded!!!)
  • Project Cost: $458.32
  • Funded to Date: $470
  • Teacher Name: Gail Eubanks
  • School: Parkview High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12/Library Media