Pick-a-Project Grant Program 

Please note: Pick-a-Project is now closed for the school year. We’ll reopen for the 2018-2019 School Year in October, 2018.

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 planderson@spsmail.org

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Current Projects

Tower Garden
  • Project Cost: $1,000
  • Funded to Date: $1000 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: May 4, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Amber Bowler
  • School: Field Elementary
  • Grade Level: 3
Real World Education through Cooking
  • Project Cost: $250
  • Funded to Date: $250 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: May 4, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Brooke Evans
  • School: Carver Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6-8 - Cooking Club
Cougar Cast Media Lab
  • Project Cost: $958.38
  • Funded to Date: $958.38 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: May 4, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Colleen Mc Guane
  • School: Carver Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6-8 Librarian
Flex for Success
  • Project Cost: $498.61
  • Funded to Date: $498.61 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 17, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Julia Armstrong
  • School: Pipkin Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6th Grade Social Studies
Second Grade Fluent Reading Library
  • Project Cost: $1000 Fully Funded!!
  • Funded to Date: $1000
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Samanthia Stone
  • School: Hickory Hills Elementary
  • Grade Level: Second Grade
Promotional Pride
  • Project Cost: $800 Fully Funded!
  • Funded to Date: $800
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Julie Johnson
  • School: Pipkin Middle School
  • Grade Level: 8th Grade
Peace Corner:  A Different Type of Learning Space
  • Project Cost: $200.00
  • Funded to Date: $215 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Cassandra Schmidt
  • School: Watkins Elementary School
  • Grade Level: 4th Grade
Capitol Explorers!
  • Project Cost: $1,000
  • Funded to Date: $1000 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 12, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Blair Benton-Claxton
  • School: Watkins Elementary
  • Grade Level: 3rd
Business Opportunities in the World of Fashion Embroidery
  • Project Cost: $627.90 Fully Funded!!
  • Funded to Date: $627.90
  • Online Until: April 11, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Becky Cox
  • School: Kickapoo High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12/Family and Consumer Sciences
Jarrett Fine Art Show – Committee
  • Project Cost: $927.37
  • Funded to Date: $927.37 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 7, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Reagan Lux
  • School: Jarrett Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6-8/Art
Alternative Seating for Math and Reading Groups
  • Project Cost: $234.00
  • Funded to Date: $234.00 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: March 19, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Dr. Donaldson
  • School: Weller Elementary
  • Grade Level: 2nd-5th/Math and Reading Groups
Phelps Chess Club’s 10th Anniversary
  • Project Cost: $$412
  • Funded to Date: $412.00 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: March 8, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Gina Wyckoff
  • School: Phelps Center for Gifted Education
  • Grade Level: 1-8/ WINGS Chess
GHS Robotics New Parts
  • Project Cost: $916
  • Funded to Date: $1180 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: February 27, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Betsy Cannella
  • School: Glendale
  • Grade Level: 9-12 STEM
The Art of Printmaking
  • Project Cost: $$983.76
  • Funded to Date: $983.76 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: March 2, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Jennifer S. Green
  • School: Phelps Center for Gifted Education
  • Grade Level: 6-8 Gifted Education/ The Art of Printmaking
Tech Convention Extention
  • Project Cost: $150.00
  • Funded to Date: $150 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: January 29, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Tammy Cook
  • School: Wilder Elementary
  • Grade Level: k-5 Instructional Technology
3D Printer for Elementary Engineering & Design
  • Project Cost: $600.00
  • Funded to Date: $618 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: February 28, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Lalea G. Lazar
  • School: Bingham Elementary
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten through 5th Grade/Technology & Computers.
Oh Baby, We Need Self Regulation!
  • Project Cost: $589.83
  • Funded to Date: $170
  • Online Until: January 10, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Sarah Fox
  • School: Bowerman Elementary
  • Grade Level: Wonder Years
We Want to Write!
  • Project Cost: $988.70
  • Funded to Date: $100
  • Online Until: January 10, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Nicole Parke
  • School: Weller Elementary
  • Grade Level: Literacy Coach
Scientific Field Experience for 5th Grade Stars
  • Project Cost: $1000.00
  • Funded to Date: $100
  • Online Until: January 2, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Stephanie German
  • School: Bowerman Elementary
  • Grade Level: 5th
Learning to Lead
  • Project Cost: $980.00
  • Funded to Date: $980 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: January 16, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Meredith Wisniewski
  • School: Phelps Center for Gifted Education
  • Grade Level: 6th