Pick-a-Project Grant Program 

Pick-a-Project Grant Program is open October-March!

Here’s how it works: Pick-a-Projects are submitted by SPS teachers and stay online until they are funded, or for 5 weeks, whichever comes first. If at the end of the 5 weeks, 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! 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 the excitement of giving to Pick-a-Project with your friends and co-workers on social media.

Have questions? You can call the Foundation office at 417-523-0144 or email ttpham@spsmail.org


Current Projects

  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Teacher Name: Nicole Bueno and Kale Kilgo
  • School: Glendale High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12
Playaway Audiobooks for Library Checkout
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Funded to Date: $45
  • Teacher Name: Lauren Edwards
  • School: McBride Elementary
  • Grade Level: K-4 Library
  • Project Cost: $680.00
  • Teacher Name: Joy White
  • School: Williams
  • Grade Level: 5th
Library on Wheels
  • Project Cost: $993
  • Funded to Date: $193
  • Teacher Name: Jessica Maerz
  • School: Wanda Gray Elementary
  • Grade Level: First Grade
Sensory Smart Math Classroom
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Teacher Name: Jennifer Coffman
  • School: Pershing Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6th Grade Math
Dinosaur of the Month
  • Project Cost: $900.00
  • Funded to Date: $40
  • Teacher Name: Officer Barker
  • School: Hillcrest High School
  • Grade Level: All grades 9-12th / art
Integrated Arts Experience
  • Project Cost: $900
  • Teacher Name: Lauren Hassell
  • School: Mark Twain
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten
Just Mindfulness Visit from JusTme (Fully Funded!)
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Funded to Date: $1000
  • Teacher Name: Tyne Burns
  • School: Boyd Elementary
  • Grade Level: K-5th counselor
Library Makeover (Fully Funded!!)
  • Project Cost: $400
  • Funded to Date: $400
  • Teacher Name: Haley Gullion
  • School: Weller Elementary
  • Grade Level: 4th