Pick-a-Project Grant Program 

Now open! The  2018-2019 Pick-a-Project program is open now through mid-May, 2019.

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

Under the Lens
  • Project Cost: $450
  • Teacher Name: Elicia Ligon
  • School: Phelps Center for Gifted Education
  • Grade Level: 3-5 Science
The Morning Mile
  • Project Cost: $647.99
  • Teacher Name: Karen Stoneking
  • School: Fremont Elementary
  • Grade Level: PE Prek-5
Learning to Lead
  • Project Cost: $980.00
  • Teacher Name: Meredith Wisniewski
  • School: Springfield Scholars Program -- Phelps Center for Gifted Education
  • Grade Level: 6th grade
Bounce, Wiggle, & Shake Motor Lab
  • Project Cost: $362.04
  • Funded to Date: $10
  • Teacher Name: Emily Keffer
  • School: Bowerman Elementary
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten
So Happy to Hear It!
  • Project Cost: $979.24
  • Teacher Name: Gail Eubanks
  • School: Parkview High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12
Masterworks Concert PBL
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Funded to Date: $800
  • Teacher Name: Nathan Cornelius
  • School: Kickapoo High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12 Vocal Music
Creating a Library Oasis
  • Project Cost: $538.83
  • Funded to Date: $265
  • Teacher Name: Nicki Foltz
  • School: Rountree Elementary School
  • Grade Level: K-5 - Library
Café Español
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Funded to Date: $100
  • Teacher Name: Clarissa Taylor
  • School: Pershing Middle School
  • Grade Level: 7th and 8th Grade Spanish
STEM Mini-Library
  • Project Cost: $500.00
  • Funded to Date: $300
  • Teacher Name: McKenzie Harbaugh
  • School: Cowden Elementary School
  • Grade Level: K - 5
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: $445.2
  • 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