Grant Opportunities

The Lancaster Public Education Foundation (LPEF) will consider grant applications any time during the school year. Funding is offered for projects that improve learning opportunities and academic achievement, enhance the leadership and educational capabilities of administrators, teachers, and staff, and advance improvements in the classrooms, schools, and related facilities of the Lancaster City Schools.

We will consider grants up to $1000 (one grant per teacher per school year). Projects will be funded when deemed of high quality and when LPEF funds are available. Grants will not be awarded for ideas and programs already supported by booster groups and parent organizations. Our priority is to support ideas and special needs of individuals and small groups of teachers, staff, administrators, or school-wide projects not funded in other ways. We also do not provide grants to cover teacher training, taxes, shipping costs, or food.

Grants that are considered for funding sometimes require a follow-up interview by the grants committee. Funds should be dispersed approximately thirty days after the grant award is confirmed. Grant recipients are required to submit a brief report within six months of receiving the grant.

Completed applications can be emailed to