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APS Education Foundation Grant Programs

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APS Education Foundation Grant Programs

The APS Education Foundation's annual grant programs have grown significantly since the Horizons Campaign was launched in 2010. Each year we fund over half a million dollars to the schools, classrooms and educators of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Where we once funded only mini-grants in STEM, Literacy and Math, our efforts have grown to include clubs and activities, and most recently, larger grants for school-wide projects.

Only APS employees may submit applications. APS traditional and magnet schools are eligible to apply. 

The Foundation grant programs include:

Achieve AwardsApply for an Achieve Award Button
Focus Area: Student Clubs & Activities
Award Amount: $250 - $10,000

A competitive grant supporting school-sponsored clubs, student organizations and activities throughout the district.

Horizon Awards
Focus Area: Classroom and Grade-Level Learning Apply for a Horizon Award Button
Award Amount: $1,500 - $5,000

Classroom grants in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Fine Arts and Literacy, ranging from $1,500 for a single classroom and $5,000 for a team of multiple classrooms. 

Guhl Literacy AwardsApply For a Guhl Literacy Award Button
Focus Area: Early Learning and Literacy
Award Amount: $15,000 - $35,000

Together with the Guhl Trust, this award provides funding to create or expand elementary (PreK-5) literacy programs throughout the entire school. 

Success AwardsApply for a Success Award Button
Focus Area: Schoolwide Impact
Award Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

Funding towards innovative practices impacting student learning and engagement across the entire school and/or grade levels.  

TIG (Transformative Idea Grant) Awards
Focus Area: School Climate
Award Amount: Up to $5,000

An effort from the APS Education Foundation and Technology Integration Group dedicated to supporting programs that enhance school climate, increase student engagement and improve academic achievement.  

Pepsi Awards
Focus Area: Student Competitions
Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Financial support to school-based electives, clubs, activities and student groups in need of assistance with unexpected and unbudgeted expenses as part of participating in a national, regional and/or state competition. 

Varsity Awards

Initiatives directed by the APS Education Foundation's student board members to address a student-informed need.  No applications are accepted for this award. Learn more about Varsity Awards here.

Before applying for a grant

Review the Grant Evaluation Report.

For More Information

Grant Funding Process Map

To learn more about the Foundation's grant process, please view our step-by-step guide (PDF).

For more information about these grant programs, please contact Grant Writer & Manager at (505) 880-3708 or