Our grants support projects to improve the learning experience.


  • Incorporate direct student involvement
  • Enhance and expand the educational environment of all schools in the Washougal School District
  • Encourage creativity and critical thinking
  • Broaden and deepen students’ academic experience

Greater emphasis will be placed on grants that meet one or more of the following funding priorities (listed in order of importance)

  • Innovative ideas, which enrich the quality of our students’ educational experience
  • Provides educational needs for our students that go above and beyond the existing classroom curriculum
  • Expands the students’ ability to learn
  • Maximizes the benefits of expended funds
  • Provides a long term benefit to the educational environment and community

Restrictions (non-fundable)

  • Teacher salaries, teacher release time, teacher training
  • Incentives and rewards
  • Food/clothing not related to grant goals
  • Travel, bus transportation
  • Field trips
  • Advertising
  • Equipment purchases (computers, digital cameras, scanners, video recorders)
  • Text books (mirror copies for class & home use)
  • Items not listed that are deemed inappropriate by the Foundation Allocation Review Committee

Creative Classroom Grants

Our Creative Classroom Grant Program is offered twice a year for grants up to $1,000. The information below will get you started on our easy grant application process.

Who May Apply

  • Teachers
  • Support staff
  • Administrators
  • Students
  • Parents and other community members

What to Submit

Submission Deadline

Creative Classroom Grant applications are accepted twice annually, in the spring and the fall. Application deadlines are relayed to principals, posted at schools, on our website and announced in the Post Record. The fall deadline is October 31 and the spring deadline is April 15.

Mini Grants

Our Mini-Grant Program is designed to get the dollars into the classroom more quickly than what our larger grants provide. The information below will get you started on our easy grant application process.

Who May Apply

  • Teachers

What to Submit

Submission Deadline

There will be 20 grants up to $250 each awarded. They are available on a first come first serve basis.

Grant Recipients

2016/2017 Recipients

  • Fishin’ for Nutrition, Gause Elementary
  • Accelerated Reading Program, Hathaway Elementary
  • Accelerated Reading Program, Cape Horn-Skye
  • Active Learners, Hathaway Elementary
  • Art in the Classroom, Hathaway Elementary
  • Brain and Body Classroom Seating, Gause Elementary
  • Building Bridges with Sports, Hathaway Elementary
  • Engaging Students with Reading, Hathaway Elementary
  • Focus Fidgets, Hathaway Elementary
  • Guided Math for Firsties, Hathaway Elementary
  • iPad Document Camera Stand, Hathaway Elementary
  • Job Boxes, Washougal High School
  • Kindergarten Number Sense, Hathaway Elementary
  • Literacy Connections and Literacy Station, Hathaway Elementary
  • Mardi Gras Behind the Mask – the Zulu Coconut, Washougal High School
  • Math Games for Math Stations, Hathaway Elementary
  • Pollinator Garden, Mt Pleasant School

2015/2016 Recipients

  • RAZ Kids and Writing A-Z, Cape Horn-Skye
  • MANU and Empower HER Programs, Jemtegaard Middle School and Canyon Creek Middle School
  • “Uke” Can Play A String Instrument Tool, Hathaway Elementary
  • Follett Shelf eBook Library for Science, Jemtegaard

2012/2013 Recipients

  • LEGO Pneumatics Add-Ons, Hathaway Elementary, Gause Elementary, Cape Horn-Skye
  • Chromebooks for Collaboration, Washougal High School
  • National Geographic Explorer Magazine, Cape Horn-Skye
  • Accelerated Reading Program, Cape Horn-Skye
  • Headphone Collection, Hathaway
  • Connection to Literacy, Cape Horn-Skye
  • Headsets for Computers, Cape Horn-Skye
  • Panther Bites, Washougal High School
  • Physical Education Apple TV and Converter, Hathaway
  • Character Shoes for Drama, Washougal High School

2011/2012 Recipients

  • Missoula Children’s Theatre, Hathaway Elementary
  • SmartMusic for SmartKids, District-Wide
  • Lost at School (Staff Learning), Hathaway Elementary
  • Focus Pads, Cape Horn-Skye Elementary
  • Playaway Digital Audiobooks (in conjunction with Battle of the Books), Cape Horn-Skye Elementary and Canyon Creek Middle School

2009 Recipients

  • Literacy Day – Gause Elementary School
  • Theater Lighting Software – Washougal High School
  • Computer Software – Jemtegaard Middle School
  • Rock Climbing Wall – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School

2008 Recipients

  • Japanese Festival, Washougal High School
  • Washington State Tile Mural Project, Hathaway Elementary
  • See and Solve CalculatorsCanyon Creek Middle School
  • Math SharksCape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Author in ResidenceHathaway Elementary School
  • Japanese Movie ClubWashougal High School
  • Math and Management RugHathaway Elementary School
  • Math NightJemtegaard Middle School
  • Poetry Study ProjectWashougal High School
  • Write Again BoardsCape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • World War IIExcelsior High School

2007 Recipients

  • Math OnlineCape Horn-Skye Elementary
  • Enrichment Through National GeographicGause Elementary
  • Scholastic MagazineJemtegaard Middle School
  • 8th Grade Reading JournalCanyon Creek Middle School
  • First in Math OnlineCape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Literature CirclesJemtegaard Middle School
  • Red Ribbon WeekHathaway Elementary School
  • Authors VisitCape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Puppet TheatreCape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Trait Book and Science Photo JournalGause Elementary School
  • Washington State Tile Mural ProjectHathaway Elementary
  • Mad Science Rocks/MineralsGause Elementary
  • Artist in ResidenceHathaway Elementary School
  • Health Skeleton with MusclesWashougal High School
  • Young Author’s TeaHathaway Elementary School
  • Fifth Grade Trip to TacomaCape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • A Wilderness AdventureGause Elementary School