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Ignite Grants

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Ignite Grants

PSD Foundation has a long-standing tradition of providing educators with grant funding aimed at inspiring creativity, innovation, and access. Ignite Grants (formerly known as Impact Grants) offer PSD educators the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 in funding for projects centered on the areas below.

Ignite Grants Funded
Students Impacted
In Funds Granted
$ 90000

*Statistics include grants awarded between 2022 to today.

See Your Impact In Action

Featured Ignite Grants

Olander Social Emotional Blacktop

Olander Elementary painted a social emotional learning blacktop which allows students to interact with one another and process their feelings while also connecting with the outdoors.

Lincoln Orienteering and Math

Lincoln Middle students were able to connect with math in a real-world way while also learning valuable orienteering skills.

Irish Equitable Science Fair

Irish Elementary 5th grade students were each given a budget of $20 and worked on their science projects in school with school provided materials allowing for a more accessible and equitable science fair.

Harris Strings

Harris Strings grant purchased string instruments for their strings program allowing students access to music instruction while removing economic barriers that limit access.

Apply for an Ignite Grant

Apply for a Ignite Grant to fund your next project. We aren’t accepting applications at this time but check back next fall for application instructions and the application link.

2023-24 Ignite Grant Recipients


Hannah DominguezBamford ElementaryTeaching for Artistic Behavior
Robert MontoyaCentennial High SchoolStrength Training for Mental Health
Dave PeachtreeIrish Elementary SchoolEquitable Science Fair
Mark BartlettIrish Elementary SchoolClub de Corredores
Tom ChandlerLincoln Middle SchoolMental Math Flashcards
Aleki DavisLincoln Middle SchoolInteractive Literacy Packets
Mikole GrindelPolarisCircus Intensive
Stephanie PitnerPreston Middle SchoolPositive Behavioral Intervention & Supports
RMHS Science Dept.Rocky Mountain High SchoolMaterials Science Training
Kelley MaddenRocky Mountain High SchoolBi-Tapp for Regulation
Melissa VasaTimnath Middle-High SchoolStaff Equity Council
Whitney PerezWebber Middle SchoolClassroom Economy
Dan RypmaFossil Ridge High SchoolSocial Studies Educator Expansion
MackenzieFossil Ridge High SchoolUnified Work Based Learning
Julie HansenLincoln Middle School“I AM..” Mental Health & Painting
Matt StrandPolarisColorado Coarlation Project
Doug JulianWerner Elementary SchoolMental Health & Physical Education
Gretchen NolanRice Elementary School3rd Grade Regulation Space
Jenn Roth & Jody SnowFort Collins High SchoolCaminos Mentoring Program