LAPS Foundation Opens Fall Grant Cycle For Teachers

Art for the Sky, a school-wide project at Los Alamos Middle School in January, was funded in part by a Great Ideas Grant from LAPS Foundation. Courtesy/LAPSF

By Jenny McCumber
Executive Director
Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation

Every semester, LAPS Foundation awards thousands of dollars in grants to teachers in our community. These grants help fund innovative ideas, needed training and collaboration with other teachers. 

Teachers often need resources that public schools funding doesn’t stretch far enough to provide. 

LAPS Foundation brings our community together to invest in and improve the local schools so Los Alamos students receive an excellent education.

Our Fall grant cycle is now open.

Teachers at LAPS may apply for:

  • Great Ideas Grants;
  • Professional Development Grants; and
  • Professional Book Group Grants.

School looks different this year; however, the Foundation’s support hasn’t changed. Our community raised over $30,000 in the last two months to help students and teachers have a successful year of learning, even in the midst of a pandemic. 

If you’re a teacher, apply for a grant by Sept. 30! If you know a teacher, tell them to apply (after you’ve thanked them for everything they do!). All licensed LAPS teachers may apply online at:

About LAPS Foundation

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that helps the local community provide an extraordinary education for Los Alamos students. Los Alamos has given over $1.5 million to fund opportunities students and teachers would not have otherwise. To learn more about LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit or call 505.500.6501. Donations to LAPS Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization, are tax-deductible.

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