Spark Grants offer a frequent opportunities for Helena’s Public School teachers to access funds to provide enrichment opportunities for students. Educators may apply for up to $500 per project and Spark Grants are offered in four cycles per school year. The Foundation awarded  over $12,000 in Spark Grants in 2022/2023.

Like Great Ideas Grants, Spark Grants are selected through a competitive process, but with a scaled-down application form. The goal of Spark Grants is to offer more flexibility and ease of access for smaller projects. Thank you to the many educators who helped us to shape this new program, launched in 2020/2021.


For more information and an application, download the application form.

Please submit grants in MSWord format (even if the formatting changes).



Nancy Cormier     Peter Sullivan and Barbara Harris     Carol and Chris Hunter     Chris Christensen     Dr. Sri Vellanki and Andrew Pida     Tricia Salerno     Sandy Wikle     Dale Tig Vernon     Tom and Scottie Trebon     Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise     Ed Clinch-Edward Jones Investing     Ed and Mary Barrett     Duane and Sue Wright     Eliza Frazer and Barry Hood     Norma Tirrell     Dick and Neva Porte     Donna Davis     Babs and Bill Leaphart      Dave and Sandi Ashley     HHS Class of 1962     Tim Speyer     Tom and Cathy Cherry     In Memory of Chuck Johnson     Ross Duncan     In Memory of Jan Peccia       Skye Hatten Photography     Mike Munck and Betsy Penington

Please contact Becca at [email protected] if you are interested in sponsoring a Great Ideas or Spark Grant.