Remake Learning Grants at The Sprout Fund
The Sprout Fund provides catalytic funding to support innovative solutions and imaginative approaches to Remake Learning in the greater Pittsburgh region. Since 2009, Sprout has catalyzed more than 120 small-scale and first-time projects that have created more relevant and impactful learning experiences in-school, out-of-school, and online.
Remake Learning Grants are small-scale funding awards to catalyze innovative learning projects that inspire educators and students to explore new ways of teaching and learning. Grants are available up to $10,000. Decisions are made twice annually to support summer/fall and winter/spring activities in Pittsburgh, Southwestern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Friday, April 1, 2016, 2015 @ 5pm for activities beginning in the summer/fall of 2016 Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 5pm for activities beginning in the winter/spring of 2016-2017
Applications requesting $5,000 or less are welcomed on an ongoing basis.
How to Apply
Before preparing an application, familiarize yourself with the program guidelines, click to review Eligibility Information for Prospective Sprout Applicants, and download the application questions and attachments. After you have prepared your application as a .word document, the preferred method for final submission is to use the online form (link below).
To get started, download the Application Questions and required Attachment Templates here:
- Download the Remake Learning Grant Application Questions in MS Word format>>
- Download the Sprout Funding Application Budget Template in MS Excel format>>
- Download the Sprout Funding Application Timeline Template in MS Word format>>
- Download the Sprout Funding Application References Template in MS Word format>>
A complete application MUST include all required elements: cover sheet, questions, budget, timeline, and references.
Alternately, application materials may be emailed as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Applications c/o The Sprout Fund, 5423 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh 15206-3423.
Although each project is different, grants are generally made to support initiatives that include the following characteristics:
- Creative & Innovative: supports imaginative approaches to learning with an emphasis on Maker, STEAM, or Digital learning.
- Collaborative & Cooperative: supports the development of 21st century skills including critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
- Equitable, Accessible & Open: contributes to improved access to learning opportunities by underserved learners, and promotes innovative learning opportunities for all.
- Engaging & Participatory: connects to the personal and shared interests of learners and provides opportunities for them to actively produce, create, experiment and design.
- Experimental, Catalytic & Transformative: tests promising new ideas with the power to advance learning.
- Relevant & Impactful: offers enriching experiences attuned to the needs and potential of today’s learners.
In general, Remake Learning projects serve children and youth up to age 18. Remake Learning also serves the mentors, parents, and community organizations that support these learners and help them to become creative, analytic problem solvers and develop 21st century skills.
Eligibility & Decisionmaking
The Sprout Fund accepts applications from non-profit organizations, coalitions of organizations, community groups, and individuals. Please click here to review Sprout’s complete eligibility requirements>>
The Remake Learning Decisionmaking Committee reviews funding requests and makes recommendations to The Sprout Fund Board of Directors for awarding grants and other forms of support. The committee includes practitioners serving children, youth, and teen audiences, classroom teachers and informal educators, technology and media innovators, parents and caregivers, and managers of successful past Remake Learning projects.
Support for Prospective Applicants
Sprout encourages prospective applicants to contact program staff in advance of preparing an application and take advantage of several support services available to prospective applicants.
Information sessions are hosted on the 2nd Friday of every month at noon at Sprout’s office at 5423 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh. Draft applications can be reviewed upon request up to one week before each deadline.
Make general inquiries or ask other applications questions via email to email@example.com or by calling (412) 325-0646.
Program Background & Additional Information
About The Sprout Fund & the Remake Learning Network
The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh’s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making our region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout provides critical financial support for projects and programs in the early stages of development—when just a small amount of investment has the potential to yield big results in the community. Learn more at sproutfund.org
Remake Learning is a collaborative network of more than 200 organizations working together to inspire a generation of lifelong learners in the greater Pittsburgh region. Learn more and get involved at remakelearning.org
Support for Sprout
Support for The Sprout Fund’s learning programs generously provided by The Grable Foundation, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Hillman Foundation, McCune Foundation, and The Pittsburgh Foundation.