Mission High Foundation

The SPARK Mission High School teacher grant program

Teachers are the nucleus of the Mission High School student experience. To demonstrate the foundation's appreciation of and commitment to teachers, the foundation's first grant program is designed to directly support teacher creativity, innovation, empathy and hard work.

The Mission High Foundation launched the SPARK Teacher Grants in the Fall 2015 semester and awarded $8000 MHS teachers. The Fall 2015 grant awardees immediately put funds to work.

Learn more about the Fall 2015 SPARK grant teachers and SPARK programs.

Based on the teacher enthusiasm for the program and the student value catalyzed by SPARK grants, MHF will be awarding up to $10,000 in a new round of SPARK grants in the Spring 2016 semester. Spring 2016 SPARK grant details are outlined below.

Via the SPARK grants program, the Mission High Foundation will be awarding up to $10,000 to Mission High teachers to prototype, launch and/or grow innovative programs. The funds will be awarded as follows:

1 $5000 grant

2 $1000 grants

6 $500 grants

Teachers can submit Spark grant applications via the Apply button above and below. The deadline to submit grant applications is Thursday January 21st 2016 at 11:59 PM PT. Grant awardees will be announced by 5pm PT on Monday January 25th 2016.

Mission High teachers are welcome to submit multiple applications for the remaining $1,000 and $500 grants.

SPARK Grant Criteria

Alignment with MHS balanced scorecard goals

Alignment with SFUSD Vision 2025

Innovative project based blended discipline programs

Equity centered programs