Foundation for Madison's Public Schools Grant

Stay tuned for information on upcoming grant opportunities.

Lodewick Grants

The Lodewick grant program is on hiatus for one year. There will be no grant competitions during the 2017-18 school year.

Grant Requirements

Through the generosity of Christine and Philip Lodewick, funds are available to support collaborative professional growth and research opportunities. Eligible grantees include the 25 MMSD schools in the Partner School Network and the UW faculty/staff working with these schools. Twice yearly, proposals of $500-$3,000 per project will be considered. In order for projects to be considered for funding, a collaboration between the UW and the school or district must exist.

Grant Deadline

Stay tuned for information on the next grant competition.

Molly Garner Carroll at with any questions.

Here is a link to the grant inquiry form.

MMSD Innovation Grants

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is committed to ensuring that every school is a thriving school with every student ready for college, career and community.

The Innovation Grant Fund will provide funding of up to $30,000 per award to support the planning and implementation of an innovative school-based project for one to two school years. Innovation is defined as the process of trying something new or different that has the potential to address an identified need and produce better outcomes for students.

Individual schools are asked to submit an Intent to Apply that presents a creative, clear, and credible vision for a project that:

  • Aligns with at least one priority area of the MMSD Vision for College, Career, and Community Ready Graduates-MMSD Scholars and the school’s School Improvement Plan for the year(s) in which the project will be implemented and completed.
  • Establishes the school as a “lab of innovation” in which a new or different approach is tested that addresses an identified need and has the potential to improve outcomes for students.
  • Presents a promising scalable model for replication within the district.


Spring 2018


Click here to check out our past Innovation Grant awardees and projects!


Marcie Pfeifer-Soderbloom at with any questions. 

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