Innovative Teaching Grants

Make your innovative teaching idea a reality with a grant from the Dripping Springs Education Foundation! We exist to provide every teacher the opportunity to Reach Higher and Inspire. These grants are YOUR OPPORTUNITY to develop new and innovative ways of teaching.

New process:

Completed grant applications must be submitted via DSEF’s new online grants portal. DSEF will no longer accept applications via email. All applications MUST be submitted through the portal.

  1. To access the grant portal, click the following link.
  2. Click “Create a New Account” and register with your DSISD email address. 
  3. Complete Organization Information, User Information, and Password. You will receive a confirmation email once your account has been successfully created. 

To learn more about navigating the grant management system to complete your application, please visit:

Site Access & Account Creation

Application Process Video

For additional questions, please call Audrey Pendergrass at 512-858-3089.


Tips from DSES CL&I director, Lindsay Herring on the grant process:

Teacher Grant Writing Flyer

Past Funded Innovative Teaching Grants

Each year, the Dripping Springs Education Foundation ‘Prize Patrol’ surprises teachers across all DSISD schools with awards for Innovative Teaching Grants.



2018 ITG Winners

2017 ITG Winners

2016 ITG Winners

2015 ITG Winners

2014 ITG Winners