LEEF Collaborative Grant Application


The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) created the Collaborative Grant program to provide resources for innovations impacting a LISD program, entire campuses, an academic department, or a grade level and that have the potential to significantly impact student achievement.


  • To be eligible for this funding, your project must directly impact:
    • a Leander ISD program, a grade level within a campus, and/or subject area within a campus
  • Applications will be accepted from:
    • a whole campus, a group of teachers at a campus (e.g. grade level or integrated team), a group of teachers or administrators from different campuses, or a Central Office administrator
  • Please direct any questions to Coleen or call 512.570.0027

Award of Funds:

  • Grants of up to $5000.00 will be awarded.
  • The size and number of awards will be determined by the amount of funds allocated by the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation.
  • Each eligible application will be reviewed by a group of judges representing the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation and Leander ISD. After reviewing the applications, the grant review committee will determine whether to fully fund, partially fund, or deny funds for the project.
  • Funds must be expended within twelve months of being awarded the grant. Unused funds will return to LEEF.
  • District procurement policies must be followed. Additionally, items that may be available through district, state or federal funding will not be considered.

Reporting and Evaluation:

  • A grant report must be submitted within 30 days of completing the project.
  • The recipients of each funded project may be requested to appear in impact videos, share photos as well as speak at public events regarding the impact of your award.

Collaborative Grant Application

Leander ISD Staff: Please complete the LEEF grant application below to apply for a collaborative grant award up to $5,000.

Fields marked with a * are required.

Contact the LEEF team at info@leeftx.org with any questions.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 5000.
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Project Details

  • Explain your proposed project in detail:

    1. Expand on the implementation timeline shared above.

    2. Share what will be purchased with the award (ex: registration/license expenses, materials, vendors, cost, etc.)

    3. Identify any planned or available personal or additional external funding that will/can be applied in support of this project.

    If the project involves material items (not single use), describe the expected life of those items and how the decision to discontinue use would be made.
  • How will you measure the success of this project? What type of data will be reported in your evaluation?
  • Explain the lifespan of your project (one time use, annual, etc.). Include any reasons why this project would not be continued.
  • Include estimated budget of item(s) requested - item(s), cost, vendor, etc. in the available field or upload an Excel document below.
  • Grant Award Information

    Please note: All grant funds are awarded and payable to Leander ISD. Competitive procurement process is required according to district policy. Please check with the Purchasing Department for approved vendors prior to requesting commodities on a grant application. All materials are the property of Leander ISD.

    Grant recipients will be required to provide a grant report and could be contacted to appear in impact videos, share photos as well as speak at public events regarding the impact of your award.

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