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:

  • Funding of up to $5,000 will be awarded per recipient.
  • 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.

Click here for a list of previously awarded grants.

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.
  • Please select all that apply.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Project Description

  • Clearly describe your project, its objectives, the audience you will reach and how you will reach them.
  • What should the project achieve? What is the desired outcome of this project and when can you expect to reach that outcome?
  • What methods/tools will you use to define success? Please provide measurable outcomes.
  • Explain the impact of your project (one time project, multi-year or ongoing). Include how you determined impact.

    Provide which LISD program your project will impact and how it aligns with LEEF's mission and funding priorities.
  • Provide details on how the funds will be spent and a list of vendors used to purchase items in the available field or upload an Excel document below.

    For book requests, please provide an overview of topic, genre, and age category.
  • Is additional funding required for this project? If so, please list your additional funding sources (ex: LISD, PTA, etc). If not, please type N/A in the field.
  • 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.

    If your application requires technology, software, appliances, building projects or renovations, please ensure you receive pre-approval for your project from the appropriate LISD department PRIOR TO submitting your grant application.

    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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