Grants & Resources

The Grants and Development team works to secure needed funds to further Kent ISD’s mission to be the community's first choice for educational services so that every student in every classroom achieves every day. Our staff collaborates with local districts to support large, countywide initiatives aligned with the goals of the Kent Intermediate Superintendents' Association. Additionally, the Grants and Development team is available to provide technical assistance and training to local school districts and other community partners.

Foundation Grants and Fundraising Directories

This document is a list of funding opportunities and resources compiled by the Michigan Department of Education to assist educators, youth directors, and parent-teacher organizations in subsidizing activities and projects through support from external resources.

State Grants:

Federal Grants:

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University 

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is a university-based center leading a systems-based, comprehensive approach to serving nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.

Grand Rapids Grant Writers Roundtable

Meeting the third Wednesday of every month at 12 noon, location varies. For more information contact Steve DePolo at

The following resources are intended to provide an introduction to grant writing. 

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Free)

Offered through Grantspace, a service of the Foundation Center, this class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Common Grant Application Form 

Often, funders have a specific grant application you are required to use, but what happens when they don’t? The Council of Michigan Foundations created the Common Grant Application Form to help. 

Common Grant Report Form 

Like the Common Grant Application Form, the Council of Michigan Foundations created the Common Grant Report Form to use in instances when a funder has not provided a specific report format