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Complete Classroom Makeover





Overview: This grant aims to bridge the gap of classroom equity by providing new teachers with funding ranging from $1,000 – $2,500 to build out comfortable, exciting classrooms that are more conducive to student learning. New teachers (on average) spend $1,000 – $2,000 to design and stock their classroom. Things teachers are regularly asked to supply for their classrooms (or given a limited supply of) include basic school supplies, inclusive/adaptive materials, technology, books, furniture, mental health resources, and PPE, cleaning, or safety equipment.


To apply for the Houston ISD Foundation’s Complete Classroom Makeover: New Teacher Edition:



Qualified applicants must:

    • Work in the Houston ISD school district for the 2023-2024 school year (and worked in HISD for 2022-2023)
    • Have 1-3 years of experience teaching and expressed interest in continuing your career in the teaching profession
    • Teach Pre-k through 12th grade
    • Apply and outline how funds would be used if you were awarded $1,000 – $2,500 for your dream classroom

Small Investments. Big Ideas.