The PHS PTSA Grants Committee is charged with distributing designated funds in ways that will benefit the PHS community. Since February 1997, over $40,000 has been awarded for over 90 projects.

The projects funded include... Batteries, charger and 3D printer pads for Robotics Club; balsa wood airplane kits for Science Olympiad; CD players for voice class and choirs; painting supplies for Mural Club, coin/bill sorters; Raku firing kiln for ceramics program; yoga activity cards and headphones for 12:1:1 classes; music composition workshop; tripod for teleprompters in Broadcasting Studio; and many others.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All student groups, PHS committees, coaches, teachers, staff, and others who are part of the PHS communities can apply.
  • Grant requests are reviewed according to the Grants Committee Guidelines.

Application Steps

Frequently Asked Questions

What amount can be requested?

  • Any amount can be requested, however, funds are limited. The total budget for each grant season is approximately $1000. Past awards have ranged from $50 to $500. Fall grant awards must be spent by February 25, 2018

When will I be notified?

  • Notifications regarding application decisions will be sent by Monday, November 19.

Questions?

Spring 2017 Grants Awarded:

Group Name

Grant Description

 Awarded

Penfield Model UN

Funding to defray overall cost of Syracuse conference in November

$200

12:1:1 Living Environment

Purchase of 10 Fidget Cubes

$200

PHS Main Office

Purchase of Keurig Coffee Machine

$129.95

Grade 10 Administration Office

Purchase of self-regulation tools

$57.53

Penfield SEPTA

Funding to provide student scholarships to PHS senior applicants meeting requirements

$150

Fall 2016 Grants Awarded:

Group Name

Grant Description

 Awarded

First Robotics Team 1511

Purchase of Power Patrol Batteries

$400

Penfield Model UN

Funding to defray overall cost of Syracuse conference in January

$200

Mock Trial Team

Purchase Mock Trial Handbook, binders and supplies

$220

12:1:1 Team

Purchase ten yoga mats for student use in mindfulness exercises

$183

Fall 2015 Grants Awarded:

Group Name

Grant Description

 Awarded

Art Department: Ceramics Program

Purchase supplies to build Raku Firing Kiln

$50

First Robotics Team 1511

Purchase 2 Ekocycle Print Pads and 3 Power Patrol Batteries

$467

Penfield Model UN

Fund to defray overall cost of Syracuse conference in January

$200

Science Olympiad Team

Purchase balsa wood airplane kits and fish feeding wand 

$172

12:1:1 Team

Purchase three sets of Yoga 4 Classroom Activity Cards

$96


Spring 2015 Grants Awarded:

Group Name

Grant Description

Awarded

Academic Support Center

Purchase of 50 ten-pocket plastic folder to be used by students needing organization skills

$250

Voice Classes and Choirs

Purchase of 4 new CD players to record student performances onto CDs

$172.80

SEPTA

Funding to provide student scholarships to PHS senior applicants meeting requirements

$100

12:1:1 Living Environment Class

Purchase of 10 pairs of Labsonic LS-5750 headphones

$100

Life-Centered Education Post-Grad Special Education Class

Purchase full-size refrigerator for classroom use in preparing lunches

$321.84

Fall 2014 Grants Awarded:

Group Name

Grant Description

 Awarded

Science Olympiad

Model airplanes and supplies for Science Competition

$165.96

Music Dept

Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestra, Workshop and Master Class with artist Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

$300

Robotics Team

Batteries and charger

$500

Spring 2014 Grants Awarded:

Group Name

Grant Description

 Awarded

TV Productions - Morning Show

Video & power cables and a new tripod for teleprompter

$300

PHS Class of 2014 Senior Bash

Music, Karaoke, and PA System

$500