Engage, Support, Improve, Increase, Celebrate
Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants to honor or support PTAs as they: engage families, support student success, improve the health and safety of students and families, increase access to arts education or celebrate advocacy and diversity.
National PTA is committed to promoting and encouraging many types of diversity and inclusion as part of our commitment to every child. In addition to evaluating the merits of each application, we may also consider geography, need, and other criteria to ensure a robust and diverse pool of grantees.
Keep an eye on these upcoming awards. The application period is not yet open for these awards, but the criteria focuses on achievements happening right now.
Jan Harp Domene Award
Call for applications to open early 2019 based on efforts and achievements in 2018
The purpose of the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award contest is to recognize PTAs that are dedicated to the needs of all families represented in their schools. The contest acknowledges PTAs that develop practices that are inclusive and equal for all families and that result in positive change. Call for applications will open in in early 2019. All diversity and inclusion efforts must be from the previous calendar year (2018).
Previous Awards & Grants
PTA Connected with Google Grant
Oct. 10 - Nov. 18, 2018
The PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Grant from Google will provide 200 local PTAs in all 54 state congresses with $1,000 and a fully loaded Be Internet Awesome Google Pixelbook toolkit to power a Be Internet Awesome
family workshop from Jan. 1 – May 1, 2019. The program for this event is designed to provide parents with the resources they need to answer their questions on digital safety and citizenship. Attendees will leave the event with tools to help them continue this conversation with their family on an ongoing basis.
PTA Connected with Facebook Grant
Sept. 17 - Nov. 18, 2018
The PTA Connected with Facebook Grant will provide 200 local PTAs in all 54 state congresses with $1,000 to support their PTA in hosting a Digital Families Community Event from Jan. 1 – May 1, 2019. The program for this event will empower families to have honest conversations about digital literacy, safety and citizenship.
PTA Connected with LifeLock Grant
Sept. 17 - Oct. 21, 2018
The PTA Connected with LifeLock Grant will award $1,000 to 25 PTAs across the country to host a SmartTalk Conversation at their school, in celebration of Safer Internet Day during the week of Feb. 5, 2019. The program for this event introduces families to The Smart Talk, a tool they can use to have honest conversations about digital well-being and device usage while creating a personalized family contract. View the 2018 LockLock Grant winners!
2018 National PTA STEM + Families Invention Night Kits, Sponsored by littleBits
Sept. 19 - Oct. 21, 2018
The National PTA littleBits Invention Night Kits opportunity is available to local PTAs interested in hosting an Invention Night as a way to reinvent education through hands-on engagement and play for children and families. There will be 20 local PTA winners who will receive Invention Night kits for their schools. The application is open until Oct. 21, 2018. View the 2018 littleBits Invention Night Giveaway winners!
2018 National PTA STEM + Families Game Giveaway, Sponsored by ThinkFun
Sept. 19 - Oct. 21, 2018
Enter the National PTA ThinkFun Game Night GIVEAWAY to win a bundle of games that help families learn through play! 50 local PTAs will receive 50 games each to host thing engaging, learning-filled night. The application is open until Oct. 21, 2018. View the 2018 ThinkFun Game Night Giveaway Winners
Take Your Family to School Week Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax
Sept. 21 - Oct. 21, 2018
For over 120 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education. Help us celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week—Feb. 10-17, 2019 by hosting an event at your school. National PTA and Office Depot OfficeMax are partnering to support these events by offering $1,000 grants to 15 local PTAs! Congratulations to the 2019 Take Your Family to School Week Grant Recipients!
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards
The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognize and celebrate achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements. The awards are the highest honor National PTA presents to effective family engagement. View the 2018 award recipients.
Healthy Lifestyles Grant
June 22 - Aug. 26, 2018
National PTA and GOYA-Move are partnering to support Healthy Lifestyles month by offering $1,000 to 15 local PTAs who commit to hosting a "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Event at their elementary and middle schools during the month of November. Congratulations to the 2018 "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Grant Recipients!
STEM + Families Math Grants
June 22 - Aug. 26, 2018
Congratulations to the 35 National PTA STEM + Families Math Night Grant Recipients, sponsored by Mathnasium.
Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant
April 2 - June 30, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grantee, Tiffany Park Elementary School PTA in Washington and Harvest Hill STEAM Academy PTA in California.