Award & Grant Opportunities

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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.

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Take Your Family to School Week Grants

In celebration of National PTA’s Founder’s Day, this year, we are excited to support local PTA’s in hosting family engagement events throughout Take Your Family to School Week. This grant, sponsored by Chrysler and Google Chromebook will provide $1,000 to 55 local PTA’s who commit to hosting an event that focuses on one of three PTA programmatic themes: Health and Safety; Literacy and Digital Learning.

Congratulations to the 2018 Take Your Family to School Week Grant Winners!

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PTA Life Achievement Awards

Give the award of a lifetime. Give the National PTA Life Achievement Award—the highest honor from the nation’s largest child advocacy organization—to the person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children. Complete the Form or call (800) 307-4782 to submit your request.

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Mary Lou Anderson Grants 

The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson ArtsEd Grant provides up to $1,000 in matching funds to support local PTA arts projects within their school community. Funded projects will increase access to learning opportunities in the literary, media, visual and/or performing arts for at-risk or under-served audiences. Arts projects must actively engage families and community partners to strengthen family-school partnerships.

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Jan Harp Domene Award

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.

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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. 

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