The Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation is providing an innovative opportunity for SAUSD educators through the SPARK mini-grant program. Apply now for two virtual reality headsets for innovative student learning in your classroom.

Deadline to apply is November 3, 2023


  • • Grant awards announced November 17, 2023
    • Grant project implemented Spring semester, 2024
    • Summary and slide show/video due May 24, 2024

2022-23 Awards


Educators must make a compelling, innovative case about how their proposed project will advance student learning in the classroom, support students’ attainment of their educational goals, and integrate into existing or future curriculum, instructional methodology, or educational programs.


Recipients of  the 2023-2024 Spark Innovation for Learning Grant are asked to provide a one-page summary describing what the grant has accomplished. This, along with a classroom video or slide presentation, is due May 24, 2024.

To apply

Applications must be submitted online by November 3, 2023

Grant requirements

  • The virtual reality headsets awarded by this grant remain the property of the Santa Ana Unified School District, with designated usage by the awardee while the awardee is serving the designated student population identified in the grant application, for work related to the grantee’s employment in the school district.
  • A final report must be submitted including documentation of the activity, outcomes, and photos, within 60 days of completion.
  • Grant recipients must wait a complete academic year before re-submitting another grant proposal.