J. Landon Short Mini Grant for Educators

Since 2000, the J. Landon Short Mini Grant Program has enabled SBISD teachers to apply for $500 grants and teams of teachers to apply for $750 grants to enhance their students’ learning experiences. Over the last 24 years, we have awarded more than 970 grants!

24-25 Application Open May 30!

The 2024-2025 J. Landon Short Mini Grants for Educators 
application is now open through August 26!
  • Individual educators can apply for up to $500; Teams of teachers can apply for up to $750.
  • If selected to be funded, all funds will be distributed to the winner's campus or department. All necessary items must be purchased through the SBISD purchasing process using approved SBISD vendors. 
  • All technology (hardware, software, website subscriptions, etc.) must be approved in the SBISD Buyer's Guide following all purchasing guidelines.
  • Applications are blindly reviewed by a panel of program sponsors, community partners and SBISD employees. Click here to view the judges' rubric.
  • Winning applicants will be notified and will receive funds in October.
  • Winning applicants are required to submit a grant evaluation and provide proper purchasing documentation in Spring 2024.

2023-2024 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023-24 Mini Grant Winners!

In October 2023, we awarded over $26,000 to fund 43 applications submitted from across 29 SBISD campuses. For a full list of winners and their grants, click here.  

Thank you, 2023-2024 Sponsors!

None of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors!

  • First Community Credit Union
  • Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Endowment Interest
  • Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF)
  • Spring Branch Management District


For answers to questions or more information, contact the Partnerships & Volunteer Team!

Abby Walker, Director of Community Engagement


Katie Redd, Coordinator for Community Engagement

Ready to Sponsor?

Do you want to make a lasting impact on the educational journey for Every Child?

Contact Katie Redd at katie.redd@springbranchisd.com or 713-251-2460.

Mini Grants in Action