The DeBartolo Family Foundation recognizes teachers have limited resources and struggle to provide necessary school supplies and instructional materials to their students. In an effort to help them prepare for a successful school year, the Foundation partners with the schools and teachers to offer support and provide teachers with grants to lighten their out-of-pocket expenses and help make the school system better for the youth of the community.

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant. Grants will go live on our Facebook page on April 23rd at 4pm. Please read the below eligibility and instructions for the application. If the requested information is not provided, we will not be able to offer a grant.  

To be eligible, the following rules apply:

  • You must be a teacher with a roster of students in your own full size physical classroom at a public or charter school in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, or Polk county.
  • You must be the primary teacher for your classroom.
  • A current 2023-2024 teacher ID will need to be submitted. If you do not have one, please submit a current pay stub (JPEG or PDF file only).
  •  You will need to provide a personal AND school email in order for your registration to be valid.
  • One grant per teacher will be awarded. Please do not register more than once or for other teachers.

Please note, to complete your registration, you must hit SUBMIT. If you do not receive an automated email confirmation, that means we did not receive your registration and you will not receive a grant. If we have any questions after receiving your registration, we will reach out to you via email. If you are placed on our waitlist, we will contact you if any grants become available.