The 2023-34 school year grant cycle is

Every year, EEF funds projects and programs across the district that provide access to an equitable and excellent education, foster a sense of belonging, and provide opportunities for every child to reach their greatest potential. Individual grants are available up to $5,000 for teachers/school staff and up to $10,000 for district-wide programs.
See EEF’s priority funding areas below.

Who is eligible to apply? Eugene School District 4J educators and staff members of all kinds are invited to apply. If you have an idea for a project or program that will benefit 4J students, we want to hear from you!

When? The application period opens September 15th and will close October 13th, 2023. In 2024, EEF will revert back to opening our annual grant cycle in the spring. This means we will be accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year starting in spring of 2024. Please plan your requests accordingly.

How? EEF recently adopted new grant software that will make applying for grants easier. EEF is constantly pursuing updates to our grant making process that will make funds more accessible to educators, so you can spend more time making learning happen. Apply via the button below!

EEF will host an informational webinar on Thursday, September 21st at 3:30pm open to all interested applicants. We will walk you through the new grant software and answer questions you may have regarding our funding priorities. Register for the webinar here OR watch a recording on how to apply here!

In 2022, EEF completed a strategic planning process to guide our work over the following 5 years. Our funding priorities are outlined below.
Equity is embedded throughout our grants making policies and practices.


FY23 Funding Priority Examples
Exposing children to a  world of possibilities & 
sparking a love of learning.
▪ Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)        
▪ Arts        
▪ Experiential learning
Building strong foundations  for learning success.
▪ Literacy 
▪ Social Emotional Learning (SEL)       
▪ Accessibility solutions
Cultivating skills for a  diverse range of talents  and dreams.
▪ Career Technical Education (CTE)        
▪ Special Education (SPED)        
▪ Talented and Gifted (TAG)

For questions or technical assistance:

Contact EEF at 541-790-7744 or

We are currently in the process of migrating the Immediate Needs and Rosie’s Fund application to the new software. While the application portals for these funds are currently offline, we are still accepting applications on a rolling basis. If you have an Immediate Need or Rosie’s Fund request, please inquire by emailing Ryan Pernell at